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Done before the month's last day...a true rarity for me!

Here's Lenny Cena (9) and a Mechanized Porkchop (6) for a total of 15 points!

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22 hours ago, Treemonkey said:

Here's Lenny Cena (9) and a Mechanized Porkchop (6) for a total of 15 points!

Congrats! I live a lot your choice of palette. Did you paint all of yours gremlins with blue shades?

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3 hours ago, Purple Mist said:

Congrats! I live a lot your choice of palette. Did you paint all of yours gremlins with blue shades?

Thanks!  Yep, blue gremlins, blue metal pigs, pale blue pig on Rami LaCroix's gun...ALL BLUE!  :)

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@Treemonkey Porkchop looks great and blue Lenny makes for a very welcome alternative take on Gremlins

@Franchuteyour painting goes from strength to strength - @Viruk got it spot on regarding your choice of palette and subtle tones because that Kentauroi is my favourite of any I've seen

@Purple Mist all the time and effort you put into the hoarcat bases was worth it - they look excellent 

@Viruk quality and quantity- I just don't know how you do it but am glad you do as I always look forward to your models and paint schemes

For myself almost a month away from home meant that I was certainly a bit rusty when I picked up a brush again but have put a few hours in and all being well one of my Shikome should appear before midnight to keep me in the Challenge 

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Caedrus, checking in.

So, I had a truly chaotic month. I had grand painting plans, and then life got in the way. I painted three miniatures, and basecoated about 75 more. Essentially, I lost my mind and decided to repaint my Guild Guard (and Austringers, Riflemen, etc). in the new, flashy red outfits as shown in the latest TTB artwork. That meant experimenting with reds. A combination of Vallejo Model Air Ferrari Red, Scalecolor's Inktense Red, and Reaper Clear Red, I had these two guys complete (just)!:

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Secondly, I completed an eBay rescue, being a Desolation Engine. I had fun with this mini. It featured some airbrush basecoats, and messing around with NMM (I'm still not great at it, but the brass on the back isn't too bad), and some pseudo-heat effects, which were easy and fun. A very enjoyable miniature, this one.

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@Franchute: Desolation Engine (13) + 2x Guild Guard (6) = 19 Points for August!

It's been sad to see so many painters not able to continue, but I'm in here for the long haul. Keep putting paint to plastic, and I'll see you in September!

Caedrus.

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I'm going to copy Caedrus and check in, and tonight I will update it with pictures. This month I've painted the three Oxford Mages, who survived a horrible encounter with a mal functioning primer spray, then I jumped for a moment to the Ten Thunders to paint Mei Feng with my first attempt of MNM, then back again to Arcanists and painted Joss (my second attempt for the MNM). Here are a couple of pictures of Mei Feng and Joss in progress. 

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In retrospective the transitions in Joss' axe are quite rough but well... It stays like this so when I came back to it I can see what to do, what not to do and (hopefully) my progression with the MNM.

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2nd Mulligan for me too @Franchute; turns out both me and my partner starting new jobs in the same month whilst the kids are on school holidays had an impact on my painting time - who would've guessed?

Will be aiming for a more modest target for the remaining months - but I'm definitely going to get there. :)

 

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On 8/30/2018 at 3:42 AM, Treemonkey said:

Yep, blue gremlins, blue metal pigs, pale blue pig on Rami LaCroix's gun...ALL BLUE! 

Guess it's a great choice.

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Sixteen minutes to go and I'm sliding across the line !.....had to grab an iPad shot (will try and get some better ones next month when I shall be doing its companion).....but here for 7SS is one of my Shikome

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@Burnin' Coal it looks amazing. It is probably one of the best shikome I've seen together with Visna's ;) 

edit: btw I'm downgrading you to enforcer so that you can stay in the challenge. The good news is that it means that you have one extra mulligan too :) 

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@Franchute thanks for the kind words...took me a lot longer than I initially imagined because I was working on the companion one at the same time to keep the base colours matching...once I finish the other one in September's Challenge I'll try and get a better quality shot of them together.....and thanks for rearranging me to Enforcer as I really enjoy all this 👍

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An hour and a half to go, and I too am just coming in under the wire.  Ended up with something work-related every other evening this week and so had to speed-paint tonight.  Oh well, I should know better than to leave things for the final week.  These 2 steamfitters bring me to 17 SS:  2 x 6 SS steamfitters + 5 SS crates terrain.

