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Discussion in 'The Dead Shall Walk......' started by Micheal Valdros, Sep 30, 2014.

  1. Mad 'At

    Mad 'At Dumb enough to work Staff Member True Blood

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    Valid point about the bone details. Gold might suit the CT better.

    Book looks better in those pics. His head is angled quite nicely as if he is looking down at the pages.
     
  2. Micheal Valdros

    Micheal Valdros Black Knight

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    Finished the throne, some bits on the front (Mostly the right leg and a bit of the chest) might need another quick spray of dullcoat but I'm not really sure

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    The front guard bit of the body. I tried something completely different with the bone (Like 4 different colors instead of just plain white and sepia), I think I like how it turned out
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    Total progress so far
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  3. MasterSpark

    MasterSpark Nostalgian Staff Member True Blood

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    This is gonna be an awesome miniature when you're finished. Keep it up. :)
     
  4. Micheal Valdros

    Micheal Valdros Black Knight

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    Finished the second bit, its a bit darker than the front guard but I -think- it blends well enough to not be noticeable.
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    I didnt actually notice those two green specks until the thing was sealed, but thankfully its covered by the back of the throne
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    And the overall progress again
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    I'm not sure what to do with the book skeleton. I could either do it bone like the rest, but I'm not sure how that it'd look jutting out of the stone, or I could paint it like part of the stone DSCN7955.JPG
     
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  5. Borgnine

    Borgnine Moderator Staff Member True Blood

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    The bone looks great! As if it's fossilized at least a bit. As for the skeleton, thinking in-universe - such a flimsy thing made out of stone would shatter easily, maybe gold - as a skeleton-shaped gold book holder? I don't know if it'll look like on that stone, but it could be worth a try. Also, the rider looks properly regall :thumbsup:
     
  6. Micheal Valdros

    Micheal Valdros Black Knight

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    Went with bone since there where already the skulls, personally I think it turned out fine

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    With that the body is finished, just the spirit host left to go
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  7. Nagash Worshiper

    Nagash Worshiper Black Knight

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    Consider this whole awesome conversion idea stolen! Nice work!
     
  8. Mad 'At

    Mad 'At Dumb enough to work Staff Member True Blood

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  9. Micheal Valdros

    Micheal Valdros Black Knight

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    Thanks, I'm definitely gonna enter the challenge as soon as its done


    Took another shot with the airbrush, this time I've got my hands on actual airbrush paints instead of thinned down citadel stuff


    Each ghost was done differently just to see how each style worked out. The middle one here is completely unshaded since I figured I needed a shot of that
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    I havent bothered doing the rest of the model just yet, I'll get around to it eventually but for now its just a test before I do the Spirit Host on the CT
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  10. Micheal Valdros

    Micheal Valdros Black Knight

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  11. Micheal Valdros

    Micheal Valdros Black Knight

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    The spirit host is done. I like how it turned out, but I dont really know if it melds well with the chariot body

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  12. Micheal Valdros

    Micheal Valdros Black Knight

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    With the base done, the entire thing is finished.

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  13. Mad 'At

    Mad 'At Dumb enough to work Staff Member True Blood

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    The end result is really nice :)

    The green spirits and the green flames ties the model together awesomely.
     
  14. Micheal Valdros

    Micheal Valdros Black Knight

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    Two more Black Mask goons

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    For some reason the sealant on these just refused to dry no matter how long I left them, causing this weird rough look on his back, and a bit on the masks
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    Heat fixed it, but also left this weird burn mark I dont mind enough to mess with
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  15. Mad 'At

    Mad 'At Dumb enough to work Staff Member True Blood

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    Bat-man :rofl2:
     
  16. Borgnine

    Borgnine Moderator Staff Member True Blood

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    I think that metal weapons on the spirit horde could bind it better with the main chariot, but green special effects also bind them well together. Good work :)
     
  17. Micheal Valdros

    Micheal Valdros Black Knight

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    Two more things that dont really have any use

    Johnny Reb
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    Mistress Isabelle
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  18. Borgnine

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    I like how these few strands of grass enhance the whole feel of Johny Reb and where is he standing ;)
     
  19. Mad 'At

    Mad 'At Dumb enough to work Staff Member True Blood

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    Must say that I quite like your Isabelle. You've got a very nice paint scheme there with the different tones of purple and some yellow details.
     
  20. Micheal Valdros

    Micheal Valdros Black Knight

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    Some ghouls for the Terrorghiest base
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    And I figured I'd mess around with banners a bit more, so heres a colonial flag. I'm gonna have to figure out how to make the shade spread out evenly instead of clumping up like this.
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  21. Mad 'At

    Mad 'At Dumb enough to work Staff Member True Blood

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    Those are some awesome ghouls! Loving the models and the sickly paintcheme. If I were to redo my ghouls at some point I would definitely use some of those LotR goblins :)

    The flag looks neat enough, but the shade does appear to have clumped a bit. What kind of shade are you using? For GW shade I've found the solution is to use less paint but do it twice instead, that stops the pooling. Also, if you notice any pooling while it is drying (can happy on large surfaces like flags cause the eventually the wet shade starts collecting in certain areas), use a dry brush to suck up the excess.
     
  22. Micheal Valdros

    Micheal Valdros Black Knight

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    I saw this neat thing from Reaper and figured I'd turn it into a Carnival of Chaos master, I'll probably end up building a band around him at some point

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    Killer Croc
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    And I figured I'd start making a Carnival board out of some bits of cheap wood and random scraps, just for the fun of it. This is the stage, I was trying to make the backdrop look like something you'd find at a cheap carnival, but I'm not sure if it really shows or if it just looks kinda lazy. Only the backdrop is actually painted, and I plan to put some kind of red curtain hanging from that bar
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  23. Borgnine

    Borgnine Moderator Staff Member True Blood

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    That's an interesting mini for that Carnival master :) And I must say that the skin on the Croc looks properly crocodilean ;)

    As for the scene - well, cheap usually looks like lazy ;) I would paint the black lines thinner, because the painters in that scale would use thinner brushes, even if it is lazy - but I still think it looks convincing. I wonder how will you expand it :)
     
  24. Micheal Valdros

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    Some more work on the stage. Added a different backdrop on the reverse side of the original, and made a little stand thing so it could be flipped around
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    I still have to add a curtain, and I'll probably throw some more random bits on the stage, but for the most part its done


    Here it is on the board,with some seats in front. The plan is to put some kind of brick wall around the cut, add some stairs leading up to the stage, and fill the whole area in with dirt
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    And a blightking
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  25. Micheal Valdros

    Micheal Valdros Black Knight

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    Firefly
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    His leg broke down the middle while I was sealing him, so thats why this bit looks a little off compared to the rest
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    Copperhead. Gonna have to work on those eyes, I have no idea how to make them look decent
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    And a second blightking
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