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Right onwards and upwards, time for another figure!

 

I wanted to try a non human one for something different, so this is a 75mm 3D printed figure from the Flesh of Gods series, the actual name of the character is "Grumpy Goblin" which I think is a bit too fairytale sounding for how he looks!

 

I've referred to him as a Frost Goblin because I'm planning on doing him with blue skin and white hair for something different, and in actual fact none of these 3D prints give any mention of what colours what so its all open to interpretation anyway.

 

I'm still on the fence about a couple of details, I really want to make his swords "power swords" by which I mean they have lightning going up up them with a blue glow effect, but I'm not sure if that might be a bit too much blue, and I may put some actual ice effects on his hip armour. But thats all for much later on so plenty of time to think and see how it looks.

 

So this is him

 

53530551293_fdbeafd74f_c.jpgIMG_20240212_163102109 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

For now all I've done with him is the first step of a zenithal prime, so I sprayed him black with some citadel chaos black from a rattle can, before spraying him with a blast white laquer paint to bring out the details and give a reference for my light source direction.

 

53530790560_25d83e13d6_c.jpgIMG_20240212_165121428_HDR by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53529464207_5f5fe1ccc8_c.jpgIMG_20240214_193515018 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53530676354_66e4714382_c.jpgIMG_20240214_193526850 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Everything on him is easily accessible so I've already glued him to the base to make my life a bit easier when holding him.

 

Not a lot of progress yet; I've been waiting for a replacement to come after the first one broke in the post so I'm impatient to get the ball rolling with the topic!

 

Next up I'll get the base coat of dark blue on all his fleshy bits and get his eyes sorted.

 

Thanks for looking, more soon :)

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Okay, had some time to get properly underway with this guy so time for an update!

 

I dont want him to be too dark a blue, but I like to start with my shadow colour and build from there gradualy.

 

So I started by giving him a basecoat of caledor sky

 

53533068508_a7cf5d7f21_c.jpgIMG_20240215_195159227 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Next I mixed in a bit of vallejo sunrise blue, which is a nice light blue, but I initailly went for a 50/50 mix but it seemed too light so I added more caledor sky as I dont want much of a contrast yet I'm just building my midtones and mapping out shadow areas so below its hard to see in the photo!

 

53532883341_b43178fefd_c.jpgIMG_20240216_094354326 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53533068343_b9144b8dfa_c.jpgIMG_20240216_094407060 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

You can see on my wet pallete the next colour I went for was the same colour as the last with more of the sunrise blue added

 

53532883146_27030f73ac_c.jpgIMG_20240216_094901574 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53533068213_44868d19bd_c.jpgIMG_20240216_100541893 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53533311905_e23e09aea5_c.jpgIMG_20240216_100548796 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53533068048_f438cd880f_c.jpgIMG_20240216_100610208 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

It was more tricky this time painting the muscle tone on the goblin than when I did my other one Kabel the Swordsman as because I'm going wth a blue skin tone I'm having to think a lot more about my shades Im mixing and how they go together because for the standard fleshtones they were all shades out of pots so more easier to just get on with.

 

Now at this point this is my base for the flesh, the shadow and midtones have been established and from here I can start building my highlights up to the lighter blue I want to achieve, but before that I want to get the eyes sorted.

 

For this I cracked out my new number 1 brush which I've not used yet (only because the 0 size has actually been fine for everything so far) just so I can have the very best tip I can to paint his eyes, and started by giving them a base colour of doombull brown.

 

53533311770_fe139ed91a_c.jpgIMG_20240216_142139127_HDR by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Then I built up the white of his eyes by carefully brushing in an off white I mixed with white and bone white

 

53533311680_3e652223bc_c.jpgIMG_20240216_142554165_HDR by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53531996157_ec95d11aa6_c.jpgIMG_20240216_142648200_HDR by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Then holding the brush right near the bristles and keeping my hands against each other for stability I brushed in the iris/pupil

 

53533311525_ea6db5c713_c.jpgIMG_20240216_143852687 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

And then I used some more caledor sky to block in the shape and neaten it up, and man that was crazy! The thing I find hard is when you have a brush loaded with the same colour paint as what your painting and such a tiny tip its camouflaged and depth perception is really hard to judge!

