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Sacrosanct

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« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2013, 06:13:21 pm »
OK, here are the updates.  Shame the flash washed out some of the detail, but what are you gonna do?

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« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2013, 08:33:59 pm »
Technically cheating:

Started a couple months ago after a few aborted attempts that ended with him in Simple Green.

First thing I did was saw him off of his Reaper Broccoli base, then I pinned him onto a solid resin Secret Weapons Miniatures "Ruined Temple" base.

Primed white.

Used Reaper paints exclusively.
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« Reply #17 on: August 08, 2013, 12:33:05 am »
Doing this for a friend of mine. It's a little further along then it was in this picture but I'm too lazy to take another one till it's done.

http://oppenwerks30.deviantart.com/art/Mountain-King-45-Done-391604848?ga_submit_new=10%253A1375936131

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« Reply #18 on: August 08, 2013, 10:10:12 am »
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Question for experienced painters: do you assemble first then paint your minis or will you paint arms/shields/heads etc separately?


I usually fully assemble, base, and prime everything first. The main reason; I am very messy when working with glue, putty, epoxy, etc. Nothing quite like painting separate pieces beautifully then getting glue all over part of it, and realizing you need to putty in some cracks because it didn't fit together perfectly.

Another reason; if the area is so obscured by another piece that it can't be painted easily then it also probably isn't very visible so blocking it in with a dark shadow color will look fine in most cases.
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« Reply #19 on: August 08, 2013, 11:00:23 am »
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I usually fully assemble, base, and prime everything first. The main reason; I am very messy when working with glue, putty, epoxy, etc. Nothing quite like painting separate pieces beautifully then getting glue all over part of it, and realizing you need to putty in some cracks because it didn't fit together perfectly.

Another reason; if the area is so obscured by another piece that it can't be painted easily then it also probably isn't very visible so blocking it in with a dark shadow color will look fine in most cases.


It's hard for me to come to grips with this.  I know that unpainted bit is sitting back there, behind that shield/robe/gun-barrel/helmet - mocking me!
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« Reply #20 on: August 08, 2013, 11:48:24 am »
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It's hard for me to come to grips with this.  I know that unpainted bit is sitting back there, behind that shield/robe/gun-barrel/helmet - mocking me!


:p when I prime black I go with the old "if you can't see if from across the table it doesn't exist."
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« Reply #21 on: August 08, 2013, 12:44:12 pm »
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It's hard for me to come to grips with this.  I know that unpainted bit is sitting back there, behind that shield/robe/gun-barrel/helmet - mocking me!


:p Its not unpainted. It is painted a dark color. Does it make sense to highlight deep shadows with bright color?  Same principle.

Thats how I rationalize it anyhow.
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At some point it seems like D&D is going to disappear up its own ass.

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In the randomness of the dice lies the seed for the great oak of creativity and fun. The great virtue of the dice is that they come without boxed text.

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« Reply #22 on: August 08, 2013, 12:44:47 pm »
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:p when I prime black I go with the old "if you can't see if from across the table it doesn't exist."


haha - nice philosophy!  Seriously, though...I'm not showing my Tau until they're nice and well done like my dwarf up there! :P
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« Reply #23 on: August 08, 2013, 12:45:28 pm »
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:p Its not unpainted. It is painted a dark color. Does it make sense to highlight deep shadows with bright color?  Same principle.

Thats how I rationalize it anyhow.


(Probably the healthiest attitude :) )
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« Reply #24 on: August 08, 2013, 01:45:41 pm »
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haha - nice philosophy!  Seriously, though...I'm not showing my Tau until they're nice and well done like my dwarf up there! :P


And I won't show you what the undersides of my minis look like :D
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« Reply #25 on: August 08, 2013, 02:22:21 pm »
Yeah, getting into painting minis again ( and the sheer volume of Skaven I have to get through -  40 Slaves,  40 Clanrats, 3 Rat-Ogres, 2 Warlock Engineers,  A Packmaster & A Master Mouldering, 6 Giant Rats, 4 weapons teams - 2 Poison Globe Mortars & 2 Warpfire Canons, 1Warlord, 1 Warlord riding a Bonebreaker Conversion, 1 Assassin, and a Doomwheel. And 1 month to complete it), one of the mantras I've adopted is " good enough from  3 ft", meaning if I can't see any imperfections from 3 feet away it's done. This is just in regards to my rank and file, I'll hopefully have them done by the end of this weekend, and I'll be able to indulge my OCD perfectionist mode again on the characters. Obviously this is pretty much the same as the aforementioned " if you can't see it from across the tabletop...".

I've got a very simple colour palate I'm working with for the troops (ultra-Matt black primer, vermin brown, dwarf flesh, military green, mechendrite red, and gunmetal grey) and I've got a pretty streamlined formula: primer, bases, details, then AP Quickshade Strong Tone over the whole model, and then touch- ups as necessary the next day. Did 1 tester the first day, 5 test batches the next 2 days and plan on 10 from today until finished, as I'm satisfied I've got the kinks out.

I'll have pics soon.
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« Reply #26 on: August 08, 2013, 06:49:51 pm »
Ok, here is the final update for the earth elemental.  Still some work to clean up the base, but for the most part it's done.  From the previous pic, this one includes the details, with some touch up drybrushing

D&D is not an "everyone gets a ribbon" game.  If you're stupid, your PC will die.  If you're an asshole, your PC will die (probably from the other PCs).  If you're unlucky, your PC may die.  Point?  PC's die.  Get over it and roll up a new one.

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« Reply #27 on: August 09, 2013, 08:08:24 am »
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Ok, here is the final update for the earth elemental.  Still some work to clean up the base, but for the most part it's done.  From the previous pic, this one includes the details, with some touch up drybrushing



Nice. :)

I have hundreds of minis backlogged. The bones box is just a little part of that. There are some that are calling out to me and this is one of them.
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Gamers, as a whole, are much like primitive cavemen when confronted with a new game. Rather than 'oh, neat, what's this do?', the reaction is to decide if it's a sex hole, then hit it with a rock.

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At some point it seems like D&D is going to disappear up its own ass.

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« Reply #28 on: August 09, 2013, 11:25:23 am »
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Nice. :)

I have hundreds of minis backlogged. The bones box is just a little part of that. There are some that are calling out to me and this is one of them.


Yeah, I was anxious to paint him.  And the other tree elemental as well.

On a side note, I HATE painting feathers.  Never can seem to get them right.
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« Reply #29 on: August 09, 2013, 11:56:30 am »
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Yeah, I was anxious to paint him.  And the other tree elemental as well.

On a side note, I HATE painting feathers.  Never can seem to get them right.


Feathers are not too difficult provided the sculpt is well done. For easy feathers, the trick is a really light colored basecoat and a well thinned dark wash, repeating the wash a few times after drying.


....and patience. Lots of patience.

This weekend I will try get around to snapping some pics of a couple owlbears I'm currently working on. Hopefully the pics will show what I'm talking about.
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Gamers, as a whole, are much like primitive cavemen when confronted with a new game. Rather than 'oh, neat, what's this do?', the reaction is to decide if it's a sex hole, then hit it with a rock.

Quote from: Old Geezer;724252
At some point it seems like D&D is going to disappear up its own ass.

Quote from: Kyle Aaron;766997
In the randomness of the dice lies the seed for the great oak of creativity and fun. The great virtue of the dice is that they come without boxed text.