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    Soulsorcerer
    Soulsorcerer
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    Nice eastern dragon sculp and great paintjob…as always! 🙂

    #14779
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    Universal Head
    Keymaster

    New stuff!

    Two Hammers of Heaven:

    Shael Han Hammers of Heaven

    … and two Shields of Taelfon (always makes me think of teflon):

    Shael Han Shield of Taelfon

    The Hammers actually don’t have little bike shorts on the sculpt – I’m not sure what they’re supposed to be really, but the wrinkles look like cloth rather than skin (leggings?) – but the picture in the book has them with the black shorts and I thought it looked hilarious, like TV wrestlers.

    #14786
    Uthoroc
    Uthoroc
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    Very striking (haha). WHat do you use for the scenic bases? Assuming the minis don’t come out of the box with these,

    #14788
    Soulsorcerer
    Soulsorcerer
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    Oh…never seen those before…are they KS exclusives…or did I just miss a box af specialists/characters???
    The hammers could really be a WWF tag team 😉

    #14791
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    Universal Head
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    The bases take a little longer than usual as they are ‘wells’. I put a magnet in them, fill them with gap filler, let it dry a bit, super glue a bit of bark on top, and do the usual texturing. The bark is only for the leaders and specialists.

    These come together in a box, though I got 2 of each with the Kickstarter: https://www.miniaturemarket.com/cmnwok03006.html

    #14805
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    Universal Head
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    Here’s the latest from the painting desk – The Red Willow and Hong Yao:

    Shael Han The Red Willow and Hong Yao

    I must say, whoever painted the characters above for CMON did an amazing job. The detail is very tiny and you can see my work looks a little rough in these very close up pictures; however their paint jobs are impeccable. I just can’t bring myself to take that amount of time on minis for the gaming table anymore, and these look absolutely fine from a normal viewing distance.

    … and at last, nine Children of Wrath! Great chunky fighting figures.

    Shael Han Children of Wrath

    #14841
    Soulsorcerer
    Soulsorcerer
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    Great stuff…..WoK is the one Kickstarter that I regret not having backed!

    #14955
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    Universal Head
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    The ladies in reeeeeeddddd ….

    Iron Lotus

    Twelve Iron Lotus Warriors and two Black Lotus leaders. Just a bit more to do and Shael Han will be completely finished!

    Shame about the dancing pose of the Black Lotus warriors. Those war fans don’t look very threatening.

    #14956
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    8th
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    You really do put my painting skills to shame. Do you have a magic shrinking machine so you become the same size of the mini while you paint?

    #14957
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    Universal Head
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    Cheers. 🙂 The head loupe helps, it really magnifies things a lot and makes the detail easy to do. I once checked with an optometrist that it wasn’t ruining my eyesight, but he seemed to think it wouldn’t do any damage!

    #14958
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    I have a desk magnifier with lamp that revealed how poor my brush skills were before and helped improve a bit, but your shading makes them look good.

    Is it highlighting or washes mostly?

    #14959
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    Universal Head
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    I let washes do the shading. All I do are base coats and highlighting.

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