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Epiktetos' work

Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:37 pm

So, I recently got a new camera that's actually capable of taking decent images so these are some pictures of my work I've taken while having a bit of a play, apologies if they're not clear enough, still playing about a bit with settings. I'd consider myself an average painter and I particularly struggle with faces (as you can see below).

First up, one of my Balrogs
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Next my Mounted Gandalf the Grey (base not finished yet)
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And finally, though not LotR related, some Doctor Who miniatures I occasionally paint for birthday presents for my brother
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Thu Aug 27, 2015 1:14 am

You have some nice painting going on. My only problem is the horse's eyes. There's too much white showing. Other than that great work! :)
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Sun Sep 20, 2015 10:33 pm

Thanks for the advice Wah Wing. Have redone the eyes on it now and done some more work on the base (will try and get some pics up later).

Had a productive day today for a change, got some work in on a couple bases, reassembled a Cave Troll I dropped a couple months back and have made some real progress on my latest project;

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I have magnetized the wings and the head to make it easier to transport and paint those parts separately, although the right wing may be a tad too heavy/in an awkward position so I may have to glue that wing on after all unless I can find a way to make it more stable. Here are some pics of the whole thing together.

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Still need to touch up a few areas with some green stuff but it's beginning to take shape and I'm now really looking forward to painting him.

I'm planning to paint him in six parts; the base, each wing, the head, the body and Bilbo so I can really get in to each area properly.

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Re: Epiktetos' work

Mon Sep 21, 2015 1:32 am

Looks awesome, A lot of work, but still awesome.
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Re: Epiktetos' work

Sun Sep 27, 2015 8:56 am

Can't wait to see more Smaug!

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Sun Sep 27, 2015 4:03 pm

Another productive day (two Sundays in a row, I'm threatening to make a habit of this :P ). I've managed to prime almost all of Smaug and cleaned and assembled these models which will be part of another project I'm working on;

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I've also finally gotten round to sorting out all my paints. I had to box up a lot of my hobby stuff and take a break of several months after the ceiling in my brother's room collapsed and all his stuff had to be moved into my room while it was sorted so I needed to re-assess what paints I already had and which were now now so thick they were pretty much no longer usable. To this end I spent a couple hours creating a spreadsheet to help me keep track of them all in future and checking each pot. Perhaps not surprisingly, most of the paints I can no longer use are either from the very, very old flat-topped pots, or from the newer base range. All the paints from in-between are still perfectly usable, as are the newer layers and most of the bases. I even found some of the old inks GW used to do!

As if all that wasn't enough, I even managed to find time to make a start on this old Davros miniature, my first actual painting attempt in months;

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I haven't made a start on the jacket yet but, as there's an awful lot of black on the model, my intention is to go for something like a Karak Stone/black mix for highlights on the jacket to tie in with the brownish skin. For the metal lower body I've tried to go for a pure black basecoat with pure white highlights to show an almost unnaturally dark, shiny material to contrast the humanoid upper body with the Dalek lower body but I don't think I've managed to pull it off so perhaps a rethink is needed there (and definitely a tidy-up if nothing else as the lines aren't straight).

Now to dig out my DVDs and try and decide exactly what shades of red and brown I want to use on Smaug.

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Re: Epiktetos' work

Mon Sep 28, 2015 1:03 am

Cool.
Smaug will be a tough beast to paint that is for sure.
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Re: Epiktetos' work

Tue Nov 24, 2015 6:02 am

Sithious wrote:Cool.
Smaug will be a tough beast to paint that is for sure.


I am trying to get the guts to do Smaug. It's too expensive to stuff it up!

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Re: Epiktetos' work

Tue Nov 24, 2015 6:36 am

Our Smaug is almost assembled. But nervous to start the paint job; worried about all those beautiful scales on his skin. Should get an airbrush.

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Re: Epiktetos' work

Tue Nov 24, 2015 6:45 am

Kalle wrote:Our Smaug is almost assembled. But nervous to start the paint job; worried about all those beautiful scales on his skin. Should get an airbrush.


good luck !

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