Works in Progress and Paint Studio

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Ancalagon
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Re: Works in Progress and Paint Studio

Post by Ancalagon » Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:03 am

Versidious wrote:I'm unable to get a picture at the moment, but I'm calling him Castus, The Eternal Centurion. He's a skeleton with a large sword, roman type round shield, chain, a large cloak, and a helmet. I'll be able to show how I do rust and probably pinning since his arm is separate. I'll start working on him tomorrow as I'm probably going to start running an online game (Only War) soon and am reading rules tonight.
Any updates / progress on Castus?



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Post by Versidious » Thu May 04, 2017 9:34 pm

After way too long of a time to include month long TDY's, being busy, reading rules and other reasons (laziness among them) here is a full run of Castus.

We start with the standard grey base I love so much.
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Because he resembles a Roman Centurion, I've made the cloth bits red.
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Here the bones pop out from his mail armor (Or Lorica Hamata in Latin) and we see he actually wears two different styles of boot. Probably scavenged from a hapless adventurer. Unlife in the dungeons is hard and quality stuff is hard to find.
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Post by Versidious » Thu May 04, 2017 9:39 pm

Here I've painted the small round shield (Parma). After looking up a few patterns, I decided a golden laurel would look good.
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After giving him a cleanup wash, the mail looks properly recessed, his bones clearly show, the rents in his cloak are more visible, and you can see the wood grain in his shield.
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More detail is visible in his cloak here, and the pattern looks more properly worn.
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Then all I did was paint and attach his arm and I was all done. Yet another figure for my collection.
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Post by Versidious » Thu May 04, 2017 9:46 pm

But wait. Not to offend skeletons, but they are not known for well kept shiny equipment at all. There's no way this is done at all.

On to Rust!

By drybrushing a dark brown onto the metallic bits, followed by an even lighter drybrushing of bright orange over it, (bit of the opposite of what you would think) a realistic rust color is made.
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The key isn't to completely cover all of the metal though. By leaving some parts shiny you emphasize the rust eaten appearance.
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Now this is much better, a skeleton in it's proper gear, rusted and dilapidated to show the passage of time and neglect during it's eternal patrol of the dark recesses of the earth.
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Post by Ancalagon » Fri May 05, 2017 10:49 am

Most kosher, Versidious!

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Post by Versidious » Fri May 05, 2017 8:30 pm

I decided to try submitting him on the Reaper site since they have a gallery for that, and they accepted it. Mine's now the only one for that figure.

http://www.reapermini.com/InspirationGa ... 90/latest/

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