Saturday, January 9, 2016

PTS XII: Devil Build & Color Test


The devil miniatures from the last post are ready for paint. There was much prep work and a multitude of small parts involved with these bad boys (and girl).

Lots o' parts
Wyrd's Lelitu caused unwanted headaches when I drilled clear through the front of the upper left arm while pinning her together. Hopefully a little green-stuff has provided an adequate remedy.

Oops!
Fractured Dimensions' Bael is intended to be the center of attention here but as he's scarcely larger than the other minis he seemed at risk of being lost in the crowd. A 30mm base and a lot of cork went into elevating him both literally and figuratively.

The group currently:


Red-devil skintone experiments are ongoing. Reaper's Cinnamon Red (a new color provided as a free sample with a recent order) seems an interesting starting point. The picture below shows possible midtone/highlight combos. Shading will be handled with washes.

A/3 may be the winner.

9 comments:

  1. A corking post, Finch. I especially like your skintone photo and will be very interested to know how you get on with the Cinnamon Red.

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    1. Thanks, Simon. The Cinnamon Red has potential.

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  2. Nice looking mini's dude. I'm sure they will look great in this scheme.

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    1. Devil miniatures call for lots of red. The plan is to use different versions of the color side-by-side.

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  3. I'm glad it's not just me that drills through body parts with gay abandon! Already excited by this project, should be a blast.

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    1. In my case it was less gay abandon than than expletive-studded exasperation (muttered in low tones of course so as not to startle those unfamiliar with my methods).

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  4. For sure, the group of minis have tremendous potential ... and I'm confident you can realise their potential no problem! I believe A/3 looks good as you say ... I was leaning towards A/1 but then again the yellow highlights might yet be key so go with your gut, it's only right 99.99% of the time after all. :)

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    1. You may be overstating my success rate a smidge but all compliments are gladly accepted. ;)

      The skintone winner was A/3. The red used on various articles of clothing was Valejo Vermillion (not pictured).

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  5. I used to play lots of DDO (Dungeons And Dragons Online) and some of my favorite quests involved hordes of Bearded Devils. Love these guys. Can't wait to see your results.

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