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Alright, i think now is a good a time as any to start a thread here.
My miniatures have been sitting in the basement, primed, and waiting on my lazy butt to get them done for almost a year now...*oh god, i'm a slacker*
The first WIP model i have available is my Bray Shaman, i probably should have started with something like an ungor, but i kinda got sucked in to this piece with the paint color and plan on finishing him first.
This is also my first time painting-please don't be too harsh .
(i hope these aren't too ridiculously huge...)
I'm more or less absolutely not fond of the that yellow on the sash...but i don't know what i should use instead. Any suggestions would be helpful.
I also haven't applied any highlights. Suggestions for working on the white would be very helpful, and i am going to attempt a darker wash on the purple robes...
Now to slink off and toss some more paint on this guy....
Woo! pics The yellow sash looks more white from here, but if you dont like that, possibly a Bleached Bone / White colour? Or something pale, light Blue or Green maybe.
Looks like a good start on the main cloth, though detailed comments will have to wait until more of the model is done. Great start though I too always begin with a Character, Tomb King, BeastLord. Get them right and the rest follow.
Just for some inspiration for you
CoolMiniOrNot - Beastman of Slaanesh, Golden Demon France 2007 by GeOrc
CoolMiniOrNot - Slaanesh Giant (French silver demon) by GeOrc
CoolMiniOrNot - Keeper of Secrets by GeOrc
Those were made and painted by GeOrc, I "know" him from druchii.net and he's amazing
Made more progress on my shaman today:
I'm really pleased with how my attempt at dry brushing turned out. I find his mouth offensive though...i think what i may end up doing is buying a .01 micron and drawing in the lines for it or something...i tried working with a black wash and it did next to nothing for his mouth.
His horns also seem a bit odd. If i could get washing down, maybe chestnut ink might help? Otherwise they're just swirly lumps on his head.
I like Phoenix's idea of using green for the sash; it goes well with the purple and since i'm currently entertaining the idea of fielding Nurgle in the distant future *after i finish my 2k...whenever that is*
Ah well...i'm done painting for tonight. Any feedback would be most helpful.
Try black ink on the mouth. Also, water it down a little, and also add a small bit of washing up liquid (scent free is possibly, Fairy recommended lol). It breaks down the tension in the ink, allowing it to settle better, and less 'blotchy'.
Just a little bit of an update; i'll have more pictures tomorrow.
I am about 95% finished with my shaman, and have also started on the Wargor, little bits here and there notwithstanding on the ungors.
Anywho-i've probably picked up a bad habit, but i've given the shaman a heavy black wash and i rather like how it's turned out. I have some touch ups to do tomorrow and i need to finish the skulls on the staff, but other than that it seems to be coming along nicely.
As for the Wargor-i'm not sure what i think of him at this point. I've come to the conclusion that my purple paint sucks something awful, and will probably go pick up Liche Purple from the GW line to repaint his armor.
I'm i'd also like to know if anyone has any other tips on painting black fur. I've gone over the primer with a black wash, but i'm not sure how i should go about with the dry brushing.
Mix Codex Gray and Chaos black on a paletter, 50/50. Get some on the tip of your brush, then wipe most off on tissue. Swiftly move the brush across the area you are painting, against the ''grain'' of the detail (i.e across the fur, not with it) Repeat with just Codex Grey for a final highlight.