 

But using small strokes and taking my time I managed to get it sorted, and got them both as close to the same as I could.

 

53533067443_f751d14619_c.jpgIMG_20240216_144654455_HDR by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53533204679_2a271c8736_c.jpgIMG_20240216_151103661 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

I then managed to mix up another slightly lighter blue (all from a base of caledor sky working gradually lighter) and make the first step with highlights.

 

53533204679_2a271c8736_c.jpgIMG_20240216_151103661 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53533204674_3d3dd03041_c.jpgIMG_20240216_151109806 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Pretty pleased so far, now all I need to do is paint his red hat and Papa Smurf is done! :lol:

 

But seriously next up I'll continue with the next round of highlights.

 

Thanks for looking, more soon :)

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On 2/17/2024 at 4:34 PM, Hopsing said:

I like the determined facial expression of your ice-cold "smurf"
Let's see how cold it gets.....

 

Thanks Hopsing! Yeah he definitely looks like someones in trouble! :lol:

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I have managed to get a bit more done, so I got the next layer of highlight on

 

53539073813_f34e5bd1e0_c.jpgIMG_20240217_155956387 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53539218054_7d60dd896e_c.jpgIMG_20240217_160004807 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Then I mixed in some more white to my mix and did the brightest highlight

 

53539315210_ed9a660232_c.jpgIMG_20240217_161359092_HDR by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53538015042_c1c6eae4cd_c.jpgIMG_20240217_161405258_HDR by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53539314970_7bec71e3d4_c.jpgIMG_20240217_214448847 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Now at this point I realised a couple of things, the first was I'd forgotten to keep the brightest highlights for the upward facing bits of the head, and also it was loooking like there was a little too much contrast between the shadows and highlight.

I've added a bit too much white along the way and given the blue a bit of a washed out look and its lost a bit of its blueness, so the plan to fix all of that was to mix a filter wash to recolour my highlights to get the colour intensity back.

 

So I got some of my pure light blue colour (vallejo sunrise blue) and added just a touch of caledor sky to increase the blueness of it and to keep the tone slightly towards the exisiting shades of blue.

 

53539072928_fba6546a98_c.jpgIMG_20240218_200651157 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

I keep referring to these colour changing thin coats as filters (its what I'm used to) but I think the term most figure painters use is glazing, but in anycase to get it to the right consistensy I add water and keep brushing it on to my thumb to ensure good colour and low opacity so I'm only altering colours without adding much at all.

And before I brush it on I make sure the brush isn't too wet by brushing it on kitchen roll, I dont want this to pool and behave like a contrast paint or wash, I want the colour strong, but opacity as low as can be.

 

I focused on his body but even on his face I muted down the highlights on his chin and sides of his top lip, plus I also gave the top of his head a brush with the pure sunrise blue again to regain colour and also keep that as the bright spot.

 

53539217284_85ee9184e4_c.jpgIMG_20240218_201040044 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53538014337_6439e2cbf2_c.jpgIMG_20240218_201319605 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53538014232_9ea7737a7d_c.jpgIMG_20240218_201350324 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53539072328_0cab0066f3_c.jpgIMG_20240218_201409337 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53539072148_10e0d61512_c.jpgIMG_20240218_201719669 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53539216549_15daeea997_c.jpgIMG_20240219_111724369_HDR by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53538013327_7c7b375351_c.jpgIMG_20240219_111743723_HDR by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

I was much happier with how it looked after that, its good to be bold with your highlights because evenif you go too far or it doesn't blend in well you can correct it this way.

