WIP II - The revenge of Mako

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  1. Mako

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    Lousy photo time again...

    It's unpleasantly hot, but I've done a little work on another of the morticians guild - the captain, Scalpel:
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    And just to prove I'm still slowly plodding on with the robot unit, I've been doing more crackle effect on the arms (at a rate of 4-5 hours per model to go from the rough lines on the far right to the finished item):
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    I should add - It's strangely daunting to paint non-white skin, but wasn't actually too bad to get to this point. Even if I've just spotted the big blob of highlighting on the back of her neck...
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    The skin looks good, and I don't think the "big blob of highlighting" is obvious at all. I reckon you could glaze a nice deep blue into the darkest shadows to define the shapes a little. Something like GW's old Deadly Nightshade.

    The crackle work is, of course, mental.
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    Conveniently, I have a whole box of s75 blues I've been itching to fiddle with :)
    The back of her top is now the vivid blue from bonesaw' trousers, so adding a little beep blue into the skin might make it sit better too.

    Just have to wait for the heat to get lost now!
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    Ok, a little bit more work on Scalpel, now with most of her uniform colours on:
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    And some early bits on a model I'm hoping to have done for gencon - the skirt will be green leather with the woven straps inset into them, so the edges of the pattern don't matter. It's really annoying how little consistency there is in the pane widths though...
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    Another update after a loooong week. Finally got to sit down with a brush again, so Scalpel is basically sorted. Unless of course she'd benefit from a touch more blue-purple in the flesh shades?

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    She did benefit from a bit of deep blue in the shadows, I went back to her today and added a tiny bit while painting the next model. :)
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    Yet more painting of Guild ball morticians - this time Cosset, who is known to wear a dirty dress and be somewhat crazy...

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    RIght, bit more of a heavy update - the previous models now have bases, and I did the ball token each team needs too:

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    The base edges were done like that because I was bored of plain black, I was going to do tattered cloth but decided I liked it like this without any holes painted in it.

    Also worked on the next model, hopefully with a lot of old burn scars on the flesh (so far the leatherwork on his face and torso, and his trousers, are also done):

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    That colour scheme is working out really well - it's very effective. I'd add a little colour into the metallics, but you may prefer the more neutral element.
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    Thanks! It took a while to settle to such a bright scheme, but now a few models are done I'm happier with it.

    I originally thought about adding some purple hues into the metals, or maybe using some of the alchemy colours, but as I was painting I started worrying about colour clashes, wimped out, and went for neutrals instead.

    Definitely painting coloured metals on the next lot for sure though - they're blacksmiths so I'm going to go overboard and use steel tempering colours on everything. Because why shouldn't a blacksmith be fabulous?
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    More Guild ball bits, I finished up Ghast and my scratch built goal:

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    And a little group shot (sans ball, forgot that one was also done):

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    It's nice to enjoy painting again, I've made more progress recently than I did in the first half of the year! Now everything else will have to wait until I've been to GenCon next week. I was hoping to have a full team painted for then, so I could play against a friend from the States I'm meeting up with, but I'm two models short - one is primed, the other is still being resculpted. But I did make a massive cake this week so it's not like I've wasted the time :D
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    After time out (but not for good behaviour), and having finished another rather hefty cake, this time for a two year old's birthday (a foot high Winnie the Pooh, with a bee on his nose and a helium balloon in his hands to match a scene from the movie if anyone remembers that many years back :D ), I've started painting my new (pre-assembled plastic) Blacksmiths guild for Guild ball. Partly to see if they were worth bothering with, because the phrase 'pre-assembled plastic' made me feel vaguely nauseous, but mostly to get my colour scheme out there before they're on general release, because I wanted to be the first idiot to try this:

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    You're a madman.
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    It's surprisingly easy, just three shades of silver metal and a few ink glazes :)
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    I have changed this a bit now - didn't like the brown leather, so it's more of a heavy grey colour now. Almost monochrome, except the skin and the shiny metals...
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    To prove it, here's the latest progress on him. Much more subdued without that brightly coloured leather :D

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    Finished Sledge up today, though it's been a busy week and the rest of the month looks to be as bad so he's not going to get based for a while!

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    I've also done some work on the Immortal mini-bust I got a year ago, I did a bunch of it in the new year then it ended up sat in the pile again for a long time...

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    Those metallics work a treat. And that bust appears to be Scott...
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    Now you mention it, there is a similarity! Though he needs a bunch of old faded tattoos (the bust, not Scott). I'm not sure if I've got the skin fully sorted, so don't know if I should move onto the body art yet. Or even what style to do - I could go for Viking or Celtic, but that seems kind of predictable. Although the tartan-ish outfit does somewhat limit my options, and I don't know much about historical warrior tattoos anyway...

    Thoughts?

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