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[Miniatures] Painting tips and progress reports (with pics!)

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Re: [Miniatures] Painting tips and progress reports (with pics!)

Post by YellowKing » Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:49 pm

Hoping my FLGS has them in stock by October when STREET MASTERS/AFTERSHOCK arrives. I'm not above sloshing this crap on 218 miniatures. :D

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Post by AWS260 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:23 pm

Painted this guy from Myth over the weekend.

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Post by Smoove_B » Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:27 pm

Keesi and Og! Love the colors.

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Post by AWS260 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:34 pm

Thanks! This was a fun one to paint.

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Post by hepcat » Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:56 am

Do you still play Myth? I keep meaning to dig out my copy and play with the updated 2.0 rules. Just haven't found the time or desire to do so yet.
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Post by AWS260 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:16 am

I haven't touched it since the first month or two after it arrived. I actually sold it very, very cheap to the owner of my FLGS. It's sitting on their library shelf, so I dug this guy out to bring home to paint. I have to bring him back.

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Post by Smoove_B » Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:11 pm

No tips or progress reports (I still haven't found all my painting stuff since moving; been a hell of a month), but I saw this and had to share:

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I'm not sure "miniature" quite fits, but good lord that's awesome.

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Post by Zarathud » Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:15 am

I finished the Nolzur’s Black Dragon and it came out much better than the Gargantuan Red Dragon. Next up, the Nolzur’s Blye Dragon. The RealmSmith painting videos were helpful.

I will coat the last of the base Mice & Mystics characters after GenCon. My excessive initial spray of clear coat on the two spiders and two of the cockroaches pulled off the paint. I finished the touchups, and the two centipedes. Next time coating, I will have to be more careful.
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Post by AWS260 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:27 am

Digging into the Mansions of Madness box.

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A Hound of Tindalos:

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Post by AWS260 » Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:38 pm

Treant:
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And more Myth guys. I'm pretty sure these colors are canon.
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Post by hentzau » Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:40 pm

First use of contrast paints. This is a Gangs of Rome mob figure...

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This was under half an hour work (it was still slightly wet when I took the picture). I have like 30-40 of these guys to paint up, so I’m kinda liking it.
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Post by Isgrimnur » Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:06 pm

...guys?

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Post by hentzau » Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:36 pm

Isgrimnur wrote:...guys?
The generic use of “guys”.
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Post by hentzau » Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:25 pm

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Full mob finished using contrast paints. It probably took more time to prep, base and prime the figures than paint them.

Won’t win any awards but I’ll be happy to put them on my table at anytime.
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Post by baelthazar » Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:46 pm

I really love the new contrast paints! Once I get motivated to upload the pictures, I will post some of my Kingdom Death Monster White Lion, and Survivor minis that took me less than an hour each. The results were fantastic!

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Post by Blackhawk » Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:11 pm

I've been pondering getting some for certain miniatures (mostly board game and RPG minor 'group' characters.) It's just a bit of an investment to get started.
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Post by Zarathud » Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:02 pm

Finished the Nolzurs Blue Dragon except for the base.
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Post by Smoove_B » Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:21 am

Blackhawk wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:11 pm
I've been pondering getting some for certain miniatures (mostly board game and RPG minor 'group' characters.) It's just a bit of an investment to get started.
I'm in the exact same mindset and the images above look great. I just need to figure out exactly how I'd use them and get the right colors but I'm hearing (and seeing) good things (mostly) from them.

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Post by hentzau » Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:18 am

Decided yesterday that we were moving gaming night to tonight rather than Thursday. I had a hankering to play Fallout Wasteland Warfare so I started getting the parts and terrain together last night. Discovered at 7 that I was short a Super Mutant. Damn.

I could use a power armor or a mutant hound figure as a stand in, but I always hate doing that. Hmm.

Grab box of super mutants
Find a pose I like
Thorough wash and soak (that resin hates paint)
Rinse and dry in front of a fan
Super glue assembly, only gluing my fingers to the figure once
Prime with airbrush, too humid and dark out now for a rattle can
Dry in front of fan
Paint! Paint like the wind! Contrast paints, save me!

And before 10:30, I have a super mutant that will be pretty passable. I have some clean up to do, but it will work for tonight.

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Post by hentzau » Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:01 pm

Pickled ghouls, anyone?Image
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Post by Blackhawk » Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:45 pm

Stripping?
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Post by hentzau » Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:46 pm

Nah. Resin minis, so they always get a half hour (at least) soak and scrub and rinse with diluted Simple Green.
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Post by Blackhawk » Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:57 pm

Ah. I strip in a jar a lot like that (and a lot of people use Simple Green for stripping, too.)
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Post by AWS260 » Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:43 pm

Blackhawk wrote:
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Stripping?
Sure, let me get my webcam set up.

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Post by Isgrimnur » Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:56 pm

Skinypupy should have some pointers on camera positioning.

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