Big April Challenge - '18


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Post Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:09 am

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Niibl wrote:Lots of pinning to do as well, due to the weight.
But first things first- I need to keep it from toppling over. I need to build a base.


One thing I loved about the Marauder giant was how well it went together. I opted for a larger base than normal because of the toppling issue.


Harry wrote:Here's mine ..... eaasiest colour scheme EVAAAAAAARRR!!!! :D


I've seen him before (probably on Warseer?) and love what you did with him.



Harry wrote:I Also like collecting giants ... However, I have managed to paint a few ..... do you want to see my painted ones? Do Ya? :D


At the end of the month I was going to post a pic of the giants I've finished, plus a group shot with the rest of my painted giants. One of my favorite pages at Stuff of Legends is Richard/Orclord's giant collection. I confess to sometimes just visiting the page and drooling over the collection. Maybe we should start an entirely separate collective giant show-off thread? :mrgreen:




My own progress, as promised, here's what "came to mind." Just base colors blocked out so far.

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Post Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:25 pm

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ZeroTwentythree wrote:Maybe we should start an entirely separate collective giant show-off thread? :mrgreen:
"Show off your big 'uns" ? :shock:

Here is my Bug un undercoated .... seen this model from afar for years ..... had no idea there was so much nice detail on him ....


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Post Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:31 am

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You're right. You could spend several months painting that one giant. Especially factoring in the platform. :o



I am up late tonight, trying to catch up a bit of the Marauder giant, and he's finally coming together. I did take a few shortcuts. I would guess about 90% of the painting is done. Refining a number of areas, details, etc. and then on to the base.

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I had started writing up some background for him, but didn't like the way it sounded. So I will get back to that at some point.
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Post Mon Apr 18, 2016 6:55 pm

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Assembly is done- with only one small detail remaining to decide on:
Should i replace the squashed, crooked skull? Such questions can drive me mad and can delay projects for months. :roll:
Still, I thought it would be time for a picture.
In addition, I used the opportunity to take one of my old beast man giant as well.
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Post Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:01 pm

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Post Tue Apr 19, 2016 6:21 am

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I agree, keep the skull. It's got a charm to it, and doesn't really need to be perfectly aligned on a functional/used battle helm.

That re-purposed action figure is amazing! :o The painting is beautiful, and the pose looks nicely balanced. How much of that is your sculpting?



I finished up the painting on the Marauder giant, but can't decide what to do for the base. While I give that a bit of thought, I've started on the next giant -- the Ultraforge giant.

He's the largest giant I've got. Pretty well sculpted, though not as nicely cast as the Marauder or Warploque giants. He required the most clean-up of the four I'm attempting to paint this month, and there are still some visible mold lines/slips. The resin is lightweight, which is a nice change from awkwardly handling the lead Marauder giant while painting.

The big guy is mostly flesh surfaces, so I'm trying to keep that interesting. I put a bit of work into that tonight, but still have more refinement & clean-up. His face still looks a bit like raw meat. (Not that that's entirely a bad thing...) The colors aren't quite coming through in the pics, but I hope they give a good idea where it's going.

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Post Tue Apr 19, 2016 6:37 am

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Nice work, your putting me to shame, I must sit down this week & finish mine (might not get the goblins done , but the giants certainly a good prospect). :D

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Post Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:40 pm

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Ultraforge eh? Thanks for the reminder. I thought they were out of business but it seems that they aren't
One more money sink then...
The design is somewhat rough but the model still has much potential and I am sure that you will make a stunning model out of it.

So I will keep the Skull on the helmet, but I will probably add some GS to smooth out the offset.
I hope I will have the opportunity to come home early this week, on a day with some sunshine, so that I can prime that guy properly.
I think I have never painted such a beast before.

The beatsman giant was based on this guy.
Mostly I covered the clothes with green stuff, added tusks and horns and resculpt the breast area.
I instantly "saw" the pose when I saw the figure in an online shop and just had to do this.
There is a lot of fishing lead in that base to keep him upright. still, the table should not be rocked too much.
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Post Sat Apr 23, 2016 5:13 pm

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OK, settled down for an hour or so today and have managed to add a few more bits of paint, estimate I should be able to start adding the detail in the next couple of days with a bit of luck.

enjoy

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Post Sat Apr 23, 2016 6:11 pm

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He's coming along really nicely!
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