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Re: My minis

Postby el_flesh » Sunday March 29th, 2015 10:46am

cut those projecting pieces and you can change the angles of the arms all over! wooooooooooo!!!!
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Re: My minis

Postby Anderas » Thursday May 7th, 2015 11:05am

After Months, i was finally able to take a decent photo. Phew! :)


Here they are, all the Goblins I have. They are quite old GW Goblins. I bought them in the silly hope that i would be able to use them as 40k Gretchins - no way - but now they have their proper use.

You Guys with more experience than i have: Are they enough?
5 with Spears
4 with Bows
2 with Sabres
1 with a trumpet to alert the neighbour room.

Finally, i was adding half an hour more because I forgot all the shield backsides and all the Weapon poles in the first try :oops:
Maybe, if someone has a good idea for the Shields, i will touch them again.

They are made for gaming, not for the showcase. Nevertheless, I like my models to look decent. These are Goblins, so they are not overly colorful - they shall not steal the show if a bigger better model is on the table!

I still have to learn how to take decent photos.I turned off all special effects the camera might possess, i used 2 seconds delay and manually adjusted F to 22 (with the consequence of having nearly half a second opening time)... Somehow i am still not satisfied. Maybe it's just me.




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This photo shows the biggest factor I can get with my camera. It doesn't have a macro function.

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The last two photos show the best reason why I am so slow to paint. :mrgreen:
My two year's old Daughter was discovering my models. She immediately identified the skeleton as "evil", and correct so.

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Re: My minis

Postby knightkrawler » Thursday May 7th, 2015 11:59am

For the purposes you mentioned, I'd just drybrush the shields with a bone color, but only in places. Then wash it with a brown or sepia and you're done.
I do like the skin and the blendings like on the bow, as well as the helmet. Nice effects.
The little pinkish touch on the nose tips make the minis pop sufficiently without distracting from their greenliness.

12 Goblins are definitely enough. If only a lot of goblins with basic stats are needed, then you can just use them all and end debates about the bows with threatening "Ah, so you do want them to have ranged attacks?"
If different kinds are needed, it's "What you see is what you get" in stats and special rules.
I do the same with my minis. Everyone looks different and can be used individually and with stats derived from equipment and I'm very happy about that decision instead of trying to write up stats for every variation on some mini.
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Re: My minis

Postby Redav » Thursday May 7th, 2015 6:56pm

I reckon they're looking great! I have just bought some of those shields too. I thought I'd stick them on some of the original orcs and maybe the odd goblin, they should suit them okay yeah?
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Re: My minis

Postby knightkrawler » Friday May 8th, 2015 9:53am

They're definitely big enough for HQ orcs.
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Re: My minis

Postby Anderas » Friday May 8th, 2015 10:05am

Yes - The HQ Orcs are not much bigger than these GW Goblins.


I painted my first Zombie now. Two things:
I don't like at all the look of the zombie. I think an company like GW should be able to deliver better things.

He was sleeping 15 years in my desk along with more of his kind. I assembled four with long weapons and one with a short weapon, and I hope that Gamezones will deliver better Zombies.

Ok, now the second thing:
I don't think he looks dead enough! Why not?

Last not least, the light for the photo has been awful again.

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Re: My minis

Postby knightkrawler » Friday May 8th, 2015 10:49am

Oh god, how I hate those GW Zombies.
Easily the most horrible multipart plastic box out there.
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Re: My minis

Postby whitebeard » Friday May 8th, 2015 11:16am

He does not look dead (apart from the GW mini being terrible) because the flesh tone is too bright. Try using your bone color as the flesh base. Then add the red/purple details as you have them. The flesh will look dead then.


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Re: My minis

Postby Anderas » Friday May 8th, 2015 11:32am

Do you have recommended Zombies? At the moment I just want to paint instead of wait :)


White Beard;
I tried this on the zombie:

A greenish yellowish sand tone as main skin color;
a bruised red here and there, (it is a red half the way down to purple, and greyish - really ugly :) )
and blue in all recesses;

and then i tried to soften the transitions.

And well, a bruised red --> greenish Yellow sand tone transition in fact, looks like.... skin of a white person. A super-underwhelming result for a lot of work! :)

Thanks Whitebeard, the next Zombie is waiting (possibly some weeks now :roll: )


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Re: My minis

Postby knightkrawler » Friday May 8th, 2015 12:23pm

On my Zombies I used every off-white EXCEPT a reddish one which looks like fresh, vivid skin color.
I used Ice Yellow, Duck Egg Green, and Ghost Grey. Then I shaded down with washes and glazes (purple and athonian camoshade) and in places Fleshshade.
Not too much red in there, which made all the difference in my eyes.
In the meantime, I painted up another Zombie. A medium greygreen with a darker bluegrey in the shades (wet blending as a basecoat), lightened up with I guess Ice Yellow.
This also looks good, but very very different from those in my gallery.
Ice Yellow is becoming my go-to highlight mixing color.
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