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Friday, May 23, 2014

On Display: Speed Painted Dwarf & Liebster Awards

 So this is the other mini I painted with washes. Where the Night Goblin was done in just around an hour this guy was done in about 20 minutes. I just wanted to see how fast a decent mini could be done just for fun. Not bad. The NMM is a bit sloppy, but hey - 20 MINUTES?! Not bad at all...


 I think at arms length an army of these guys would pass muster no problem. It was nice to just do up some quick, fun paint jobs and not stress over perfection. What say you? Would you find speed painting with washes like on the last two minis helpful or unsavory?

***NOVA UPDATE***
More work on the scouts, nothing major. Just gold, leather, black and metal...
Onto the rest of the details then the bases and last of all the fatigues and cloaks :)
***NOVA UPDATE***

I was nominated for a Liebster Award! Thanks goes to Adam over at Adam's Minilog.
It's basically a series of questions and answers and kind of a chain letter type deal. So without further adieu...

11 Truths about me:
1) My real name is Neil Szabo
2) The Lady Inquisitor isn't the uncompromising figure of menace I make her out to be. She's actually very supportive of and enamored by this hobby.
3) I love Games Workshop and likely always will.
4) I work in TV, but watch very little. Go figure.
5) My celebrity doppelganger is a Backstreet Boy -_-
Creepy, I know.
6) I'm a not so secret Brony.
7) Kids Disney movies tend to leave me in tears.
8) I may have mommy issues. My mom was a dermatologist and I'm covered head to toe in tattoos. I'm fine, really.
9) I love to bake and I'm REALLY good at it.
10) I'm evil. I am currently baking for the folks at work twice a week for the next 10 weeks - why? Because they are having a weight loss challenge for the next ten weeks.
11) I won't be lonely in hell, because I heard you chuckle at number 10 there :P

11 Blogs I want to nominate (in no particular order other than alphabetical):
Astral Knights
Aurelius Legion
Bill's Raving Rant
Calth Burns
Chapel of Angels
Da Ork Mek Shop
Flameon Miniatures
How to Lose at 40k*'**/WIP'R'Us
In The Grim Cheapness of the Future...
Muninn's Brush
The Prodigal Player

11 Questions I am asking of those I nominated:
1) Horus or The  Emperor?
2) Would you hobby for a living if you could, why or why not?
3) What drew you to blogging about the hobby?
4) Do you have the urge to try another scale, if so what?
5) What other creative outlets do you have?
6) What do you listen to while playing/ painting?
7) If you couldn't continue with this hobby for whatever reason what would you like to do instead?
8) Are your snacks healthy or junk when you paint/play?
9) What color do you fear painting the most?
10) Ever have a hulk smash moment with a model and were you able to stop or is it in peices?
11) The model I most want to paint when I get good enough is...

11 Answers to my questions from Adam:
1. What and how long ago got you into the hobby?
The first edition of Space Hulk more than 20 years ago. I love the new one too.
2. Fantasy, history or sci-fi?
All three! Sci-fi first, fantasy second (it's my new fav) and Historical last - I really want to try my hand at some flats too.
3. What do you think is your best work and why?
Sleeping Chibi. It forced me WAY out of my comfort zone, took the fear out of the unknown and my painting grew in leaps and bounds.
4. What is your greatest hobby ambition?
To paint all my minis before I die.
5. Are you more of a analytic and organized or totally chaotic painter?
I am an A-type personality. Chaos just slows me down.
6. Which movie/book/comic book/video game franchise would you like to see made into miniature line the most? (or re-done)
Kick Buttowski, suburban daredevil!
7. Which is more important to you: painting or gaming? Which takes up more time?
Painting. I am a terrible general.
8. If you could spend a day with a totally fictional character who would it be and why?
John Grammaticus, he knows things - things I want need to know...
9. Do you have a favorite miniature manufacturer\line or prefer to try out different stuff?
Everything. Its the secret to getting better and I wish I had learned if way earlier: PAINT EVERYTHING!!!
10. Is fluff and back story an important factor for you when choosing minis, or is it all about the looks? 
Background is super inspiring, but the odd cool mini or two has made it into my pending paint pile ;)
11. Lager or ale? 
The only beer I drink is the root variety :P

Next post: Some inspiration, a little stroll through the 'ol bits box and some more upcoming 40k projects. Don't forget to check out the blog roll, hit me up in the comments and remember; you can't spell paint without a little pain :)

7 comments:

  1. Uncanny resemblance ;)
    The dwarf in 20 minutes? wow, that's a really nice effect for such a low painting time, it usually takes me more than that to sit down and choose what to work on :D

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    1. ~sigh~ Well, it's out there now. Speed painting can be fun for a break I want to try a monochrome mini and a black and white mini for fun in the future too.

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  2. Congrats! By the way Kick Buttowski can't a candle to the most awesome cartoon dad on the planet ... Richard aka Gumball's dad. ;)

    By the way, I love the leather effect you have achieved. Something I would love to emulate.

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    1. sorry typo ... can't hold a candle was what I meant.

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    2. I don;t know Gunther's dad is pretty awesome ;) The leather on the scouts was actually surprisingly simple. Basecoat with rhinox hide, a thinned highlight of mournfang brown, then a thinned highlight of xv88 (both should be almost as thin as washes so that they are semi translucent) and finally 2 washes of agrax earthshade, letting each one dry fully before the next.

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    3. Thanks for the painting recipe tip. I definitely must try it out. ^_^ Is there any old Citadel color that closely approximates the new XV88?

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    4. you could just add an ivory to the mournfang to get a lighter shade. I don't see an old paint that compares to it in the citadel line.

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