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This is the first mini I've painted in about 8 months, so it's rather rough around the edges. The lighting in the picture is also not ideal, for which I apologize! At any rate, if you have a moment please take a look, then C&C.
Hey, not bad! Actually, for someone that's had 8 months off, I'd say that's a fine effort!
I think it's just the angle of the photo, but I thought the Kroot's right hand (the one highest in the air) looked a bit... I dunno, something looked wrong, but as I said I think it's the angle of the photo more than anything.
All in all, nicely posed and painted.
Thank you for your comments! Sorry for the delayed response -- it's been a busy week at work.
Deadstar, thanks for the encouragement! As for the right hand, is it the paint or the model that appears to be a bit off? If the former, it may be due to a poorly-defined "glove" of sorts. If the latter, it could be awkwardly posed; this is the first model I've ever put under the knife. Again, thanks for the kind words! If you have any advice for improving my painting or model-butchering, I'd love to hear it.
Pickle, thank you also for your C&C! I'm afraid the model is quite less dynamic than I'd hoped, and you're probably right about the clumsy pose. Do you have any advice on achieving that "caught in action" dynamic quality? I imagine that part of it is that I simply must be more bold in my knifework; it was the first time I'd taken the knife to a model for anything other than shaving mold lines, so I was pretty apprehensive about making major changes. Again, thanks for your pleasant remarks, and I appreciate any advice you can offer!
If anyone else has the time to chime in, I'd love to hear from you
Great model, and I absolutely love the pose and bush hes jumping out of.
Is he washed at all? The area under his right arm looks somewhat bland, I can't pinpoint it but it looks a little odd.
Let me know what you did, other than that, great job skyfish!
Now that I look at it again, there's really no problem. I just skimmed over the photo too quickly.
Don't think I can offer much advice myself - I'm still tentatively getting into minor conversions, and for me (much like yourself it seems) it's still a daunting feeling taking a knife to a model. But you have to start somewhere!
LegendX, thanks for the C&C! Actually, I found out with this model that lichen + superglue does not make for hardy foliage -- it's quite brittle and sheds little bits almost constantly. I'll likely end up needing to find or make a suitable replacement. As for washes, you've caught me; I didn't do a thing with it. I don't own any inks, but maybe I could do something with my craft paints. Although I wonder if it would lay oddly atop a few clear coats... Thanks for bringing it to my attention!
Deadstar, I can see exactly what you mean! Thankfully, as you reckoned, it's just a funky angle Cheers, and best of luck with your conversions!