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  1. Thanks! I find your work and the work of the other regulars in this thread very inspiring, so it’s nice to get good feedback. I feel like I’m starting to get a bit more confident now that I’m sort of learning the way GW sculpts are done, and how it feels to paint the various cloaks etc. I have a bit of an experiment on the go with a handful of Glavewraith Stalkers atm, to try different ways of getting the same blue/black shroud with highlights. Gonna try some cloaks with contrast paints tomorrow.
  2. The “Ever-hanged”... I also took delivery of my first contrast paints today, which I’m excited about. Wyldwood is already a bit of a game-changer!
  3. Finished a couple of Nighthaunts today. Tried to add some subtle rust effects, which I could perhaps have pushed a bit more, but I decided to stop where I was as I was happy with the overall look. Spirit Torment:
  4. Branching out (lol) into some different models. Cos you know - starting ‘em is a lot easier than finishing ‘em. Work in progress.... I also made a little shield for this guy, as the original was MIA...
  5. Don’t know what’s up with that post - can’t seem to actually type my reply! Anyway, no inks - but the paint really wouldn’t flow very easily at all, so that’s something I’ll bear in mind in future.
  6. First attempt at painting the lining on my Lord Exorcist’s cloak: That got painted over straight away Second attempt was much better: I cheated a bit - used masking tape initially to get most of the blue line, then tidied it up with white (which is weirdly easier than filling in the blue line). This gave me a bit more confidence to do the bottom line freehand. It could be better, but considering the first attempt looked like I was drunk, I’ll take it!
  7. I had a good laugh at that too. She was NOT happy!
  8. The thing that stayed with me from this game, and why it will always be in my collection, is the totally faithful way they rendered the inside of the Nostromo from the first film, specifically the steam-filled corridors of the "Last Survivor" bonus content. I meant, they are incredibly faithful to the film throughout, but that particular bit, with the voices of Parker and Lambert coming over the PA, and the steam, and the silhouetted Alien appearing just at the end of a corridor, and the motion tracker bleeps? Man, I've never felt more like I was in a film - christ knows what it'd be like in V
  9. This weekend I carved a pumpkin for the first time, and it was a no-Brainer as to the subject....
  10. Another Nighthaunt in progress... I can only seem to pick out the raised edges on areas like the face mask by dry brushing, but it looks rather scruffy and imprecise when compared to the ref pix which of course are all edge highlighted by the GW painting ninjas. However, I thought I might use the dry-brushed areas as a guide as to where to place the lines, and then I can wash over and around to tidy up maybe. We shall see! I have started trying to make the axe look weathered too, but I can push that a lot more I reckon.
  11. That does seem a bit like it’s shouting “GREEN!” a bit too loudly. Any reason you couldn’t use the same colour that you’ve used on the small storage pouches and his feet - it’s more yellowish so might not be what you had in mind, but it would fit with the overall scheme maybe?
  12. I was going to say, one of the sets that were linked to above made me raise an eyebrow and move quickly on...
  13. Those Black Sun Miniatures look amazing! Bigger scale than GW right? Sorry if this is becoming spam, but I’ve finished another model. It was already close to finished but I glazed her face with a fleshy wash to bring the shadows and highlights together, and made my first attempt at adding grass to the base: I really enjoyed this one, and although the details initially seemed quite soft in hand compared to the sharp images on the eBay store, once it was painted the details are all there. This is the guy on eBay. Some fun designs I thin
  14. Those look great! And it begs a question - what other mini "brands" are out there that I might not know about? I really, really like the GW stuff, but I've also enjoyed the resin printed elf character I bought from an eBay seller, and of course the Malifaux stuff. It also begs a second question, since I noticed you'd edged your bases in orange and green - what colour do most people use to edge their bases? I'm finding black to look the sharpest - is that the most common colour, or do people really match the base edge to the rest of the model? The recommended colour for most of the
  15. Yes, it’s a scenery centrepiece statue: I started out just wanting to paint a couple of minis to scratch a nostalgia itch, and now I have so many I may as well play the actual game at some point!
  16. Hammer time! Nothing special here really - just trying to get good photos. All I did was follow the Mortal Realms instructions on this one. Quite relaxing to just knock something big out like this
  17. I will try exactly that, thanks Cocky. Those swords are rather clean.
  18. Thank you! I can see where I could have done better, but towards the end I was just loving having a chilled think about where to put the skulls and not really caring about doing it “right”. I think maybe I’ve been watching too many YouTube videos and not using my artistic instincts to do what I think would look cool. I currently have a vast pile of models at 80% completion, all painted to “regulation” GW colour schemes, but I also have lots of un-painted ones with which I think I might try and be a bit more imaginative.
  19. I also thought I'd "finished" this, but noticed a glaringly obvious stray splash of Leadbelcher as soon as I saw the photo! I tried to paint a green glow on the lowest dagger there, and a bit on the face of the nearest spirit, as it should be lit up by the glowing Skelebob. I quite like it, what do you reckon?
  20. I have not! I will bear it in mind. I think...I might be ready to call this "finished": Main changes apart from the base since I last posted pix are that I've amped up the highlights on the chains and reinstated some on the cape, plus touched up the cage. I really enjoyed putting the Citadel Skulls on the base and even found a half crushed one to put under his dainty foot. I think maybe I could add some chips and scratches to the sword, but for now? I'm pretty happy.
  21. I’m probably coming across more worried than I really am - I think I’m just putting it off because I’ve got most of these models looking pretty sweet and I’m reluctant to make them worse, but you can always repaint. I am having a lot of fun. I tried to freehand a thin blue line on a white cloak the other day and it went hilariously badly. Just...how?! Surely people don’t mask off tiny sections? But how else is this even possible? But I just repainted it white so no big deal.
  22. More likely this! Also I have...duplicates (of shame)
  23. I should have said, this is where I'm up to. It's really where and how brightly to paint the next two steps that I'm not feeling confident about - but only one way to find out I guess! I mean, I did ok with my Malifaux guy, but I got the highlights far too bright initially. Must finish that one too! Thanks for the tips. I do think that some of what you describe would be running before I can walk, but I'll certainly have a go at all of it. I feel like I'm at the "practicing" stage atm
  24. Actually it’s not the armour that concerns me (although now that you’ve described what to me sounds like another very advanced approach, I fear my attempts to dry brush and edge highlight won’t look that good) - it’s more things like the blue cloaks and shoulder pauldrons. It’s like - this already looks ok to me. But it’s just plain Kantor Blue with a dark blue wash. No highlights or brighter layers yet. But as soon as I start trying to lighten anything like this up, it starts to look fake and messy, even though I can see (from the reflections in this pic) exactly w
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