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Blog The skink followers of a mad slann. Hojdars paint log + Silver Tower shenanigans!

Discussion in 'Personal Paint Logs' started by Hojdar, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. Hojdar
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    Hojdar Active Member

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    So I'm working on a skink army, though I don't have much spare time to paint atm. I'm working on some back story but it's not done yet so all you get is what the topic tells you.

    I'm a novice to painting. I haven't painted anything since I was a kid and I was horrible back then. I'm doing somewhat better now, probably because I'm more patient. I do appreciate feedback and ideas for improvement. My skills aren't perfected and I'd like to get better. I am also a horrible photografer so sorry for the bad pics!

    More updates to come... eventually!

    I started off with some skinks. I'm going for some bright and poisonous colours and i always liked yellow.

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    I also have a WIP stegadon, which will be the next to get done before I paint more skinks

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  2. Silverbolt
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    Great work! I think you are selling yourself short.
     
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  3. FavoredoftheOldOnes
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    I agree with the above. Your work is coming along nicely. One thing maybe if you wanted to add a pupil to the eye of your skinks. I know some people don't like to so that's cool too. Either way they look good to me.
     
  4. Hojdar
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    Thanks for the kind words! Although I see myself as a novice still, I am very pleased with how everything has turned out so far. I just have a bad habit of noticing every single detail that I messed up... kinda seeing the glass half empty I'm afraid.

    I have been thinking about pupils. I like it they way they are atm, but to be honst the real reason that I don't have pupils is that I don't have a small enough brush and none of the local stores sells any detail brushes small enough. Getting that blue paint on the eyes is tough as it is with my brushes, I just can't the pupils on there when I try :rage:

    My stegadon is finally done! Painting it took quite a while and i really struggled glueing it together. I'm pleased with the results though and I will get a pic up soon, probably tomorrow.
     
  5. Lord Bufo
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    Rarely do you see so many different colors on a skink, it looks great! Can't wait to read the fluff!
     
  6. Hojdar
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    As promised here are the pics. Sorry about the horrible quality, I will try to find a way to get better photos in the future.

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    I'm gonna be abit busy for the next two weeks as exams are closing in so wont have anything up for a while probably. I'm probably starting on a cohort next and possibly a priest. And when my exams are done I'm gonna treat myself with a bastiladon :meh:
     
  7. Hojdar
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    It's time to revive this bad boy! Due to my bachelors aswell as other stuff I haven't had time to post any pics for some time. I have managed to squeeze in some painting every now and then and here are the results:

    First up is the Bastiladon. The pattern is my first real free hand attempt and I am quite happy with it. The colour might be too bold or vivid for some but that's life, I am going for a vivid look as if the skinks brought all the exotic creatures of the jungle they could find to the battle field.

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    I also got working on the cohort unit. 6 skinks are done so far, nothing spectacular here really since they look the same as the skirmishers apart from the shield. I will probably try and make a command unit of some sort with the spare parts from the stegadon kit. That is in the future though.

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    Coming shortly is my new skink priest I've been working on. I'm planning a little conversion, which will be my first ever so we'll se how it turns out. I also got my kroxigors and salamander in the mail so they are on the to do list aswell as my skink chief on ripper/terradon. Hopefully I'll have a full 1000p skink army by the end of spring!
     
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  8. n810
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    Great job on the Bastiladon and Skinks. :D
     
  9. Sandrockkai
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    I love the contrast on your Bastilodon! Excellent work.
     
  10. Connosaurus
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    Really love the color of your bastiladon, its just so unexpected, you generally see darker scale colors, keep up the great work, hope to see your saurus soon. :)
     
  11. Pinktaco
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    Oh that's one sexeh bast you have, and I love the bright colors of your skinks - it really makes them pop out, unlike my purple/pink-ish skinks xD

    Keep up the good work, looking forward to see some saurus. :)

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    Good job on reading there in my part. You won't even go for some templeguards either? Or a cowboy?
     
  12. Hojdar
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    I will probably paint a cowboy from the troglodon kit for funzies to bring back the good old memories! First I need to buy that kit, and I probably need to paint some of the units I already bought or my better half will throw dirty looks at me :D

    The priest is done and pics are coming soon. Working on a chief on ripper atm and after that I'm doing some kroxigors, a salamander and more skinks! That should rap up the 1000p army and the trog will probably come after that.

    thx for all the kind replies!
     
  13. Hojdar
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    As promised here is the priest but the camera apparently had some focus issues so sorry about the blurry details. I struggled abit with the feathers for a while, they didn't quite end up as i had imagined. But in the end I am happy with them, though they are no Neveroddereven feathers :)

    As you can see I did some converting/kit bashing with this one. The snakes are from the bastiladon kit and they fit surprisingly good in the skinks hand, so I consider my first convertion a succes!

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  14. Kroq
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    That's a cool idea and well realised !
    I love all the different colored snakes!
     
  15. Pinktaco
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    That's funny, I was thinking of using the snakes from my bast to something so I might do something like yours. Also, great work with the skink, looks awesome. :)
     
  16. Cipactli of Tlanextl
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    Like the colors on your Bastiladon. Very striking armor!
     
  17. Hojdar
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    It's time for a little update! My skink chief on ripper is ready to rumble. I tried some different painting techniques on some bits, like the feathers, and I am quite hapy with the results. I got the clolour inspiration from a picture of a feathered velociraptor-ish dino that I found on the web.

    The next planned thing was a kroxigor, but due to the skinkapalooza competition that has been pushed back in favour of the convertion thing i am going to enter with. Hopefully I will make it in time, as it would be shameful not to enter a skink competition when my army is skinks only :p

    Comments, compliments and critique is always appreciated!

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  18. Zwuppie
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    the ripper looks really awesome! Keep up the good work!
     
  19. Kroq
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    I can't stand ripperdactyls, but you painted it well....
     
  20. Connosaurus
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