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Was actually planning on trying a set of quick samurai rabbits from eureka or essex, where the goofyness and kinda junk sculpt means I feel less need to be quality with it, on the theory it was a funk and my brain is lying to me again, or actually breaking out the good W&N brush hoping it'd help brush control. That said, doing a one off with focus and really trying also wouldn't be a bad idea.
   
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Some actual completions yesterday, and some more fuzzy things to start this week.

First, while I'm still not happy with it--finally got the chariot done!





Also finished off the archers unit--over halfway to 1000 points!



Also just need to do up bases on these rabbits I plan to do as a nice low-stakes steam release to start painting on.them:



My models for the painting challenge, however, have hardly moved, need to get cracking on them.



Only really moved the cheesecake barbarians to bases, will have to wait a bit for actual basing.

So that was the week that was. We'll see how next week goes.
   
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Just a quicky post, will do more Saturday or sunday, but some finished adventurers for the painting challenge:





Camera actually worked in my favor on this one, at least the first two, they don't look as nice to my eye in real life. Probably will post more views on the weekend when I get time.
   
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So, the other angles I had:

Group:


Orc monk:



Fox person rogue:



Sadly, her ear had the paint rub off even with the little handling I did.

And human ranger:



Sadly, all the singles came out darker than intended light wise because I'm shooting at the limit of my camera lenses zoom, and so moving the camera up for shooting the singles accidentally moved it in front of the front light, which I didn't notice until it was all put away.

Also finished this week: cheesecake barbarians! I keep trying to use the long grass, but I think I'll have to stop, its less "swamp", and more "hides everything".

Spoiler:




Makes 18 for the month, even if those two technically got done at 0035 into the 1st!

Up for next month, gonna try to get some titans together, a dragon or a beastman chieftain for the painting challenge, and getting back to some fuzzy things with these freshly based bunny samurai:


Hoping to use them as a bit of a loosening up project, goofy enough to be interesting, but not part of any plan, and kinda crap sculpt/cast quality so I don't care much if I screw them up.
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Very nice work on the adventurers! The minis have lots of character and your bright color scheme really brings that out.
   
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Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

Nice work on the adventurers. Getting decent photos of our work is always rough. How many lights do you use?

I always hate when paint rubs off. Even when dry, paint is not fully cured. I try not to touch anything for 24-48 hours after I’m finished. You could give her a little white blaze on her ear tip to patch it and give her a little character.

The tall grass does tend to hide/overpower the minis. I’d save that for larger bases and stick to the low stuff.

Always fun to see what’s crossing your workbench, so much variety.

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Nevelon's Workbench: Ultramarines, Saim-Hann and other assorted oddities

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Thank you both. I do try to mix it up, keeps my brain from getting fed up with things, and I dunno, maybe since I started at the tail end of 2nd ed 40k, but I do like bright schemes a lot more.

Light wise, using three chicken lamps with 100w daylight LED bulbs when I pull the good camera out. The larger one there usually has my camera beside it, but when I move the camera up a bit....


Cell camera shots at my desk are also usually three lamps, but just cheap desk task lamps.

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Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

Have you tried light defusers?

Simple test is just to tape some parchment paper over the lights. Should help with shadows and give you better light. Over in the Painting challenge thread for January Modoc posted a pic of what he uses. You can see how it changes the light from a single bulb source to like a square foot of illumination.

I use a lightbox/lamp set up that goes for ~$40-50 online. Same effect, just a little more formal and packs up nice for storage.

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Nevelon's Workbench: Ultramarines, Saim-Hann and other assorted oddities

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I've got clothes pins and wax paper I use occasionally, but its usually less of an issue-- main problem was like I said, I moved the camera forward to get a bit more single model detail, and forgot/didn't notice it was blocking the light--you can see the group pics and the fox are a bit better lit. The other main issue is the shortness of the built in clamps mean the back lights are kinda behind the minis, which is why I need the front light (and all the backgrounds and sides of the minis are well lit but the front isn't.)

