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    Monthly Painting Challenge - August

    @H4ml3t: What I do is challenge myself. Grab the miniature you're least invested in. Use monochrome. Use a skintone you've never tried. Grab a colour at random and use it as a dominant colour for the miniature. Try the wash, glaze, scumble, drybrush, wetblend or feathering technique you've always wanted to do. Failing that, name three of your miniatures, and we'll tell you how we want it themed! If you're up for a challenge, I'll do the same as well! Caedrus. @Franchute: I wish I only had 15 boxes of miniatures...
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    Monthly Painting Challenge - August

    Caedrus, reporting in with a quick WIP update: Guild Guard: yet to be touched. Ice Dancers: based, fabric being worked on, extra-stripey boots painted satisfactorily. Desolation Engine: Skin roughed in with the airbrush, experiments with NMM ongoing, leather straps painted. December Acolytes: All materials covered, fabric coming along nicely. Here's some quick update pictures! Have a great August! Caedrus.
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    Monthly Painting Challenge - July

    @Franchute: Wrong month, fellow painter!
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    Monthly Painting Challenge - August

    @Franchute: Really good coverage with that yellow - and a smooth matte finish. What brand of paint are you using? Loving it!
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    Monthly Painting Challenge - August

    Caedrus, checking in. I pledge 3SS of Guild Guard. Again. My incompleted list of shame, to be attacked: 2 December Acolytes. 5 more Guild Guard. 1 Wendigo. 2 Ice Dancers. 1 Flesh Construct. 5 Mindless Zombies. 1 Brutal Effigy. 1 Alternate Guild Sergeant. 1 Desolation Engine. Oh, and greenstuffing a cape onto Dashel and painting him up! As always, I have no chance, but I shall fail with dignity. Have a fantastic month of painting, all!
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    Monthly Painting Challenge - July

    @Purple Mist: I love that base! Where is it from? Or is it a Purple Mist Sculpt? If that's not worth a bonus SS, there's no justice in the world!
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    Monthly Painting Challenge - July

    A quick Caedrus update! I managed to sneak in two more Guild Guard (only claiming one, as the other is a kitbash), and I finished my Arcane Effigy! That's an extra 7SS, which puts me at 43 for the month! @Franchute: Please update my total to 43! The kitbash guild guard is a Wastrel head, a TTB female torso and legs, and a sculpted cloak. It's not great, but I'm happy with it! The Arcane Effigy has to be about the most intensive ratio of effort to soulstone thing I've painted, I think! Hmm, there's a thought. There's no doubt terracotta warriors are the most efficient models to paint, for time vs. soulstone. What's the worst? Possibly Primordial Magic. Onto the images! Looking forward to what next month brings! Caedrus.
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    Monthly Painting Challenge - July

    @Aa7: Nice Ice Dancers - I am in the middle of painting them in pretty much exactly that colour scheme! You've given me a nice preview! @Franchute: What are 'miscellaneous' models worth, like a TTB? 5 Points? Caedrus. @Aa7
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    Monthly Painting Challenge - July

    @Purple Mist - Yes, they're the resin 'slate' bases. I've used a combination of cork and Liquitex modeling paste in the past, and that makes a nice base as well. However, my favourite material to use at the moment is Atelier's Heavy Gloss Gel, which is very nice for the sheen of ice. Best of luck basing your hoarcats. I had to look up if it was 1-to-a-base or three-to-a-base! Three on one base is not so easy!
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    Monthly Painting Challenge - July

    Caedrus, reporting in. Among the craziness of a new edition being announced, I still have models to paint. Here goes! @Franchute: I have painted 36SS of models this month. 1 Guild Guard [3], 1 Hoarcat Pride [4], 2 Fire Gamin [8], 3 Ice Gamin [12], and an Ice Golem [9]. If I finish anything else, I'll update (if I paint Dashel now, does he count as a Master? 😉). Meantime: As always, I'm loving seeing what the rest of you do! Wield those brushes! Caedrus.
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    Damn my eyes!

    @wobbly_goggy: Here's a link!
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    Monthly Painting Challenge - July

    @lusciousmccabePretty much exactly this! Without some contrast variation, the greatcoats (and similar fabrics) become very boring. With too much contrast, they look a bit contrived. I took an extra couple of photos to show the greatcoat surfaces. These photos are very close in terms of being a true representation of the colour, hue and contrast. There's still a little work to do on this coat, but I was very pleased with the smoothness of the colour gradation / contrast compromise. I'm now wishing I hadn't taken these photos. I've found two sprue spurs and a mold line that'll need cleaning. Dang.
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    Monthly Painting Challenge - July

    Who says Malifaux is too fine for an airbrush? So, yesterday, I had the opportunity to have a play with the airbrush. It must be noted that I am very, very much an airbrush amateur. I would have used an airbrush for, honestly, about 4 hours in total before yesterday. I was using an Iwata Revolution CR airbrush, and a repackaged ALDI compressor, and using Reaper Paints (which are not natively airbrush friendly) in an approximately 8:1 ratio with Tamiya Airbrush Thinner. I learned that it'd be near-impossible to use an airbrush for an entire Malifaux miniature (unless it was something that was both huge and essentially one colour - looking at you, Ice Golem!), but if you have something that is mostly fabric, or mostly one colour (Hoarcats!), then you can definitely save a lot of time by using an airbrush for the basecoating. In a few hours, I managed base colours on eight Mindless Zombies, a Flesh Construct, a Desolation Engine, three Punk Zombies, eight Guild Guard, three Guild Riflemen, one Pathfinder, three December Acolytes, three Hoarcats, one Ice Golem (yep, I started again!), two Effigies and a Guild Autopsy. After doing some basecoats (always starting ultra-dark), I worked up the courage to try a few highlighting layers. I grabbed a quick snap as I worked my way through a Rifleman. In sequence: I was super-pleased with the final results. If, like me, you're better at buying miniatures than getting around to painting them, this might help! Caedrus, over and out.
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    Monthly Painting Challenge - July

    Time for a quick update! Well, after a successful (I think) prototype Guild Guard, rather than finishing painting the remaining eight of them, I instead decided that it was time to finish my gamin. Obviously. Then I decided that rather than properly finishing my gamin, I should finish my Ice Golem. So then I needed to make some Ice Pillars. And then, before I could base them, I needed to build a few other things that would need a similar airbrush base coat. So, in short, I have finished one Guild Guard (I was quite pleased with the coat, and the subdued colour scheme), I've nearly finished my gamin, closing in on the Ice Golem, haven't touched my Arcane Effigy, and I added a dozen more models in built and undercoated form! Clearly, I have a problem. See you at the end of the month!
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    Monthly Painting Challenge - July

    Greetings All, Well, July is going to be a crazy busy month for me, so I carved out some time to get started on my Guild Guard so I could meet the monthly target. I also managed to do some blocking in on my fire gamin, because I'm World Champion at starting a miniature and then taking forever to finish them... The guild guard you see is my colour-scheme prototype (my guild are all brown, red and brass - my Malifaux is a fairly steampunky one). I'm just adoring that massive, massive mold line that I inexplicably missed. Sheesh. ...and I have absolutely no idea what I'll get finished this month. Caedrus, out.
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