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Everything posted by lusciousmccabe

  1. The April Challenge My best three pieces of advice are: Set your own expectations based on time, purpose and your own abilities. Challenge yourself to try something new with every mini or project. There is no 'right' way to paint anything. This is art, not engineering.
  2. But, if you're in Australia and you hang them upside down after washing, should we wash them upside down and then hang them right way around?
  3. Looking good. Do the added stick help with warping?
  4. Those are some nice models you have there! Particularly like the reporters and Mah crew.
  5. Here's my Zomboys, guess they're Rabble Risers now? That'd make them 18SS. Actually finished them like a week ago, but been a bit distracted. Wishing you all well!
  6. My pledge is some of the Nico crew I started yesterday. Most likely the three zomboys sloppily indicated with arrows. Seems to make sense to batch paint them.
  7. Leap Day Bonus Model!! Started and finished this guy today. Thought the OSL would make it quicker for some bizarre reason. Couldn't think of any way of doing Nico other than Reanimator themed though. Puts me up at 35 SS for the month I think @Caedrus? And of course I couldn't get in focus shots showing off the lighting because phone cameras don't like that sort of thing.
  8. My output for February: some grim-ish, dark-ish scatter terrain. We'll call it 4 pieces for 20 SS @Caedrus
  9. @Pastori - very tidy. Nice work. @Polar43 - lady is shaping is beautifully. Looking forward to seeing the finished model.
  10. @Polar43 - Loving the masks on those lads. Think I'd add more mid-tone in the skirt on the lower one, then pick out the frayed bits real quick and call it a day.
  11. @PetitDalek - the metals on those guys look fantastic. Great work.
  12. Looks great. Really like the detail on the severed heads. How did you do the base?
  13. @Harlekin - Great work on the Lost. Really gritty and thematic feel to them. @Stranglelove - Horrific. Good job. @Wintergloom - Nice colour theming on the Nightmares. Really nice scheme and does a great job of tying the models together without looking like they're in uniform. Also, custom web markers FTW. @Pastori - Love those bases on the Investigators.
  14. Finished off Avatar Raspy for 9-10 SS depending on what you want to count her as. Had some fun trying out snow and ice effects, but think I should probably look for materials outside of my kitchen! Got a little slideshow of her here too. https://imgur.com/a/hxMcFfm
  15. @Caedrus-minion is perfect for me, thanks. Taking it super easy this year. πŸ˜‰
  16. Also good for preventing floating foot syndrome. Great looking bases by the way.
  17. For this month I'm pledging to finish the counts-as Snowstorm I started last... decade. Current progress
  18. This whole threads a real show excellent painting skills and dedication. Keep it up Caedrus!
  19. 1 Sin City - use a striking spot colour on your mini 2 Deep Dish Base - create an elaborate scenic base 3 Windows to the Soul - paint eyes where you thought you couldn't 4 Time Takes us all - use weathering on a mini 5 Bright future - paint a clean sci-fi model 6 Mediaevalism - paint a mediaeval style historical figure 7 War to End all Wars - paint WW1 / WW2 style figure 8 Ice to see you - base and paint a mini in a cold environment 9 Water Water Everywhere - use water effect 10 Media-valism - post your work on social media 11 Learn This Well - post a tutorial online 12 Monochrome - paint a mini using just one colour with variations in light and shadow 13 Taste the rainbow - use 7 different colours on a mini 14 50 Shades - paint a mini in a desaturated palette 15 Oddly Satisfying - paint texture on a mini 16 Clean Sweep - clear your 'to-paint' queue 17 Next to Godliness - organise your hobby space 18 Final Countdown - finish a project with a deadline fast approaching 19 Ride the Lightning - include an electricity effect on a piece 20 Chromed out - paint a mini in sky-earth metallics 21 Fire!!! - paint fire on a mini 22 Diorama-rama - build and paint a diorama 23 All for Show - make a display board for your minis 24 Completionist - paint all the models for a keyword 25 Yes Master - paint a master model 26 I dabble - paint a model from a crew you don't play 27 So Tiny - paint a free hand pattern 28 Who turned the lights out? - paint a night-time scene 29 All of Nature - use a paint scheme inspires by nature 30 Neon dream - paint a figure in a cyberpunk style 31 There's metal and there's Metal - use shading on metallics for a high contrast finish 32 Sky's the Limit - paint a mini in sky themes colours 33 Tailor made - convert a miniature 34 Frankensteiner - make a model primarily from