I've considered the fabric boxes though--it'd give me a better anchor, and like you said, spread the light even more.

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Another slow week, but enh, coming off a binge for me last month.

Main goal for the month is this guy:


Deep Cuts' copper dragon they did for Nolozur's/D&D, and my challenge entry for the month, seen here after a bronze green paint on primer layer, and then some actual bronze. Plan is to highlight up those membranes on the wings and the armor plates in green, and work the rest in bronze. We'll see how it goes.

Also started this guy, an avatars of war beastman cheiftan as my backup in case my attention wanders. Trying pale flesh again, a completely different way again. Good thing its a chaos army he may one day head.


And finally, got a buddy who wants to do titanicus, so trying to put some paint and move ahead my force as opponents. Starting with some mildly modified warhounds:



We'll see were we get by next week.
   
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Upstate, New York

Dragon is off to a great start. Other stuff is looking nice as well. All the titans in different schemes?

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The plan is to do them all up like the green one, except done better--its been the paint scheme test mule, with the violet legged one being a further aborted idea that will get overpainted. Took a bit of hunting to get a setup I'm happy with.
   
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Oh.. my... dragon.... Good luck with it! And that beastman, while a bit overloaded with bits, should be interesting to follow to.

Painting progress tracker:
2017: 50 of 50 planned; 2018: 80 of 60 planned; 2019: 75 of 75 planned

Pledge 2020:
6 to sculpt, 75 to paint (0/38 done) 
   
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February's just been a generally slow month for painting for me it seems.
Made a little progress on basecoats for the beastman. Cursing past-me for assuming even-more-past-me had cleaned up mold lines before priming:


Did a few wash layers, one of soft tone, and a targeted one of mid brown, on the dragon--really can't see the difference:

Still need to do all the green and aqua.

Bright side, titan #1 is almost done, just need to do the outer layer of armor pads, which you can see started beside it, and wait for the basing stuff I ordered to come in.


I'd like to find a better way to give some shading to the carapace--necrotite green, green tone at the lower edges, thinned necrotite green is fiddlely, mistake prone, and worst of all, splotchy, but full thickness necrotite on its own just looks bland (and kinda plasticy, but I think thats too many layers, too thickly.) Considering trying some freehand, possibly a scale pattern, in transparent or fluo yellow from vallejo, but not sure I can make it come out.

Also got the third titan's underskeleton based, but forgot pics. We'll see next week.

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Well, one titan down, at least until the scenic bases I ordered come in. Probably not the best use of hobby time given how much work is left on my dragon for the challenge, but enh, hobby not job.



Definitely going to magnetize and subassembly more on the next set I do--lots of visible, but hard to reach spots.


   
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Wicked Ghast





Australia

I love the fluro warhound

Nothing to see here, move along mortal.  
   
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That's a nice bright neon color scheme! And don't worry about the paint comp, I'm sure your dragon will get there on time!
   
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Actually this now is my favorite warhound pic. Not a fan of the model (design, actually), but from this point of view and with eye-watering color it makes a right impression. Good luck with the rest of the company - and don't forget the bases!

Painting progress tracker:
2017: 50 of 50 planned; 2018: 80 of 60 planned; 2019: 75 of 75 planned

Pledge 2020:
6 to sculpt, 75 to paint (0/38 done) 
   
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Wirecat-- I admit with the color and the lower armor plate shapes, it really makes me feel like its wearing bell-bottoms. Thank you for the compliment, though. Bases are ordered from Gladius, just waiting on the shipping confirmation--if I don't hear anything by next week, I'll likely start shooting them e-mails. Got their city bases, with a plan for throwing some vanguard 6mm stuff on for decor.

Speaking of the rest of the squad:




Number 2 is down to just waiting on his armor pads and a little touch up, though 3 isn't beyond basecoat yet.

