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Author Topic: Painting up Cthulhu Death May Die and expansions 2023-02-02  (Read 1119 times)

Offline Anatoli

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Painting up Cthulhu Death May Die and expansions 2023-02-02
« on: January 23, 2023, 02:07:54 PM »
Having recently finished painting up 300+ miniatures for Conan the board game I thought I would catch a break from painting huge board game projects. But, of course, I was lured into buying a used copy of CDMD season 1, 2, Yog Sothoth and Black Goat of the Woods.

I played if a couple of times with my wife to see if the game was any fun before pouring hours into painting the minis. Some 7 sessions later here we are... started with the smaller miniatures from  the bottom tray of the base game. Cultists, Deep Ones and Ghouls. I think the larger monsters will be a lot fun to paint, I have lots of ideas for oil washes and airbrushing weird colors.

For this project I also stocked up on some 20 bottles of AK47 3rd generation acrylic paints. Simply superb paints and have become my favorite painting range to use.
« Last Edit: February 02, 2023, 04:47:09 PM by Anatoli »

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Re: Painting up Cthulhu Death May Die and expansions 2023-01-23
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2023, 02:29:09 PM »
Looking good :-*

I bought those games for the very same reason. However, mine are still very firmly at the bottom of the painting queue :( One of the main reasons is the very stuff you're looking forward to - trying to do justice to those sorts of monsters is a daunting thought :'(

One of these days they shall be called forth and painting will begin :D

I'm not familiar with the AK47 brand, I shall stick them on the "to be investigated" list

Offline Anatoli

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Re: Painting up Cthulhu Death May Die and expansions 2023-01-23
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2023, 02:51:05 PM »
I really recommend the AK 3rd gen paints. The yellow and red paints are pigment rich, and I also got a paint called "lead grey" which is a grey/green which is perfect for both highlightning black and to be used as a base for turqouise colors. The paints also don't separate and require pretty much zero shaking prior to use.

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Re: Painting up Cthulhu Death May Die and expansions 2023-01-23
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2023, 05:14:38 PM »
Great looking figures!

Offline Sterling Moose

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Re: Painting up Cthulhu Death May Die and expansions 2023-01-23
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2023, 01:38:52 AM »
Nicely done!  If you ever fancy painting my Conan and Death May Die stuff let me know  :D :D :D :D
'I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.'

Offline Anatoli

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Re: Painting up Cthulhu Death May Die and expansions 2023-01-23
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2023, 03:38:15 PM »
Speed painted my way through these monsters today. The Byakhee, Shoggoth, Haunting Horror and Fire Vampire.

The last "monster minion" from the core box - the Cthonian entity , was almost done but I ended up repainting it since I was not happy with the colors. Currently waiting for the oil wash to dry. Once the Cthonian is done I will move on to painting the bosses and their designated minions from the Season 1 core box - Cthulhu and Hastur.




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Re: Painting up Cthulhu Death May Die and expansions 2023-01-24
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2023, 09:10:18 PM »
They look really cool!

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Re: Painting up Cthulhu Death May Die and expansions 2023-01-24
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2023, 07:10:52 PM »
Whoa, these are impressive!!

Offline Anatoli

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Re: Painting up Cthulhu Death May Die and expansions 2023-01-24
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2023, 04:34:49 PM »
Yesterday I undercoated, basecoated with an airbrush and oil washed all the remaining monsters including Cthulhu, Hastur, Star spawn and Cthonian entity (mostly had to wait until oil washed were fully dry yesterday after doing the basecoating with airbrush). Having fully dried over night I re-re-repainted the Cthonian entity. Still extremely unhappy with the paintjob but I don't care anymore at this point. Just had a very difficult time trying to figure out a unique paint scheme that worked for the model. It's good enough to play with.

I also finished Hastur and the 4 Hastur disciples/cultists. These were all superb minis and very enjoyable to paint. I came down with a very harsh cold earlier this week and todays pounding headache prevents me from finishing Cthulhu and the Star spawn this afternoon. Both models are mostly finished after all the oil washes so pretty much highlights and some details left to do. Will most likely finish them tomorrow and also by then start painting some of the 10 investigators from the core box.

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Re: Painting up Cthulhu Death May Die and expansions 2023-01-26
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2023, 08:47:53 PM »
Great work again!
I like the cocept of the Hasthur cultists.
-4 Tommy guns please!
-Ok, but what do you need them for?
-You know, we have this buddy, the 5m tall tentacled eldritch monstrosity from beyond the veil of reality.
-Yep. So?
-We have to protect him, maybe someone wants to beat or kidnap him.

Offline Sterling Moose

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Re: Painting up Cthulhu Death May Die and expansions 2023-01-26
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2023, 03:12:19 AM »
Fantastic!!

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Re: Painting up Cthulhu Death May Die and expansions 2023-01-26
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2023, 07:28:19 AM »
Great work again!
I like the cocept of the Hasthur cultists.
-4 Tommy guns please!
-Ok, but what do you need them for?
-You know, we have this buddy, the 5m tall tentacled eldritch monstrosity from beyond the veil of reality.
-Yep. So?
-We have to protect him, maybe someone wants to beat or kidnap him.

 lol lol Too true !

Offline Anatoli

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Re: Painting up Cthulhu Death May Die and expansions 2023-01-27
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2023, 11:12:52 AM »
Cthulhu and Star Spawn finished. Cursed myself for messing up the Star spawn base with super glue as the model slid a couple of mm to the side during fitting.

Base game investigators are to be painted next.




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Re: Painting up Cthulhu Death May Die and expansions 2023-01-27
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2023, 11:41:01 AM »
Absolutely stunning colour transitions! I really like what you're doing there.

Offline Freddy

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Re: Painting up Cthulhu Death May Die and expansions 2023-01-27
« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2023, 06:01:20 PM »
I like the blueish scheme too!

 

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