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#22837
Otherworld's New Toys 7 Years, 4 Months ago  
Following my recent foray into the murky world of miniatures manufacturing with the Demon Idol, my next project has come to fruition. The Hill Giant and Stone Giant (again sculpted by Paul Muller) were based on the artwork from the old 1st Edition AD&D Monster Manual, and they are now available for sale here:

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/otherworld-games_Otherworld-Miniatures_W0QQcolZ4QQdirZ1QQfsubZ8036906QQftidZ2QQtZkm

MDC in the UK have (again) done a cracking job of the casting in the same resin as the Idol, and the figures are a real pleasure to paint.


HILL GIANT


STONE GIANT

Future plans include a Frost Giant and a Fire Giant, but I'm not yet sure whether we'll do the Cloud and Storm Giants. Also on the way is a small range of old-school D&D-style Pig-faced Orcs.
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#22838
Otherworld's New Toys 7 Years, 4 Months ago  
Otherworld

Gratulation - they really do look great - the way a giant is supposed to look like.

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#22839
Otherworld's New Toys 7 Years, 4 Months ago  
Those look amazing.
If you're going to recreate MM illustrations, how about some old school short tailed fin-headed troglodytes with stone weapons? Or old school gnolls.
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#22840
Otherworld's New Toys 7 Years, 4 Months ago  
Oh, those are sweeeeet!!! I love Dave Trampier's artwork, and seeing Paul Muller's 3D versions in resin is a treat.

I've yet to paint my demon idol (lots of school work with college), but it's definitely on my "to do" list.

Keep the pics coming!
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#22841
Otherworld's New Toys 7 Years, 4 Months ago  
Otherworld,

You sure know how to pick 'em.

Bring on the Orcs!!!!!!!!!!

...those will be truly classic.


And might I add, those are AWESOME sculpts all around.

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#22842
Otherworld's New Toys 7 Years, 4 Months ago  
Very nice work!
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#22843
Otherworld's New Toys 7 Years, 4 Months ago  
If only they came painted.....

*SIGH*
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#22844
Otherworld's New Toys 7 Years, 4 Months ago  
Harneloot,
I agree with you on that one.......wish my skills were on par with some of the artisans here :)

But, no time like the present to hone up those skills.......in fact looking at everyone's work here has inspired me to try my hand at painting. I shudder to think what the first batches are going to look like, but if you don't try, you won't get there :)

Besides, I have the Otherworld's Demon idol sitting in my box of goodies that needs a good coat of paint, and I refuse to touch it until I get some skill up in the paint department.
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#22845
Otherworld's New Toys 7 Years, 4 Months ago  
OK...I'm almost ready to try my hand at painting too lupus....

Questions for the experts here:

Can a person spend $200 or so and buy a "tool-box" of painting supplies form someplace to get a novice started? Any other advice?

Thanks in advance!
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#22846
Otherworld's New Toys 7 Years, 4 Months ago  
Citadel USED to have their Mega paint set; it was one of EVERY COLOR they put out.
I don't know if they still have it or not. One thing to be careful of with Citadel colors; because the plastic used in the bottles is porous to Oxygen, the colors WILL dry out, and sometimes change over time. It's not a HUGE change in color, but for a real purist, it IS significant. Also, I discovered that a lot of the Citadel colors will NOT thin properly for airbrushing. If you just use a regular brush, you should have no problems. It's just that some of the pigments seem to be too coarse a grind for use with an airbrush; and it's not ALL of them, which makes it worse!

I've also seen Testors and other makers that box sets of paints in Military Flats, Custom Cars, and some other sets, but Citadel seems to be the only one that has ALL their colors together - IF the Mega Set still exists.

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#22847
Otherworld's New Toys 7 Years, 4 Months ago  
Harneloot,
Great question. I've just started doing the rounds to see what I need to pick up to get the ball rolling :) I noticed that Reaper does various mixed sets of their Master series of paints and the starter set does come in under $ 200 US.

Jim, I know down under in Australia they still do a big box set of all the paints produced by Citadel, along with a small bag with other assorted goodies to get the ball rolling, but the cost was somewhere in the $A 450 mark........kinda scarey :)

I know this is probably going to come down to preferences, but is there a good paint brand to get into?

And, besides checking out other people's work as inspiration, is there anywhere I can start? Good websites for advice, books, etc.

I know I may be over analyzing, and there is nothing like just doing it, but the last time I gave this a go, I started with GW plastic space marines and couldn't get the paint to stick on the blasted plastic........ didn't know at that stage I had to prime, etc.

So, you are talking to one total spaz in the hobby department here :) So any tips and hints appreciated :)

PS: Otherworld, sorry to hijack your thread :) But it's amazing pieces of sculpture that you are producing that did get me back into painting minis scene :)
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#22848
Otherworld's New Toys 7 Years, 4 Months ago  
Lupus,

I went through the same task about 8 years ago. here is what I ended up doing and in hindsight I probably would do the same approach again. First I went to the saturday afternoon painting sessions that most GW stores have. This will teach you some of the basics and get you familiar with what you can and can not do with their paints. ( I personally do not use GW unless that is what I have in that color becuase someone left them at my house) I then went out and bought a few good brushes as thin as I could find. I bought a few colors to paint 1 or 2 metal figures that I really needed to paint but I was not going to play with as a character. So I would not stress how good/not good the paint would be. I painted several figures. Most came out as you would expect painted but nothing you would post on a forum. I then bought some GW stuff in the begineer set to work with plastic to see if it was different than the metal stuff. The nice thing about GW beginner box paint sets is that they come with basic instructions. Paint some of those. Then I moved into color fades, ink washes, shading etc. with both metal and plastic figures. After about 30-40 figures you get the idea. In the meantime as you go you will purchase the paints you need. This way you do not drop $400+ up front and you learn as you go. You may not end up liking the mega set that you dropped $400+ on a few years back. Once I got to this point which was about a year ago I started to think about beefing up my paint set. At this point I have not done anything because if it is not broke do not fix it. I have roughly 30 colors and with shading/blending and ink washes I have thousands of colors. I personally like Testors and Liquid Gem Paints. Good luck.

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