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Lovely contrast with the purple.

 
   
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Great work on the captain, really like the purple color of the cloak. Perhaps a foreshadowing of their chaos/Cthulhu inspired heritage. At least in my mind.

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Agreed, excellent job on Dantius. I really like the way the trifecta of white, purple and red makes the miniature pop. Good work on the LOTR miniatures as well.

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Fantastic purple on the Son there. That could make an awesome color scheme. Great stuff here. Really impressive highlighting and shading skills across the board.

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Cheers for all the kind words, folks!

I seem, like an off-brand Picasso, to be stuck painting a lot of the same colours at the minute! Today's mini is another in teal and purple, after many, many attempted other Kharadron schemes. I love the idea of steampunk sky-pirate dwarves, but these minis are a surprisingly fiddly to paint and it took me what felt like forever to get this one in a state I was happy with. Got the rest of the gang to do, hopefully they'll be slightly quicker.


Pretty happy with how he's come out though, while with AoS stuff I tend towards a bit of a brighter, cleaner style, I really wanted this guy to feel battered and rugged, a pirate down on his luck.

More Underworlds coming soon, I've got the Sylvaneth and some Nighthaunts almost finished. In the mean time, thanks for looking, any thoughts welcome!

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Your teal and purple period is making for some great looking minis, this guy really exudes character.

   
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What a great model. And with such a delectably gritty paintjob. Love it.
   
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Lovely take on a very quirky fig!

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Ta guys! I do really like the model itself, it's exactly the kind of mad that AoS facilitates so well.

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Really liking that kharadron. Very cool selection of colors.

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Another dwarf today, though tragically sans balloon. Probably the busiest model in the Overlords set, but a fun one to play with some metallic weathering while carrying over the same colour scheme from the boss man.


Hope to have the rest of the gang done shortly, and to finish and photograph the Sylvaneth and Nighthaunt warbands as well. Also got something very different indeed coming up shortly, so stay tuned for that.

In the mean time, thanks for looking! Any thoughts welcome!

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Hmm. It's very good, but I have a question: is that skin or a mask by the uncovered eye? I think a little warm skin tone would sit nicely to balance it out.

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As per the sculpt, it's a full face mask with a lens like a SM helmet. Doesn't really come across in the pics, but there's an elevated ridge around the eye itself, it'd look really odd painted as skin.

I do think that the full-face masks are probably the weaker point of the Kharadron aesthetic, as it doesn't leave any opportunity for adding a dash of skin tone to the palette, but it'd look really weird to paint any of the mask areas as skin because in the flesh (no pun intended! ) the mask detail is all very pronounced and raised. It'd just look like they'd glued some skin to the outside of their armour, sadly...

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Mostly, on my phone.

Gotcha. Makes sense. Mind you, skin masks...

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Paradigm,

Very nice dwarves you have finished there.

Cheers,

CB

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 Paradigm wrote:
Also got something very different indeed coming up shortly, so stay tuned for that.


I'm intrigued and looking forward to it.

I love this color scheme and I really like what you did with the metallics, particularly the brownish tones and the striations. Also, I think it worth mentioning that the base is fantastic, mind sharing a bit about how you made it?

   
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Hah, I can't take credit for the bases, all the Warhammer Underworlds stuff has really nice sculpted bases.

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well you painted them nicely

   
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Great work on the KO so far, that scheme works really well. I'm also digging your painting style, it's sort of sketchy but also really accurate. Makes me think of nice concept art pieces.

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[Insert scrolling yellow text and a suitably rousing John Williams theme here]

Yep, I've finally caved in and bought into Star Wars Legion... I'd held off since its launch because of the slightly strange scale, a lack of faith in PVC minis and FFG's game design that I really don't get on with, but I saw the core set on sale last week and I couldn't really help myself... The first two concerns at least were very quickly allayed; while not on the level of GW plastics or metal, the PVC minis are easily better than those I've had from the likes of Mantic, Steamforged and such, and the scale really isn't that big a deal when I'm not actually mixing them with any other stuff. Still not really a fan of the rules, but I'm working on an alternative SW skirmish game that's actually coming along quite nicely as a substitute.

Being the easiest things to paint in the core set, I started with a squad of Stormtroopers. Aesthetically, I have a real soft spot for the lived-in look of OT-era Star Wars (and especially Rogue One), so I decided that rather than go pristine white, I'd muddy these guys up a bit (a lot)... nothing at all to do with the fact it's a great way to disguise slightly messy white, hones guv! I think they've come out pretty well, for the very simple 4-paint process I'm using. The second core set squad are duplicate minis, so I might add some squad markings to them, but I wanted to keep these first ones in the classic plain armour.


