Big April Challenge - '17


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Post Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:26 am

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Thanks!

The tartan was just made up on the fly. Honestly, I feel like I've done better (and on smaller figures!) but I'm OK with how he turned out.

As far as the bases, I should give credit to... Shadows Edge, from whom I bought the flowery, heathery tufts, and DeafNala from the Lead Adventure forum, who sent me some assorted mushrooms. The taller, more whimsical/interesting 'shroom one is one of his.
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Post Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:28 am

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Hey, I'm jealous of the tartan, but maybe the fact that it's a giant would help some. But honestly, I think you can paint circles around me anyway. So . . . suck it up and take it, bub! ;-)
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Post Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:34 am

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Haha, thanks!


Painted up the last of the metal Citadel giants, before they switched to plastic/resin/whatever. A bit more "Middlehammer" -ish, but... it's a giant and out of production so :P


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Post Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:30 am

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I think this is the last giant I'm going to get done by the end of April -- the Tom Meier/Ral Partha fire giant, which I thought made a nice frost giant...

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I'm still working on the (not quite "oldhammer" but it has that same sort of charm to me) Warploque giant. Going to continue painting him past April, probably a little at a time. Almost done with the washes on the flesh...

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Rambling about these and more on my blog.... http://www.zerotwentythree.com/2017/04/ ... eyond.html
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Post Tue May 02, 2017 3:09 am

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Here's what I managed to get painted for Big April '17:

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And a showing off progress shot of my painted giant collection so far (not strictly "oldhammer," obviously)....

Meat-giants...

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(I didn't paint the big Black Scorpion giant on the left.)



Skeletal giants...

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And for the sake of completeness, my rat giant...

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Post Tue May 02, 2017 8:05 pm

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ZeroTwentythree wrote:And for the sake of completeness, my rat giant...

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where did (s)he come from?
the dark knight of the twisted moon

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Post Wed May 03, 2017 2:05 pm

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twisted moon wrote:
where did (s)he come from?



Something I sculpted for myself. Used as a giant in my old Skaven army.

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Post Wed May 03, 2017 9:45 pm

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ZeroTwentythree wrote:
twisted moon wrote:
where did (s)he come from?



Something I sculpted for myself. Used as a giant in my old Skaven army.

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Wow .... Serious Skillz
Love that.
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Post Tue May 23, 2017 6:01 am

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Thanks. Not sure how serious my skills were... it was a bit of a learning experience. I was aiming for something with a (massively) enlarged & stylized look similar to the old Goodwin Skaven. Not sure I captured that, but I'm still fond of the figure as a first attempt at something large like that.



I added one last RP Meier giant to my collection. I was trying to get it before "Big April" ended, but missed out. Still, it didn't take too long to track one down for a reasonable price.


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And a shot of the three RP Meier giants together.

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...so far. Should I try to get the rest? I think these are some of the best of his giants from that period.


General painting note... I added a thin blue ink wash (Superman style?) to the newest giants hair & beard, and
think it really helped give the black/grey a bit of life and extra punch & contrast!
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Post Tue May 23, 2017 12:04 pm

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ZeroTwentythree wrote: Should I try to get the rest? I think these are some of the best of his giants from that period.


I for one would love to see that. I don't have insight into the full works of Tom Meier giants but if these are anything to go by then definitely yes. I love their physiques and expressions.

Lovely paintjobs to complement these characterful sculpts. The ruddiness of the faces are a nice touch, the booze glaze on the 3rd one being my favourite .
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