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UrchinJoe's slow progress

PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:45 pm
by UrchinJoe
Hi Everyone,

None of these really fit anywhere else on the forum (although I started the Ambull with a couple of bigger minis for Big April Challenge. It's June now so I am making progress pretty slowly). I had a weekend to myself while my wife's away for work, and a day off today after working the last bank holiday. So I got quite a lot of painting done and thought it would be nice to share.

The Ambull was the first mini I ever bought and painted. This one's a replacement, and I'm pretty pleased with him.
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I got a load of the ever-popular Night Horrors for about £5.00 per head from eBay recently. They're simple, look pretty good even with just one colour and have loads of variety, so I've been using them to challenge myself to paint faster. I'm about halfway through a second batch of six, of 20 in total.
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Not really 'old', but here's an orc from the Warlord Orc Sprue. Dirt cheap and looks like it walked straight out of Ralph Bakshi's LOTR. I painted this as close as I could to the piece on their website, because I liked it and didn't feel creative.
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Hope you like them! More to come, maybe in August.

Joseph.

Re: UrchinJoe's slow progress

PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:13 pm
by inchmurrin
Impressive and yes those night horrors do have a certain odd class to them.

Re: UrchinJoe's slow progress

PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:57 pm
by LilBroGrendel
Great paintjobs. I also like the base of the Ambull with all the putty and colored lichen. It must be a nice feeling to have painted the first mini you ever bought (even though it's a replacement) :)

Re: UrchinJoe's slow progress

PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:45 pm
by daddyorchips
beautiful work and very inspiring. thanks for sharing :)

Re: UrchinJoe's slow progress

PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:11 am
by UrchinJoe
Thanks for the comments everyone! I've finished off another six Night Horrors, mostly using or adapting formulas I've used before - grey wraiths, red devils and green ghost. I'm particularly pleased with the brown fur on the wearbear (using modern GW paints, it's Rhinox Hide, washed with Nuln Oil and drybrushed with Verminlord Hide, then picking up the details using Ratskin Flesh, Bestigor Flesh and Ungor Flesh).

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Re: UrchinJoe's slow progress

PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:51 pm
by UrchinJoe
I've spent a couple of weeks working on my most recent D&D character, Tcheh'Rul the Sea-Bear, a half-orc barbarian pirate. She died last week,
which is a shame, but at least I get to paint something new now. The mini is Warmonger Miniatures 'Bloody Magda the Malodorous Queen'.
I've not seen any painted examples of this other than the one on their website, and figured it might be of interest here (even though it's not very old).

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Re: UrchinJoe's slow progress

PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:04 pm
by Plaiecivile
This is like a niche, inside a niche, part of a sub genre... :ugeek:
You managed to bring out all of those unusual details of that half orc very nicely and the sea shell on the base is a great addition.

good job!

Re: UrchinJoe's slow progress

PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:37 pm
by UrchinJoe
Thanks Plaiecivile! This was a lot of fun to paint (and yeah, to find in the first place!). I'm getting pretty comfy in my current orc skin formula so it's probably time to mix it up and try something new.

I've been off work this week so had a chance to be really productive with my painting. I've finished a couple of long-delayed pieces, including two (well one and a half really) from the Greenskin Wars Kickstarter. More pics from different angles will follow on my blog but for now, here's what I've been up to. A troll and wolf from Greenskin Wars, and an old chaos sorcerer from the 80s. I am intensely proud of the troll, I think it might be my best paint-job to date.

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I'm off work until Monday, recovering after a big tattoo session this morning, and my wife's in Italy so hopefully more progress on more minis later in the week!

Re: UrchinJoe's slow progress

PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:29 am
by UrchinJoe
I've been working on this C29 manticore for months, getting the blending just right. Finally finished and I'm really pleased with the result! There's a load more pictures on my blog, here.

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Re: UrchinJoe's slow progress: Knightmare Goblins

PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:29 am
by UrchinJoe
I've been absent for a while due to work commitments, and focusing on painting instead of blogging about painting in my free time. That's changed now so I'll hopefully be posting my recent progress here (with more pictures of everything on my blog). First up: I've been working my way through Knightmare Miniatures' "Doom Goblins". I was aiming for an 80s-inspired paint job on 90s-inspired sculpts, and think I ended up with a kind of nu-metal circa 2000 vibe. Which I'm happy with.

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Finishing off the Knightmare Miniatures from my painting queue (although there are plenty more in my lead pile), a standard bearer, siege crew, and captain. I varnished three of them in too-hot, too-humid weather (causing frosting), but the bannerman survived. He's also probably my most successful attempt at old-school bright green skin.
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And for completeness, a barbarian - I think this was the most recent mini I painted, about two months ago. He resisted being photographed (I think he believed it would steal his soul).
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