 

So with the skin done I moved on to his hair, I want it to be white (sticking with the frost theme!) but I'm starting with a warm grey colour I mixed with some stonewall grey, black and touch of deep magenta (all vallejo except for the black which was citadel) and brushed it on

 

53539071613_fd64ee3cd8_c.jpgIMG_20240219_125216913 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53539071473_a68ba0f603_c.jpgIMG_20240219_125237817 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Then I added more stonewall grey to this mix to get my first layer of highlight

 

53539216064_89077ea2c5_c.jpgIMG_20240219_125456055_HDR by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53539215909_ca9957a5df_c.jpgIMG_20240219_130038559_HDR by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53539071143_1aaf983c7f_c.jpgIMG_20240219_130048425_HDR by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53538891256_00f6fef3e9_c.jpgIMG_20240219_130549868_HDR by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53539215594_6eef810750_c.jpgIMG_20240219_130559322_HDR by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Then I added white to that mix for a further highlight and to emphasize the greyness

 

53538891016_d9f5bd393b_c.jpgIMG_20240219_131006244_HDR by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53539070828_3f553b7243_c.jpgIMG_20240219_131019553_HDR by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53539070688_e434d6f17d_c.jpgIMG_20240219_131514566_HDR by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53539312585_e5b6060981_c.jpgIMG_20240219_131532246_HDR by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

I also then added some pure white just to the front and top of his hair as a final highlight

 

53539312470_fa38b52db8_c.jpgIMG_20240219_131539245_HDR by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53539214909_17771623fc_c.jpgIMG_20240219_131554628_HDR by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Final little thing I did was to paint his flesh tunnel earings, I did a little bit of NMM by painting them black and then adding a darkish grey highlight followed by a very light grey highlight to the upper inner part of the circle.

 

53539214794_7247802aa7_c.jpgIMG_20240219_132651054_HDR by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53539312335_697fb1e447_c.jpgIMG_20240219_132701069_HDR by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Then I just did a couple of pics in daylight to help give a better sense of the colours

 

53538011632_37ca73b885_c.jpgIMG_20240219_132955570_HDR by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53538011627_7a44efe49f_c.jpgIMG_20240219_133006066_HDR by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53539312120_fed7988864_c.jpgIMG_20240219_133011032_HDR by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

So that is how he looks as of this afternoon, next up I'll do the skull necklace and also the rope bits on his arm and around his hair.

 

Thanks for looking, more soon :)

 

 

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you took so many record photos.😀

 

i like to add a drop of glaze medium with paint, it could turn it semi translucent, which make layering, blending more soft and smooth.

only use water to dilute the paint will break the pigment bonding. 

 

why paint on hand skin? i know a youtuber do the same: Sorastro.

i prefer absorb excess paint with tissue, and try, record, compare, counter check the paints on pallete.

 

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3 hours ago, Yg Models said:

why paint on hand skin? i know a youtuber do the same: Sorastro.

 

It's how I quickly check the opacity of the paint for my filter wash when I'm adding water. 

 

I've heard people say that too much water breaks the pigments, I do have some matte medium; but water has worked fine for me.

I just make sure the excess water is removed from the brush first on a tissue and all the tutorials I watched (after I bought the medium!) most said use water rather than buying medium.

 

And yeah I know I take a lot of pics, I just like to be sure I'm giving a good impression of what I'm doing and why. 

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13 hours ago, Andy H said:

Looking good! Glad to see I'm not the only one around here with a painted thumb. 😁

 

The important thing is to remember to wash your hand after before you go out! I've forgotten more than once :lol:

 

So I got more painting done, I started on the skull around his neck. For this I mixed up a dark warm beige as the base colour using mournfang brown and bone white, heres a shot of my wet pallete showing the dark base colour the highlight and my mixing between the two for my highlight steps to get a smooth transition between colours.

 

53541103080_fcd0139fb6_c.jpgIMG_20240219_193935359 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

So i brushed over the base colour and added the first highlight layer to all up facing surfaces and then from there continued to add brighter highlights in smaller and smaller areas so you can still see a bit of the previous step for blending and I also stippled my brush strokes to try and give the impression of texture.

 

53540858718_81d82ed1bb_c.jpgIMG_20240219_193928014 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53540680711_4ec86226fb_c.jpgIMG_20240219_194143565 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53539797292_a2bb9e6272_c.jpgIMG_20240219_194152224 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Then I started on the rope, I want this to be a yellowy brown, so I already know that I want my highlight colour to be balor brown (which is a golden ochre colour from citadel) so from there I need my shadow colour; so I darkened it with more of the mournfang brown I had on my wet pallet and added that as a base colour and then again built up my highlight colours until I was using pure balor brown as my last highlight step.

