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Wow, you're really painted a lot of detail into that head

   
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 aku-chan wrote:
I don't want to take a hobby break because at the moment it feels like it would be a permanent one.


Not liking the sound of that...

Frosty gal looks good so far. Hope you can keep the paint flowing.
   
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Vejut wrote:Man, I know that feeling, and yeah, something cool enough I'm interested but cheap and out there enough I don't care much if I screw it up is usually how I deal with it. Giantess' skin is looking pretty solid so far!


Thanks! My brain isn't demanding perfection, so it seems to be working at the moment.

Syro_ wrote:Wow, you're really painted a lot of detail into that head


Thanks, I spent a while getting those eyes painted.

youwashock wrote:
 aku-chan wrote:
I don't want to take a hobby break because at the moment it feels like it would be a permanent one.


Not liking the sound of that...

Frosty gal looks good so far. Hope you can keep the paint flowing.


I don't like the sound of it either but I don't think I'd drop out of the hobby completely, I still really like collecting and building minis, it's just the painting bit I keep struggling with.


Making slow but steady on my Giantess:-



She's not looking too bad.

And with Season 5 of Warhammer Underworlds on the horizon, I felt like tackling that particular backlog again:-



Jumpy Goat Man is back on the table.

   
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Man, looking at those results it is hard to believe that you struggle with the painting side of the hobby. Your painting style is just so smooth, and I really like your overall palette and colour choices.

The Giantess is looking great. I notice from the first WIP shot of her that you work top down, I have seen other people do this but do not really understand it myself...is there any particular reason or benefit to this style of painting? Or is it just a personal choice thing.

Loved your work on Cursed City, and I am happy to see purple Undead any time.

Anyway, I hope the motivation side picks up, your painting is great. I will be making the effort to pop in more often.

Painting Warhammer 40,000 Conquest a P and M blog : https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/763491.page 
   
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ListenToMeWarriors wrote:
Man, looking at those results it is hard to believe that you struggle with the painting side of the hobby. Your painting style is just so smooth, and I really like your overall palette and colour choices.

The Giantess is looking great. I notice from the first WIP shot of her that you work top down, I have seen other people do this but do not really understand it myself...is there any particular reason or benefit to this style of painting? Or is it just a personal choice thing.

Loved your work on Cursed City, and I am happy to see purple Undead any time.

Anyway, I hope the motivation side picks up, your painting is great. I will be making the effort to pop in more often.


Thanks!
It's just my stupid anxiety issues, it was bad enough when they just played havoc with my painting mojo, but now they're making me anxious about the hobby itself it's getting annoying.

I don't think there's any benefit to painting from the top down, it just comes from me trying to get their faces painted up first and liking to work on my minis in sections.


Mr jumpy goat/deer legs (Games Workshop) is all finished:-



I'm really pleased with how the little water bit of his base turned out.

Giantess is almost done, somehow never realised I didn't put any primer on her base, so I'm just waiting for that to dry.

Got a new Underworlds mini on the table, Angry Warrior Woman:-



Haven't done much yet.

   
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I get you on the anxiety. It's a drag when you are your own biggest hurdle.

Giantess is looking very cool. Angry lady off to an awesome start. Armor color?
   
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I like the jumpy goat guy. One doesn't often see green and purple as a combination. Very bold.

Now showing two Tranquility crewmembers from Blackwater Gulch!!

Painting Total as of 10/17/2021: 84 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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youwashock wrote:I get you on the anxiety. It's a drag when you are your own biggest hurdle.

Giantess is looking very cool. Angry lady off to an awesome start. Armor color?


Thanks!
Since you can't see that much of angry lady's armour I decided to keep it a simple steel and bronze scheme.

JoshInJapan wrote:I like the jumpy goat guy. One doesn't often see green and purple as a combination. Very bold.


Thanks! Yeah, I never really think about whether colours go together, luckily they do most of the time.


Got the Frost Giant Heroine (Reaper) all finished:-




For a mini where I kept things pretty simple, she looks fairly decent.

Angry Lady is a bit further along:-



I'm pretty pleased with her cape.

Also painted a base:-



Haven't done much to the Robo-Nun that goes on it though.

And a cuddly little Halfling Gangster:-



Gotta think of a suit colour.

   
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Sorry to hear about your anxiety issues, it can be truly crippling and difficult to deal with.

I am interested in your initial painting process, is is a white/bone undercoat then a sepia wash just to get an idea of the details and dome shading?

The Frost Giant lady and Chaos heroine look great...as for the suit I say a vibrant green if going bright or a cool grey if going lighter.

Painting Warhammer 40,000 Conquest a P and M blog : https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/763491.page 
   
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Great work on the finished Giantess and really looking forward to the halfling gangster, that's a concept I haven't seen done before.
   
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ListenToMeWarriors wrote:Sorry to hear about your anxiety issues, it can be truly crippling and difficult to deal with.

I am interested in your initial painting process, is is a white/bone undercoat then a sepia wash just to get an idea of the details and dome shading?

The Frost Giant lady and Chaos heroine look great...as for the suit I say a vibrant green if going bright or a cool grey if going lighter.


Thanks!

Yeah, the wash is mainly there to help me make out the details, but, after skipping that step on my Giantess, I learnt that getting all the nooks and crannies shaded helps a surprising amount too.

Oh, and good call on green for his suit, he looks rather snazzy!

Viterbi wrote:Great work on the finished Giantess and really looking forward to the halfling gangster, that's a concept I haven't seen done before.


Thanks!
I've painted a couple in the past, not sure if they're in this thread or not:-



And my painting still hasn't improved even after all these years


So, managed to finish my gangster (Wolsung):-



He painted up rather nicely. It's a shame the Wolsung range is kinda dead, they had some neat ideas.

Almost finished the warrior woman:-



Just waiting on a fresh bottle of Brassy Brass to highlight the shield trim.

The lack of said Brassy Brass also put a stop to my robot nun:-



It was going very slowly anyways.

So Chubby Lamplighter has returned:-



Plus Calculus:-



Unfortunately, I'm probably gonna need Brassy Brass for these two at some point as well (I use it on pretty much everything) so hopefully it arrives at the end of the week like it's meant to.

   
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The fellow in the green jacket is great. A hobbit steam punk gangster. Can't say I have ever seen that before. Ms. Chaos is looking good.
   
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 youwashock wrote:
The fellow in the green jacket is great. A hobbit steam punk gangster. Can't say I have ever seen that before. Ms. Chaos is looking good.


Thanks!
Yeah, Wolsungs Scylla faction was definitely one of the more unusual ones out there.


Finished two things! (despite having a bad cold I can't seem to shift), first there is my Angry Warrior Woman (Games Workshop):-



Really pleased with how she came out, looking forward to painting the rest of her team ...eventually.

Also painted a skeleton (Games Workshop):-



Came out okay considering how speedily (for me) I finished him.

Not much progress on Lamplighter though:-



I keep breaking bits off and have to set him aside while the glue dries. Good thing I'm not a gamer, I'd hate to have to transport him anywhere.

Also not much progress on Calculus:-



I'm getting there, just very slowly.

   
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I never got very far in Calculus, either. More of a geometry guy.

Skeleton's sword is perfect. Keep on pluggin'!
   
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The Chaos Warrior Woman looks great. Is the Lamplighter meant to be a gaming piece? His staff-thingy looks like it would get in the way pretty much from start to finish.

Now showing two Tranquility crewmembers from Blackwater Gulch!!

Painting Total as of 10/17/2021: 84 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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Always such a great mix on your desk, love all the WIPs (although as a SoB player I'm partial the the supreme robot nun leader ).
   
 
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