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Both models look great aku-chan. The eyes on the goat are a great little detail that solidifies that it still is a goat after a fashion and gives it an eerie stare. Wriggly Jim is another fine addition to your Blightkings and I love the extra bit of shine on his red tentacly thing. Little details like that really bring the model to a nice finished look.

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 Inevitable_Faith wrote:
Both models look great aku-chan. The eyes on the goat are a great little detail that solidifies that it still is a goat after a fashion and gives it an eerie stare. Wriggly Jim is another fine addition to your Blightkings and I love the extra bit of shine on his red tentacly thing. Little details like that really bring the model to a nice finished look.


Thanks!


Don't have anything finished to show off (as usual the summer has slowed down my painting beyond even its usual snail-like pace), but I thought I'd show what I've been up to.

Been working on another Kingdom Death mini, the Butcher:-



He's actually quite close to done, just need to finish the doodads on his cloak and base him.

Been making good progress on my second attempt to paint Brokk:-



Going more smoothly this time, got his exoskeleton attached today, though it still needs highlighting.

And finally, there's my Bloat Drone:-



Wasn't planning on starting my Death Guard dudes yet, but wasn't sure I could pack this one away safely so it's become the colour scheme tester.

   
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That Butcher is coming along real nice.
   
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Thanks! I thought he would be a bit of a pain in the bum to paint, but he came together quite nicely.


Finally managed to finish another mini, The Butcher from Kingdom Death:-




Struggled to get his various trophy faces to look right (why can't he just collect skulls like everybody else?), but I'm pretty pleased with how he looks overall.

On the work in progress front, Brokk is mostly done now:-



Just got to paint up his blimp.

Also about half done with my Bloat Drone, but I forgot to take a picture of it

   
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That Butcher has a very clean look for his profession, but otherwise is an excellent paint job. My other "complaint" would be flat color on lanterns, but that's a thing of taste and preference.


Cool stuff all around, please keep up!

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Oh, yeah. Butcher looks cool. You should do a group shot of all the KD you have done so far.
   
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Wirecat wrote:That Butcher has a very clean look for his profession, but otherwise is an excellent paint job. My other "complaint" would be flat color on lanterns, but that's a thing of taste and preference.


Cool stuff all around, please keep up!


Thanks!
No I totally understand, I wish I could do a better job on my lanterns, I just can't figure out how to make them "glow".

youwashock wrote:Oh, yeah. Butcher looks cool. You should do a group shot of all the KD you have done so far.


Thanks!
I will have to dig them all out, although seeing how little of my Kingdom Death pile is actually painted up will probably be extremely depressing!


So, after struggling to make much progress painting-wise, I realized I've been juggling too many minis lately and it was really draining my mojo.
Setting everything aside, I looked to find something easy I could finish quickly (quickly by my standards any ways), and found my Wolsung minis.

Presenting Roberto Vendetta - Halfling Hitman:-



And one of his "boys", an Ogre Gangster:-




The pose on the Gangster makes him a bit of a pain in the bum to photograph, but I'm super pleased with how both turned out (especially Roberto, that has to be one of my best minis to date).

Despite this success, I'm still not up to finishing off my other stuff. So up next is another Ogre Gangster and I'm going to make a start on my recently acquired Shipwreck Revenant.

   
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Once again beautiful work on these models. Your colours always come out so rich and vibrant it's impossible not to be able to identify them as yours. Can't wait to see what you do next.

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 Inevitable_Faith wrote:
Once again beautiful work on these models. Your colours always come out so rich and vibrant it's impossible not to be able to identify them as yours. Can't wait to see what you do next.


Thanks!


Running with Youwashocks suggestion, I dug out all my Kingdom Death minis to see how many I'd painted.
Turns out, it's quite a bit more than I thought (please pay no attention to the random junk in the background, didn't have a big enough backdrop for a group-shot):-



In this one (from left to right) you've got Storm Knight, Gold Smoke Knight, Twilight Order Knight, Great Game Hunter Rogue and Nightmare Ram (all in resin, from when I still used to buy their limited resin stuff). Then there's the Phoenix, Manhunter, Butcher, Kingsman, Antelope, Dung Beetle Knight and his good friend Mr. Ball.



