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I got into Descent after seeing the RtL app recently. Played first game last night since getting the core set plus lieutenants painted. So much better fully painted! I have everything, integrating into the game as I paint it. I'll circle back once all the figures are painted and base everything. I've been editing in each expansion below as I finish it.

 

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My Reanimate figure

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Editing in Lair of the Wyrm

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Editing in Labyrinth of Ruin

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Shadows of Nerekhall

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Trollfens:

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Manor of Ravens

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Mists of Bilehall

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The Chains That Rust

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Doors and Portcullises

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Overgrowth

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Oath of the Outcast

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Shards of Everdark

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Visions of Dawn

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Crown of Destiny

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I got back into painting a few months ago, haven't done it in 6+ years. So of course my family was overjoyed that Christmas gifts were easy this year, more stuff for what I'm painting! So now this is my current paint queue for Descent, and I'm buying and painting the Lieutenant figures as I do each expansion.

 

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My wife is regretting this decision as I make her come frequently and look at cards and images online and tell me what colors everything matches up to with my paints. I'm colorblind, so while I can put the paint on reasonably well, things tend to look a bit strange if I choose the colors. Painting fire is especially difficult. I have no idea why I chose fire as the theme for my Warhammer 40K army that was my most recent project years ago.

 

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Good job! I can relate, I had all my monsters and lieutenants painted professionally and most of my heroes. The last batch of heroes gets sent in next week. The painters are working on some Imperial Assault minis for me right now. I hate playing with unpainted minis. I bought the Descent and Imperial Assault base games prepainted

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Looks great, waiting to paint the eyes or just planning to leave it like that?

 

Leaving them like that for now. You don't even notice the eyes really during play.  I'll likely do them when I circle back and base everything. The rest of Descent arrived today, so my paint queue is pretty long now!

 

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Well done! Where did you get those Summoned Stone proxies?

 

Privateer Press' Circle Shifting Stones.

I use the same.

 

They don't really look like Summoned Stones, though, but I like them quite a lot. I couldn't find a better proxy.

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Well done! Where did you get those Summoned Stone proxies?

 

What Indalecio said above  :)

 

Shifting Stones

 

Now that I have everything I can start on a good storage solution. Since I'm painting everything I want to use foam trays. If I did my planning correctly, every single Descent figure plus reanimate proxy, 3 summoned stone proxies, and the small animals like the falcon, red panda, wolf, etc proxies, it will all fit across:

 

One 1" tray

Four 1.5" trays

Three 2" trays

Two 2.5" trays

Two 3" trays

 

That's two stacks of 13.5" (that total includes 1/4" per tray foam bottom), which makes the ArmyTransport Armored Company or the Division case perfect. The trays are the 7.5x13" type from Sabol Designs or MiniatureMarket. That's the size that fits the ArmyTransport case line.

I've had the Motorpool for many years holding my Warhammer 40K army, the Division and Armored Company are just double height versions of that really, plus more large extra pockets. Great cases.

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Fantastic stuff. I really wish I could do the same, but I am absolutely horrible at painting.

I remember trying to paint my old Vampire Counts army back in the day. My white skeleton ended up becoming red. It was pretty bad.

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Hey Kaaihn,

 

Nice painting work!! Especially with color blindness :blink: !

 

Speaking about that! Today I stumble upon a artikel that they have produced glasses for people with colorblindness, see for yourself:

 

http://enchroma.com/

 

Have no idea how it works, or if it even works. By the reaction of the people it does. 

 

So maybe it is of use for you (hope so), downside is that the are expensive.. :(

 

Goodluck with your paintjob, hope to see more of them in the future!

 

Kind regard, Emiel

 

I got back into painting a few months ago, haven't done it in 6+ years. So of course my family was overjoyed that Christmas gifts were easy this year, more stuff for what I'm painting! So now this is my current paint queue for Descent, and I'm buying and painting the Lieutenant figures as I do each expansion.

 

lZP6BMml.jpg

 

My wife is regretting this decision as I make her come frequently and look at cards and images online and tell me what colors everything matches up to with my paints. I'm colorblind, so while I can put the paint on reasonably well, things tend to look a bit strange if I choose the colors. Painting fire is especially difficult. I have no idea why I chose fire as the theme for my Warhammer 40K army that was my most recent project years ago.

 

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Hey Kaaihn,

 

Nice painting work!! Especially with color blindness :blink: !

 

Speaking about that! Today I stumble upon a artikel that they have produced glasses for people with colorblindness, see for yourself:

 

http://enchroma.com/

 

Have no idea how it works, or if it even works. By the reaction of the people it does. 

