Death Spectre and Questing Knight

25 06 2016

SDE Death Spectre (Miniboss) and Questing Knight (Hero)

I liked the original color scheme so I kept it. I tried to make the death spectre glow green using the airbrush. I’m not sure how successful it was. Please add comments if you have suggestions on how to improve it.

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Angry Bear WIP

5 04 2013

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This is the card for the “Angry Bear” hero that comes with the game. I wanted to paint him close to the art, but with a little mix of polar bear (the mouth is black).

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So first off I sprayed him with white primer.

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Next I gave him a base coat of Citadel “snakebite leather”. You may be wondering why I painted him brown if he’s going to be white. Well, he’d look pretty one dimensional if he was entirely white. It wouldn’t give me the ability to add shadows or highlights. Plus, if you look carefully at a polar bear you’ll see that they aren’t pure white.

The coat of the bear is a mix of white with Citadel paint “bleached bone”

I did the base coat of the chains with Vallejo “parasite brown” (what colorful names… har har har!)

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My attempt at “non-metalic metal”, using only flat paints to depict the shadows and highlights real metal has. You’ll notice that the left manacle is flat yellow, while the right one looks “shiny”. I have to say that this process has been very frustrating. I don’t have very good pictures of the stages because I had to redo it so many times. I’m still not entirely satisfied with it, but I think I just need more practice.

To make the gradients I used (from dark to light) Vallejo “charred brown”, Citadel “snakebite leather”, 50/50 mix snakebite and Vallejo “scrofulous brown”, scrofulous brown, 50/50 mix scrofulous and Vallejo “sun yellow”, sun yellow, 50/50 mix sun yellow and white, and final highlights with plain white.

The trick to it is getting a really smooth transition in your gradient. mixing this many paints together can be a bother. I wish I had more skill using a wet palate. Oh well!

More pictures to come!





Happy New Year

1 01 2013

Happy New Year everyone! As one of my resolutions I will be trying to post more often on this site.

For Christmas I got a copy of Super Dungeon Explore from my girlfriend.

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It’s a board game with a lot of quality figures. I think of it as a self-contained version of D&D, but less rules and cuter figures.

It’s themed as a 8/ 16 bit console action-adventure RPG. 5 heroes are pitted against the game “console”. The console spawns and controls the monsters, and the “players” each have a character with different powers.

I played a practice run of the game with my brother. It is pretty fun. we played with empty bases because I didn’t put together the figures yet. I can’t wait to put together all of the figures, but there are some fit issues with the molding and there is a lot of flashing to clean off. And there are a lot of figures, so it may take me a while to finish painting them.