Painted Models (Image heavy thread)
Posted 25 February 2014 - 10:14 AM
Posted 25 February 2014 - 10:18 AM
Awesome, I will have to get some supplies soon. I think though that i will buy a couple other miniatures to do my first paints on so i can get a feel for it. I just don't want to ruin my descent pieces.
That's a good idea, also always start with the easiest ones. I always do that when starting a new army/game, for Descent my first ones were goblin archers, zombies and cave spiders for example.
Posted 27 February 2014 - 02:16 AM
Great painting skills here, thanks for showing, very inspiring
I'm also in the process of painting my own set (speed painting cause I really shouldn't have the time for this). I'm not very experienced though but pictures like the ones you posted are a great help. So far I've done 6 monster groups and 1 hero (3 days), but I've really been struggling on some of them. How do you manage to retain the same level of details on the mini? I'm not doing everything perfectly but even with inks and washes I never seem to be able to recover the initial level of details on a mini once I've laid 2-3 layers of paint on the said zone. How do you manage to do that? I've spent tons of time on these freaking goblin archers for instance because I couldn't get the details to stick out on the belt.
Oh btw about starting with the easiest ones, I've found the Volucrixes (whatever the name) and the Fire Imps to be easy too. Spiders are a bit tricky because of the thin space between them and the base. I also started with the Zombies. I guess the Elementals are easy-ish as well but I haven't done them yet.
Edited by Indalecio, 27 February 2014 - 02:21 AM.
Posted 27 February 2014 - 03:10 AM
Not sure im getting what you're saying about not having the detail stick out, is it because the paint is too thick after the layers? I'm painting these fast as well as I constantly want to play more instead of painting lol, usually when I do whole armies I take my time with them.
If it's because the paint's too think try mixing it with a bit of water, although then you might end up with more layers if you're already doing 2-3. Maybe it's the paints you're using? For little details I make sure that I dont cover them with more than 1, at most 2 layers.
Posted 27 February 2014 - 06:06 AM
Yeah sorry if I wasn't being clear. Thing is I don't know how I can be more specific The thickness of the paint obviously varies from color to color (I use Vallejo btw), but even if I use a rather fluid color (let alone an ink), it's enough to cover some of the details when I go back later on with a brighter shade to highlight the edge of -say- a belt or a chainmail plate. Did you actually say that sometimes one layer may be enough? Judging by your paintings you have different tones for almost every surface? or did you cheat somehow since the result looks great in the end?
Going to post a picture with one of each of the models I've painted so far (I've obv. painted all the monsters in these groups). How the hell do you do that? It says upload to your gallery but I cannot find any gallery tab anywhere...
Posted 27 February 2014 - 07:44 AM
As I said I'm painting these alot faster than I usually do so yes in a way I did cheat lol because I'm using alot of inks/washes and drybrushing for fast results but still look good enough to play with (none are show pieces though). I do pass a bit more time on the heroes though.
I dont actually upload the pics I use the button to add an image and then give it the URL from the facebook page I upload them to, no idea about how to upload to a gallery though (didnt even know we had one lol).
Just received the 60 monsters from 1st edition, was almost ready from everything from 2nd edition and now I have a sea of tan and red ugh! Will start painting again tomorrow, it's a rainy day today perfect for a day of playing
Edited by Engrimm, 27 February 2014 - 07:46 AM.
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Posted 27 February 2014 - 07:52 AM
Here we go (sorry for the background and light, just took a quick shot):
Minis look a bit better on the picture than in reality
About the 1ed minis, I was tempted to get them too but 1- it was tricky to find sellers (people would rather sell everything BUT the minis) 2- from the few quotes I got it was damn expensive 3- the monster packs will replace them anyways. But yeah lucky you if you got them
Edited by Indalecio, 27 February 2014 - 07:54 AM.
Posted 27 February 2014 - 08:40 AM
Drybrush from dark red all the way to light yellow. Took me no time! I wanted some contrast between the flames and the imps so I did them in the opposite color. I did the non-master imps in the base color with a wash. Not sure it was a good idea to zoom in that much though, lol:
Edited by Indalecio, 27 February 2014 - 08:45 AM.
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Posted 07 April 2015 - 04:14 AM
I've got a set of 1st edition monsters which I was going to paint last year when I got them (had even primed them) but now with all the monster packs that have been released )and yet to be released) I don't think it's worth the hassle, most of them have updated models anyways. So put those away and now I'm waiting for the new ones to arrive in the mail can't wait hehe.
Still have a few unpainted models to do until the new stuff arrives and started with Serena, also painting Bol'Goreth who should be ready tomorrow.
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