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Discussion in 'Painting and Converting' started by Eau_de_Neil, Feb 5, 2022.

  1. Eau_de_Neil
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    Eau_de_Neil Member

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    My first small unit of skinks in what will hopefully be a loosely Polynesian/island themed army.

    Individual square bases so I can play KoW and AoS. Apologies for the naff old GW movement tray - I found in my box of stuff from about 20 years ago - although it sort of works with the stone flooring!

    Making extensive use of contrast to get an army painted pretty quickly. Lots more detail I hope to add in time - warpaint, designs on shields etc. Pleased with the simple conversion to create a standard bearer and musician using blowpipe and banner from the saurus knights.

    Thanks for all the encouragement so far.

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  2. Lizards of Renown
    Slann

    Lizards of Renown Herald of Creation

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    These are great! Great work on the highlighting.
     
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  3. Eau_de_Neil
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    Thanks. I can’t take much credit on the highlighting - mostly the magic of contrast paints!
     
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  4. Just A Skink
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    You know, I wasn't quite sure that pink was going to feel intimidating on Skinks, but I really like how you balanced it with the darker colors. That Volupus Pink is a pretty deep color. Well done!
     
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    Slann

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    I like them! Looking forward to seeing the rest of the army as it continues to materialize!
     
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  6. Eau_de_Neil
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    Finally completed the Start Collecting! Skinks box. Pretty basic use of contrast paints, but I figure I can add details (warpaint etc) later if I want to.

    I’m quite pleased with the scheme, the pink skinks contrast nicely with the dark dinosaurs and bases. Still trying to get a kind of night time scheme, it sort of works…

    Now onto the SC! Seraphon box…

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    Slann

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    These are amazing.
     
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    Slann

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    Fantastic work, they look great as a group!
     
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    Those are so vibrant! Very tropical, what fantastic spread.
     
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    Lovely. Id be interested in seeing what you do with that new sigvald burgundy.
     
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  11. Lawot
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    Nice! I've also been looking for ways to get decent detail out of speed-painting. I'll have to try the contrast paints!
    Your work on the Skinks' eyes is excellent. Do I see some green in there, along with yellow and black?
    On the Bastiladon, can I suggest flipping the highlighting scheme? This is something I've been learning about - things have bright edges when they're lit from the outside, but look like they're glowing when the brightest colors are the deepest in, working out towards dark colors. If the concave curves of the Bastiladon crystal were bright, and the edges dark, that might create more of a glow-effect.
    The colors on the Bastiladon's scales nail the nighttime theme, and the shading is really nice.
     

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