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Undead Pirate build
611_sqd
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: January 24, 2011
KitMaker: 470 posts
Historicus Forma: 299 posts
Posted: Monday, November 14, 2011 - 07:41 PM UTC
So while I wait for my Western mini to come in the mail for that campaign and for my other campaigns to start, I decided to knock off something out of my stash. This is a 28mm Reaper Undead Pirate. Reaper says they are the best Mini's in the world. I think they may be the best in the world for 28mm fantasy at a very affordable price. Some on special are as low as $3.99 and they offer free U.S. Canada shipping. The detail is not up to other companies, but it isn't bad and some of those companies charge $15.00 to $20.00 for a 28mm mini.

So out came this guy.


I started by priming him in grey. I never used to prime, I just would use whatever colour I was going to use. Now I prime everytime. It just plain helps.

I looked at all my other pirates I have painted and there is a very common theme. Reds and Blues. Makes sense. So I wanted to do something different. I found a nice Vallejo Blue/Green and decided that it was a decent nautical colour to go with. When I do my first bulk colour I don't usually worry too much about where it goes. I teach kids how to paint figures in my community and I always tell them to be neat...always. So this is a case of do what I damn well tell you and not what I do myself The main thing here is the coat. So it gets the blue/green treatment. I am going to do the sleeves German grey as its close to black but isn't quite. Then a lighter colour for the trim on the front of the coat. I painted the sash a dark green to keep it in the same zone as the coats color. In the pic it looks a little more blue than green, but in reality it is pretty close to sitting right between the two.



Pants and boots tomorrow
611_sqd
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: January 24, 2011
KitMaker: 470 posts
Historicus Forma: 299 posts
Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 06:04 PM UTC
I did the sash in green, the hair light brown, the pants light brown and the first coat of silver went onto the metallic areas. So far its amm base colours so its not as neat yet as it will be when I am done.



fanai
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: April 10, 2005
KitMaker: 2,654 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 11:15 PM UTC
mate that is awesome - nearly have my piece finished - just need to take a good photo

and original fantasy bust
611_sqd
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: January 24, 2011
KitMaker: 470 posts
Historicus Forma: 299 posts
Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 05:35 AM UTC
Thanks Ian

Continued with my basecoating. Did the bone which looks okay. I have seen guys spend ages on their base coat with bone but I think its not needed. Getting a decent basecoat is fine as its the weathering which makes bone stand out. That is where I spend more time.

All the wood has also been done in its base coat. I am using a mix of P3 paints (wood) Vallejo (all of the coat and hair) and Army Painter (bone)

I did some touch ups and hit a couple of places I missed. With that the base coating is now done. From here its the job of trying to make him look interesting.


611_sqd
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: January 24, 2011
KitMaker: 470 posts
Historicus Forma: 299 posts
Posted: Friday, December 02, 2011 - 11:34 AM UTC
Added a little more colour and did the first big wash. I didn't worry about being to neat with the wash as he is a undead pirate. I will smooth it out by the end of the build.