And this half contains 4 Lion Armour Survivors, Lion Armour Pin-up, 3 Gorm Armour Survivors, a Sunstalker Armour Survivor (who needs her base doing), Percival, Sci-fi and Ninja Twilight Knight Promos, 2 Messengers (Spiral and Scout?) and 4 of the original pin-up set (Twilight Knight, Great Game Hunter, Forsaker and Survivor).

Still got a ton of the stuff to paint up (plus at least a couple more tons on the horizon thanks to getting carried away on their 1.5 kickstarter), but discovering I've made a bigger dent in the pile than I thought is a nice motivational boost.

   
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That's quite the progress so far, you've got a great looking collection finished to date. I do find it's always great motivation to sometimes pull out what you've accomplished to date so you can put what you still need to work on in perspective.

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 Inevitable_Faith wrote:
That's quite the progress so far, you've got a great looking collection finished to date. I do find it's always great motivation to sometimes pull out what you've accomplished to date so you can put what you still need to work on in perspective.


Yeah it was a nice boost, I didn't even remember painting half of them!


Got something else finished.
Well sort of, I've finished the legs of my Shipwreck Revenant from Reaper:-



I'd forgotten how much I dislike working with Reapers Bones material, but I've been having a lot of fun painting it. It's nice to be able to go crazy with the drybrush for a change.

I've also made decent progress on my final Ogre Gangster:-



It's a lovely mini, but the casting is pretty sub-par, there's cracks and rough patches all over it.

   
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Wow. Those group shots rock. A collection to be proud of and happily add to.
   
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 youwashock wrote:
Wow. Those group shots rock. A collection to be proud of and happily add to.


Thanks!


Another finished mini, my final Ogre Gangster from Wolsung:-




And a groupshot:-



Kinda sad I don't have any more to paint.

On the Work in Progress front, my Shipwreck Revenant continues to grow:-



The torso has lots of details where I'm not entirely sure what they are, so it's going slower than the legs.

I'm also keeping the Wolsung train rolling with The Gardener:-



Very early days on him though.

   
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And the Gardener is finished:-




I had fun painting all his little details!


On the work in progress front, the Shipwreck Revenant is on hold until I find a suitable replacement for Oiled Leather paint (the one I brought wasn't even close), so I've been noodling around with the Lord of Corruption:-



Just his armour done so far.

   
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Still puttering along with things.

The Lord of Corruption is about 90% done now:-



Just a few odds and ends to finish, plus file down his arms as they don't fit too well at the moment.

Also started working on a Deathbringer (? I'm not too hot on the weird AOS names everything has now):-



Non-human skintones are outside my comfort zone, but I think that's a passable attempt.

He's been put aside for the moment though, as I received my Twisted Kickstarter stuff and couldn't resist the new shineys, so today Bill Sykes and Bullseye got assembled and primed:-



Luckily, not as hard to put together as I had feared, I tend to suck at assembling metal minis.

   
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Crafty Goblin





Italy

I'm happy to see some not-green orks.

Check some of my kitbash attempts here http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/702019.page
Check also my blog for amazing mix of toys and miniatures: https://toy-hammer.blogspot.it/ 
   
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Lord of corruption is coming along very nicely, love how your painting style interacts with the models to give them such a different unique feeling.

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The Brave wrote:I'm happy to see some not-green orks.


Thanks!

Inevitable_Faith wrote:Lord of corruption is coming along very nicely, love how your painting style interacts with the models to give them such a different unique feeling.


Thanks, I was aiming for something a bit more grim and gritty this time, but he still turned out quite cartoony, bubblegum Nurglings was probably not the best choice even though I like them!


