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    Hi.

    It's been a long while since last time i got serious about the hobby, and a while longer since i was on this forum. I'm getting back into both, now, and i figured i'd make a WIP thread. I am no great painter by any means, but seeing as not a lot of people in my area specialise in painting, while quite a few play, i have been playing with the idea of doing some small commission-work; the idea of which has been quite positively received.

    For starters, i'm due to make a diorama piece for a window-display in a local store. To my knowledge, the chain of stores is exclusive to Norway, so the name of the store will probably mean next to nothing for those not of viking blood.

    I have a sizeable amount of orcs and goblins laying about, so i figured i might as well use some of those for the piece. I'm thinking a desert skirmish kind of scene, with a small band of orcs and gobbos attacking a small band of creatures of unknown identity or race. I haven't decided yet. Maybe ogres, maybe some skeletons + ghouls, i don't know yet.

    In any case, it's bound to be a blast making. Additionally i get publicity, and the store gets a showpiece which will (if i make it well enough) help them sell products.



    Before i get into that, i thought i'd toss out some images of some stuff i recently finished (no base on them yet though)
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    I apologise for the potato-quality of my images. i only have my phone's camera. I might look into getting something better some day.

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    Welcome back to the hobby
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    Thank you for asking but I don't do commissions.

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    Alright. Been a while since last update, due to waiting for some supplies. They arrived, and i've started working on my diorama. I'm using the models from the "Storm of Sigmar" set, and i'll be making a desert landscape for them once i get the base.

    here's some shots of the skin of the little chaos-dudes i started on, mid-process
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    and here are a few shots with some more work done on the skin, and the first basecoat for some leather, gold, fur and bone.
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    and that's it for today. imma play some factorio now.

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    a little more basecoating done today
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    some saguaro cacti in the making
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    Mostly done now. some minor touch-ups, some effects, and varnishing is all that's left.
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    excuse the cheesy background

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    The bloodreavers are done now. i could still make some changes, if anyone have some tips or critique (which is always warmly welcome), but for the most part, they're ready to be mounted on a base, and have just a little bit of a dusting to blend them a bit better with the bases. maybe.
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    i chose to try some blood on the champion-dude
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    next i'll do these Liberators.
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    and here's a little progress on my cacti. i really don't like sculpting, but i want to like it... tough cookies.
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    that is all. for now.
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    I'm by no means an advanced painter, but I would highlight them a bit more, especially on the metal parts with some bright silver paint.

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    i get what you mean, but i won't, for two reasons: the metal isn't quite as dark as shown in the images. poor lighting. and secondly, i was going for a very dark metal. blackened steel kinda deal. this is realistic as well, to the extent of my knowledge. warriors of ye olde time would blacken their metals, not only for appearance, but also to protect them. It helps protect against rust. But really, i'm sorry for the poor image quality. I'll try to shoot in daylight next time.

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    there has been a little hiatus, due to my airbrush's nib cracking when my dog tore it down from the table, but i managed to solder it to a usable state.
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    here's some work done on the eternals. i painted the rust first, using my airbrush and then a sponge. i then sealed it with hairspray, and went on to paint the off-white. once i was reasonably happy with that, i wet the off-white surfaces that i wanted to look weathered with my airbrush blowing pure water. i then scratched away some of the paint, revealing the rust underneath. it turned out quite well, although i'll probably touch it up with some more orange and some pigmenting.
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    here i've done some work on the metals. i'll do an oil-wash over the metallics later.

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    the base for the diorama, courtesy of gramps.

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    i slapped some clay on today. next i'll add large rocks, cork-stacks and after that, i'll finish the rough shape using wood-filler. i'm going for a californian desert. still struggling with figuring out how i'll do the needles on the cacti, but i'll figure it out, somehow. all input is valued, as always.

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    Try some short lengths of trimmed fishing line for the cactus spikes or super fine florists wire.

    It will probably mean a slow process of drilling or pushing it into your cacti depending on how hard the exterior is...if you apply them long you can then co back and trim them down to suit.

    May be some better solutions out ther ebut this is the approach I would probably take.

    Bases that big are always a bit daunting, looks like a good start though, definately worth taking your time to build up the landscape and texture though.

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