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Moonstone with not multi award winning painting

Moonstone with not multi award winning painting

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Project Blog by paulgbarnes Cult of Games Member

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About the Project

I have finally decided to make a project with some of the numerous miniatures that need painting. So thought I would start with Moonstone. I am at best an average painter. But thought that this may encourage me to try and up my game with some internet based encouragement/judgement

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Boulder

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And a troll to go with the goblins.

I decided to go with a different colour scheme to see what it looked like.  TBH I think I prefer the one in the books but I took inspiration from a rather old film.

I think I should have made the skin darker and the hair lighter but it will do.

I have also included a group shot – hopefully the photography meets Ben’s standards after his comments from the other week.

More Goblins

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So I have managed to get some more of the Dominion painted.  Just the Goblin Airship to go and then my built Goblins will be finished will be finished.

Of these models I think that Grub turned out the best but the others are acceptable.   When I can face it, I will come back and highlight a few more things and may add a little more detail to the wings on Herbert.

i have practically finished boulder so will post the picture in my next post.

After that I may do the airship but also considering a palette cleanser and doing something else for a while.

The Goblins 3

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The Mortician is my least favourite ‘finished’ model for sometime.   There is something that is just off, so much so that I have repainted it 3 times.

It was the first model I painted for Moonstome and I think that I may have put me off from doing the others.

However, I will go with the positive approach and think that it is not good but it is good enough. Also, if it annoys me enough I can always paint it again.

I still have 5 Goblin specific miniatures to paint and a couple of trolls, so I am hoping in the next month or so to have a reasonable Dominion force, but I am also thinking of expanding it so it is not just Goblins, so may add a box of pirates.  I will see if I resist spending any money for a while.

The Goblins 2

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Next up is Beaky Bobby.

For the skin tone on this one, instead of my normal layering technique, I decided to go for a more glazing approach.

Based on something I half remembered on the internet – that I was too lazy to check – I decided to glaze with a pale yellow colour to bring out the highlights any definition.   Although it took a bit longer than normal ( I am a slow painter at the best of times ) I am relatively happy with the results.

The Goblins 1

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So after my positive comments last weekend about my painting skills (if not my photography), I decided I would make a start on my goblins.

This way, if I even get around to playing, I can have have a second force for my opponent.

Goblin King - FrontGoblin King - Front
Goblin King - BackGoblin King - Back

Looking at these pictures, I can see my photography hasn’t improved.

The highlights do show better in real life but even with the harsh lighting, the images do give a good indication of what I have done.

The Commonwealth

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I have now ‘finished’ the main models that can used for the Commonwealth. I think most need a few touch ups and highlights but all are in a decent position.

I am not going to base them any time soon as I think the black base is fine.  If I get to play with them, I will then probably revisit the basing.

The pictures I have taken aren’t great but do help to show off what I have done.

Moving forward, I am going to either order the Administration of Justice pack or more likely just move onto the Goblins so I have 2  painted factions to choose from.  I also at some stage need to build the Fawns and Shades that I have outstanding.

Gotchgut 2

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Step 5

I painted the belts and straps with a P3 paint beast hide but was not happy as I thought the brown was too light.

Step 6

The thigh pads were red and red and yellow in the art work so I used all of my imagination and copied this. I also painted the sword handle.

This is now when I got distracted with some of the football and didn’t bother taking any pictures of the next steps.

I essentially darkened the leatherwork with a couple of shades and then highlighted it again.  I painted the fur a cream colour shaded agrax and then dry brushed over the original colour   I think it was wraithbone but not sure.

I highlighted the thigh plates and added the sunburst symbol.   I tried to add some chipping but it did not work.

All in all, I think he has turned out alright.  Should have gone for more of a contrast in some of the colours.  Not my best work but definitely not my worst.

When I have the Commonwealth completed I will picture them all together.

 

I have also got an image of Sir Hogwash in progress at about 85%ish complete.  So hoping to complete him in the next couple of days or so.

Gotchgut 2

Gotchgut 1

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I enjoyed Gotchgut, not completely happy but a relatively simple model to paint.

I even remembered to take some WIP pictures

The model was primed in grey seer.  I then washed it in seraphim sepia to show the details and make all of the model was primed.

Steps 1&2 skin and waistcoat

Step 1 The skin

The skin is simply bugmans glow that is then mixed with Kislev flesh for lighter and lighter layers until a final highlight of Kislev.

Step 2

 

Step 3 Armour

All of the metal armour was in leadbelcher which was then shaded.  Chainmail was agrax, the rest was seraphim sepia.   I heavily watered down some skrag brown and painted it in a few places to try and increase rust effect, then dry bushed it with leadbelcher.  The dry brush stage effectively ruined any effects I had (the chainmail was fine), so I did it all again and was gentler with the dry brush

Step 4 Trousers

The trousers started off with ionrach skin (I bought it when it first came out and have never used it). This was then mixed with white for the highlights.   I did try for a textured look but not really happy with the effect.

What’s left?

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There is still a few fair few models to assemble and paint.

 

The remaining for the CommonwealthThe remaining for the Commonwealth
Fauns/LeshavaultFauns/Leshavault

The last image reminded me to dust off my laptop

Goblins - will be repainting the skinGoblins - will be repainting the skin
ShadesShades

May have to branch out and do other projects before I get all of this done.   Hoping to do a few step by steps on the next set of painting – which will help when I break another model and have to retouch it up

Close ups 1

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With the exception of basing- which is being left until I have assembled and painted all the models – these 4 are mostly done.

A few more touch ups and highlights are needed but these are close to as good as I can get them.

Progress so far

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Originally I had thought to do this as a spring clean challenge but my natural laziness stopped that from happening.

 

The plan was also to include some WIP images and detail of what was being done.

Going forward the plan is to finish off the Commonwealth war band, then either the Goblins or the recently delivered Shades of Moonreach.

 

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