Kabocha no ito desu - and Studio paintjobs...and Temple

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Absolutely amazing! Great job on the painting and thanks for the basing tutorial.

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Malhorme wrote:

[...] noise of jaws sundenly breaking.... I love it! Simple, punchy, vicious... Please, what is te base for the green and its lights/shadows? Thank you in advance! I want the same!

SInce you asked nicely smiley

All VMC acrylics...

Basecoat with middlestone.

Shade with a wash of chocolate brown, then glazes of violet red followed by bronze green.

Re-touch the basecoat, then highlight by adding in more and more silver grey. Highlighting should be along the edges of scales using zenithal lighting.

Then black-line the lower edges of scales and any undefined breaks between scales with German camo brown.

Patterns were painted on by colouring in scales with violet brown, then highlighted by adding in khaki.

Drybrushing might be faster, but you'll end up with it looking powdery/dusty.

These are the standard colours I use for brass NMM too as seen here:

http://www.coolminiornot.com/116664?browseid=10043488

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Thank you!!!

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More studio paintjobs from the new wave now that they've hit the homepage. Sukoshi Kani and Nomi (I'm not sure which is which though, or why one of them is called "Nice Crab"???

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Next up will be Saburo or Satsuki (both on the painting table).

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I vote for satsuki!

The picture are a bit blue, aren't they? Nasty kids, and brilliant paint!

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Awesome

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Wonderful painting dude!

(just need to sort that white balance out on the pics :P)

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Latest updates (Satsuki and Saburo) are below, I'm sure Satsuki's family name is really Kardashian cheeky. Just Mizuki to go and the full Ito range (except for cobra-head stick guy) will be done.  photo 2014-10-27225800_zpsf467acc6.jpg

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interesting with a blue hebiman, is it based of a real snake or just rule of cool?

how much dirty old man feeling did you have when you highlighted her posterior? ^^

high quality paintjobs as per usual.

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Very cool paint jobs as always.  yes

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I am in love!

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Great job :)

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It's been a while since I posted here as I've been busy with Eden miniatures. Here's the most recent studio paint job on Kioshi Makoto (I think that's correct).

 

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Next on the painting table are a peasanty Ro Kan force and Mizuki Ito.

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Solid paintjob. So eden? painting to play or are you a studio painter over at taban aswell now through this gig? I was under the impression that the owner painted all their studio models? Or has the workload of running taban increased to the point that he feels the need to hire painters?

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dmeep wrote:

Solid paintjob. So eden? painting to play or are you a studio painter over at taban aswell now through this gig? I was under the impression that the owner painted all their studio models? Or has the workload of running taban increased to the point that he feels the need to hire painters?

Just painting to play. ISC (unsurprisingly), Convoy and Matriarchy. If I can't find anyone wanting a game of Bushido at club nights, then Eden is the default alternative.

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I don't even know what to say... absolutely stunning, incredible work.

 

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Really awesome paintjobs.

Please show more Silvermoon as tat is the faction I'm about to paint and you're a real inspiration!

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My second faction is under way. Three weekends of work and I've got this lot done, another couple of weekends and I'll have my peasants and spindly yokai done too.  photo 2015-02-08160551_zps07ddad19.jpg

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Gorgeous, hopefully get a game against these one day!

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stop showing off;)

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cheeky to Greeny

First batch of peasants done, at first I wasn't keen on the sculpts, but now I really like them.
 Hisao and Anhinaga Tenaga are on the painting table now. I really hope there's a peasant themed army in the next card pack.

 

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Beautiful as alway! Love the bases too.

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Lovely work, how much is done with an aibrush and how much is brush blends? 

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Awesome work, really awesome - love the terrain bits ;)

What does the kanji on the figure's bases say - Left, Right, Front & Back?

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@trapthem: All done with a bog-standard hairy stick dipped in acrylic paint.

@Mooseking: Almost correct; left, right, eyes and the other two are just A and B for cards that can have more than one mini on them.

Hisao is done, but needs dull coating, pigments and grass tufts. Pics up at the weekend probably, with Ashinaga Tenaga following shortly.

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Damn your skilled and clearly inhuman eyes, one day I'll track down the creature you sold your soul to for such abominable skills...;)

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Hisao is done and ready to heal some monks and peasants. Ashinaga is under way.  photo 2015-02-28 16.42.28_zpsts0w7ryl.jpg  photo 2015-02-28 16.43.09_zpsjhdxx9ib.jpg

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Nice work on Temple minis, as usual!

As I work on them, I know better than others minis the quality of the painting!  smiley

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Ashinaga Tenaga has been finished for a week, but I've only just had a chance to get the photos up now. FYI, his right hand is pinned at the wrist, it really needs this otherwise the weight would cause it to drop off while the glue is drying. His left hand and left foot are both pinned to the base topper that comes with the mini.  photo 2015-03-09 22.16.26_zpsrx14w2hf.jpg Back to Ito next with Mizuki.

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Now that the Goshi is up on the front page I can post the other views of her. She was a really fun and fast mini to paint.

 

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Mizuki is still sitting on the painting desk, waiting for some attention :(

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Wasn't sold on the artwork but the mini is excellent.

Amazing paint job as always!

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Oh, wow ... what gorgeous miniatures.

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While the Northwest daimyos were crushing their enemies, seeing them driven before them and hearing the lamentations of their wimmin at the weekend, I was painting Mizuki.

Next up will be Master Ekusa, some kami, a viper and probably Yuui Ito.

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Wow, that is fantastic. Massive presence of Mizuki. Makes want to buy her asap :)

The Eagle shares the nest. The Dragon burns it. Join the Black Eagle and crush the usurpers!

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Man I love the way you do those scales, incredible work.

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Just a small update on the Temple front - 2 air kami before moving back to some Ito.  photo 2015-07-05 16.25.28_zpsxm1uduwo.jpg

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Is that purple to shade the white?

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Saynt wrote:

Is that purple to shade the white?

It certainly is! A 50/50 mix of London Grey and Purple.

Here's the next one, a shimogamo viper painted in the colours of a red spitting cobra and a Brahminy kite...

 

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Fantastic! Toying with schemes on mine at the moment.

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Beautiful!  Marvelous work!  That viper is sick!  Well executed and such great choices of colors!!!

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Woah!! I love it! The studio rainbow paintjobs were a bit too intense for me, but this and the Acid Green scheme in the AU battle report are really great.

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Not wanting to telegraph what I might be using in an upcoming tournament at Fanboy 3, here's the latest finished mini - Yuui Ito.  photo 2015-08-23 11.45.57_zpsadr9zu61.jpg

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Exellent skin as always, and the metal highlighting is just superb!

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More reptilian shenannigans, but this time from the Temple.

Master Ekusa on his pimped-out tortoise...

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I'm not jealous.  Honest.

It always goes to tiebreakers.

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Oops, I appear to have been away fro nearly 4 months (I blame work, building work on my house and redecorating a bedroom).

Here's an Ito Ancestral Spirit (Ghost of Christmas past?)

 

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This is simply stunning stuff!  Well done good sir!

If I may ask, are you using glazing to get the blend so smooth on your highlights?  Or if not, what technique are you using?

Great work again!

 

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Stunning work as usual, we need to get some games in in 2016, maybe even run a tournament.

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It's all thin translucent layers/glazes with a bit of feathering and wet blending.

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If the Ito can have a kami, then so too can the Temple (since it's their thing).

Earth kami...

 

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