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Mythic Battles Mayhem

Mythic Battles Mayhem

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Project Blog by joshtogo

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About the Project

I meant to get started with Crisis Protocol next but…I got a game of this played and wow did we have fun! So, I’m going to tackle this in stages. It’s a long term project and I’ll likely bounce around to other things. Otherwise this would be the only thing I did for…a year? Longer? Oh well, here goes.

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Athena

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Athena

Hades

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Hades

Ares

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Ares

Zeus

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This may be my first mod as it looks like he just has a fist full of pubic hair rather than lightning. This may be my first mod as it looks like he just has a fist full of pubic hair rather than lightning.

Picture Rotation

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I think I’ve identified some regularity in the thumbnails being incorrectly rotated: if taken with my iPhone in portrait mode the system correctly orients the picture but not the thumbnail; if taken with my iPhone in landscape mode, both are oriented correctly.

I’ll have to test this to see whether taking all pics in landscape and cropping them solves the issue. I’ll also have to see if taking pictures with my DSLR is ever subject to this issue. There does seem, however to be some regularity: see Hades with his pinned staff v. the Athena & her owl post after and the Hades with snapped staff post before.

Athena

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The owl is done. I was trying for a spotted owl (they have a connection to Greek mythology) and are a friend’s favorite. I cut off the tufts that made this look more like a horned owl. Also, I went ahead and did the glowing eyes. I haven’t really done much glow before and, if I’m going to paint the mess of Infinity that I have, painting glowing things will be necessary.  The owl is done. I was trying for a spotted owl (they have a connection to Greek mythology) and are a friend’s favorite. I cut off the tufts that made this look more like a horned owl. Also, I went ahead and did the glowing eyes. I haven’t really done much glow before and, if I’m going to paint the mess of Infinity that I have, painting glowing things will be necessary.

Pinned and painted back up

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After a detour through cyano-acrylate and the CA + green stuff (I was worried about my ability to drill a hole straight down the shaft) Hades is pinned and painted. After a detour through cyano-acrylate and the CA + green stuff (I was worried about my ability to drill a hole straight down the shaft) Hades is pinned and painted.
I end up using one of my smallest drill bits and using the bit itself as the pin. I was told the place to go for wire and bits is either a model train shop or a music store. I end up using one of my smallest drill bits and using the bit itself as the pin. I was told the place to go for wire and bits is either a model train shop or a music store.

By the by, I thought I would be clever by adding some rubble texture to the base before I laid down the sand. As you can see, that was not actually clever. The sand ended up just covering over the rubble. That may actually be nice in that it’ll give a bit more undulation to the base level sand but it was not the look I was going for.

So…add rubble/accent pieces after sand.

Failure?

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Inspired by @dunham99 and their comment on the value of mistakes, I figured I should post this. Here I am almost finished with Hades and…yeah. Oops. Inspired by @dunham99 and their comment on the value of mistakes, I figured I should post this. Here I am almost finished with Hades and…yeah. Oops.

And now for something completely different

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Clearly spending too much time on the site as all I can see in this bike lockup is the OTT logo. Clearly spending too much time on the site as all I can see in this bike lockup is the OTT logo.

Athena

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The owl and base are still in process. Also still not sure whether or not to do glowing eyes here. Otherwise, reasonable progress for my weekend. The owl and base are still in process. Also still not sure whether or not to do glowing eyes here. Otherwise, reasonable progress for my weekend.

Sideways

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Anyone been able to figure out how to get the thumbnails to be in the correct orientation?

I know that the OTT team is aware of the issue. I’ve also noticed that some of mine show up correctly and others don’t. I haven’t been able to identify a pattern and I’m hoping some of the rest of you have.

Is there anything that increases/decreases the likelihood of them showing up correctly or is this a case of just waiting for the OTT team to ride to the rescue?

Ares & Zeus

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The bases need finishing touches but these are ready for a game this evening. The bases need finishing touches but these are ready for a game this evening.
I held off on doing the whole “glowing eyes” bit for both of these. I may go back and do it and I may not. I held off on doing the whole “glowing eyes” bit for both of these. I may go back and do it and I may not.

Now the fun begins

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This is the fun part—well, a fun part—when things start to move a bit more quickly. This is the fun part—well, a fun part—when things start to move a bit more quickly.
Now the fun begins

God Skin 5: done?

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Highlight with pure Vallejo Fairy Flesh. Probably at the point where it’s hard to tell much difference in the pics. I’m debating calling the skin done at this point although I may be tempted to do yet another highlight with some highlight skin in the mix. (Update: it was impossible to tell the difference because I had uploaded the photo from step 4. It's still pretty hard to tell the difference with the correct pics though)Highlight with pure Vallejo Fairy Flesh. Probably at the point where it’s hard to tell much difference in the pics. I’m debating calling the skin done at this point although I may be tempted to do yet another highlight with some highlight skin in the mix. (Update: it was impossible to tell the difference because I had uploaded the photo from step 4. It's still pretty hard to tell the difference with the correct pics though)

God Skin 4

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Highlight with 50% Natural Flesh and 50% Fairy Flesh (both Vallejo). Starting to get some proper depth and volume going. Highlight with 50% Natural Flesh and 50% Fairy Flesh (both Vallejo). Starting to get some proper depth and volume going.

God Skin step 3

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Highlight with Vallejo Natural Flesh.Highlight with Vallejo Natural Flesh.

God skin step 3

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God skin step 3

Step 2 highlighted back up with Vallejo base flesh.

I swear I am uploading these right side up. They also display correctly when you click on them. It’s only the thumbnails that are sideways.

it’s my intention here, in case it isn’t clear, to finally do a step by step of skin to share what I do, to have a chance to assess for myself if a step (like the wash) is worth it, and to get feedback and suggestions for improvement from all of you. So go to it.

I’ve included paint numbers over in my Council of 4 project and I’ll copy the recipe/sequence here once I get to the end.

God Skin Step 2

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God Skin Step 2

Vallejo skin wash over the Vallejo base flesh from step one.

Core box gods started

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Core box gods started

Even just a little paint over zenithal makes these start to pop. It’ll be interesting working at a much larger than usual scale. I love the sculpts and, while there, the mold lines aren’t too egregious.

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