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PostSubject: They get worse   Thu 23 Apr 2009 - 1:41

Hello again

In keeping with my pledge (nothing legally binding mind you) I will keep on posting my poorly painted minatures.

My faults are shaky hands and small attention span.

And I thought my years of self abuse would only send me blind...oh well you live and learn!



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PostSubject: Re: They get worse   Thu 23 Apr 2009 - 1:49

I think you're quite a bit too harsh on yourself. These are fabulous minis! The only negative things which really stood out to me were the head of the blue shield mini and the mold line on your skeleton's bone. Everything else looks top-class to me. Perhaps you've gotten a warped-perception of the average painter from hanging around forums like this one for too long. I wish more minis were painted to this standard. I particularly like the vamp and the minis in the last picture. You paint white really well in particular.

P.S. What model is that pointy-hat wizard guy in the last picture?
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PostSubject: Re: They get worse   Thu 23 Apr 2009 - 2:02

That's a great warband! The choice of miniatures and the conversions really make it a pleasure to look at and an individual group. Could we perhaps get a shot of the third guy in the last picture showing his front?

There is one suggestion I'd make: drill out the gun barrels, it's quite an easy thing to do and looks a thousand times better Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: They get worse   Thu 23 Apr 2009 - 2:25

COOL STUFF! The Vampire, in particular, looks TERRIFIC. You MIGHT not win the Gold Whatever, but your style & execution is far above an average job. AND the Graveyard ROCKS; VERY nice piece! WELL DONE! thumbsup
If you decide to drill out you gun barrels, a #60 drill bit is about right. The trick to the beasty is to make a tap in the center of the spot to be drilled; gently pressing a push pin in the spot first will keep the drill bit from travelling.

BTW you don't lose your eye sight; you lose your hearing. Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: They get worse   Thu 23 Apr 2009 - 3:13

Cool beans!

The graveyard gate is pretty cool, jimmy! Well done! I also like your choice of models and the paintjob is solid.

Here's my 2 cents on how to improve:

1) The stone effect on the graveyard wall: Instead of painting the grey on straight away, why don't you darken it a little (with black) and drybrush it on with a big (dry!) brush. Then you can do a second layer of lighter grey, and brush that over the previous one. It takes insignificantly longer than painting the wall directly and looks way cooler.

2) The skin. A quick and (not so) dirty method of getting a decent skin is painting the face in ELF FLESH and applying a very generous wash of Devlan Mud on top. Once dry, you can add some quick highlights with Elf Flesh+Graveyard Earth (or a similar dark-flesh tone).

Of course both methods can be refined by adding additional layers. e.g. I like to start stone surfaces with a brown basecoat and blending grey in to give the stones a more earthy feel.

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PostSubject: Re: They get worse   Thu 23 Apr 2009 - 4:21

Mold line! Wee-wah Wee-wah Wee-wah! Cool paintjobs though!
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PostSubject: Re: They get worse   Thu 23 Apr 2009 - 5:02

Chad wrote:
Mold line! Wee-wah Wee-wah Wee-wah!

lol! lol!

I don't think it is too disturbing though. If it is of any compfort to you, Jimmy, I missed a lot of mold lines on my warbands when I was cleaning up the models.

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PostSubject: Re: They get worse   Thu 23 Apr 2009 - 5:19

I think it's the nature of mold lines to appear somewhere in the painting process even though you thought that you scraped them all off carefully.
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PostSubject: Re: They get worse   Thu 23 Apr 2009 - 5:21

Bingo.

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PostSubject: Re: They get worse   Thu 23 Apr 2009 - 5:49

thanks guys for the positive and constructive feedback

in relation to the wizard I bought him some years ago and I cant recall the brand except to say it was in a bag (not carefully packaged) with 7 or so other wizard models.

Ill see if I can find any info and if I do ill PM you

Im having a long weekend starting tomorrow so ill be off line for a couple of days and may very well have several ales if my dearest wife will let me...if not Ill paint some more, or maybe Ill do both and post the results on monday....it could be messy:vomit:

take care
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PostSubject: Re: They get worse   Thu 23 Apr 2009 - 7:10

I like these fellows. Definately, you're being too harsh on yourself. They look good.
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PostSubject: Re: They get worse   Fri 24 Apr 2009 - 5:40

Good clean painting you have going for you. Not sure if you did, but try using more wash to make it pop. I got critiqued many times about this on my painting and I broke down and got some, and it makes your minis look alot better.

Awesome figures and great terrain, excited to see more!
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PostSubject: Re: They get worse   Sun 3 May 2009 - 15:39

Well if you call that bad don't be too hard on your self as I siad in another post I just slap the piant on with no water and hope for the best,no undercoats (except for dwarf beards),and no frilly stuff like eyes,you are three times beter than what I can do.Good work on this stuff man thumbsup
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