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Made in de
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Nice work on your comp entry, love the liquids on pocks mask man.

Cool to see the army shot and love the new Mechs that are coming along. They look like a buddy duo out to save robot crimes.
   
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Thanks Viterbi. Trying more freehand on the vials, even if I'm not fully happy with them yet.

Did get the Mechs done, and again more freehand, though given the results, possibly a bit ill advised. Also should maybe have waited to take pictures after the glue dried for the basing, but enh, I was enthused.

Going to be less a buddy duo, and more OPFOR, but still good they look right together.

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Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

Mechs look good, and nice work on the other stuff.

For the sorceress, the purple of her skin and the fabric seemed very close in shade and texture. I might try to glaze the darker parts to help separate them a little more visually.

   
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Thanks Nevelon.

And yeah, I was trying to not spread my palette too much, but also not match the armor, chains, or skin. Almost went with baby blue because I was worried about it being too much a giant blob of dark on an otherwise very bright model.

Tried the purple glaze, still not sure I like it, but its not hateful:
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Of course, also started some semi new projects, starting in on another comissar, and trying to make some forward progress on the warhounds I primed a few months back:





Little at a time, I guess.
   
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And a little more progress over the last few days.

Primed up the Elementals, one will fill out the Delta Galaxy star, one will start my Ghost Bear's infantry force:


Dropped one (1) more color on one of the Warhounds:


And made some progress on the commissar:
Thursday:


And Friday, last I worked on it:


May do some touch up on screwups I'm only seeing now in the photo, and maybe push the red a bit more, but really just waiting on me going to find a slotta for him. Feeling kinda iffy on the skin, was going for "african american warm brown", and I think I missed pretty badly, with too much green tint in the tone and too desaturated. Still painted model is painted, and I can always try again.
   
Made in gb
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love the platypus cool idea
   
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Thanks Bobbuilder, though I admit everything but the paintjob is Oathsworn, they do make pretty characterful minis though, even if they occasionally suffer pose wise a bit for insisting on making them one peice. Makes them nice for just grabbing and going when I just want a new thing to paint!

Also, quick WIPs of a Reaper Bones guy I've been doing this week. Kinda discovering I'm not a fan for man sized minis, weapons get far too wiggly, but I just really wanted to paint some abs:
   
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Discriminating Deathmark Assassin






Great musculature!

See what's on my painting table Now painting: Last Night on Earth 
   
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Thanks Gwyn chan'r Gwyll. Almost done with him, just need to finish the base:


Also almost done with the cat archers, finally! Maybe one more pass each of blue and pale sand, and then basing up, though I may just leave them as is and base:


Won't be a completely a finished project, I will probably add another unit or two and some characters eventually, but it'll have its core done and a usuable force.

Also threw some paint at a bunch of random stuff, like starting the demo charge carriers for my rats:

Also found a totally not Rocket Racoon from bombshell miniatures, though I think it looks a bit more fox, and plan to paint it that way with an yellow jumpsuit.

And then another reminder of why I'm iffy on Bones, that staff is just wiggly as all get out:


Also primed a pair of deep cuts hyenas, but no pics as they're just primed. Hopefully get some done this week.
   
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Finished Barbarian:


   
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Just got the bow cats done before bed:


Which means while I've still got some odds and ends to add, the core army project is now done! Would have missed Historicon, but enh, not happening until November now, so still calling it good.


Light was a bit crap, so not the best pictures, but still happy to get that done.
   
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Upstate, New York

Impressive army pics! It’s one thing to see an army slowly work itself piecemeal across the paintbench, another to see them ranked up and ready for war.

Great job!

   
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There's something special about seeing a forest of pikes waving in the air.

See what's on my painting table Now painting: Last Night on Earth 
   
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Thanks Nevelon, getting a project finished and ranked up feels pretty good, yeah.

Thanks Gwen chan 'r Gwyll. I agree, deliberately used the longer wire spears at full length because I love me some pikes.

Also got the base on the commissar done finally, so he's done and named. Something about him reminded me of the movie M. Bison, so figured I'd name him for the actor:



"For you this chaos invasion was the defining moment of your life. For me, it was a Tuesday."

..also almost got the hyenas done, actually did a little more after this pic, just need some foliage, final glue seal layer, and some black rimming



   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






Commissar looks cool, love the pose, so bored of having to execute a soldier fleeing the battlefield

And congrats on more or less having a finished army, hope you can get it into action in November!
   
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Thanks Viterbi, the old metals do have some character to them, don't they?
Hoping I get to use the army in November, but kinda looking at the vacation slot I've got and my schedule and counting hours of sleep for a saturday at 7p start game's finish time plus 3-4 hours drive time from valley forge vs 4AM Sunday wakeup for work and getting kinda side eye on it...

Did a little work this week, but cat continuing to knock models down and incoming bleahs meant I didn't make as much progress as I'd like, though I did get a nice box to store stuff in so the knocking stopped:

Hopefully can get some traction back and keep moving.
   
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Nice job on the Commissar!

   
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Thanks aku-chan.

Maybe should drop this in P&M instead, and may do that later, but just picked up some scale 75 insta-colors (their contrast equivalents) and I feel like I may be using them wrong. Can anyone give advice on these?


Two on the right are with two passes, three on the left are one, it feels very runny and messy if put on heavy, or very thin and untinted if light. Its over rustoleum 2x white, I beleive the matte or possibly satin. Putting it over my usual Vallejo PU white as a heavy layer gets this (just the brown, purple was done more normally):


It feels very patchy. Am I applying it wrong, do I need to shake my bottles more, is this just how contrast works without the special primer, or is the scale 75 stuff just not as good?
   
