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Author Topic: Some miniatures for Song of Blades and Heroes (Acropolis goblin)  (Read 320851 times)

Offline beefcake

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I might give this a go too. I can imagine bleed through of colours less of a problem because of the black shadows?


Offline Hobgoblin

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Thanks, gents!

I can imagine bleed through of colours less of a problem because of the black shadows?

Yes, that's right - you end up with border areas where it doesn't matter which of the colours end up, because there's solid black underneath.

Here's a very quick gang of goblins - just to use up a few I had left on some sprues. To speed them up, I used an Agrax wash over everything - skin and all - and highlighted from there.


Offline Pattus Magnus

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Re: Some miniatures for Song of Blades and Heroes (goblin gang)
« Reply #2357 on: June 30, 2022, 03:23:00 PM »
Those look quite good, especially for a quick job!

Offline Golgotha

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Re: Some miniatures for Song of Blades and Heroes (goblin gang)
« Reply #2358 on: June 30, 2022, 08:10:55 PM »
Those Gobbos look excellent love the cultist red too.

Offline Hobgoblin

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Re: Some miniatures for Song of Blades and Heroes (goblin gang)
« Reply #2359 on: July 01, 2022, 04:55:55 PM »
Thanks, guys!

Those Gobbos look excellent love the cultist red too.

"Cultist red" was exactly what I was going for! I thought I might feature these fellows in a game as "moon cultists".

Here's an older and smaller goblin - a well-equipped individual from Acropolis. He's destined for my 25mm RPG hordes, but I think he and his foot and mounted kin might feature in Saga at some point (using Steppe-nomad profiles of some sort).

Offline Vladimir Raukov

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Re: Some miniatures for Song of Blades and Heroes (Acropolis goblin)
« Reply #2360 on: July 12, 2022, 06:50:07 AM »
That goblin reminds me of the babe.

Also it's a great paint job.
Fantasy shenanigans: http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=74677.0

Post apocalyptic shenanigans: http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=72978.0

Look! Over there! A distraction!

Offline Robosmith

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I always like "artsy" paint styles like that.  While I don't have the ability to do stuff like that, I like when someone can do a kind of minimalist paintjob that delivers the full impact of the miniature or a really cool vibe, etc.

Shows you how much you can do with only a few colours, and the use of light and shadow, etc.
The key there is "light and shadow" but it's part of the photoshop effects being used. A lot of those really amazing looking OSL effects are flat as hell in real life and require specific lighting set ups and photoshop to really pop. If you look at the lil legend example of the skeletons and check the difference between the dark backdrops and lighting and the light you can see a world of difference in depth because the lighting set up adds more depth than is painted and the black backdrop gives more freedom to manipulate the image's saturation and shadows.

Not trying to pick on any specific people here, just using the example given but on this page http://lillegendstudio.com/blog/who-was-aster-crohne-the-ghost-of-saiph-horus-heresy/ You can clearly see he's using a red light to make the red seem more intense as the red glow on the base rim changes position or disappears entirely depending on the shot. The shadows depth regularly changes too between pictures.

You probably can match these paint jobs if you tried. You likely can't match the cheating version (and neither can they..).

Offline Hobgoblin

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Re: Some miniatures for Song of Blades and Heroes (Acropolis goblin)
« Reply #2362 on: July 12, 2022, 09:12:55 PM »
That goblin reminds me of the babe.

Also it's a great paint job.

Ha - thanks! Some of the other stuff in the Acropolis range is even more Labyrinthine!

 

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