Epic Duck Mike's #theweeklypaint 2015

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Re: Epic Duck Mike's #theweeklypaint 2015

Post by Epic Duck Mike » Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:35 am

Thanks everyone :D It's been a week since the engagement and we're still engaged, so things are going well ;)

So hobby progress! My full set of 10 Mouslings are done, and I played them in a game of Frostgrave yesterday! Frostgrave is /really/ fun, and you can basically use any fantasy miniature from any range to play it, which is great. I played against Ash, and though he technically won (the game is basically about treasure hunting, and he found more), I managed to gain more campaign experience and got way more kills than he did... so it felt more like a victory for me.

Last night I finally busted out my new Airbrush and Compressor, and put it to the test priming two Zondbots for Infinity - applying Vallejo Black, Grey and White primers in successive layers to get a shaded basecoat... and it worked beautifully. I'm working through some methods in Angel Giraldez's masterclass book... which means step 2 was covering up a lot of the white armour plates after the first round of airbrushing with Masking Fluid. This is a new way of painting for me, and I'm curious how easily the masking fluid will actually come off... only time will tell! (Later tonight, likely!)
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Re: Epic Duck Mike's #theweeklypaint 2015

Post by Epic Duck Mike » Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:38 am

Oh, and the last few mouslings:

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Re: Epic Duck Mike's #theweeklypaint 2015

Post by Munin » Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:41 am

So...freaking...cute!!!

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Re: Epic Duck Mike's #theweeklypaint 2015

Post by Lady_Soria » Mon Oct 05, 2015 12:59 pm

I need to get me some of these.
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Re: Epic Duck Mike's #theweeklypaint 2015

Post by Guildenstern » Mon Oct 05, 2015 2:50 pm

GIMME!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Epic Duck Mike's #theweeklypaint 2015

Post by Epic Duck Mike » Thu Oct 08, 2015 9:46 am

Continuing my recent trend of painting really tiny things, I started working on my Infinity Zondbots, using techniques from Angel Giraldez' Masterclass book:

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After priming, I airbrushed on dark grey, light grey, and white in a zenithal pattern, plus I hit a few spots with an extra shot of white to make sure they popped... then all the surface armour was covered with Liquid Mask, and then I airbrushed it again with black and dark grey. A bunch of edge highlighting and some freehanding later, and here I am... I still need to seal it and hit the white armour with an Oil Wash to keep it visually consistent with the rest of my Nomads.

That was Sunday/Monday night though... the last two nights were spent building furniture and unpacking, now that our Living Room / Dining Room floors are finally done.
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Re: Epic Duck Mike's #theweeklypaint 2015

Post by Guildenstern » Thu Oct 08, 2015 9:59 am

You know I can totally see your cake topper done in minis.... that'd be awesome! lol

and omg that little guy looks incredible tiny with details
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Re: Epic Duck Mike's #theweeklypaint 2015

Post by Epic Duck Mike » Thu Oct 08, 2015 3:10 pm

Guildenstern wrote:You know I can totally see your cake topper done in minis.... that'd be awesome! lol
I'm actually working on a custom piece for it... stay tuned ;)
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Re: Epic Duck Mike's #theweeklypaint 2015

Post by Arnathos » Thu Oct 08, 2015 4:02 pm

A belated congrats from me as well Mike! I need to catch up to these weekly paints! Also great job on the mouselings!
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Re: Epic Duck Mike's #theweeklypaint 2015

Post by Khankore » Thu Oct 08, 2015 9:35 pm

Yes, Grats Mike! Now get married already and update your tabletop coop progress hehehehe
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Re: Epic Duck Mike's #theweeklypaint 2015

Post by Munin » Thu Oct 08, 2015 10:19 pm

I had a cake-topper mini that one of my gaming buddies converted/painted for my. It was pretty rad! Especially considering that it was atop a cake with camouflage frosting! :O

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Re: Epic Duck Mike's #theweeklypaint 2015

Post by Epic Duck Mike » Fri Oct 09, 2015 9:15 am

Nearly done! All I did between the last photo and now was add an oil wash, nothing too fancy... but it works!

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Khankore wrote:Yes, Grats Mike! Now get married already and update your tabletop coop progress hehehehe
I'm just waiting for my new PC to arrive (ground shipping from British Columbia to Ontario takes a while) so I can start editing and rendering... I've got 4-5 videos already filmed :)
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Re: Epic Duck Mike's #theweeklypaint 2015

Post by Munin » Fri Oct 09, 2015 9:38 am

I like the tiny Nomad symbol on his knee. That's a fantastic detail.

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