Some Painted Minis

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Re: Some Painted Minis

Post by MrMorden » Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:36 am

Oh, I almost forgot...the snow on those horse bases is one of GW's "technical" paints, called "Valhallan Blizzard". It makes snow effects super easy. You just finish your base and and glop it on where you want it. It even works well in tufts of grass as you can see.

Somebody painting their own DF ice caverns could pile this stuff in the corners and up on the high points and really take it up a notch!

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Re: Some Painted Minis

Post by MrMorden » Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:29 am

Thanks Zenako, but most of the stuff on my table is not great.

I spend a lot of time working on PC minis, specific boss-type monsters, and terrain and accessories that I can't get pre-painted (like pack horses).

I always buy painted DF sets, and most of the NPCe and monsters I throw on the table are pre-painted D&D and Pathfinder miniatures. I'd say my table overall looks pretty typical of what most DF customers use.

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Re: Some Painted Minis

Post by zenako » Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:15 am

Yup, one persons "basic tabletop quality" might be another person's "OMG these are awesome" paint jobs. As long as they are good enough for your gaming groups table, all is good.

Lately I finally got around to mass painting all the various lesser undead I had from multiple Bones KS, so perhaps 30 or 40 skeletons and zombies. (one can never have too many of those!) Those figures by their very nature (Bones level of detail and being undead) often have little detail to worry about or need clean lines. So those ~35 probably took a combined 4 or 5 hours total. On the other hand, the few mounted "knights" I also started then have been worked on for a couple of hours each so far and still don't see the table. Those pack horses have some very nice shading effects that accent their muscles nicely. I also like how he used different color saddle blankets on each one to make it easy to tell them apart in use. Those bright colors also provide a good contrast to the muted earth tones of all the leather gear. It is some of the little things like that which will elevate the visual appeal of a mini and take it from ok to very good/great.

Morden's crafstmanship has set the bar pretty high (for his table) and those minis all look really (really) good in the pictures.

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Re: Some Painted Minis

Post by MrMorden » Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:56 am

Deathound wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:41 am
Those are really nice for "painted quickly" :shock:
Well...relatively quickly. Remember that as stated I am the slowest painter in Valoria. I did the horses themselves in a few hours, and then they sat on the shelf for weeks while I worked on other things. I just got around to finishing all the pack gear and basing them. I probably have six to eight hours in the set of three.

Thanks for the kind words!

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Re: Some Painted Minis

Post by Deathound » Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:41 am

Those are really nice for "painted quickly" :shock:

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Re: Some Painted Minis

Post by MrMorden » Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:35 pm

Here are some pack horses I recently finished. Nothing fancy, painted quickly for basic tabletop quality.

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Re: Some Painted Minis

Post by Deathound » Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:35 pm

Wow fantastic work.

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Re: Some Painted Minis

Post by MrMorden » Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:12 pm

kitenerd wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:58 pm
Mr. Morden

I am a slow as you and my results are nowhere near as good!!!

I covet your ability to blend I am just learning but those are fantastic the free hand is awesome I haven’t even attempted anything on that scale

Thanks for sharing and I agree a web section for painting would be great fun
Thanks! Just keep painting and don’t be afraid to try new or more advanced techniques, and your painting will improve.

As for blending, if you learn how to do glazes well, you can blend just about anything.

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Re: Some Painted Minis

Post by kitenerd » Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:58 pm

Mr. Morden

I am a slow as you and my results are nowhere near as good!!!

I covet your ability to blend I am just learning but those are fantastic the free hand is awesome I haven’t even attempted anything on that scale

Thanks for sharing and I agree a web section for painting would be great fun
"Miniatures?, sure sign of a petty mind!" - 'The Women' 1939

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Re: Some Painted Minis

Post by MrMorden » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:04 am

Also guys, I'd love to see your minis, even if you don't think they're good.

Maybe DF should have a painting section, where we could have topics both for painting DF pieces and minis...

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