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Offline Elk101

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #300 on: March 16, 2020, 08:13:31 PM »
Great skin tones on that, Cubs.

Offline Shahbahraz

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #301 on: March 16, 2020, 08:47:44 PM »
That is simply superb. The flesh tones are just perfect. It reminds me of a Frazetta painting. I wish I had your command of colour.
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Offline Jacksarge

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #302 on: March 17, 2020, 03:02:14 AM »
Must admit I don't recognise these miniatures even though a teen back in the 80's, the whole Citadel/GW thing just passed me by -but...I love looking at your painting Cubs. So impressed by the fleshtones & earthy "realism" of your work - wish I could figure out how some of it was done.

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #303 on: March 17, 2020, 03:17:45 AM »
Agreeing with the others, the face and skin are incredibly realistic.  :-*
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Offline Vanvlak

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #304 on: March 17, 2020, 06:39:34 AM »
That is just superb  :o :-* 8)

Offline Cubs

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #305 on: March 17, 2020, 07:58:37 AM »
Thanks guys, very kind.

One thing I will say is that the sculpt helped me a lot - it's like a caricature and has a lot of great character built in.

The other thing is that I've started treating mins like a painting and I tend to put the colour and light where I think it will look good, not necessarily where the rules of layering say I should. That means it's not an even highlight, I usually go towards a point of light (the shoulder, the top of the forehead) and it's just the natural light at my desk that gives me the hint as to how the light will fall - I just exaggerate that.

As for the skin tones, I just use a 5 stage 'European Flesh' colour and then at the end I add a little red/pink with inks or watered down maroon paint, literally just brushing a little on here and there on the nose/cheeks and maybe hands.
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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #306 on: March 17, 2020, 09:13:49 AM »
That's an absolutely stunning paintjob! Your 'painterly' approach is just fantastic.

Offline Muzfish4

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #307 on: March 17, 2020, 10:41:28 AM »
Awesome thread.

I remember playing the McDeath campaign as a teenager with my gaming pal and this thread brings back happy memories of a simpler time. Tempted to have a dig in my box of old rpg miniatures ....

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #308 on: March 17, 2020, 03:48:55 PM »
Gorgeous work!

I envy your skill with inks to shade different portions of the models' flesh.

Offline Duff

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #309 on: March 26, 2020, 05:32:27 PM »
That's lovely work. :-*

Offline Belligerentparrot

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #310 on: March 26, 2020, 05:41:16 PM »
"Treating minis like a painting" - you'll be Blanchitsu-ing in no time  :)

That editor is amazing - you've really brought him to life!

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #311 on: March 26, 2020, 06:14:25 PM »
Totally brill. I struggle with flesh tones and the editor is bang on. Well done indeed.
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Offline Cubs

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #312 on: April 01, 2020, 03:05:06 PM »
Next up is Grombrindal himself, the original White Dwarf miniature, and Gobbledigook, a goblin who had his own comic strip in WD for a while but then seems to have quietly faded away, occasionally popping up as Grombrindal's lackey from time to time.








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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #313 on: April 01, 2020, 03:31:48 PM »
Gook looks amazing!  :)

Have you got his pal Nibl as well?

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #314 on: April 01, 2020, 04:07:04 PM »
Both excellent. If i may ask how did you handle painting the goblins face and especially the eyes. They look especially good.