Naturally, the core set wasn't really enough to satisfy my lack of impulse control when it comes to SW (*looks at his multiple replica lightsabers...*) so I had to pick up a few more sets. Thus, the boys in white get some backup in the form of the galaxy's deadliest (or at least best-dressed) bounty hunter, Boba Fett. Absolutely cracking mini, had a real blast painting him up:



On the flip side, a devious network of spies, assassins, saboteurs and terrorists.. I mean, the Good Guys! Naturally, the rebels take a little longer to paint per mini than the Stormtroopers so I'm a bit behind on them, but I've got a squad started (though looking at this pic, I need to revisit a couple of the faces and neaten them up). As with the Stormtroopers, I'm planning to avoid duplicates with different paintjobs, so this squad gets ROTJ Endor camo gear while the other will probably get Rogue One style tan/grey/blue fatigues.






Had to paint that sculpt up as Captain Rex now that it's canon he survived to fight on Endor. And if that doesn't sound familiar, your homework this week is to watch 5 seasons of Clone Wars and 4 of Rebels!

Finally for today, the Rebels also get some backup, with a captured AT-RT walker. Still a little work to do on this, but it's definitely getting there, I think.



That's all for now, more SW soon though as I've still got a good pile of stuff to get through. In the mean time, ta for looking, any thoughts welcome!

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Mostly, on my phone.

Well. This is epic. I agree about the system, not a fan, and worried about how it will port to the new marvel game. Loving all the stuff but the stormtroopers are just the mutt's nuts.

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Stormtroopers are great. Rebels are great. Everything is great! Seriously though, nice work all around but the stormtroopers especially. White isnt easy to do but you nailed it.


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Never will I be sad to see a well-painted Boba Fett. And that Rex is an awesome touch.
   
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Incredibly excellent paint jobs.

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Thanks all.

The Stormtroopers are actually super-simple to do. While the conventional wisdom always says to do white from grey or off-white, I found that wasn't giving me the very stark Stormtrooper white I wanted (at least, not without hours of effort per mini) so instead I literally just worked with white and black. Full process below if anyone's interested, it's mainly about being fairly neat and keeping the white fairly thin.

Spoiler:

Prime VMA white primer
Basecoat the whole model in a nice thin VMA white
Detail the helmet/armour joints/gun in VMA black, then wash the whole mini in a thin black wash.
Redo the white panels with VMC white, leaving the darker recesses untouched. Not sure why the VMC white gives a stronger finish than the VMA one, but it does so I won't complain.
Cover in grime and blaster marks to hide any messy bits.
Done!

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Thanks for sharing your recipe. I have also seen people use contrast white on these. But I guess that would give a less stark white, if you know what I mean



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Well, it's been a while! But now I'm back, having finally managed to finish up my dissertation, get a ton of painting done and wrangle my camera back into shape after it decided it liked eating memory cards!

And while I promised more Star Wars, and there will be some coming soon (and a few more bits in my gallery already), today is all about another pop culture titan, DC Comics. A couple of weeks ago, Knight Models had a massive sale to celebrate their tenth anniversary, and I may have gone a bit overboard in diving into the DC Universe miniatures game. I'd dabbled with the rules in the days when KM still had Marvel rights, but since then I've been Batman all the way until now. But with the sale, some better value box sets anyway and me finally having a bit of spare time and money, I have gone, to resurrect the tagline of the ill-fated Justice League movie, All In.

Was a bit of a wait for the order to actually come through, but on Monday the package arrived from Spain and a few days later, Things Have Been Painted! Two box sets and a couple of extras so far, in the form of the Justice League and the Legion of Doom.

The former:






And the latter:







Not bad for 3 and a half day's work... In terms of style, I went for a fairly middling point on these, keeping the brighter colours of my other Batman stuff but going for metals over NMM and such to give them a slightly more realistic feel. Mostly painted in their usual/current colours, with the exception of Aquaman where I decided to go for the blond hair and orange armour of the 90s era version over the movie look. Pretty pleased with them on the whole, though these larger pics are showing up the odd issue.

More to come shortly, still got the Darkseid/Apokalips box, Doomsday and the Titans for Batman, so stay tuned for those! As always, ta for looking, any thoughts welcome!

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Graven told me you’ve been expanding into the DC stuff. I just picked up the Lexcorp box this morning. Assembled and primed now. 3.5 Days your faster than flash.

What’s your opinion on the resins, mine had a ton of flash and bad gate spots.

I’ll have to look more in depth at your models later for feedback, going into an interview now.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

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Possibly fast, possibly just got too much time on my hands at the minute!

I'm in two minds on the resins. On one hand, yeah, cleanup and assembly was a pain on some of them, and some parts are just way to spindly to work well (WW's sword, Aquaman's trident, both would break in a stiff breeze). And yeah, KM still have a thing to learn about where to put gates and joins (under the chin is an common and irritating one)!

On the other, as gaming pieces I do enjoy the fact that they're lighter and less prone to chipping, and some of these would be very precarious in a heavier material (the reason I never got some of them in metal).

I feel the detail is broadly equivalent to the old metal, so that's much of a muchness, it's really the practicality of using them on the table versus the pain of getting them prepped in the first place. And to be fair, some of the issues would be as bad or worse in metal.

I'll keep an eye out for your Lexcorp minis.

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3 days...

Stellar work. Hard to pick a favorite. But it's Sinestro. Maybe. At least until you paint Darkseid.
   
 
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