 

53541102990_ce8e6a549e_c.jpgIMG_20240219_194921330 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53539797102_c4cdbdf856_c.jpgIMG_20240219_195122403 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53541102850_99cb35c31c_c.jpgIMG_20240219_195523118 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Then I did the same for the rope on his arm and hair but trying to keep the highlights slightly darker

 

53541102640_e4cf9aeb9a_c.jpgIMG_20240219_200156965 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53540680501_8b2a9e4b71_c.jpgIMG_20240219_194935220 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53541006184_fc04dba23f_c.jpgIMG_20240219_221514198 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

so thats the last bit of work on his upper body done, next up I'll start getting the base colours down on his trousers.

 

Thanks for looking, more soon :)

 

 

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On 2/20/2024 at 2:31 AM, Hunter Rose said:

all the tutorials I watched (after I bought the medium!) most said use water rather than buying medium.

I use water to thin paints too, it is enough for standard uses.

I would choose to add medium (thinner, flow improver, dry retarder) when further thin down the paint into glaze, wash, extend its drying time, adjust opacity, doing wet blending, etc.

 

 

 

 

you like thinning down paints into fliter//glaze, Kujo (his color mixing skills is great) or Venturella (i like his tip of add medium into water pot instead of paint) tutorials may suitable to you.

https://www.youtube.com/@KujoPainting/videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEcDL8mLZzo

 

for me, i prefer Sorastro paint style.

https://www.youtube.com/user/Sorastro/videos

 

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Just a little update, I did the trousers last night.

 

To me they looked like they were made from sack cloth or something because of the ripped top, so I wanted to keep it on the lighter side, especially as he has a lot of leather straps here and there and I dont want it to look like a mess of the same brown bits.

 

So I mixed up my dark colour with some mournfang brown, bone white and a touch of balor brown and brushed it on

 

53543171809_bf52cc2035_c.jpgIMG_20240220_202513448 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

From there I lightened around 50/50 with bone white as my first highlight colour, focusing on the upward facing surfaces especially his left thigh which I'm doing as the brightest spot. And then I went in with some pure bone white on the tops of creases and the left thigh area.

 

53543172869_d62b568c11_c.jpgIMG_20240220_203918100 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53543281980_0ea82b8f95_c.jpgIMG_20240220_203925733 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

First thing I'll do next is repaint the little bit between his knee armour and foot as I thought it looked like that was a continuation of his trousers but I think the whole thing including the armour are actually a complete boot. Anyway I think it will look better as a different shade so the trousers, so I'll probably do that area with the mournfang brown as my mid tone as its a nice red brown.

 

Thanks for looking, more soon :)

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14 hours ago, Hopsing said:

Nice to see you working out the color details, it always looks so easy until you pick up a paintbrush yourself.

 

Thanks Hopsing! :yes:

 

Been painting more over the weekend

 

Started by pushing the highlight on his left leg a little brighter

 

53553332913_e8b235438a_c.jpgIMG_20240222_193404569 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Then I got out the mournfang brown and painted his boots and bracers and... cummerbund (???) :lol:

 

53553581695_17a5c9c2ea_c.jpgIMG_20240222_195727958 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53552278212_824c1012e2_c.jpgIMG_20240222_202245597 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

I got a bit carried away and caught up in the moment so my pictures jump forward a bit here! I painted all the leather straps with rhinox hide, and the highlights were done with doombull brown (with a 50/50 mix of the 2 as an in between step)

And I also did some nmm on the metal rings that hold the thigh armour straps, black base, dark grey in all but deep shadow and then a light grey to highlight (same with all buckles)

 

53553473139_f78f962484_c.jpgIMG_20240223_203729502 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

I thought the highlights were looking a little washed out on the straps and I wanted to darken it anyway to get slightly more contrast for the straps so I brushed over a filter wash of more rhinox hide

 

53552278187_7b84eab3d8_c.jpgIMG_20240223_203743105 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53553581590_0d9f19fdbc_c.jpgIMG_20240224_193733025 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

And I've got all the metal bits ready for some more nmm effects by base coating all with black

 

53553135296_d75def2f68_c.jpgIMG_20240225_144641598 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53553472994_74c2090f0d_c.jpgIMG_20240225_144650989 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53553332633_4ceed2679f_c.jpgIMG_20240225_200211016 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

So next up I'll start the metal and get the bits of leather over his boot painted too, missed that when I was doing the straps.

