Saturday, April 4, 2015

It's Deja'vu all Over Again


I seem determined to milk FD's dretch miniatures for every last drop of blog-worthiness. That being the case, it's time for one more go-round with these little miniatures.

My last post contained only one group shot from the front. I've gone back and added a pic of the group from the back.

I also took a sequence of WIP shots while painting that illustrate my method. (Actually, it's James Wappel's method. I'm just borrowing it.)

Primer
Basecoat
Highlights
Targeted Washes
Touch-ups to the mids and highlights
Details and Base

When applying the washes I try to avoid obscuring the highlights as much as possible. Even so, things look rather rough afterwards, necessitating a round of touchups. In the final step I used a dilute glaze of a purplish fleshtone to introduce a little color and give the skin a slightly mottled appearance.

More red oxide paste to blend the base components together
The Finished Product

Some more individual shots.


Finally, some detail-pics of what passes for flora and fauna down in the abyss.


That's a wrap.

28 comments:

  1. Awesome work Finch! Thanks for the WIP photo's, what colours did you use dude?

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    1. Thanks, Bob.

      The base is Vallejo Green Grey with a touch of Vallejo Ice Yellow. Highlights done by adding Vallejo Ivory to the mix, then straight Ivory, finally Ivory with a little Army painter Matt White for the brightest brights.

      Shading by adding GW Drakenhof Nightshade and Lahmian Medium to the Green Grey. A little Secret Weapon Soft Body Black was added to the mix for the darkest shadows.

      I tried for some variety with the purple(ish) hands/ears. Reaper Bronzed Shadow with either Vallejo Purple or GW Warlock Purple added. Highlights by adding either Ice Yellow or P3 Frostbite. Shading with washes of GW Druchi Violet. (I may have added a little of GW's green wash to the violet to muddy it up a bit.)

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  2. More painted loveliness! Top stuff.

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  3. Superb and suitably disgustingly creepy looking :)

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    1. Many thanks, Simon. They are rather creepy.

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  4. Fantastic WIPs piccies Finch, thanks for posting the different stages. Love 'em. The final results though are breath-taking. I've not seen such wonderful painting on such foul-looking minis before ;-) Great stuff.

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    1. I had my camera at the ready when painting the first test mini and the battery promptly died. Was better prepared the next time through.

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  5. Love these ghouls! Great work, Finch and a wonderful step by step. :)

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    1. Thanks, Jordan. Glad you like 'em. They do blur the line between ghoul and demon.

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    1. Thanks, Gordon. Checked out your blog. A lot of cool stuff on display.

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  7. I can't get over how much character these figures have, and your paint suits them perfectly. The little touches of reds and purples are a brilliant finish.

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    1. You're very kind, Odie. I like nearly all of Muller's stuff from a variety of manufacturers but he's really outdone himself with the minis from this KS.

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  8. Superb painting Finch. Where did you get these minis?

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    1. Thanks, Darcy. They're from the Fractured Dimensions IMotOP Kickstarter:

      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/138453512/infernal-minions-of-the-outer-planes

      Hopefully they'll be available at retail in the near future. A boatload of amazing Demons/Devils by Muller ranging from the diminutive dretches to this unholy behemoth: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/138453512/infernal-minions-of-the-outer-planes/posts/639623

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  9. Excellent work there, fancy some of those myself but not seen them available yet.

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    1. Many thanks, Ant Master. Hopefully they'll be available soon.

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  10. Thanks for WIPs shots and explanations Finch. Truly valuable to someone like me who is learning all the time. Great painting as I mentioned previously ... and these extra photos are worth showing in my opinion. :)

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    1. Thanks, 4EM. I enjoy looking at WIP posts by other painters. It seems appropriate to occasionally produce one myself.

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  11. Great job, they look so cute...love these Ghouls!

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  12. Wow - great minis and great paintjob. The grey and pinkish works really well!
    /Hans

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  13. Those pink/red hands are such a great touch - they really bring these guys to life. Simply brilliant.

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    1. And I should add, I'm really glad to see the Dretch resurrected. They were one of my favourite low-level monsters from the Monster Manual II. Back in the day...

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    2. Thank you, Matthew. They seemed to need a little spot of color.

      Definitely an oldie-but-goodie from the venerable MM II.

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