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Offline Dhi

Re: Miniature painting
« Reply #200 on: December 28, 2017, 12:16:45 AM »
Vampire Allister from the Kingdom Death Halloween grab bag is finished. That's 4/4 survivors done, 3/5 Disciples of the Witch, but back to square one on the Flower Witch centerpiece.  :-(

Offline Dhi

Re: Miniature painting
« Reply #201 on: December 31, 2017, 02:06:38 AM »
Pinup Twilight Order Knight is finished!

Offline Dhi

Re: Miniature painting
« Reply #202 on: January 01, 2018, 06:56:24 PM »
Kingdom Death Dark Elf Variant is finished. My goodness this drow is curvy!

All told I finished 80 pieces in 2017. This was enough to obliterate one Roubloff brush, which now looks like turkey foot grass. Thank you for your service, Roubloff #1.

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Re: Miniature painting
« Reply #203 on: January 02, 2018, 03:39:31 PM »
Done a lot of work on my legio Custodes this week for the upcoming Horus heresy tournament.




Offline TheLaughingOne

Re: Miniature painting
« Reply #204 on: January 02, 2018, 03:55:07 PM »
... Damn. Those be fancy..

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Re: Miniature painting
« Reply #205 on: January 02, 2018, 03:57:10 PM »
They are hopefully going to win a tournament for me. Haha.

2500 points of age of darkness legio custodes

Offline Dhi

Re: Miniature painting
« Reply #206 on: January 02, 2018, 07:39:14 PM »
Nice smooth gold, I love it.

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Re: Miniature painting
« Reply #207 on: January 02, 2018, 09:45:11 PM »

Nice smooth gold, I love it.
They look like something out of a gloriously kitschy Flash Gordon homage! ;) :P

Offline BeorningTopic starter

Re: Miniature painting
« Reply #208 on: January 04, 2018, 12:08:59 PM »
Vampire Allister from the Kingdom Death Halloween grab bag is finished.

Kingdom Death Dark Elf Variant is finished. My goodness this drow is curvy!

Photos or it doesn't count  ;D  ;D  ;D

BTW. I managed to assemble that dreaded Druze hacker I screwed up a month ago... Again, thank you for suggestions, Dhi :)
« Last Edit: January 04, 2018, 05:49:16 PM by Beorning »

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Re: Miniature painting
« Reply #209 on: January 04, 2018, 06:17:54 PM »
Awesome! I'm glad you could salvage her.

Until we get some warmer weather here, pictures would be terrible. Worse than usual. The way I paint leaves a gloss finish that doesn't photograph well until hit with dullcote.

Offline BeorningTopic starter

Re: Miniature painting
« Reply #210 on: January 05, 2018, 12:45:25 AM »
I see.

I don't have anything new to show, either - right now, I'm focusing on assembling the minis, not painting them. I want to actually start playing Infinity, it won't happen if I insist on painting each mini after assemblage ;)

Offline BeorningTopic starter

Re: Miniature painting
« Reply #211 on: January 05, 2018, 04:38:57 PM »
Aaaaand... I actually went against what I wrote this morning and tried painting something new for Infinity (the female Hunzakut).

The results are... frustrating. Everything was going fine until I got to painting the face. The face... came out disastrous. I tried painting some basic eyes and the mini ended looking like a rotting zombie  >:( Crap! These faces are the bane of me.

Photos coming up after I base the mini...

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Re: Miniature painting
« Reply #212 on: January 05, 2018, 05:21:04 PM »
Aaaaand... I actually went against what I wrote this morning and tried painting something new for Infinity (the female Hunzakut).

The results are... frustrating. Everything was going fine until I got to painting the face. The face... came out disastrous. I tried painting some basic eyes and the mini ended looking like a rotting zombie  >:( Crap! These faces are the bane of me.

Photos coming up after I base the mini...

I always give my marines helmets when I can, because I’m terrible at the faces, too!

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Re: Miniature painting
« Reply #213 on: January 05, 2018, 05:46:12 PM »
In the (in)famous words of Kenny Boucher, paint them glowing like superheroes or skip over them entirely because no matter how good you are it always looks crappy.

I hold to that. I rarely do more than paint white in an area established by the sculpt. Otherwise I leave it unpainted and say 'his/her eyes are closed at the moment'.

Offline eBadger

Re: Miniature painting
« Reply #214 on: January 05, 2018, 09:37:04 PM »
I've tried to do eyes a few times, but found that anything less than great ones just detract from the model, and they're a detail that's really not very impactful during actual play rather than zoomed in photos.  I stick to shadows and highlights. 

Offline Dhi

Re: Miniature painting
« Reply #215 on: January 05, 2018, 09:39:30 PM »
We had a quite nice day of 40, so I got that dullcote on.

Disciple of the Witch #??


Vampire Allister:


Hildegard von Kronigsmark


Pinup Twilight Order Knight:


Dark Elf Variant:

Offline eBadger

Re: Miniature painting
« Reply #216 on: January 05, 2018, 09:42:06 PM »
Those drow skin tones are fantastic!

Offline Dhi

Re: Miniature painting
« Reply #217 on: January 05, 2018, 09:52:23 PM »
Thank you!

From darkest to lightest, those colors are

RMS Dusky Skin Shadow + 1/2 drop violet ink
RMS Dusky Skin Shadow + VMC English Uniform + 1/3 drop violet ink
RMS Dusky Skin + VMC English Uniform + 1/3 drop violet ink
RMS Dusky Skin Highlight + VMC English Uniform + 1/3 drop violet ink
VMC Deck Tan + VMC English Uniform + 1/4 drop violet ink

Offline BeorningTopic starter

Re: Miniature painting
« Reply #218 on: January 06, 2018, 03:28:59 AM »
Very nice, as usual, Dhi :)

I especially like the glowing staff of the Disciple. Very nice colours!

Offline BeorningTopic starter

Re: Miniature painting
« Reply #219 on: January 06, 2018, 02:30:39 PM »
Alright, here's the promised Hunzakut:






I'm not satisfied with her - mostly because I really ruined her face. But, oh well - she should look fine on the tabletop...

(BTW. Do you guys see the photos in this post? I'm not sure if they are coming through...)
« Last Edit: January 06, 2018, 02:51:47 PM by Beorning »

Offline eBadger

Re: Miniature painting
« Reply #220 on: January 06, 2018, 03:19:45 PM »
No pics  :-(

Offline TheLaughingOne

Re: Miniature painting
« Reply #221 on: January 06, 2018, 03:26:47 PM »
Tried c&p ing the links, but looks like site doesnt allow hotlinks.

Might wanna start up imgur account for pic sharing,

Offline BeorningTopic starter

Re: Miniature painting
« Reply #222 on: January 06, 2018, 03:47:55 PM »
Okay, I put the images on Imgur (I hope it's free?).






So... here's the Hunzakut. As I said, not that good effort...

Offline Dhi

Re: Miniature painting
« Reply #223 on: January 08, 2018, 08:24:27 AM »
I've just finished something I'm not satisfied with either, so I know the feeling. It's better than bare metal, right?

Offline eBadger

Re: Miniature painting
« Reply #224 on: January 09, 2018, 01:24:07 AM »
I hate the feeling of things not turning out as good as I imagined them.  Hard to tell from the lighting and pic quality, but looks like maybe thin your paints a bit more and use some washes?