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post #11 of 64 (permalink) Old 04-16-12, 09:14 PM
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The photos are looking excellent! And the ghoul with the bone is looking really good. Unfortunately, the more I look at these guys the more i think David's critique is accurate. With action oriented poses static drips of gore make less sense. But the gore in and of itself looks awesome!

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These are looking better and better, I wasn't sure at the beginning, they looked a bit flat, but with the shading redone they look good. Keep up the good work.


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Unfortunately, the more I look at these guys the more i think David's critique is accurate. With action oriented poses static drips of gore make less sense
I've taken out the clippers and reduced the bloodstreaks on the crypt haunter.

There is still some drops there, but they aren't connecting to the ground anymore. Seeing how I added bodyparts on the base, it makes a little more sense now... (hopefully). I'll try to get some pictures of the update soon, but there are still parts drying atm.

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These are looking better and better, I wasn't sure at the beginning, they looked a bit flat, but with the shading redone they look good.
Thanks. The benefit of airbrushing highlights is pretty smooth blends BUT you do lose some shading sometimes because an airbrush is a "blunt instrument" compared to a traditional brush and will get paint in the resseces.

The miniatures in general look a bit darker again. Mind you, the lighting is more diffuse in those shots, so that makes it less flat then the hard light hitting the models in the first shots. Photography is more about lighting then anything else anyway!
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Update on the crypthaunter:

I cut down the blooddrips to the base to mesh in better with it's more dynamic pose:





And the unit as it stands right now, getting nearer to completion every day



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Those guys look excellent Elmir. The blood effect is very realistic. Is that a grave stone in the guy on the right's hand?
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Yes it is. It's not a fancy conversion either... It's sculpted on like that in the basic kit.

In fact, I'm already starting to dread having to convert the remaining 15 of these guys (if I chose to run a horde of these) to make them all look different.

The kit is brilliant, but the poses are very one-sided affairs with almost no extra arms in them. I guess that's the downside of these dual kits in warhammer though. Resposing them will require quite a lot of dremel and resculpting work I'm afraid....
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The blood is still a little static wit his dynamic pose but nearly like it was before. I think just cutting a bit off makes it look a lot better. Also with the blood stretched all the way to the base it had a bit of a goopy look to it, this much more natural. Good work on those.


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Small update: I decided to add a bit more highlights to the ghoulskin to make the models stand out a bit more compared to the bases and the scenery that will be on the board.

I've seen a few armies on parades today in our local shop and noticed that you really do have to do something to make them "come out of the terrain" whilst still blending in to the board somehow. Anyway, this should make more sense after I've done the first pieces of terrain for this. I purchased the garden of Morr yesterday and will start to paint a few of the pieces of that set before buying more infantry for the army.

Meanwhile, here's a shot of how the ghouls now look after some highlights on the skin:



Untill next update.
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Will be watching this one.

Very good so far.
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I do like this, I myself am a VC player so the blood's all good for me.

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