Also setting up four, thinking of trying to go with a cerebus kinda theme:



Not sure if I should go right or left hand style, thinking left with the cut down cockpit on both sides. Wires and holes in neck are from my first thought, of literally jamming three heads in the neck, which does fit, but barely, looked a bit goofy though.
Also took some pics of it to scale on an earlier WIP of titan 2 (really ought to get around to naming them....)



Also squeezed in some work on the dragon's wings, really need to kick that into high gear:

   
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Houston, TX

I like the metallic effect on the dragon. The color scheme is pretty original.

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So apparently, the bases were just on stealth mode, arrived monday. So here's my first finished titan of the Legio Lucidium, the Neon Knights, warhound Rex Populi




Hoping to finish the dragon and the second warhound tonight, just need to do the armor panels.
   
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So, snuck the dragon in under the wire:





Means I didn't get the other two titans done, but I have made forward progress. On step 3 of 10 for the pads on both of my next two and the one not assembled yet, and the 3rd titan itself, and number two is based and just waiting on the pads.

Almost finished titan going for a walk with his finished buddy (little titan symbols on the front of the base are to indicate dead center for facing purposes without being obtrusive:





Still in the forge paint booth:



Hopefully have some finished titans and some started marines in space for yall next week.
   
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Preacher of the Emperor





Denver, CO, USA

Nice work on your contest entry for the month! I love the gradient on the tongue and mouth, it's really striking and a good choice for the color scheme, and really well executed to boot!

   
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Dragon is turning out very nicely. I like contrast between softer skin and scales and harder "armor plating".

Painting progress tracker:
2017: 50 of 50 planned; 2018: 80 of 60 planned; 2019: 75 of 75 planned

Pledge 2020:
6 to sculpt, 75 to paint (0/38 done) 
   
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Sadly, dragon didn't do as well as hoped, but the standard was fairly high. Didn't finish anything this week, but getting close on the titans, and started a bunch of stuff. Oddly, my entry for March's space marine challenge wasn't one of then, though the backup was:

Planned entry, a bunch of Bronze Age Miniatures space wolves.:


Plan to go heavy on the olive drab and play up the "Marine" end. The backups I was a bit more enthused for, at least at first, but I felt they fit less well, especially with everybody reading it as GW Space Marine (tm)--bunch of angry space rats or fantasy space boarding crew are more of a stretch.
Ral partha void hunters started:


Rats, ex demonblade, from megaminis when I bought them, with bonus also started this week corvus belli werewolf:


And the titan is agonizingly close to done--just need a few more green layers, cleanup, and a base:



Get that done, and I have another bare minimum basic force. Also trying to move it beyond minimum, started a reaver...


Here's hoping...
   
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Got one titan done earlier, just finished the third, so figured I'd post pics of both:



Initially put the name I was intending to use on another titan, not yet fully assembled, so I somewhat embarassingly had to paint it out and correct after the first set of photos were taken. Still iffy on my calligraphy there.

Family photo shots of all three:



   
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Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

Vejut,

You are churning out those Titans.

Cheers,

CB

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Helps a buddy is also into Titanicus, and I also got a 3d printer, which is great for terrain and spare gun bits (the rhino on Kreigsschwein is actually a 3d print), keeps the enthusiasm up. Still probably going to take a break before diving into the next three warhounds and the reaver-- gotta get the challenge models done, and need a pallate cleanser anyways.
   
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That little rhino on the base is amazing, really helps to set the scale. Just one minor thing, if the titan was supposed to have the german word for warhog, it should be Kriegsschwein, not Kreigsschwein.

Am really excited to see those titans in battle pics in the near future!
   
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You know, you'd think the number of times I've gotten that spelling corrected, (and the number of times duolingo throws 'pig' at me) I'd start getting my i's and e's in the right order...

Was actually going for 'war pig', because the whole set of names, including the legion name was actually an extended set of thinly obscured Black Sabbath/Ozzy Ozborne references.
   
 
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