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Still been a bit of a slow week, not having stuff right out in front of me means stuff I'd throw a little color at doesn't get that impulse paint, but still made some progress. Mostly on titans admittedly:
my warhounds as currently assembled. Dropped them on the base because my hands kept wearing the metal color off the feet. Going to make the base paint harder, but didn't feel like doing the glue-and-separate job I was doing with the stock bases, so thats future me's problem. Used base green of VMC German Camo Bright Green, highlight glaze of Army Painter Jungle Green. Also determined that the purple underlayer on the Metal Color Steel was unneccessary, though I may try for a nightshade purple wash to put a little color in there:



Test fits on their carapace:


And testing some trim highlighting with illustrators marker--my goodness does it work easy! Color could be a bit darker, hoping a second pass helps (and then more passes with light colors brings it back because that's a nice tone, I just would like some darks to it.) Right one is a little rough because I started by trying .01 micron pen, which was good color, but like trying to fill in space with a ballpoint. Wrong tool for the job, but possibly a good one for further messing about. May also play around with using a green for the darks, or just splashing my green right to the edge of the plate for that.


Also got almost all the base colors done for the challenge entry this month, too, less eyes, and some cleanup for handling and knockabout from the cat (and a dragonborn was there too):


and finally, forgot to take finished pictures of the hyenas, so belated flash pictures in the case, being prevented from hassling a sabretooth for its lunch money by a displacer beast:



Hopefully start hitting the shades on the challenge models this week, and maybe making some serious Warhound progress. Kinda want to try to get a Warbringer assembled next and ideally painted before October because a local GW is having a titan bash, but gotta get these guys off the table first.



   
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More layers on the warhounds:


Still not sure how I'm going to finish the trim piping, and not sure I like the green compared to just a solid necrotite green like the last set, but still, progress.
   
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More progress on the titans:
Test mule for trying another approach trying to speed things up:

More armor pads, including some shields to replace a thigh piece that went missing:

Current state of titan bodies, armor still unattached:


And hiding in the bottom corner, some new projects, picked up unpainted at a used sale:



Sadly, winged guy there is a strong contender for an iso bath--playing with color shift, and also drybrushed zenithal, and they just didn't play well together. I think I needed more highlight and paint work in between to make it work--I like the sparkly subtle under colors this gives me effect wise, but the main colors just aren't there because I was hoping for better coverage. May come back to it, or may just finish it as a bad job, not sure yet.

Finally, just gotta base the otter, pushed him to almost done, since I'm running out of month and the enthusiasm is mostly on the titan. I'll try to get the others done, but not feeling likely.



We'll see how tomorrow night and the rest of the week goes.
   
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Almost there....
   
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Upstate, New York

Really like that otter. Great job!

   
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Thanks Nevelon. Even made a little more progress today:


Just need to clean up those tool scrapes in the red and finish the base up...

Also, titan progress, assembled the torso and did up the gold and the purple wash on the steel. Lotta armor plates still to go, and some cleanup to go back and do, but getting there. Now if only I can find that missing arm so I don't have to magnetize another one...
   
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And done. More or less anyways. May drop some matte varnish on him and need more formal photos, but one less worry for the month.
   
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Nice job on the Otter Pirate, love his base!

   
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Thanks aku-chan, more plasticard strip and green stuff work.

Kinda stalled on the titan, sadly, though I'm pretty close on having the armor plates done:


I did however start some cerastus assembling:



Two fully assembled Acheron, and two castigator I'm going to convert to lancers.
Sheild arms, trying to figure out fit:



And made some (admittedly kinda mediocre) progress on painting them:

Using metallic sharpie for the gold trim, works great except for where I can't physically fit things in because I fully assembled. Learning for next time. Paint jobs still need some cleanup and washes, and waiting on Ragnarok Hobbies for basing, but close to done them as well. Hopefully this coming week.

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Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

I really like your anthropomorphic stuff-- you seem to have a natural gift for them.

Now showing Barbarians wizards for Frostgrave!

Painting Total as of 9/25/2021: 76 plus an iron golem and five spider nests and all the obstacles for Dreadball Xtreme and four trapdoors and a cauldron and some teleport disks and three SF buildings and some resin barricades!

Painting Total as of 12/26/2020: 185 plus two mechs and the Throne of Bone




 
   
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thanks JoshInJapan, but really I'm pretty sure most of that is Oathsworn sculpting fur that just really drybrushes up well as well as being good at sculpting charachter. I'll probably be doing more of them though, I want to finish the rest of the crew up (and theres a beetle-riding knight they make I want to do for the challege this month, seeing as how its heavily armored AND made of white metal...)

but first I gotta get these titans off the desk, and I'm pretty close, spare magnetized gun for one and then its just basing for all four:



   
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If you're getting sick of the titans, almost at a break point. Finished one warhound out:


And never found that arm, but started a new one, and the basing is almost finished on the other:

And a test fit of my base decor:

A little sand to hide the plugs and some paint, and we'll just be waiting on that loose arm.

Then, on to fuzzier things, going to try to finish at least this shrew for the challenge this month:

White metal, a knight in armor, feels like it fits heavy metal pretty well. Bonus points for my brain if I can finish this gnome with him:


Not sure what I'm going for next. Kind of want to try to hammer through a warbringer for titanicus but got demoralized looking at the scale of assembly, may jump to finishing some rats or typhon.
   
 
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