Awesome models and inspiration 2 - The Inspirationing

Discussion in 'Members Discussion' started by Fet, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. Fet

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    As the original thread is getting pretty beefy and cumbersome (especially if you're looking for a picture you remember seeing way back, but can't remember when), I'm kicking off the next thread and locking the old one.

    Something we could probably do with are some clearer guidelines about how the thread should work, to make sure it's a good resource for inspiration and sensible discussion. So, here goes:

    1) Assume this thread is NSFW (not safe for work). We have a whole lot of boobies in miniature painting, and your workplace might look down on you enjoying pictures of resin/plastic/metal boobs.

    2) When you post someone's work, make sure you credit the artist (and use the name they've given it, if that's available). This is common courtesy.

    3) If the artist has a WIP thread or step-by-step that you know of, include a link to that. It's not a biggie, so don't feel you have to hunt around too much.

    4) If you're finding that discussion is getting heated (or turning into an argument) take a step back and stop posting to the thread. The thread should be for civil discussion of pieces that someone (likely the poster) finds inspirational, interesting, etc. You don't need to get into a fight because you don't like a piece someone else has posted.

    5) Equally, just because someone doesn't like the model you posted/like it doesn't mean they're disparaging you. Try to keep the chatter about the models and not about each other.

    6) Pieces can be from anywhere, even PB itself. Having said that, most users will be pretty familiar with work by other people on the forum, so it's worth considering whether it needs to be added to the thread, especially as you can use the artist's own thread for discussion.

    With that in place, something to kick off the 2013 thread:

    Ana's Rasputina, inspired by Giger:

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    Her tutorial/SBS article.

    And some new sculpts for Dark Age, by The Small:

    Devoted Priest:
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    Living Ancestor:
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    Honored Dead:
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  2. Mako

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    I was reading that Ana tutorial the other day, it was really interesting to see how she took inspiration like that and worked it onto a model I wouldn't have thought it would look right on. But it's probably one of my favourite pieces now!
  3. Mertaal

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  4. Scott Hill

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    Some carry over from the previous thread:


    Actually, I have also, in the past, expressed pretty much the same sentiments about male figures wearing very little clothing in contexts where that would be a bad idea.

    However, as Gary points out, more often than not the equivalent male figure would be sensibly dressed and armoured.

    And, whilst I quite enjoy the female form, like Gary, being of a logical mind, I can never get past the illogical aspects of such pieces, and find it detracts from what is, as has already been eloquently expressed by others, an otherwise very well executed, and realised, piece, in terms of paint job, sculpting, and modelling.
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  6. Spoontoes

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    That Rasputina is *gorgeous*, woooooooow I completely love it.
  7. Joek

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    Not sure what's going on with my choices at the moment - here's another one which I think the painting is awesome (possibly with a capitol 'A'), but something doesn't seem quite 'right'...

    Karol Rudyk


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    Feels like it really should be just two separate figures - the way it's been based seems rather 'staged' I guess. However, the painting on it is magnificent!
  8. Toosh

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    Wow. Awesome indeed :) However, for me the lava (if that is what it is supposed to be and even if its not actually!) is a little boring. I'd like to see some red/orange around the "bubbles", just some colour as it they look odd in just white. I think I get what you mean by the 'staged' look; for all the prettiness, it just doesn't feel dynamic and it totally should taking into account what is there. The rider of the beast seems a little bored rather than confident; he needs an aggressive face to match his beast. But, for all that, I can't help liking it; a fact that leaves me feeling slightly bemused!

    Edit: I've just had another look and the beast rider isn't even looking at the Elf! Maybe that is what is knocking the piece off kilter?
  9. noddwyr

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    That. And I think there is just too much dead space around the two. Somehow despite the contrast of the elf, being brilliant white, the scene lacks a real focus.
    Still some great painting individually, just bad composition I think.
  10. Scott Hill

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    I really don't like the lake of custard.
  11. Conrad Turner

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    Yes, that 'lava' does not seem right. The two figures seem to be completely sepperate and shoe-horned into a scene together, and surely if the base is Lava, then it outght to be putting more light onto the underbelly of the lion?

    Still, I can't fault the skill on the individual models - just the way they've been used together.
  12. Mertaal

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    I really love this, and like this guy's work in general, but I can't quite put my finger on the reason why (other than the fact that it's awesome and inspirational of course ;))

    "Taverna of the Dead Mouse"

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    Karsten -Elaphus- Poepping


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  13. marta

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    Great piece.

    Btw, Anyone knows what's that figure on the left of the screen?

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  15. marta

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    Well, the middle one is a bit less 'spanish' for my liking. I know the theme is most likely Pirates (knowing who the right guy is), but with those two on the sides it's a bit more musketeers for me, than pirates. And with the indoors matching both themes, I'd preffer the middle one be more like musketeer too:D
    It's not that I don't like pirates... In fact I quite love them ('cos they Arrrr so cool), but musketeers are pretty cool too:p

    But after saying that I still like the piece:D

    Edit:
    Actually the left one was quite easy too find when I decided he's not a pirate, but musketeer;p
    Ofc he's neither, but google showed me him anyway:
    Spanish noble XVIIc
    and the middle one by the way (while I was browsing romeo's page):
    Quartermaster - XVIIc

    'eM
  16. Allonairre

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    Sort of ninja posted each other there.
  17. marta

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    :D so we have them sorted:D
    And I do even have the L'Olonnaise's figure at home. Quite a nice guy indeed.

    And the P&P is quite cool indeed, lot's of inspirational stuff and 'high end' artist. The users receive invitation's code once few weeks to give it to a friend or a 'worthy' painter, so maybe someone have spare code for you:)

    'eM
  18. graymouser17

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    hello again now that is what i call exquisite figures.
  19. Fet

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    Medusa, by Spiffymagee. Quite similar to Kingdom Death stuff, but this one actually works for me - probably the less anime style.

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  20. Iacton

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    Oo-err...
    Hope this is still WIP, but still not sure I'm going to get this one... :confused:
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