 

Thanks for looking, more soon :)

 

 

 

 

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Paint box has been out the last few evenings so time for an update!

 

Started on the metal armour on his arms, going for a nmm finish on these so on my wet pallet I had some black grey and a little sunrise blue from vallejo and was mixing up varying shades of grey. Started with a dark grey which cover nearly all of it avoiding deep shadow areas then built up the lighter highlights where I thought it made sense and on upward facing edges.

 

53555536270_d76d978fce_c.jpgIMG_20240226_195159290 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53554236212_678286e59e_c.jpgIMG_20240226_192816460 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53555290173_beac64f4ce_c.jpgIMG_20240226_193017035 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53554236202_51cd06f484_c.jpgIMG_20240226_193146982 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53555425974_e5571c9078_c.jpgIMG_20240226_193152171 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53554236102_e8a54ae503_c.jpgIMG_20240226_194412518 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53555290043_a3e080ffd7_c.jpgIMG_20240226_194949620 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53555536320_62ec598505_c.jpgIMG_20240226_194958975 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Did the other arm bit in the same way

 

53555289953_33e75c5554_c.jpgIMG_20240226_195411460 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53555087486_8632d33296_c.jpgIMG_20240226_200055660 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Then I moved on to the boots, building highlights in the same way and ensuring there are still dark bits to get the contrast for the nmm look.

 

53557455035_f2662898d8_c.jpgIMG_20240227_200000618 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

I also did the leather on the boots with a base of rhinox hide (dark brown) and then mixed up a 50/50 mix of rhinox hide and doombull brown (red Brown)

I didn't want the highlight to become washed out and want to keepo the leather colour towards a warm red so I mixed some scarlet in with the doombull brown as the final highlight.

 

53557454935_34b5c37c11_c.jpgIMG_20240227_200437409 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53557341249_feefd82b3f_c.jpgIMG_20240227_200712499 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53557341144_7a2a83dfb2_c.jpgIMG_20240227_200721732 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Final thing I did last night was to start the thigh armour just by giving it its base coat of a dark grey around the edge

 

53557201123_5892a4a5b6_c.jpgIMG_20240227_201642257 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53557001056_44e2bba576_c.jpgIMG_20240227_202543087 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Still not 100% on what colour I'm going to the middle of the armour, the raised details will be the same as the rest if the metal, but I'm either going to do the inner bit as a dark blue or black.

 

I'll see how I feel next time the brush is in my hand!

 

Thanks for looking, more soon :)

 

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He's starting to look like the sort of chap I wouldn't like to meet in the dark. 😎👍

 

I'm also getting inspired to finally break out that new-fangled wet pallette I recently bought. 😃

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Okay update time!

 

I made a start on the armour panels on his thighs, decided to go with blue, so started with some night lords blue as a base and then just built up a bit of highlight by mixing in some caledor sky, didn't want to go crazy and give more of an impression of the blue rather than feeling the need to just slap it on.

I followed that up by highlighting the runes on them and the rim in the same nmm style I did his other armour

 

53561652685_27e2ec9de5_c.jpgIMG_20240228_193317034 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53561406823_e8369ebc1c_c.jpgIMG_20240228_194547801 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53561536294_be26555e6a_c.jpgIMG_20240228_194925698 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53561538489_2ba92580f3_c.jpgIMG_20240228_195228716 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

This is the final bright highlight added to the runes upward facing edges

 

53561208711_19e9c14fc0_c.jpgIMG_20240228_200035991 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53561535584_f78ab4df95_c.jpgIMG_20240228_200047548 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Then I started on the metal rim, building highlights in shades of grey with black and white and just a little blue

 

53561535514_9c83a2e1bd_c.jpgIMG_20240228_200528253 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53560346227_7f6dc4b562_c.jpgIMG_20240228_200544097 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53560345762_e39c31e26f_c.jpgIMG_20240228_200553838 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

