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Offline Elbows

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Re: Elbows' new Fantasy Thread
« Reply #90 on: August 16, 2019, 09:52:31 PM »
Picked up the Shadespire barbarian box from GW.  Good pack considering it gives me a hound dog, a female barbarian spellcaster, and four basic barbarians, etc.  These are the first two (nice to have some options!)




2020 Painted Miniatures: 01
(2019: 123, 2018: 98, 2017: 226, 2016: 233, 2015: 32, 2014: 116)

http://myminiaturemischief.blogspot.com/

Offline Bloggard

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Re: Elbows' new Fantasy Thread
« Reply #91 on: August 17, 2019, 08:29:13 AM »
lovely work, looking through the last few posts.
Lovee the blue orc, and the giant-y things.

Offline Elbows

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Re: Elbows' new Fantasy Thread
« Reply #92 on: August 23, 2019, 06:13:01 AM »
Thanks, Bloggard.

Had a playtest this evening.  Went pretty well.  Highlights:

-My Thief nearly being eaten alive by spiders...we determined he's an arachniphobe now.
-Tod, a Man-at-Arms ally to the Elf was absolutely vital in our group surviving.
-The Dwarf managed to dig a heck of a lot of precious metals out of the walls while exploring...
-We freed a captive lady who escaped...helping our campaign points.
-In the final room we drew three encounter cards: 1) treasure (hurrah!), 2) Brigands, and 3) Crone.  We paid off the Brigands and that left us just the Crone...whom Tod stabbed in the gut with a spear...while she was fireballed by the Wizard and the Elf finished her off with an arrow to the eye socket.

Good times.






Offline hubbabubba

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Re: Elbows' new Fantasy Thread
« Reply #93 on: August 23, 2019, 10:25:45 AM »
Nice solid body of work, lovely selection if minis.
Keep them coming.

Offline Hobgoblin

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Re: Elbows' new Fantasy Thread
« Reply #94 on: August 23, 2019, 11:08:23 AM »
Again, that's a brilliant-looking game! The 3D doors and other bits and bobs really transform those dungeon tiles.

Offline Elbows

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Re: Elbows' new Fantasy Thread
« Reply #95 on: August 23, 2019, 04:06:02 PM »
That's just the travel/practice dungeon... :D

When it's all said and done the real toys will come back out.


Offline Elbows

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Re: Elbows' new Fantasy Thread
« Reply #96 on: August 25, 2019, 08:29:46 PM »
The first of the lady adventurers, a barbarian of course.


Offline Elbows

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Re: Elbows' new Fantasy Thread
« Reply #97 on: August 27, 2019, 07:57:38 PM »
I did another barbarian today - and it was a figure which immediately made me think of the old Chaos Archer from Battlemasters (a Warhammer Fantasy style boardgame from the 90's made with Milton Bradley(?) and GW).

I asked around on Facebook for a quick picture of the box art, and then tried to do a slightly subtle homage to the original figure.






Offline AKULA

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Re: Elbows' new Fantasy Thread
« Reply #98 on: August 27, 2019, 08:16:01 PM »
Great work, love the flesh tones

 :)

Offline Elbows

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Re: Elbows' new Fantasy Thread
« Reply #99 on: August 27, 2019, 08:22:50 PM »
I ran into an absolute disaster with the flesh tones :(

I don't detail paint, so I paint a base colour and I dip...just casual speed painting.  However, for several years I've been using Vallejo Cork Brown as my base coat for generic flesh.  I finally ran out of my first bottle and picked up another...and they don't match.  I added some Rose Pink to balance it out, but I may have to create a mix, as the new cork brown doesn't share the soft pink tone of my previous bottle.

:( Sad panda.  Time to clean out a spare bottle...

Offline fred

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Re: Elbows' new Fantasy Thread
« Reply #100 on: August 27, 2019, 09:05:06 PM »
Might be worth seeing if you can get a bottle of VGC Heavy skin tone. 72140. Very similar to Cork, but as the name suggests good for a base coat for flesh. 

Offline gibby64

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Re: Elbows' new Fantasy Thread
« Reply #101 on: August 27, 2019, 09:11:25 PM »
I'm liking the tattoos!

Offline Elbows

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Re: Elbows' new Fantasy Thread
« Reply #102 on: August 27, 2019, 09:35:12 PM »
Might be worth seeing if you can get a bottle of VGC Heavy skin tone. 72140. Very similar to Cork, but as the name suggests good for a base coat for flesh.

I'll look into it.  I've found most skin tones to be...awful for skin tones (as weird as that is).  I may even own Heavy Skin Tone, but I'll definitely take a look.  I also have to see how it fits under the sepia-tone of dipping.

Offline Neunfinger

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Re: Elbows' new Fantasy Thread
« Reply #103 on: August 28, 2019, 03:59:50 PM »
That dungeon looks great, do you have more close-ups?

Sorry to hear about your trouble with the skin tone, hope you find a satisfying solution. What kind of dip do you use? Looks really neat.

Offline Cosmotiger

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Re: Elbows' new Fantasy Thread
« Reply #104 on: August 28, 2019, 04:53:05 PM »
I realize that some of my Vallejo paints could be up to 15+ years old, so it's inevitable that paint formulas may have changed, but I've had the same thing happen to me with VMC paints that I've gotten accustomed to  using for certain things. It's not the end of the world, but it is always slightly irritating.