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Made in us
Hacking Shang Jí






Chicago burbs

Here's some pics of my first Shasvastii. I'm trying a new technique on him. I sprayed it white with Floquill primer and then used Secret Weapon black wash. I then painted the armor with thinned down Model Color Terracotta. It's supposed to make the deep parts darker but I didn't see much of that but the nice thing was that covered the bits of white I always miss when doing white primer. I think I'm going to try it again but heavier and with a brown wash.

For the flesh I wanted something alien looking and of course aliens are green right? So I did a thin layer of a jade green and then when that was dry I did a thing layer of light tan. I didn't' want him to be GREEN. just enough to look strange.

I'm almost done now. I want to add some decals and then I'm going to do water effects in the base. The base is the Blasted Swamp base from Secret Weapon. They already have a lip as you can see so you can put in the water effect stuff.





   
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Fixture of Dakka







Very nice, i look forward to seeing it finished.

   
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Baltimore

He certainly looks like you have the base colors down, and that looks pretty good. The red loincloth bit gets completely lost in the armor though, and the armor itself could either use some highlighting/shading, or some of the plates picked out in a different color to add some more to the model.

The feet are also really cool on these models, maybe pay a little bit of extra attention for those and pick out the claws/toes and whatnot.

Do you ring your bases black or brown?

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The important question is, what color is the goo when they go squish

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Chicago burbs

The loin cloth thing is hard to see and is much brighter than the brown. I'll try to do much better photos when it's done. I agree about more highlights. He's certainly not done-done but he's close. I still have to buy the water effect stuff and need to find some foliage. I want to something like reeds near the legs and tree stumps.

   
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Chicago burbs

I've started painting the Shotgun version of the Gwailo now since I'm pretty happy the way the other one has gone. The tabard is going to be green this time so it stands out a bit more.




I also started work on my Skiavoro. I want non-Shasvastii to not be exactly the same but close. Since they are more machine I went with a metalic. Also love a patina look.




   
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Ooo that metal look came out really nice!

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The new loincloth colour was a great choice and the metal on the Skiavoro looks really great too, keep us updated!

   
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Absolutely love the contrast between the armour colour and the bright skin! Great stuff!

Now you just need to set it off by choosing a colour for his accessory

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Chicago burbs

Here is the 1st Gwailo. I'm pretty happy with him. All I need now is something to be reeds in the water when I do the water effect in the base.




The Skia is coming along well. A few more details and eventually some decals and he will be done I think.




I thought I'd also show what I'm going to use as Pretas. I'm not big on the Hungries figures and I've been wanting to use my old Vor Shard figures for a long time.


   
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Montreal

These are very nice

Good job =)

 
   
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Baltimore

I'm liking that Skia, though I'm thinking if you hit the green muscle-bits with a wash (maybe Blue mixed with Green and a touch of Black), then go back and single-highlight all the muscle bits, it would look absolutely amazing.

That... might be a little labor intensive though. But think of how awesome it would be!

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I think you are right CC. I'll try a bit more blue-green wash on the muscle fiber.

I've done a bit of photoshop to get a preview of what it could look like with the decal. I'm liking the green and yellow one most.






   
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Love it so far, keep it up!

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Chicago burbs

I'm liking the Green/blue icon more and more because it doesn't stand out too much. The others I find distracting.

   
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Very nice! Have you thought of dried spaghetti for the reeds?

   
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Montreal

I'd go with the green.

 
   
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Green unless you can do some yellow detailing to tie the yellow decal in

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Chicago burbs

Casey's Law wrote:Very nice! Have you thought of dried spaghetti for the reeds?


Hmmm. Interesting. What could happen to them if they become wet or something?

   
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I'm not sure, it would have to be very wet for a very long time though. I used them once when i first started, ten years ago. They take paint without damage but they are slippy so it'll take many coats. I'd take the time to find the thinnest type you can if you are going to do it. Mine were far too thick. The worry i would have, rather than getting them wet is how brittle they are. They snap very easily so you'll have to be careful with them. It depends how long you want them of course.

You might be better with wire, maybe cut lengths from a few paper clips.

   
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Chicago burbs

Paper clips or wire does sound better. I was thinking of finding some sort of straw as well.

   
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Yeh a few cuttings from a grass might be cool.

   
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Baltimore

Green for the Icon.

Also for reeds, take an old crappy paintbrush... like one you'd use for walls and windows, and cut down the bristles for one of those. You can make bunches by tacking them together with superglue and letting them sit for a while. I did it for Dark Elf Cold Ones and it looked damn good. You can just keep gluing more bristles in to get the size bunch you want, then trim them down with scissors once they're all dry.

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Chicago burbs

I'm going to look into that for sure. I feel they may be too short though. I would like some at least knee height.

Over on the Infinity site it was suggested I reverse the logo. The yellow is a bit more subdued.


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Baltimore

If you use a paintbrush, they sould be over knee height. I'm talking wall brushes here, not old model brushes. You'll find the bristles are more than adequate.

The problem is the best ones are from cheap, really really worn down and used up brushes. Not brand new ones.

And toss the yellow, go Green.

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Paintbrush bristles sound prefect! and the inverted scheme is better, go with the green imo.

   
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Chicago burbs

I think I've found something pretty good. toothbrush bristles. I have an old toothbrush for getting paint off old figs. It's just the right height I think. I'll post pics soon I hope.

   
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Chicago burbs

I found something great for the reeds. Toothbrush bristles! I think they worked out well.

Next comes the water effect. I got some Vallejo still water effect stuff. I think since it's swampy I should add something like brown wash or something. I'll test it out first.





   
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Baltimore

Yeah, that did come out really well!

Whats nice is the water effects will help cement the bristles down to make sure you don't get any rogue bristles trying to escape.

Well done sir.

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Well done." 
   
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Chicago burbs

Thanks! You're right about the water. That's what I'm hopping for anyway. Now I'm thinking I need something that would work as like pond scum. I'm thinking a little bit of fine flock that I put on the water works while wet, and then cover again with thin layer of water.

   
 
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