I then moved on to the sword hilts, went a bit crazy for these, theres enough brown and grey and I certainly dont want more blue so for a bit of pop I want them to be red. So I started with a base of mephiston red building to pure blood red highlights

 

53561203861_0795f7f2be_c.jpgIMG_20240229_193735262 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53561402843_d8fbe195a7_c.jpgIMG_20240229_194751226 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

I then went for an nmm finish for the little spikes and the base of the hilt

 

53561203331_722f4a87c8_c.jpgIMG_20240229_194804277 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53560344242_9d8c305a1f_c.jpgIMG_20240229_194811655 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53561532289_41a52b7e1f_c.jpgIMG_20240229_201213031 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

So  thats where he is for now, so thats only the blades and the base to do, so the finish is in site!

 

Thanks for looking, more soon :)

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Some outstanding figure works! Mind if I hit you up for suggestions in the future?

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Finally found some time to upload some pics and update my progress

 

First thing I started on was the blades, his swords have an edge all the way round so I've kept that as standard nmm shiny but I want the flat of the blades to be rusty as if they are old but still in use.

 

So first thing I did was load up my rust colours (mournfang brown & troll slayer orange) and my nmm colours (dark sea blue, stone wall grey, black and white)

 

53571922808_659b95e93d_c.jpgIMG_20240303_142858880 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Oh and I started off by giving them a base coat of rhinox hide, while it was wet I stippled on the mournfang brown followed by the orange, trying to concentrate the rustyest parts toward the centre as its furthest away from the edges.

 

53571922593_a1cabb9fba_c.jpgIMG_20240303_143309282 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Then I mapped out where my brightest highlights would be on the sword with a mid grey I mixed with the dark sea blue, stonewall grey and white and then built them up to a smaller and smaller bright point

 

53572162065_944dbf890d_c.jpgIMG_20240303_143537280 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53571922278_a3a6d10893_c.jpgIMG_20240303_144738009 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

At this point I made a start on the other side of the blade and repeated the previous steps, I did also paint a thin black line around the rusty bit to increase the contrast

 

53570862797_ec5ff3d2f8_c.jpgIMG_20240303_144755243 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53571921933_ea20098cef_c.jpgIMG_20240303_145322766 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

I did mix some darker grey too to help with the transition from the rust to the metal colour so its not quite so stark

 

53571723971_912cf29496_c.jpgIMG_20240303_151414703 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

From here I was trying to darken shadows and boost highlights befors oving on to the other sword

 

53571723811_200497fc7e_c.jpgIMG_20240303_151758221_HDR by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53571921483_35d2fcf1a4_c.jpgIMG_20240303_191653925_HDR by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53572162990_468da42ce1_c.jpgIMG_20240303_191701921_HDR by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53571725431_f0a5d37dfc_c.jpgIMG_20240303_192001490 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53571916423_66eb9392eb_c.jpgIMG_20240303_192335342_HDR by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53571718851_d8c7baff87_c.jpgIMG_20240303_193930107 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

53572155915_1af3f66ed6_c.jpgIMG_20240303_194004356 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Time for the base! Now for this I decided to crack out the snow stuff which I havent touched since I used it for a Ma.k sci fi snow diorama MANY moons ago

 

 

 

For that I used Tamiya snow texture paint, which I no longer have, but thats fine as I have something just as good which is some white texture gel from an art shop.

On top of that I have a big bottle of snowflakes, a smaller bottle of tiny glass crystals that add sparkle and some grass just to add a little for detail.

 

53571718326_cb48d7af18_c.jpgIMG_20240305_163005899~2 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

This is pretty straightforward, I just mixed some of the snowflakes directly in with the texture gel for even more of a texture look, then used a cocktail stick to load it on to the base.

 

53571915958_73dc93c20e_c.jpgIMG_20240305_190848244 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Once I had it covered, I sprinkled over more of the snowflakes and a pinch of the ice sparkles stuff, then it was just a matter of cutting a little bit of grass and poking it in.

 

53571718366_542083b0d9_c.jpgIMG_20240306_164310563_HDR by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

And with that this guy is all done! I'll take some better pics and create an RFI topic as soon as I get a chance this week.

 

Thanks for all the comments/reactions, I'm always grateful for any interest shown in my work :)

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