Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Witcher: Old World - Nightwraith


The OSL on the Nightwraith turned out fairly well in my opinion.  Thanks a lot to James Wappel for his many tutorials and strategies on OSL and color theory.  While this is certainly not a perfectly executed example of lighting, I feel it is a lot better than it would have been without learning from James.  

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Monday, October 30, 2023

The Witcher: Old World - Barghest

The Bhaghest was pretty simple to paint and the Pthalo Green plus Indian Yellow gave a pretty nice glowing effect.  James Wappel uses this color combination in a few of his videos which gave me the idea.

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Sunday, October 29, 2023

The Witcher: Old World - Penitent

Neat miniature and fun to paint.  I could have gone more extreme with the OSL, but keeping it more subtle looked decently enough.

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Saturday, October 28, 2023

The Witcher: Old World - Kayran

Well, this one didn't come out as I'd envisioned.  I was sort of shooting for a purple-undertone fleshlike color for the tentacles, but the Egyptian Violet pre-glaze fought me and I let it win.  

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Friday, October 27, 2023

The Witcher: Old World - Philippa

I eventually went back and tried to fix her left eye.  It isn't fully cured here so looks a little too bright now, but better than it was.

This model has a lot going on - straps over straps over layers over layers with trim and stripes.  I could have spent more time cleaning up the lines and giving better definition to each strap, but my patience sort of petered out.

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Thursday, October 26, 2023

Witcher: Old World - School of the Griffin

The School of the Griffin painted up fairly well although the face photographed a little soft.  Lots of straps and a variety of materials - some of which I skimped on a bit.  The very minor lighting of the spell symbol just made use of standard oils rather than the fluorescent pigments I acquired recently.  I wasn't overly impressed with how they worked on the Eredin figure so figured I wouldn't try to complicate things on this one.

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Friday, October 20, 2023

The Witcher: Old World - Wild Hunt

 Mounted Eredin






All the Wild Hunt summed up in one posting.  There were a few sessions to get these all painted, but they are obviously related so summarizing them in one blog post.  The OSL on Eridin didn't exactly turn out as I had envisioned and the fluorescent pigment-based oils were not overly impressive.

The various plants are a bit out of the 'norm' and may not be considered as something that really 'belongs' in the Wild Hunt context.  My thoughts are that the Wild Hunt doesn't really belong in the Witcher context as they are invading from another dimension.  They bring the icy cold with them, covering everything in their path including poor mushroom and leafy plant bystanders.  I really like the various plants and think the ice/snow effects look pretty neat covering them.  

The plants are all 3d printed STLs by Epic Basing and the snow is crushed glass from Armoured Wolf mixed with Golden Heavy Gloss Gel.

The single and double hounds were each done in pairs, but back-to-back.