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Hello again!
Today I present my painted Mirklace Lieutenant. A bit of a rough sculpt, in my opinion, but I'm pretty happy with how he turned out. As always, more pictures and info at my blog, www.darthtomsgaming.wordpress.com
 
 
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Hi folks! Back again, this time with some pictures of Skarn. This was a really fun miniature to paint, but some of the bits and pieces were incredibly confusing in form. I did my best to figure out what each component was intended to represent. As always, more pictures and details at my blog: https://darthtomsgaming.wordpress.com

Please let me know what you think, always appreciate some constructive criticism.

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Nicely done. I hope mine turn out even 1/4 as good when I finally find time to paint mine. Been way too busy between work and school. Just a few more months...

Your Skarn and Mirklace almost look like pictures of concept art instead of actual physical models. Really liking the "cartoon" pop that they have on the highlights like near Mirklace's muscles or Skarn's cloth. I imagine this would really liven up the board.

One bit of sadness that I have, not about your painting, is that I initially thought Gargan Mirklace was just a floating demonic torso, oozing pure evil darkness, so hardcore that he didn't need the rest of his body.  I thought he was the coolest looking lieutenant ever. Then after seeing him painted I realize he has these tiny little toddler legs completely disproportionate to his upper half...so disappointing. Deadpool 2 comes to mind every time I see him now.

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Apparently I've fallen behind on posting here... 
I've actually finished two other monster groups since Skarn, among other non-Descent projects. As always, more pictures and information are available on my blog, https://darthtomsgaming.wordpress.com/

First, the Goblin Archers...

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And the Zombies...

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Please take a look, let me know what you think. Always appreciate comments and critiques. Next up will be Flesh Moulders!

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21 hours ago, tomkat364 said:

Back again, this time with the last set of monsters from the Core Box. The Ettins!

As always, more info and pics at my blog: https://darthtomsgaming.wordpress.com/

Leave a comment and let me know what you think. 

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Next, on to some heroes and lieutenants...

Love your work on these minis and your meticulousness in documenting the paint schemes and discussing the minis! I probably couldn't reproduce the super clean transitions and surfaces, even if I wanted to. 😅 Only the contrast on areas between lit and shadowy parts is a bit "flat" for my taste, but that's a question of chosen style. Cudos for putting quite a bit of effort into painting all these bases as well!

On these Etins there's only one part of the bases I think you could improve: The transitions between earth and snow. It may be just me looking at the fotos on a mobile phone, but to me, the snow doesn't read as a layer on top of the earthy ground immediately. I'm not sure how exactly to fix it either, but I'd probably try to paint a narrow fading out - maybe bluish tinted - drop shadow that's cast on the earth by the snow cover. It might enforce the impression that the snow is actually a cover on the earthy ground. 

Also:

"It is my firm belief that boardgame manufacturers take a perverse pleasure in placing mold lines in the most detail heavy, hard to reach areas possible for the sole purpose of frustrating painters. In the case of the Ettins, this included the aforementioned neck wrinkles, the fur cape along the upper back, the wrapping on the forearm, the helmets, the horns, and all the fingers and toes."

Tell me about it. Removing mold lines on Descent minis is a PITA. It doesn't help that the minis come pre-assembled, making some mold lines very hard to reach on top of everything else. But I get the impression that very few people care enough to spend considerable time on trying to remove them anyway. 

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Hello again,
Today we move on to the first of the core set heroes, Syndrael. Quite a bothersome miniature, what with muddy details and mould lines. Still turned out rather nicely, I think. As always, more pics can be found at my blog: https://darthtomsgaming.wordpress.com/

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Let me know what you think.

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