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Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






Wow, that beholder is absolutely stunning
   
Made in fi
War Walker Pilot with Withering Fire





Finland, Espoo

Thank you Viterbi!

Been doing a bit of painting, but still lazy on the writing side. D&D, work and other hobbies keeping busy.
One step at a time.

Finished painting the Escher Death Maiden I started in last month.
Keeping with the theme I have going on with the rest of the gangers. Still have a few of the beasts to paint from the kit, but other than that the gang is "complete".




When I get around finishing the various Necromunda terrain pieces, I'll start planning a small campaign for our gaming group.

My girlfriend got the Gloohaven: Jaws of the Lion board game on her birthday from her brother.
It has been quite fun, but playing with unpainted miniatures did not suffice.

Decided to give them a quick coat of paint. Initially I thought about painting them in one go, but did not quite manage that.
The details on the models were quite messy. The casting quality was not the best, but regardless they are quite cool miniatures.

Tried something new with the brown cloak, by following an Instagram tutorial from the user paintingwithphosphex.
Did not quite deliver as I hoped. Great tutorial, but one can't succeed on the first try am I right?






Decided to go with the Incubi head for the Archon conversion after all. I'll post some more pics when I start painting him.
Currently I'm working on the converted Incubi squad I did in early summer.

Regarding my airbrushing journey: the journey has not actually gone very far yet. The cheapo brush that came with the compressor is pretty bad. It handles basic painting sure, but it gets clogged very easily and the trigger is wonky.
Or I'm doing something very wrong.
Should have ordered the Badger or Iwata from the get go. Been trying to find a good deal from the former, but none of the sellers seems to ship to Finland. And the prices here are at least 30% higher than everywhere else.

   
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Nice work on the Gloomhaven minis, but the star is the tiger striping on the Death Maiden.
   
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Fixture of Dakka





Surrey, BC - Canada

Very nice Ezki.

Cheers,

CB

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It's been criminally long since I've left a comment here... Good to see you back Ezki! Your painting is as excellent as ever, great work on those Eschers! And the Beholder is great, those eyes are really captivating. I think you're right with the contrast idea! Contrast seems to be the most important thing in a successful mini. I've also been very guilty of too little contrast on my models, so with some projects I've set the goal of highlighting every color with Pallid Wych Flesh. That gives nice bright highlights and as a bonus unifies the color scheme.

I also got to compliment you on one of your now older projects - the DKoK Sentinels. Magnificent modeling and painting work, and they definitely live up to their inspiration! When I first saw your model(s), Jakub Różalski's art immediately came to mind!

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Krazed Killa Kan





USA

Your newest painted minis are looking good Ezki
Also, I think you are being too tough on yourself about the brown cloak. It's a higher contrast and a little less realistic than your usual style, but still good looking all the same. How does it look on the table top at the normal distance of a game?

   
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Master of the Hunt





Philadelphia

Gangers and fantasy guys are great

   
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Incorporating Wet-Blending






Another great batch of minis Ezki! The tiger skin and feathers on the death maiden are fantastic! The gloohaven stuff looks cool too, but is the scale a bit different on each of them? The two at the ends seem tiny! The red dude is cool though!

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Made in fi
War Walker Pilot with Withering Fire





Finland, Espoo

Time flies.

Thank you for all the love and comments guys!


youwashock wrote:Nice work on the Gloomhaven minis, but the star is the tiger striping on the Death Maiden.

Haha thanks! It's all about the little things.

mcmattila wrote:It's been criminally long since I've left a comment here... Good to see you back Ezki! Your painting is as excellent as ever, great work on those Eschers! And the Beholder is great, those eyes are really captivating. I think you're right with the contrast idea! Contrast seems to be the most important thing in a successful mini. I've also been very guilty of too little contrast on my models, so with some projects I've set the goal of highlighting every color with Pallid Wych Flesh. That gives nice bright highlights and as a bonus unifies the color scheme.

