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  1. neveroddoreven

    Iron Painter 2017 - Round Five Announcement

    I just now finished magnetizing my skink from round 2. I made a gaming base to fit the model on, which is stored in the hollow underside of the display base when not in use. It's the best thing I've ever painted and I probably wouldn't have done it if it wasn't for Iron Painter.
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    Iron Painter 2017 - Round Five Announcement

    Uploaded - 5 rounds down. I am IRON! Feels good! Now excuse me while I drink lots of rum and go all floppy.
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    This one was a bugger to photograph. You've got to zoom in on that main image, it was the best I could do. The idea here is a tropical landscape unrealistically afflicted by winter. I couldn't find as much reference material as I would have liked, I thought that this concept would have been done more. I did find some games where it was used, Crysis, Donkey Kong and Warcraft I think. Given that 'apocalypse' is a Mayan word, that's where I took my theme from. I imagine that these fantasy Mayans have used necromancy to survive the apocalypse, which in this case is some kind of deadly second ice age. This was the best jungle I've ever made, it's a shame I had to ruin it with snow.
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    Iron Painter 2017 - Round Five Announcement

    This is the second round I've had the flu now. If it wasn't for the extra week I'd be screwed. Must think strong thoughts, there's time to collapse next week.
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    Iron Painter 2017 - Round Five Announcement

    Had to sleep on it, but I've got an idea that I'm going to love doing. I'm currently raiding my paintbrush graveyard for scrap to build trees, it's going to be a fun couple of weeks.
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    Iron Painter 2017 - Round Four Announcement

    Done and uploaded. So a few days ago my boiler broke down and I'm freezing my butt off, and it only just occurred to me as I was taking the photos of my entry what it was I had been painting this last week. A shoddy Skaven boiler exploding. I feel like I'm in a Stephen King novel or something.
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    Murphys Law

    A fun alternate use for a Blood Bowl model. I could have put a bit more into this if art didn't imitate life; my boiler broke down (in December of course), and it was my turn to get the flu this week. Still, as scrappy as this one is I quite like it.
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    Lots of fun little details here, keeps the eye wandering. I like it!
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    Iron Painter 2017 - Round Four Announcement

    I'm on schedule - week one down and it's all built, next week is all painting. So much happier now I'm dropped to silver, I'm having a good time again.
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    Iron Painter 2017 - Round Three Announcement

    Done and uploaded. That one was a trial. I sculpted two models and a big diorama that I didn't use, going for a fun single miniature instead.
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    Stranger Things

    I spent a week and a half making a big complex diorama for this round. There was something very mediocre about the whole thing, and I spent most of the time in despair and self loathing, so I threw it over my shoulder and decided to have some fun instead. What I ended up with was something that I made just for me. I've done models like this before, the multicoloured psychedelic kind of thing, and they are always divisive - some people liking them and others thinking I've made a mess. Silly cosmic abomination! You can't read, you don't have eyes! I took inspiration from acid art, particularly Alan Forbes, whom I've been a huge fan of all my life. For some reason I've never tried adapting those motifs into miniature painting until now, it's a perfect fit being all brushwork. When I showed the model to my brother, I pointed out the texture I painted onto the cloth areas because I thought it may be too subtle to notice. He told me it'd be weirder if I didn't do a freehand texture at this point. So I've got that to live up to now.
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    Iron Painter 2017 - Round Three Announcement

    Ok, I've been thinking and I could use some advice. Do I scrap everything and do a single model on a small scenic base, or carry on working on an elaborate diorama that I might just finish in time? I know I'd enjoy the single model option more and that it would play to my strengths, but in my experience dioramas are better at conveying theme (and maybe tend to score higher?). I'm not sure.
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    Iron Painter 2017 - Round Three Announcement

    I've had really low morale this round, certain I won't win. I lost a few days progress to anxiety and the procrastination that comes with it. I usually structure these rounds so that week one is all about building with week two for painting. Like a half-time deadline. I've yet to begin painting on this project, and I can see a few all-nighters ahead. It's not going to be great, but I'll be satisfied just to get it done.
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    Water Skink

    Thanks for the kind words guys! A lot of comments about the eyes. Funny thing is, I found them to be one of the easiest parts. They're so big on this model that you can cram a little extra detail in there. I really wish I had more time. A busy work rota and 2-4 hours of sleep each night interfered with how much I could have put into it. This probably would have been the best thing I'd ever done or at least my favourite if I had spent another week on it.
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    This is absolute madness! The scale of it and machination of all the individual parts, all for a time sensitive competition? That takes some serious fortitude. I couldn't do it, I keep mine simple and still struggle. A few parts I particularly like ; The algae on the boat's underside - nice touch, an easily missed detail, the leather texture on the hats is nicely done, shading green skin with red - I do the same thing with my gremlins, the clever model choices and their application, and the use of the beach ball and rubber ring to raise the humour level just enough. You must have had a image in your head and just ran with it. It's awesome, love it.