 

So maybe it is of use for you (hope so), downside is that the are expensive.. :(

 

Goodluck with your paintjob, hope to see more of them in the future!

 

Kind regard, Emiel

 

 

 

Thanks Emiel. I actually have a pair of those  :). They were absolutely life changing when I put them on for the first time. The problem is, they only work outside for me. I also tried their indoor version, but those don't work for me.

 

You reminded me that I have not checked in with them in awhile to see what might be new. The way the tech works, the darker the lens the greater the filtering, which means the more effective it is. The light indoor lens was to light for me, my sunglasses which are the darkest work, but are to dark to be effective inside unless I use a massive sunlamp or something.

 

They have a newer medium lens that sounds like it likely will work with the amount of light I have for painting. I have two 100w daylight lamps and a high powered LED spot lamp.

 

The LED lamp is a ring light, it's perfect for miniature painting. Anyone that paints their figures should have one of these.

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Looks great, waiting to paint the eyes or just planning to leave it like that?

 

Leaving them like that for now. You don't even notice the eyes really during play.  I'll likely do them when I circle back and base everything. The rest of Descent arrived today, so my paint queue is pretty long now!

 

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You have made a rookie mistake.  I would like to help address it.

 

You left out of your items to paint ALL OF MY STUFF.  Please make sure you correct this soonest !

 

:P  :D  :lol:  :wub:

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Looks great, waiting to paint the eyes or just planning to leave it like that?

 

Leaving them like that for now. You don't even notice the eyes really during play.  I'll likely do them when I circle back and base everything. The rest of Descent arrived today, so my paint queue is pretty long now!

 

dxQqUgzl.jpg

 

 

You have made a rookie mistake.  I would like to help address it.

 

You left out of your items to paint ALL OF MY STUFF.  Please make sure you correct this soonest !

 

:P  :D  :lol:  :wub:

 

I'm sure the two of you can come to a reasonable agreement over his fees. ^_^

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Thanks Emiel. I actually have a pair of those  :). They were absolutely life changing when I put them on for the first time. The problem is, they only work outside for me. I also tried their indoor version, but those don't work for me.

 

You reminded me that I have not checked in with them in awhile to see what might be new. The way the tech works, the darker the lens the greater the filtering, which means the more effective it is. The light indoor lens was to light for me, my sunglasses which are the darkest work, but are to dark to be effective inside unless I use a massive sunlamp or something.

 

They have a newer medium lens that sounds like it likely will work with the amount of light I have for painting. I have two 100w daylight lamps and a high powered LED spot lamp.

 

The LED lamp is a ring light, it's perfect for miniature painting. Anyone that paints their figures should have one of these.

 

 

Hey Kaaihn, cool that you already have a pair :D !

 

Bummer they don't work as well inside as outside. 

If you try to recreate daylight with LED, you should look at the Kelvin (whiteness) output of the light. Daylight is between 4200 and 10K Kelvin.

Also this is a great idea I would like to try:

 

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Hopefully I can post some stuff in the near future, I have a warhammer history so hopefully you'll my work as well ^^

 

Greets Emiel

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These all look fantastic! I want to start painting the Descent figures (haven't painted miniatures for 10+ yrs)... Just wondering how much effort you are putting into these?

I'm inclined to not get too complicated. Maybe just base coats, a wash and a bit of dry brushing... whereas all the tutorial videos I've looked at are doing multiple (3-5) layering passes on the cloaks and other raised areas. For just playing on the table top this seems like a lot of work.

This is why I'm interested in how much effort you've gone to and got those excellent results!

(especially when I've got all the expansions, all the Lieutenants, and so far 4 of the H&M sets to paint)

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10 hours ago, odgregg said:

These all look fantastic! I want to start painting the Descent figures (haven't painted miniatures for 10+ yrs)... Just wondering how much effort you are putting into these?

I'm inclined to not get too complicated. Maybe just base coats, a wash and a bit of dry brushing... whereas all the tutorial videos I've looked at are doing multiple (3-5) layering passes on the cloaks and other raised areas. For just playing on the table top this seems like a lot of work.

This is why I'm interested in how much effort you've gone to and got those excellent results!

(especially when I've got all the expansions, all the Lieutenants, and so far 4 of the H&M sets to paint)

Exactly my situation. I hadn't painted for 6+ years when I decided to paint descent. "Tabletop" was all I wanted to do with this. These are basecoated, washed, highlighted with the base color, and that's usually it. I'll usually add one more layer of highlighting to metallics.

Generally I take 2-3 hours per hero or Lieutenant. Monsters usually take 3-4 for the whole group.

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