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Offline Mason

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Re: Classic Citadel LOTR
« Reply #135 on: June 08, 2018, 05:20:05 PM »
Lovely work, as usual.
The transition of tones on the faces alone is amazing.
 :-* :-*



 However, that doesn't mean I won't add the odd Orc or Goblin from my own collection, from time to time.


So, if you have them in your collection, you will paint them, eh?
If that is the case then I have a couple that I can add to your collection.
 :)


Offline Cubs

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Re: Classic Citadel LOTR
« Reply #136 on: June 08, 2018, 07:04:47 PM »
So, if you have them in your collection, you will paint them, eh?
If that is the case then I have a couple that I can add to your collection.
 :)

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Re: Classic Citadel LOTR
« Reply #137 on: June 08, 2018, 07:08:12 PM »
I'm kind of aiming for something like that using the poor man's approach of washes etc, but this is the real deal.


I concentrate on the eyes, noses and the area around the cheeks, nose and brow. I always do the eyes as soon as the base colour for the face goes on, so I can get them very thin and cover up any bits that go wrong easily. The rest is just building the bumps in the right places with highlighting. I have spent a lot of time pulling odd faces in the mirror to look how the shape of the face changes with certain expressions (and also because it's fun to pull odd faces in the mirror).

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Re: Classic Citadel LOTR
« Reply #138 on: June 08, 2018, 10:07:55 PM »


PM me your address and I will let postie surprise you.
 :D ;)


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Re: Classic Citadel LOTR
« Reply #139 on: June 09, 2018, 06:24:34 PM »
This is one of my favorite threads here and I love to see new additions.  :-* The Rohirrim is great! With regard to vision, I claim to have perfect vision but that never stopped me from using an Optivisor at times. I can't recommend it enough. I paint a lot without it but where I use it all the time is actually with prep such as cleaning mold lines and making sure faces and such are just right before priming. I'm fastidious about a flawless prep.

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Re: Classic Citadel LOTR
« Reply #140 on: June 09, 2018, 11:05:18 PM »
.....but where I use it all the time is actually with prep such as cleaning mold lines and making sure faces and such are just right before priming. I'm fastidious about a flawless prep.

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Re: Classic Citadel LOTR
« Reply #141 on: October 12, 2018, 08:55:40 AM »
Love your work, man!

I have spent a lot of time pulling odd faces in the mirror to look how the shape of the face changes with certain expressions (and also because it's fun to pull odd faces in the mirror).

 lol

No, I did the same when I was still drawing with pencil. Should try it out for figurines too! :)

Offline The Bibliophile

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Re: Classic Citadel LOTR
« Reply #142 on: October 14, 2018, 05:23:30 PM »
Amazing work on these. Thanks for sharing them!

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Re: Classic Citadel LOTR
« Reply #143 on: October 15, 2018, 06:20:56 AM »
These old models have so much character, and the painting really brings out their potential. Awesome work! I love the Tom Bombadil model in particular.

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Re: Classic Citadel LOTR
« Reply #144 on: October 15, 2018, 06:29:39 AM »
Great minis. Much nicer and more characterful than the the current ones!

But sadly I wonít be able to afford such nice vintage minis ...
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Offline Cubs

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Re: Classic Citadel LOTR
« Reply #145 on: October 15, 2018, 10:17:58 AM »
But sadly I wonít be able to afford such nice vintage minis ...

Make friends with a really old rich person and just wait.

Offline von Lucky

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Re: Classic Citadel LOTR
« Reply #146 on: October 16, 2018, 08:00:07 AM »
Heh Cubs, how you doin'? *sexywinkemoji*
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Offline Cubs

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Re: Classic Citadel LOTR
« Reply #147 on: October 16, 2018, 09:55:12 AM »
Heh Cubs, how you doin'? *sexywinkemoji*

One out of two isn't bad I guess.

 

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