Finally finished my Lord of Corruption (I've been waiting on some plastic glue):-



Not totally happy with this one.
Made a bit of a mess gluing sand on the base, it's all clumped around his foot and the Nurgling pile, and I never did manage to get his arms to attach properly (they dry-fitted perfectly at the start, so I'm not sure what went wrong). Doesn't look too bad though.

On the WIP front, I've finished Bullseye:-



And Bill is about half done:-



Going back to painting true-scale minis has been more difficult than I thought, but I'm getting there!

   
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The lord of contagion certainly does look more grim and worn than your usual style but you can still see some of the tells of your style poking through (which is a good thing). The cloak and wrap on his axe definitely help show some grittiness on the model. Personally I love nurglings as the adorable foetid little miscreants they are and the bubblegum nurglings fit just fine, they help to offset the darker greens with a livelier colour. All told I really like him and think you did a great job.

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Lord of Corruption looks ace. The brown cloak goes quite well with his armour!

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Thanks guys! Sounds like the all-over brown wash I gave him did it's job.


Today, I've finished three (!?!) minis.
First there is my Chaos Champion:-



I know technically he's an Exalted Deathbringer with Ruinous Axe, but that's too hard to remember.
Was a bit apprehensive of painting this one as non-human skin tones are outside my comfort zone, but he turned out to be quite fun to work on.

Also finished Bill Sykes and Bullseye from Twisted:-





Been looking forward to getting my Twisted minis for ages, and they did not disappoint, so much fun to paint!


Not much to show off on the Work in Progress front. I did finally pick up some Oiled Leather paint so finishing my Shipwreck Revenant is probably next.

   
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Everything is looking top-notch here. I particularly like the doggo with harness. The basing on him is pretty awesome.

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I really like steam punk Spuds McKenzie, but that patriotic Chaos champ takes the cake. Great paintjob. The richness in the skin is fantastic.
   
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There is so many wonderful things to see in your thread. Each of them have so much character, but what keeps me looking is all the little details that you pick out. Thanks for sharing your work.
   
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Inevitable_Faith wrote:Everything is looking top-notch here. I particularly like the doggo with harness. The basing on him is pretty awesome.


Thanks, I am slowly getting better at using my basing stamps.

youwashock wrote:I really like steam punk Spuds McKenzie, but that patriotic Chaos champ takes the cake. Great paintjob. The richness in the skin is fantastic.


Thanks!

Yorkright wrote: There is so many wonderful things to see in your thread. Each of them have so much character, but what keeps me looking is all the little details that you pick out. Thanks for sharing your work.


And thank you for looking.


Nothing finshed to show off.
Despite intending to be good and get back to some half done stuff, I started new minis...
First, we have a random Goth Sorceress from Reaper:-



She's been frustrating me a bit due to her ridiculous number of layers of clothing, but I'm almost there.

Then there is a Robot Blacksmith from Twisted:-



Been having lots of fun painting this one!

And today I started another Twisted figure, Witch-hunter Gretel:-



Twisted are having a painting competition, and I think Gretel will make a slightly more impressive entry than the Blacksmith, but it's very early days on this one.

   
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That robot guy is a fantastic model. Can't wait to see him done!

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 WarbossDakka wrote:
That robot guy is a fantastic model. Can't wait to see him done!


Yeah he's great, he's even better with his chimney attached.


Finished another mini, Terezinzya the Goth Sorceress from Reaper minis:-




I'm quite pleased with how she turned out, although my poor photography skills make it difficult to see a lot of her details.

On the work in progress front, I'm working on the Blacksmiths chimney:-



He's close to done.
And Gretel is finished from the waist up:-



Not looking forward to picking out her wand collection though.

   
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Gretel is looking very good. I like your color choices so far.

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He has a chimney? He just keeps getting better!

The Sorcerer looks ace too, the colour choice works really well. Fantastic work Aku.

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Lovin Terezinzya, she looks great. Gretel is coming along wonderfully too.

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