Populating the City

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Re: Populating the City

Post by GriffinTamer » Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:28 am

Hey jgt4242, thanks for adding your pics! Always nice to see how others tackle color schemes, etc. I like your color schemes especially on the barmaid and the dude with the torch.

I still have a couple of the folks you've shown to do. I rather like that "Oswald the Overladen" carrying all the packs, etc.; I can't help but think of Arthur's trusty servant, Patsy, in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. My Oswals is languishing in a half-painted state at the moment. And my "strumpet" is still waiting in the wings.

Personally I find the Reaper blacksmith frustrating, because I think he's a nice sculpt, but I don't like that the anvil is attached; I've never been one for elaborate bases, since it kinda grates on me to see a character running around a landscape with stuff following at his feet. Having the mini in hand, would you say it would be easy to mod by removing the anvil?

...I know I've been neglecting this thread lately, just been too busy with KS5 stuff. But I'm looking forward to posting more stuff relatively soon. I still have lots of other characters to illustrate, starting with the town guard and then moving on to various minis I've adapted from other sources.

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Re: Populating the City

Post by jgt4242 » Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:32 pm

I will add that the minis I did since then I finished those villagers are way better! :lol:

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Re: Populating the City

Post by jgt4242 » Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:18 pm

Here's the majority of my villagers. I'm not as good as you for painting, but I starter only two months ago. Still they're pretty cool for the gaming table.
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Re: Populating the City

Post by Feymous » Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:04 pm

Nice work Elye! The mods and paint look sharp and are a great way to add some diversity to the cityscape.

Did you prime the DF townsfolk before repainting? I'm thinking I'll spruce mine up a bit with some added paint, but wasn't sure how it would adhere to the dwarvanite.

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Re: Populating the City

Post by jchunick » Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:10 pm

Kryzsko wrote:
Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:21 am
... just wish they had even more color variety like a primary red, and blue...
When I took my painting class and colour theory we basically worked with these primary colours:
Titanium White
Burnt Umber
Cadmium Yellow
Cadmium Red
Cobalt or Ultramarine Blue
Black (Mars Black?)

You can expand from there with warmer/cooler or varied tints on those colours, but those will get you a lot of colour variety. It's really only convenience and consistency that we need to buy so many different colours, but it's fairly easy to mix up colours consistently and get good at it with some practice.
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Re: Populating the City

Post by Kryzsko » Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:21 am

Thanks, for the info.. I like a lot of the colors you used, and I am kind of a paint addict. I have yet to try P3 paints but I hear they are quite good. My preference for paint goes in this order (of the ones I have used): Citadel (leaves nice smooth mat finish but I hate the little paint pots), Reaper (best color selection but their paint has a lot of flow aid in it and their paint triads don't work as well as Citadel's three to four color base with highlights), Pokorny (love these and just wish they had even more color variety like a primary red, and blue), Vallejo (very nice airbrush paints, but their paint seems more fragile and come off more with handling, but good selection), and then Army Painter (the best dropper bottles and their gun metal is great, but a lot of their colors leave almost a plastic looking finish). I have been playing around a little with enamel based washes and they leave a very nice finish but you have to thin with alcohol. They all have their pluses and minuses.

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Re: Populating the City

Post by GriffinTamer » Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:23 am

Kryzsko, I have a variety of different brands of paint.

I have a pretty broad selection of Reaper paints, probably the majority of what I use on minis (as opposed to terrain).

I also have the full Pokorny line (of course) which are good particularly for the earth tones.

And I backed a Kickstarter a while back by a guy named John Klingbeil, it was called "Game Decor / PaintWorks" and the paints were billed as terrain paints (again, lots of earth tones, sold in sets of three related colors for various looks) that included a nice variety of colors. I particularly like his lava colors. Though I'm not sure if he's still in business.

Finally, I have a smaller selection of other brands-- Villejo (their "panzer aces" colors include some good ones), Formula P3, and Army Painter (I particularly like their "gun metal" for steel weapons).

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Re: Populating the City

Post by Kryzsko » Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:55 pm

Griffin, what brand of paints do you use?

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Re: Populating the City

Post by GriffinTamer » Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:34 pm

Thanks Everyone!

@AnimeSensei, well-- my general goal with Griffin Tamer has been to produce items that it wouldn't necessarily make sense for DF to do in Dwarvenite (due to difficulty to produce, unlikelihood of high volume sales, difficulty of capturing certain details, etc.) so it's probably not likely that many of my pieces would make the switch, even assuming I wanted to abandon my own back catalog. That said, DF has/is/will be producing a number of items that are reflections of things I've done (and which I've generally helped sculpt), such as the various trap doors pieces and the Castle gate which revisits the large double door theme. There others in the works which I expect you'll appreciate.

@William, it is indeed Green Stuff (mostly) that I use for these sorts of mods. I think Green Stuff and other epoxy putties are generally the best choice for this kind of work. In some cases (such as the cane and walking stick) there's a thin wire armature hidden inside it.

Ok then, I guess I'll carry on with the tavern folk theme a bit longer. Here's one more of the DF "grab bag" townsfolk minis, the pirate-looking fellow hoisting his tankard:
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Getting away from the DF line for a bit, now, here are three of Reaper's town / tavern denizens, the grandmother, barmaid, and barkeep from their Bones line:
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…and in the obverse:
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And here's another Reaper mini, the mom and kids. She's rather a funny one, with her open-mouthed expression; either very vapid or shocked and horrified, I'm not quite sure which:
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And finally there's this little fellow (also Reaper). He's billed as a gnome wizard, which certainly works, but I think he can also do fine as a merchant or a shop patron gesticulating or haggling over a price:
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Right-o, that's all for now. Next time I'll move on to the town guard!

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Re: Populating the City

Post by AnimeSensei » Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:55 pm

I would like to take the thread slightly off topic (sorry!) and state I would love to see some of Elye's earlier work released in dwarvenite if at all possible, whether the IP be sold or licensed to DF, that's between them, but I want his large gates and double doors in dwarvenite. I have them in resin but I would MUCH prefer them in a more durable medium. I would buy them again. His sculpting work is just awesome.

That is all.

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