1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Don't have enough monsters? Or just want to show off your painting skills. Why not try entering the Monster Mash! - Click here for more info.
    Dismiss Notice

Blog Joshua's Seraphon and Role-playing paint blog

Discussion in 'Painting and Converting' started by Joshua Horchler, May 8, 2018.

  1. Joshua Horchler
    Temple Guard

    Joshua Horchler Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    240
    Likes Received:
    418
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Hello Lustria!

    I have been an on and off again painting and wargamer for about 4-5 years. I have dabbled in a little bit of everything. I also paint DnD miniatures. I'm going to share some of my minis and some of my current WIPs. I have a fairly busy life right now so future posts my be varied in terms of timing, but I hope this encourages me to paint more. I am a decent painter and I'd be happy to answer any questions or listen to your advice!

    Start things off with some older, table top quality DnD models. I paint these pretty quickly to just a tabletop level:
    IMG_2205.jpg

    IMG_2206.jpg
    IMG_2207.jpg
    IMG_2209.JPG
     
    Warden, tom ndege and Crowsfoot like this.
  2. Lord-Marcus
    Slann

    Lord-Marcus Sixth Spawning

    Messages:
    5,290
    Likes Received:
    5,195
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Those look great. I enjoyed painting that dwarf a few years back. I love how you layered the beard!

    The tattoos on the barbarian are awesome too
     
    Joshua Horchler likes this.
  3. Joshua Horchler
    Temple Guard

    Joshua Horchler Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    240
    Likes Received:
    418
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Next up is a little higher quality mini and my current WIP Seraphon :) The Stegadon still has bit too go, but the skinks are nearly finished. Let me know what you think!

    IMG_2211.jpg
    IMG_2212.jpg
    IMG_2213.jpg
    IMG_2214.jpg IMG_2216.jpg
    IMG_2218.jpg
    IMG_2219.JPG
    View attachment 43225
     
    Last edited: May 8, 2018
    PabloTho, Warden, Hojdar and 7 others like this.
  4. Joshua Horchler
    Temple Guard

    Joshua Horchler Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    240
    Likes Received:
    418
    Trophy Points:
    63
    I'm not very good at taking pictures of minis. I will wait for some sunshine and try a white backdrop next time. These are a little washed out. But I hope you like them!
     
  5. Lord-Marcus
    Slann

    Lord-Marcus Sixth Spawning

    Messages:
    5,290
    Likes Received:
    5,195
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Epic highlight work. How long did each skink take?

    Also, I know they are taked on a cap, but your skinks are always open?
     
    Joshua Horchler likes this.
  6. Joshua Horchler
    Temple Guard

    Joshua Horchler Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    240
    Likes Received:
    418
    Trophy Points:
    63

    Thank you! I usually hot glue them to whatever I painting them on. I popped them off and stood them on top of the Stegadon to see how they looked.I spent a good amount of time of the skinks. Maybe 3 sessions of 2 hours? Can't remember. I am slow painter :) Still working on my green color. I did bright pre-highlighting and then a lot of thin washes/shades. First time I tried heavy glazing rather just then just a million thin layers.
     
    Warden, Crowsfoot and Nefertem like this.
  7. Lord-Marcus
    Slann

    Lord-Marcus Sixth Spawning

    Messages:
    5,290
    Likes Received:
    5,195
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Joshua Horchler likes this.
  8. Lord-Marcus
    Slann

    Lord-Marcus Sixth Spawning

    Messages:
    5,290
    Likes Received:
    5,195
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Ah. My recipe nets me a box of skinks in 4-6 hours with no interruptions. @NIGHTBRINGER calls me the speed demon for some Reason
     
  9. NIGHTBRINGER
    Slann

    NIGHTBRINGER Second Spawning

    Messages:
    16,882
    Likes Received:
    30,067
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Very nice work, especially on the Steggy. That beastie looks fierce!!
     
    Joshua Horchler and Lord-Marcus like this.
  10. Lord-Marcus
    Slann

    Lord-Marcus Sixth Spawning

    Messages:
    5,290
    Likes Received:
    5,195
    Trophy Points:
    113
    I also like the steggie. Especially the blended soft tissue around the eyes
     
    Joshua Horchler likes this.
  11. Nefertem
    Chameleon Skink

    Nefertem Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    199
    Likes Received:
    428
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Really crispy highlights... they look awesome
     
    Joshua Horchler likes this.
  12. Crowsfoot
    Slann

    Crowsfoot Guardian of Paints Staff Member

    Messages:
    6,675
    Likes Received:
    10,855
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Those skinks look really good and will contrast well against the red steggie ;)
     
    Joshua Horchler likes this.
  13. Aginor
    Slann

    Aginor Fifth Spawning

    Messages:
    6,244
    Likes Received:
    9,070
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Agree. Nice work. :)
     
    Crowsfoot and Joshua Horchler like this.
  14. Christopher
    Razordon

    Christopher Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    355
    Likes Received:
    573
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Goodness, those Skinks look amazing! All of this is so good!
     
    Crowsfoot and Joshua Horchler like this.
  15. Joshua Horchler
    Temple Guard

    Joshua Horchler Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    240
    Likes Received:
    418
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Thanks everyone for the kind words. This is my first time ever sharing some of my work, so I really appreciate it!

    If anyone is curious I took parts of the following paint guide, http://wappellious.blogspot.com/p/using-shaded-basecoat-technique-to.html and applied them to how I painted the skinks. First time I got outside my normal basecoat and thin layers box. I'm going to keep working on it!
     
  16. Crowsfoot
    Slann

    Crowsfoot Guardian of Paints Staff Member

    Messages:
    6,675
    Likes Received:
    10,855
    Trophy Points:
    113
    James has a old blog on here somewhere, I'm sure I've seen it.....
     
    Joshua Horchler likes this.
  17. Lord-Marcus
    Slann

    Lord-Marcus Sixth Spawning

    Messages:
    5,290
    Likes Received:
    5,195
    Trophy Points:
    113
    I just can't wrap my brain around 3 hours on a skink.....
     
  18. tom ndege
    Skar-Veteran

    tom ndege Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,475
    Likes Received:
    4,751
    Trophy Points:
    113
    That's perfectly possible...
     
    Nefertem and Crowsfoot like this.
  19. Crowsfoot
    Slann

    Crowsfoot Guardian of Paints Staff Member

    Messages:
    6,675
    Likes Received:
    10,855
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Quality V Quantity
     
    Nefertem likes this.
  20. Joshua Horchler
    Temple Guard

    Joshua Horchler Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    240
    Likes Received:
    418
    Trophy Points:
    63
    This was the first time I painted this way and this color scheme. I also took the time to write down the different steps and colors. I usually take my time on fast batch or so of units, exploring colors and shades. Then when you lock in a system, you can pump units out more efficiently.

    I want to try some Zenithal highlighting for the first time on a whole batch of Skinks, to see if it the preshading speeds things up.
     
    tom ndege likes this.

Share This Page