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#22321
Some DoE WA pics -- including customs 7 Years, 6 Months ago  
OK -- so here are some shots featuring my new DoE WA set.

We have some flayed skeletons -- not reanimated corpses, these unfortunates were flayed alive and magically kept from dying...

We also have an eyeball on a pedastal. Not sure what it does, but it looks eeevil.

Also we have a repainted WOTC Marilith, with a shot of the original so you can see how little I had to work with. Believe me, this is an improvement, even though it still looks pretty bad.

And, finally, we have a few shots of the repainted large floor -- done as a burnt-out "off" version.

Pics of McF Dragons and SOTA Cthulu on the way -- I took some in the DoE, but they looked wrong, I deleted them.

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#22322
Some DoE WA pics -- including customs 7 Years, 6 Months ago  
Wow, the burnt effect looks really good - is it a simple black drybrush? What was your technique?

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#22323
Some DoE WA pics -- including customs 7 Years, 6 Months ago  
Thanks!

Actually, I totally screwed it up. I intended to use a spray primer to get the "sprinkling" effect, and the specific dissipation of color, you get with spray. I deliberately covered the central image, because I was afraid the spray would be so concentrated there it would obscure the detail, so I saved it to paint more carefully later. And I covered the edges, to make sure that the dissipation stopped within the square, instead of taking over the whole piece.

But in the end, I was too close, or too far, from the piece when I sprayed, despite several practice runs. So when I removed the covers on the edges, I had a solid black square in the middle of the piece, with very dark color stopping abruptly, and no dissipation at all. There were some areas that hadn't been completely painted, but in general it looked completely wrong.

So then I did two things -- I took a drybrush to try to match the original color and just brushed over the dark, restoring the original look and hazing up, blending in the edges of the burn. Then, once that was done, I took a black paint and just drybrushed around to extend the burn and give it the right shape.

Then when that was done I mixed some metallic gold with some dark brown, almost black, and then painted the central ring. When that was done I gave it a dark brown, almost black, inkwash.

So in the end, it practically was just drybrushing entirely, but there are a few spots here and there where the paint is uneven or blotchy, deliberately, and that effect I would have lost if I hadn't used the spray.

It was nerve-wracking!

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#22324
Some DoE WA pics -- including customs 7 Years, 6 Months ago  
L;

Did you use a can or an airbrush? Reason why I ask is that a can is constant pressure and flow, whereas a double-action airbrush can vary BOTH, and allows you to freehand feather out the color and saturation from edges to edges.
It can have a VERY positive effect on your work. DO NOT try to use an airbrush on any figure smaller than 1:12 scale (6" tall human figure), but they're great for scenery and vehicles and structures and . . .
And they keep coming down in price, too. Although getting started can cost a couple of hundred dollars, it's usually a one-time expense. Unless you get seriously into it, in which case, winningthe Lottery becomes a very important goal!

See ya!

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I see you've included one of my favorite oldtime comedians: Red Skel(e)ton!

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#22326
Some DoE WA pics -- including customs 7 Years, 6 Months ago  
L,

Great work. I am going to use your technique on some traditional DF pieces just to throw off my players. It looks cool.

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