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Discussion in 'Personal Paint Logs' started by ChiliPepa, Apr 30, 2017.

  1. Warden
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    Warden Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful, the red looks fantastic against the way you painted the blue-green scales, but that jade weapon! :jawdrop:



    That's what does it for me. Simply stunning. How did you do it?
     
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  2. ChiliPepa
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    ChiliPepa Well-Known Member

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    @Warden Thank you! Well, I painted it as a green gem (Calban green as basecoat, then highlights with Vallejo Deep green, then with a mix of Vallejo Deep green + Moot green, then edge highlights with pure Moot green) and then just used Vallejo water effect to give it some shine (though I believe that any gloss varnish may do the trick).
     
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  3. Warden
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    I have used water effects on basing before, I never thought to use it on a miniature to achieve that kind of effect, thanks for the idea I may have to try it sometime!
     
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  4. PurpleandGold
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    Looks at your tabletop quality

    Looks at my tabletop quality

    Cries
     
  5. skink-a-saurus
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    Wow... absolutely amazing work!!
     
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  6. Aginor
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    This. So much this.
     
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  7. tom ndege
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    Three times...
     
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  8. ChiliPepa
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    @Warden I'm glad I could help you ;)

    @skink-a-saurus Many thanks! I would actually love to spend a bit more time with this army, but other projects always interfere... I think I will give it the whole February though, just to try and get to the 1000-points painted mark. So expect the updates coming (relatively) soon.

    @PurpleandGold @Aginor @tom ndege Haha, well there's always room for growth, and everyone should definitely take the approach they like. It's always time versus quality dilemma: what's the point of a nice painted army if it gets fielded only after a few years after being started?..
     
  9. Itepixcauh
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    Stunning work man, I'm speechless.
     
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  10. ChiliPepa
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    @Itepixcauh Thanks! :)
    Sorry for the lack of updates. I'll post something for you tomorrow. Not much progress though, I'm just powering through about 40 miniatures in a row...
     
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  11. ChiliPepa
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    So, here's where I'm standing with my saurus unit right now:
    [​IMG]

    Not much progress it may seem, but actually these 20 (19 to be precise) saurus (saures? sauri?) are all highlighted and now require only minor extreme hightlighting. After I power through it, scales and gold they should be fairly easy 'n' quick to finish. Here are close ups of two random guys from the front and from the back rank:
    [​IMG]

    I consider adding some Coelia greenshade in the recessed areas to bring up the contrast a bit more, yet it would take a few days to complete on every model out of 19...

    I've also started assembling/converting my stegadon:
    [​IMG]

    I've added some scars (messy green stuff lines) and tried to come up with a bit less clunky platform on his back. Now I want to add a few barrels, chests, ropes etc to make him look a bit more like a ridden monster which is occasionaly repurposed as a war monster. After that it will be only optinal weapons (or Engine of the Gods which I plan to be some kind of glowing console) and two more skinks - and it'll be ready to be painted.

    But the progress was and remains slow: I work on three projects at the same time, so further updates might be in a few weeks. I still hope to finish these guys until the end of March though.
     
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  12. Aginor
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    Wow. You are really sculpting all those Saurus Warriors yourself??? One was awesome already!
     
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  13. tom ndege
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    What I especially like is that the leader seems left handed...:cool: left handed are always the best fighters...:smug::happy::angelic:
     
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  14. ChiliPepa
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    @Aginor Yes indeed :) the sculpts can be seen earlier in this topic.

    @tom ndege Really? Why is so? :)
     
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  15. tom ndege
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    Well... from my muay thai experience I can say that as a left outrigger (is that the English term) you usually confuse the majority of opponents cause they are not used to fight against someone who's fight 'the other way round'... whereas we lefties are used to fight against righties and can easily deal with other lefties... also the majority of lefties is able to quickly switch from one position to the other and adept to the opponents style...
     
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  16. Aginor
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    Yeah the southpaw fighters are a minority (because left-handed people are the minority) so fighters very likely have much less experience fighting left-handed people (their training partners are right-handed as well). That can be an advantage.

    Also: It is more likely that a naturally left-handed person is ambidextrous than a right handed person, since technical and social traditions often favour right-handed people, which causes left-handed people to train doing some stuff with their right hands (you don't always have left-handed scissors available for example). So they tend to be better with their less favoured hand.
    Other examples: There is a good number of left-handed people who can write, paint, use a computer mouse or joystick, even shoot - or fight - quite well with their right hand, while most right-handed people are terrible doing that with their left hands.
     
  17. ChiliPepa
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    @tom ndege @Aginor Wow. That seems quite interesting and logical now when you explained it so thorougly! Gonna keep in mind that the lefties are good fighters!
    Yet it wasn't my intention when I was sculpting the champ and a few other saurus in the unit as I didn't know that fact...
     
  18. Warden
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    That is an awe inspiring unit, right down to their stony movement tray!
     
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  19. Toltecatl
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    @ChiliPepa hey man, that looks amazing. I cant believe i only just stumbled upon your stuff. That's just so much work and so many great ideas!! Those pipes work perfectly, they completely reinterpret the army's atmosphere. Congrats, keep it going :D
     
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