Monday, January 19, 2015

AD&D Ogre wip

A quickie session today got me thus far on a Jes Goodwin AD&D ogre.  My inquisitor set required dry weather to spray, so I am back to fantasy.

  I read the 2nd edition Monster Manual again for the colours.  Though commonly yellow through brown, it says they can come in purple.  Perfect!  I also added the orange teeth, fingernails and white pupils on purple eyes and made sure its warts where 'of a different colour'.  I like how my AD&D minis are coming out very colourful... Much like the cover art of the era.


The skin still needs unifying glazes (where an extremely translucent colour is brushed over the whole area to tie the shading together) and work on metals and base.

I may do a little waterfall at the back too... that could be cute.  A little stream through the caverns.

I lost my mushroom maker in a studio reshuffle, so I will have to make a new one before I can festoon my collection with them.  I plan to go mushroom mad. Maybe even some snails and other critters too.  :)

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  1. He looks fantastic. I don't know if I'm seeing things, but it looks like you painted the leather strap for his satchel with some cracking around the shoulder. If so, NICE.

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    1. I did indeed! I use a warmer color for leather towards the middle, use a warm highlight then I add cool beige for where it has worn or cracked.

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  2. That skin colour works very well. And again, great base work. I do like an old school mushroom or two on a base. Need to do that more myself!

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    1. Heh... I convinced someone into doin' 'shrooms.

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  3. Very impressive! Mushroom maker...? :) I´ll be waiting for the fungus frenzy!! :D

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    1. I have a tutorial last year that shows you how to make one.

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  4. Fantastic!

    But, could you take some more photos of him? It's a little blurry :)

    Great choice of skin colour.

    Cheers.

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    1. Yeah, really need to get the lighbox set up again and get the camera out. This iphone is pants.

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  5. Perfect! The base is amazing, straight out of "undead assault".

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  6. The colour on him is suoerb. I love the blue-grey direction you've gone on some extremities. Best hues I've seen in ages. Marvellous stuff.

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    1. Maybe violet or lilac. My eyes are old...

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  7. Great paint work. I like the bracketed note about glazes. I have pointed the odd new painter in your blogs direction and these side notes are perfect. Ad&d those were the days, still had me lad playing Pathfinder the other day and we had a ball. Going to CanCon?

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