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Rackham's Grave Guardian
beachbum
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Posted: Thursday, July 03, 2008 - 08:57 PM UTC
Hi All,

I had a go at a mini recently as an in-between project quickie. So much for hopes of a quickie as it turned out to be quite a lengthy project. Vallejo was used on the fig while the metal portions were done with Citadel.












All comments appreciated.

exer
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Dublin, Ireland
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Posted: Thursday, July 03, 2008 - 09:31 PM UTC
Nice work CK. I like the Rackham line of minis. they have a lot of charachter.
beachbum
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Posted: Sunday, July 06, 2008 - 01:42 PM UTC
Thanks Pat. As this was my first mini I'm not that familiar with the rich universe of minis although as you say Rackham's do put out some mean minis. The 2 "Samurai" Orcs definitely have a lot of character.

Thanks again.
Hwa-Rang
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Monday, July 07, 2008 - 03:54 AM UTC
Wicked. Excellent piece of work CK.
Tarok
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Posted: Monday, July 07, 2008 - 11:26 PM UTC
Nice work CK!

Rackham, as well as Reaper, do some nice stuff.

Rudi

p.s. hopefully that SBS will be up soon
beachbum
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Posted: Tuesday, July 08, 2008 - 01:44 PM UTC
Many Thanks Jesper and Rudi. Painting a mini was a nice change of pace although I doubt I did full justice to the figgie. From what I've seen of work done on minis the contrasts and colors tend to more dramatic if not spectacular so approaching it from my usual plain old vanilla style of "olive drab and german grey" approach kinda muted him (at least I think its a he )

Thanks for the assist on the SBS.
Graywolf
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Izmir, Turkey / Türkçe
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Posted: Tuesday, July 08, 2008 - 07:14 PM UTC
Very nice Brother. I like the figure and base so much.congrats
slodder
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North Carolina, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, July 09, 2008 - 12:42 AM UTC
The character is great, great color, weathering, and detail.

I would like to see a bit more variation in the base texture. Not a big deal though.
jba
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Rhone, France
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Posted: Wednesday, July 09, 2008 - 12:46 AM UTC
yep, i really echo Scott here, you have a maximalist and very well painted fig, but your base is a bit raw compared to it but otherwise, another very fine job from you CK!!
1969
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England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
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Posted: Wednesday, July 09, 2008 - 02:49 AM UTC
nice work Ck.

Steve
beachbum
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Posted: Wednesday, July 09, 2008 - 02:49 PM UTC
Many thanks Engin, Scott, JB and Steve.

I know what you mean Scott and JB about the contrast between the fig and the surroundings. Its kind of a mismatch with the figgie looking kind of 'naked' out there. I was playing around with several options how I wanted to portray this figgie. At one time I thought of doing graves raised on stilts with skulls and then there was the tombstone/mausoleum look.

Finally I went for a barren, desolate, wind swept landscape look. I had hoped the groundwork would have turned out a bit more greyish to give a more 'dead' atmosphere to it.
I appreciate the feedback coz its always good to find out if the viewer sees what the dio maker tried to convey. Thanks guys.
oomi
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Posted: Sunday, July 13, 2008 - 11:10 PM UTC
I am always impressed by Rackham figures. Altough it is not my style, it is a great figure though, I like his movement much. And you painted him as well as he deserved. well done CK