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Offline Rick W.

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #315 on: April 01, 2020, 04:22:42 PM »
Great stuff, both of them.
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Offline Cubs

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #316 on: April 01, 2020, 05:21:19 PM »
Both excellent. If i may ask how did you handle painting the goblins face and especially the eyes. They look especially good.

Well, the skin was just my normal layering thing, but I thought the little yellow specks would look a bit like scaly goblin skin. After the green went on I brushed on some watered down maroon on the nose, ears, mouth and around the eyes, with a lighter shade for highlight. The eyes were orange highlighted up to yellow, with the pupil in the middle. Then the extreme white highlights for shine I held the model and just looked where the light was already falling, then put in a quick speck with a thin brush. If the eyes are nice and big, I always try to put a light speck in the eyes so that it goes a little bit over the pupil - it seems to look better for some reason.
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Offline syrinx0

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #317 on: April 04, 2020, 03:45:55 AM »
Fantastic job on the skin.  Really nice looking models.
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Offline Swordisdrawn

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #318 on: April 04, 2020, 12:07:54 PM »
Thanks for the breakdown of the flesh and eye painting. Very useful.
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Offline Cubs

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #319 on: April 13, 2020, 05:18:03 PM »
Next up are Agaroth the Unwashed, a smelly half-orc from the White Dwarf Personalities Boxed Set, and the Steve Jackson pirate model which defies explanation.








Offline Hobgoblin

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #320 on: April 13, 2020, 06:42:00 PM »
Great job! That snarl of Agaroth's looks suitably halitoxic! Great figure too, I've always thought.

There's something mildly disturbing about the Jackson pirate.


Offline Cubs

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #321 on: April 13, 2020, 06:50:02 PM »
Great job! That snarl of Agaroth's looks suitably halitoxic! Great figure too, I've always thought.

The face I like, but the weird slabs of whatever-it's-meant-to-be on the back really annoying and frustrating. I left it as some sort of metallic armour, but who knows.

There's something mildly disturbing about the Jackson pirate.

He's leering creepily isn't he. The face is too real as well.

Offline Hobgoblin

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #322 on: April 13, 2020, 07:03:47 PM »
The face I like, but the weird slabs of whatever-it's-meant-to-be on the back really annoying and frustrating. I left it as some sort of metallic armour, but who knows.

I'd forgotten about that. When I painted mine, I couldn't work out if it was armour, badly sculpted arrows (but no bow) or a flanged mace carried in a very odd way. It's possible that the sculptor wasn't quite sure either - but going on the illustration, your armour take seems to be correct.

Offline clanmac

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #323 on: April 13, 2020, 08:14:56 PM »
Wonderful work. That face is just perfect.
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Offline M.P.

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #324 on: April 13, 2020, 08:25:56 PM »
Awesome :), I simply love Your painting style :).
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Offline Cubs

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #325 on: April 13, 2020, 08:45:04 PM »
I'd forgotten about that. When I painted mine, I couldn't work out if it was armour, badly sculpted arrows (but no bow) or a flanged mace carried in a very odd way. It's possible that the sculptor wasn't quite sure either - but going on the illustration, your armour take seems to be correct.

I searched and searched for a flippin' illustration because I was sure this must have been based on one, but couldn't find it. I can breathe a bit easier now, I think you're right and they're just strange blades of armour jutting out. Better on a picture to get a pleasing shape than on a miniature perhaps. 

Offline Swordisdrawn

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #326 on: April 14, 2020, 06:01:55 AM »
Tremendous work. Love the half orc. :-*

Offline Cubs

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #327 on: April 14, 2020, 08:26:50 AM »
Thanks guys. It's a real joy to be able to paint up these Citadel legends. That's the great thing about doing this for a customer - they've got all the hassle of finding, buying and then storing the models whilst I get the fun of painting the classic collections I never had as a kid.

Offline sir_shvantselot

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #328 on: April 14, 2020, 09:01:06 AM »
Blasts from the pasts. Fantastic.

Offline beefcake

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #329 on: April 14, 2020, 09:33:00 AM »
Your skintones are great. Seriously great. love these old school minis even if they were a bit before my mini collecting time.