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Blog Blastoize's painting journey

Discussion in 'Personal Paint Logs' started by Blastoize, Jun 14, 2018.

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  1. Blastoize
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    Hi there!
    I am making this blog to act as a tool to push me to paint more as well as a place to get some possitive energy from you guys.
    Whenever I look around in painting blogs and the gallery, I feel intimidated, awestruck and joyful at the same time. The amount of incredible creations you are able to produce will never sieze to amaze me. I tip my hats to you all!
    So I would love to add my share and let you in my little corner of the painting universe, and with your support maybe finish more than 1 model per 2 years, which seems to be my current tempo xD
    What will be here?
    Most likely Lizardmen and Skaven models.
    I've taken the photos with an iPad and it has a weird lense, so I will have to figure out what to use in the future.

    Let's kick this off with the picture you've probably seen in the Monster Mash thread.
    Old Blood on Carnosaur
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    I still need to finish the base, but I don't really know how, so it might take some time.

    The other one I finished yesterday is
    Troglodon
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    Again, need to finish the base some day. There are deffinitely details I would love to change (Troglodon's fin is one of them, but I am strugling to get it right) and it could also use at least 5hours of repairs, but who's got the time, right? xD

    Cold One Riders
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    Only the champ (who I use as a cowboy) and the standard bearer are finished. Hopefuly I will finish the rest soon. I've got plenty of CRs to do for next month cavalry contest, but the colour scheme will most likely stay the same. I like, when it ties together.

    And that is it for now, I will post some of my Skaven later on. Thanks for reading and checking my painting blog!
    Blastoize out.

    edit: is this the right section for it?
     
  2. Blastoize
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    Here are some higher res. pictures of the Troglodon, Carnosaur and Cold One Cav.
     

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    I am also adding a glimpse at my display cabinet, even though there are still models to be unpacked after moving and LOADS to be painted xD
    You might also get a sneak peak on part of my Skaven army.
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    Blastoize out!
     
  4. Crowsfoot
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    Crowsfoot Guardian of Paints Staff Member

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    Looking good but please finish the bases, your models will look 100% better with the base done.

    What don't you like on the fin of the Trog?
     
  5. Blastoize
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    Yeah, I know the bases are holding me back. I've already ordered some aquarium artficial plants and I hope to finish few bases as soon as they arrive. Watched several tutorials, so I hope I can get a good result .)

    Well, I was going for better and smoother blend from black -> white through purple. Was trying to keep my colours wet, but it did not work out as I imagined. Tried several times, but I guess I will have to google how to do it properly. Didn't have the patience it needed at the end I think.

    Thanks for the comment!
     
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    Aginor Fifth Spawning

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    Everything I have seen from your miniatures yet looks really great! :)
     
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    Lord-Marcus Sixth Spawning

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    Great looking work, that is a ton of monsters in your cabinet! I like your saurus cavalry, and really enjoyed your purple-and-green color scheme on that troglodon :artist:
     
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    So I've tried to a different approach on my cold ones, made them a bit more high-contrast. Not sure how I feel about the result (even though they look better in real life than in the picture). Now I need to finish their bases and can celebrate ^^ IMG_2042.JPG IMG_2039.JPG IMG_2038.JPG
     
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    NIGHTBRINGER Second Spawning

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    I'm not usually a fan of red Cold Ones, but these look very good. The contrast you have achieved works really well... although I might suggest painting the shields a different colour to help them stand out (that said, I am no great painter, take my advice with a grain of salt).

    Great job, a very nice looking unit!
     
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    Thank you for your kind words!

    Yeah, I was trying to use a different shade of red (going slightly to purple) the last time I painted them, but you are right. It is a bit better live, but still a problem. I didn't want to use too many colours, but will try to figure something out.

    It is easier when one has green cold ones, blue saurus and red shields (possibly from stegs?). I could paint them green, but I am not sold on that idea quite yet. Might give it a try with the next batch (still loads of cavalry left to paint).
     
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