I also got to compliment you on one of your now older projects - the DKoK Sentinels. Magnificent modeling and painting work, and they definitely live up to their inspiration! When I first saw your model(s), Jakub Różalski's art immediately came to mind!

Nice to see you too! And don't sweat it, I've been quite absent in the forums as well.
Glad you like the minis. The Escher gals and the Gloomhaven minis are not my favorite, as I half forced myself to get them done in order to get back into painting after the summer. They get the job done I suppose.
Also glad you like the DKoK Sentinels. They are maybe my favorite project so far. I really should do something similar in the future!

Great idea that Pallid Wych Flesh. Might give it a go!

Syro_ wrote:Your newest painted minis are looking good Ezki
Also, I think you are being too tough on yourself about the brown cloak. It's a higher contrast and a little less realistic than your usual style, but still good looking all the same. How does it look on the table top at the normal distance of a game?

Thank you Syro! You are right, I'm usually quite hard on myself
The cloak looks pretty nice on the table, which I guess is what matters for these guys!

gobert wrote:Another great batch of minis Ezki! The tiger skin and feathers on the death maiden are fantastic! The gloohaven stuff looks cool too, but is the scale a bit different on each of them? The two at the ends seem tiny! The red dude is cool though!

Thanks gobert! The scale is the same, but as they are different races, they are sized a bit differently. The guy at the right really is small (sort of like a gnome?), but the size difference between the two on the left looks a bit funny though.



Finally got around painting the kitbashed Incubi (or Succubi?) I did in June.

Following the same scheme as the previous ones:





They are still not based, as I don't have the correct sized bases. But I'll try to sort that out as soon as possible.
Currently working on the Archon conversion. When that's done, all that's left are the six boats.
That's quite an undertaking though, and I'm still not sure how to paint them.

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Lovely ladies of lethality. At least I hope. Have not looked at Dark Eldar stats since 3rd edition. They look great. Six vehicles is quite an undertaking, in my opinion, but you are still really close to finishing!
   
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Incubi look great, love their glaves, they contrast nicely with their bright red armour! And as youwashock said, 6 vehicles are a hell of a task, but am excited to see you tackle them.
   
Made in fi
War Walker Pilot with Withering Fire





Finland, Espoo

Thanks guys!

youwashock wrote:Lovely ladies of lethality. At least I hope. Have not looked at Dark Eldar stats since 3rd edition. They look great. Six vehicles is quite an undertaking, in my opinion, but you are still really close to finishing!

Thanks youwashock! Luckily the Incubi are pretty darn awesome in the current edition.

Viterbi wrote:Incubi look great, love their glaves, they contrast nicely with their bright red armour! And as youwashock said, 6 vehicles are a hell of a task, but am excited to see you tackle them.

Than you Viterbi!

You both are correct: painting 6 flying boats is gonna take a while. I might wait until I get my airbrush situation sorted, but even then, there's quite a bit to do.
I might require a few in between projects before I can motivate myself to start working on them


Finished painting the Archon over the weekend.
It's kit bashed from the Crimson Court vampire, with an added Incubi head and Archon sword + pistol hands.
The original model is really cool, but I wanted to make it a bit more fitting to the Drukhari army.





Happy how it turned out in the end. Except the sword. I should have painted some sort of coloring to it, rather than keep it plain metal.
Now the HQ situation is finally sorted. Might do another Succubus somewhere in the future though.

Thanks for looking!

   
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Oh, that paintjob is slick. Love all the edges. Really let you get some killer highlights on there. Don't really mind the sword. I get where you are coming from, but that armor is plenty to gaze at. It would almost be a shame to have something competing for attention.
   
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Midlands, UK

Not being that familiar with the base models, I wouldn't have even figured it was a kitbash rather than a complete kit. It works fantastically, and really sells the Archon vibe. Love the edge highlighting too.

I agree that the sword is a bit plain, but I think it's absolutely fine. I can see why you'd maybe think it needed more colour, but it's a minor nitpick that I probably wouldn't have even noticed if you hadn't already said so.
   
 
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