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Seth Alkot - Mini
KiwiKid
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Posted: Friday, May 26, 2006 - 04:57 PM UTC
Hi All
Another wee mini, this time from the Iron Kingdoms range. 28mm metal kit called Seth Alkot - I profess to somewhat of a Philistine as I know nothing of the gaming side of things but liked him just as a figure. The base is resin from Micro Art.
Cheers, Clinton


MiamiJHawk
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Posted: Friday, May 26, 2006 - 06:58 PM UTC
Hey Clint:

You're one fine painter, dude. And must have great
eyesight. I remember when. . . . but that's another
story!

I just love the gray white hair and the glasses. This
guy is the "bomb" and I can see why you picked him.

Also, very nice color shade you came up with in that
light toned down red. Goes with the other colors; in
harmony as I like to sing. Musta' been a windy day
eh? That is a kewl part of the fig as well.

Nicely done and ah bets eet was a lot of fun to do.
VonCougar
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Posted: Saturday, May 27, 2006 - 01:20 AM UTC
I love the world of Iron Kingdoms. Great job on this one.
KiwiKid
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Posted: Saturday, May 27, 2006 - 02:01 AM UTC
Cheers fellas
I have to confess to giving in and using an optivisor for this scale (I hate using them).
I think the red around his shoulder was Vallejo Cavalry Brown from memory. I am hopeless with remembering colour combinations, I usually have to start from scratch on each kit!
Cheers
Clinton
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Posted: Saturday, May 27, 2006 - 08:28 AM UTC
Hi Clint.,
in the norm these little blokes are not my thing, but I do know when I like something,.. this little bloke I like...the contrast between the white hair and the steel colour of the weapons, the yellow glasses balance against the brown coat, are these you own choice of colours, if so bro well done......

any more....Phil..
KiwiKid
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Posted: Saturday, May 27, 2006 - 12:47 PM UTC
Hiya Phil
This link give a bit more details on him (where I bought him from) so you can see I loosely based the colours on what you see with a few changes. One of the great things about these minis etc is the freedom of colour choice (especially when you are a "gaming Philistine"only paint them for there asthetic appeal and not as part of a gaming army etc.
Below is what I am working on now - my missus thinks I have parted with my senses but I am always up for trying something new and different plus I fancied something with green skin!!
Cya
Clinton
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Posted: Saturday, May 27, 2006 - 03:20 PM UTC
Well done, great shading on the leather. The detail is fantastic.

My thought on the lizard is they painted the green too bright, I'd personally tone it one shade down when you paint yours. It looks just a bit to comic book like for my tastes.
MiamiJHawk
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Posted: Saturday, May 27, 2006 - 05:59 PM UTC
Hello again, Clint:

Once again, I agree with Scott's comments about the next project, that "Leapin' Lizard". Scott is right on the
money. The publicity photo of that fig/beastie combo
is OK. But the Volasaraptor (sorry my spelling is bad,
and I'm too lazy to look it up ) type mutation is way to
green as if there weren't any other tones in the green/
blue/yellow side of the color wheel. To me, you would
want to show darker tones, especially in the shadow
areas, the underbelly, under the mouth, under the
arms, etc. Below is my Return of the Jedi monsta' that
looks quite a bit dif from this photo taken some time
back. Plus the sun bleached out some of the lighter tones.

But hopefully, you get my idea here. I mixed and
used tan shades, brown shades, yellow-green
shades, light blue-green shades on this really
fun painting giant. He is almost 12 inches tall.

My point is that since green, on the color wheel is
made from the primary colors of blue and yellow, you can use those colors mixed w/
the green for a lot of tonal variation and really have a
lot of fun. Since those colors are all on the same
area of the color wheel, you know that you'll have the
harmony of colors that make for sucessful fig painting.

As you said, Clinton, one of the beauties of
this genré is that there are no "color police rules" you
have to follow. Hope this rather long diatribe is of
interest to you, mate.
KiwiKid
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Posted: Saturday, May 27, 2006 - 07:14 PM UTC
Cheers Scott & Rick, I know what you mean about the comic book look - nothing like painting with a bit of 'snot' green to relieve the stress if a hard day at the office!!
I have chucked away the table top counter and pinned the Velocaraptor on a burl type base as below using a paper clip and milliput for the groundwork with some railway ballast and a couple of stones. Will probably add some scale link ferns too. I like the way he appears to have so little contact with terra firma. (My missus still thinks I am losing it!! - "all this effort over a b;**dy lizard"!!)
Ahhh, us boys and our toys!!
Clinton
MiamiJHawk
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Posted: Monday, May 29, 2006 - 04:04 AM UTC
Right Clinton:

"Us boys and our toys" . . . indeed. I really like your base
for that "Leapin' Lizard" . . . with apologies to Daddy
Warbucks fans and Little Orphan Annie old persons
who were born early enough to remember that comic
strip in the Sunday paper. I also really like the way he
is hanging out there kinda' ready to do some
unsuspecting slow lame and Alheimered gas blaster
who isn't paying 'nuff attention. Oh my we're now
reliving the latest King Kong movie again. . . . alas!
:-) :-)