Cheers all.

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@Chou Joss especially looks great...personally I struggle with NMM and have only tried it on small details so if that is your first attempt then my hat goes off to you as it's very impressive 

@Caedrus Had time to catch up now....I really like your Desolation Engine - the flesh tones look excellent.....the Guardsmen too very much look the part...I haven't seen the artwork you mention but they've changed colour have they ?....like you I spent ages deciding on a dark blue/green for all my Guild riflemen etc but I'm not stripping them down....and now that Jakob Lynch (who lots of my NB models are based around - so quite a few dollars invested and a lot of hours in painting time)  is not appearing as a master in 3e then I think my road into Malifaux may well be coming to an end and will remain forever in 2e 

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Hey everyone ! I've finaly been able to paint a few models, so I will say it's okay for august with 36points painted :
Bases will be painted when i'll paint many others at the same time.

Katashiro x2 : 10
Gwyneth Maddox : 8
PopCorn Turner : 8
Bayou gator : 5
sceneries : 5
for a total of 36

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Totally didn’t get anything else finished this month, still please with the two terrain pieces. Think Iron Painter will motivate me into september

 

@bedjy great work on flames of that gremlin

@Burnin' Coal really great work on that Shikome, really like it

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@Chou any chance we see the minis you mentioned the other day? 😀

Im not sure I understood how many soulstones you managed to paint.

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Hello guys,

so as promised I'm still going to post what I've done last month, even though I used my three mulligans. So I'm excited cause I finally had more time to paint.

I'm trying to finish my Kirai crew asap so I can field her fully painted. I also wanted to do something extra with the bases. I found these stone face bits online and I really like the feel it gives to the crew.

I also finished details on Kirais dress, although I finished the rest of her months ago. Painted two onryo and the emissary.

 

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Let me know what you guys think! Planning to finish my lampads next month and mayb I'll start on the goryo.

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8 minutes ago, Strangely Brown said:

@Joachim these look fantastic, congratulations!

Can you tell me the technique you used for the emissary's robes? It looks exactly what I wanted to achieve on my Gaki.

 

Well done once again, lovely work.

Thanks man,

That is indeed what i also did for my gaki, ill post a picture if you want. I paint the robe in a very light brownish gray. Basically white with a toch of black and a touch of reddish brown. I then highlight it up to pure white.

Finally, i apply thinned down sepia ink and whipe it down with a piece of paper towel. This way you wipe the ink off of the higher surfaces. Wiping also creates a really dirty effect. You'll to apply ink 2 or 3 times though. The first time the result is kind off disappoiting as the ink only sticks well to the surface the 2nd application.

Enjoy!

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@Strangely Brown

 

Here you go!

 

As you can see on the gaki, I went even darker on the bottom of the robes, so you put a transition in the base layer from white at the top to greybrown at the bottom.

I also added some additional stippling with a dark brown where you want to apply some effects in a more controlled fashion.

(Bases aren't finished in this picture.)

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11 minutes ago, Joachim said:

Thanks man,

That is indeed what i also did for my gaki, ill post a picture if you want. I paint the robe in a very light brownish gray. Basically white with a toch of black and a touch of reddish brown. I then highlight it up to pure white.

Finally, i apply thinned down sepia ink and whipe it down with a piece of paper towel. This way you wipe the ink off of the higher surfaces. Wiping also creates a really dirty effect. You'll to apply ink 2 or 3 times though. The first time the result is kind off disappoiting as the ink only sticks well to the surface the 2nd application.

Enjoy!

If you have some pictures of your Gaki to hand that would be fantastic!

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