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Blog Rio's Army - 2020

Discussion in 'Personal Paint Logs' started by Riowyn, Feb 18, 2020.

  1. Riowyn
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    Hey everyone! I thought I would share what I'm doing. I picked up the hobby not too long ago, fell in love with Lizardmen and started to pour a lot of energy into painting them. I don't play--barely know how, but absolutely love assembling and detailing these little dudes.

    I went with the colour scheme of my favourite WoW mount - Bone-White Primal Raptor
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    I started with my skinks, giving them little blobby upperarms as their markings. The skinks were actually my first go into painting my own scheme off path, so there was a lot of trial and error. It took a hot minute to really figure it out, and honestly if I repainted them now, they would look a lot cleaner. My dry brushing game wasn't exactly...um...en pointe. :p[​IMG] [​IMG]

    Right! So at this point I had definitely caught the bug and wanted more. The unit that really sold me on Seraphon was the carnosaur, so that's what I went after next in the form of the Start Collecting box.

    As I don't play, I find the act of choosing weapons and riders to be a bit of a pickle. I outfitted my skinks with everything except shields because I had previously got gummed up by Stormcast shields and didn't want to face that again (Silly--and a bit lazy!). Now that my hand is a bit more steady and I can see the process better, I'll most likely end up chopping some up to fit shields soon. I would like to do a tribal motif on the shields eventually too, but to me that is some sitting on the character creation screen stuff. Big decisions, haha.

    Picking my rider for the carnosaur (whom I've named Lucy) was a debatable subject in my home for a few days, as was longing for a Troglodon too--do I go for points? Looks? I mean, that's really it though, isn't it? As someone with a very low understanding of how the points work, it was all looks for me! Big fan of spears and shout-y lizard fellows, I went with the Old Blood. Here she is looking a bit more, uh, put together than the skinks:
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    That's it for right now! Doing the head today and the rest of her body. Really wanting these bigger units to be something I'm proud of, and not something I rather photograph in dim lighting :D Cheers everyone, and I'll see you back when I'm done with more of my scaly friends!
     
  2. Killer Angel
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    Killer Angel Prophet of the Stars Staff Member

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    Nice color scheme!

    good work so far :)
     
  3. childishknight
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    Great color scheme! They look like desert lizards!
     
  4. Aginor
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    Aginor Fifth Spawning Staff Member

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    Oooohh I like what I see there!
     
  5. Riowyn
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    Thanks! I imagine them to be desert or tundra, I reckon :D
     
  6. ravagekitteh
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    They look brilliant so far!
     
  7. Riowyn
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    Thank you! I'm trying my damndest and they do improve a little with every one done--hopefully by the time I get to Lucy, I'll be well prepared! :D
     
  8. Warden
    Slann

    Warden Tenth Spawning

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    Fantastic looking purple and bone color scheme, and I like your thematic bases as well! :artist:
     
  9. Imrahil
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    Those look great. Love your colorscheme.
    Not often do you see light scales with a dark skin. I love to see your Lucy ;)

    Grrr, Imrahil
     
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  10. Riowyn
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    Update! After a year away from getting SO overwhelmed with, well...y'know...everything...I've returned and with Little Miss Betty! My brutish lass that will carry along the modest Engine of the Gods!
     
  11. Riowyn
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    Update! After a year away from getting SO overwhelmed with, well...y'know...everything...I've returned and with Little Miss Betty! My brutish lass that will carry along the modest Engine of the Gods!

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    I set Lucy aside a while ago (My Carnosaur) because I was unsure of how I wanted to flip the colours, but now that I've got a solid handle on it I'm ready to take her on! Just gotta find a nice, not sopping wet day to get out there and prime :)

    And a bonus photo so you can see what the gang looks like all together!
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    Hope everyone is well! Cheers!
     
  12. Killer Angel
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    Very nice purple.
    Welcome back to the hobby!
     
  13. Lizards of Renown
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    Lizards of Renown Herald of Creation

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    Great color combos!
     
  14. Warden
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    Excellent work! Great colors once again :artist:
     
  15. Riowyn
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    And Betty is officially done! What a wild ride! First biggish model ever completed--tried a lot of new things with her, some that worked, some that didn't...but learned an awful lot with it all. 10/10 would paint this big gal again!

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    And of course, one with the whole gang:
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    She's now all wrapped up and ready to ship! Gifting to the person that so kindly bought it for me for Christmas :) So long Betty-gal! <3
     
  16. Aginor
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    Nice job!
     
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    Betty is a babe! Nice one!
     
  18. Imrahil
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    What an awesome beast of war!
    I so much like the pale colored skinks, Amazing job :artist::artist:

    Grrr, Imrahil
     
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    Ride on, Betty!
     
  20. Novotni
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    I just love the albino skinks! Great job!
     

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