bits 35 Feet of clay - sculpt something 36 Green fingers - add lots of plant-life to a mini 37 Frozen - use primarily cold colours on a mini 38 Homage - base a mini on a real or fictional person 39 All God's Children - paint a mini with a skintone you haven't tried before 40 Back story - create a backdrop for your mini 41 Pointilism – use a dotting technique in your painting 42 Wetwork - use wet blending 43 Many thin layers - use layering to create highlights and shadows 44 Smoosh it together - use the loaded brush technique 45 An endless void - use void blending / feathering on a figure 46 Blackest night - paint a mini with black as a central colour 47 Mmm-minty - use a smooth cold white on your mini 48 Creamy goodness - use a smooth warm white on your mini 49 The White Whale - paint that one mini you've been avoiding 50 Cutting edge - use edge highlighting on a figure 51 Not Most Minis - use non-metallic paints to create a metal effect on your model 52 Light pollution - include colour from reflected light on your figure 53 Carpentry - paint woodgrain 54 It's a particle and a wave? - use object sourced lighting on a piece 55 You look great! - plan and apply a complementary colour scheme 56 Rule-of-three - plan and apply a triadic colour scheme 57 Sketch style - paint a mini using undershading and glazes 58 Renaissance - use oil paints on a mini 59 Gotta catch 'em all - paint a crew from each faction 60 I hear there's mostly just war these days - paint a mini in a grimdark style 61 O positive - use a blood spatter effect 62 Art imitates art - paint a piece inspired by the work of another artist 63 So dry and coarse - use pigments on a model 64 Ooh, glowy – paint a dayglow or translucent crew (to any extent) 65 I reject your reality – assemble and paint an alt crew or group of models 66 For aesthetic purposes – paint a model you don’t intend to play 67 One day at a time – paint a mini in one day, not including priming 68 What a difference a day makes – assemble, prime, paint and base a model in one day 69 Humongous mecha – paint a big stompy robot 70 Beefcake – paint a muscular gentleman 71 Get ink done – paint tattoos on a model 72 Combover – add hair to a model (anywhere) using paint or sculpting 73 Try hard – enter a painting competition 74 Spot the difference – paint the same sculpt multiple times 75 Practice makes perfect – recreate one of your old paintjobs, but better 76 Dapper – paint pinstripes or other embellishments on a model in a suit 77 If it ain’t broke – recreate the box art scheme on a model 78 Power of imagination – paint a model to look nothing like the box art 79 Sword of ages – paint a weapon with a magical effect / look 80 Oh hey, it’s you – paint a mini you’d forgotten you had 81 No time like the present – complete a box of minis the week you got them 82 Gravity schmavity – create a piece with element that appear to be floating 83 Spotlight – paint a piece with a central point of focus 84 Iridescence – use a transition of colours on a single surface 85 Lukewarm – use warm and cool colours of different parts of the same piece 86 Augmented reality – paint a piece with a fantastical aesthetic 87 What instructions? – assemble a model using no reference 88 Finishing touches – include hidden details on a model 89 There are no mistakes – paint a mini without following an initial plan 90 Shake it up real quick – use three of your least favourite paints on the same mini 91 World building – create some terrain to fit a particular crew / theme 92 Just the tip- paint a model using a brush that's bigger than the model's head 93 Big and busty - paint a bust of any kind 94 Those finishing touches - get a model tabletop ready, then spend an equal amount of time adding in extra details 95 Ready, Aim, Fire! - paint a fireteam for Other Side 96 97 98 99 100
  20. This thread is inspired by this thread by Caedrus which inspired me to get out of my comfort zone and improve my painting on several occasions. The idea is to see how many of the challenges below you've achieved and push yourself to complete more when painting in future. You could also use a random number generator to pick a few for a bit of a fun painting project. I'm afraid I wasn't able to come up with the full 100 challenges to complete the list but if anyone has any suggestions I'd be glad to add them on!
  21. This is my favourite alternate take on Perdita πŸ˜€. Not that the dia de los muertos crew isn't absolutely fabulous.
  22. I think you can be very proud of your efforts for the year. If you're looking for more area covered then maybe take up painting walls. πŸ™‚
  23. Nah, it had just been sitting on a dusty shelf that long that some if the locals took up residence. πŸ˜‰
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