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  1. Anphiarus

    I love Guild Ball miniatures!!!

    Not had much time of late to work on some Guild ball stuff, personal projects, lovely weather and the World Cup run tend a have an effect on productivity. I have however been tinkering away on some of the Brewers so I thought I'd share a few pictures with yourselves. I have to say these have been one of the most testing projects I've had for quite some time but now I'm nearing completion it is very rewarding indeed. First off let me apologise for the very late reply, it wasn't my intent to be quite as ignorant as I have been. The skin was a nice simple mix of (|Citadel paints as per usual) Tallarn flesh plus Shadow grey, roughly a 50/50 mix. Once you've applied that give it a was of Agrax Earthshade, once dry another wash of Leviathan purple is added to the deeper recesses of the muscles. from that point you can reapply your base coat to highlight the skin and add white into the mix for added contrast. I hope that helps you out and sorry once again for the late reply.
  2. Anphiarus

    I love Guild Ball miniatures!!!

    The pictures I've shown you may make it look easy, but I assure you there is many an expletive when I paint the tartan. Looking though my pictures I realised i hadn't shown you a couple, I think it was mainly because the owner got a model a little early and Harriet I've not long completed. Harriet is the second model I've painted from the Exiles box set, for me it's one of the best boxes Steamforged have done. I've painted both of the Ratcatchers to match the pumpkin head themed Morticians I previously worked on. As I've mentioned before my favourite model in the Guild ball range can change, this month and for the foreseeable future it's this Skulk version.
  3. Anphiarus

    I love Guild Ball miniatures!!!

    Hello again, it's been a little while since I've updated things on here but life has a funny way of getting in the way of our hobby at times. I've still been pottering way on some of the Brewers and I thought I'd share my process for doing the tartan. Now this little guide is what worked for me and I'm sure you may find a few guides that may be better suited (and worded for that matter ) but I think it may be of help to some. The colours I've used can pretty much be swapped out for any others that you may fancy for your team. Firstly I undercoated the tartan with Vile Green (citadel colour) once I got a good coat it was time to lay down the first lines of the pattern. This I did freehand but you can use a soft leaded pencil to help map it out. As I'm sure you're aware there are many folds on most models clothes so with that in mind I chose to put the first lines (scaly Green, old citadel colour) going in the same direction as those folds. This not only helps with making it easy for the painting but it also helps giving the cloth that depth you need as the further you go along with the pattern the flatter it can look, this is purely down to the fact that you can't highlight as you normally would. With the first set of lines done I would normally move onto the second set, creating that square pattern. For this though I wanted to show how I go about adding in some shadows to give it a 3 dimensional look, not a flat area with a pattern on it. First thing I do when tackling this is to paint the model upside down (models feet pointing up, not me painting whilst doing a headstand ). With the model upside down I can add shadows as if I was highlighting, targeting the upper edges with a glaze of a warm brown, it's important the glaze is kept nice and thin and built up over a few layers. As I mentioned before, this step I would normally do once the whole pattern was completed but I feared it would show up as much it does now. The next step was to do the intersecting lines to create the square pattern, the most important part of this for me is to keep the line the same width apart as the first set otherwise you will have different sized squares across the model, again you can use a soft leaded pencil to aid you at this point. At this stage it's still easy enough to tidy up any uneven lines with your basecoat colour. This next step is to paint a small square where each of the lines cross each other, I did this by mixing a small amount of black into Scaly green. You want mores lines to paint you say? Well here you go . This step is to paint a small (Scaly green again) line either side of the main lines, you'll see that I do one set all around the model before I tackle the other, this is just to break up the process and make it a little easier as you go (not that painting lots of little lines is easy). You can of course use the pencil as a guide for your lines. The final stage of the pattern is to mix your base colour (Vile Green) and some white to give you an off white colour of your choice. This colour will be used to paint a thin line in the middle of your main lines creating another set of squares across the model, as yo can see in the above picture I have marked out the first area for this line as a marker. With both sets of the off white lines you should have something a bit like this. This is the stage I would add a few more glazes (Agrax Earthshade watered down) to help emphasise the folds of the cloth using the same process as described before. I know this isn't the easiest of things to do at all but with a little help from a pencil and keeping your colour palette pretty limited you can give yourself a better chance of success. Please feel free to ask any questions if I've not explained things well enough and I can amend this post accordingly. Here's a pic or two of the rest of the ones I've finished
  4. Anphiarus

    I love Guild Ball miniatures!!!

    I can confirm the second box does indeed have fully sculpted eyes on them so its most certainly an easier set to work with. Just a quick update. I've not been painting much guild ball of late but I am still tinkering away on a few projects, here's a little group shot of some Brewers I've been messing with.
  5. Anphiarus

    I love Guild Ball miniatures!!!

    Apologies for the picture spam but I've had a lot to catch up on of late, this time around I was asked to complete the Farmers team for a Mr David Cameron. Given David's namesake he decided on a little conversion for the Pig goal, other than that the models are as stock barring the rebase.
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    Erahf's WIP Teams

    I absolutely love the conversion and paint job on Smoke. Your attention to detail is superb, I really like the lace on the bodice , incredibly well done. The paint work is subtle and very well done, if you can't tell already I'm very impressed .
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    My Butchers :)

    Love the switch to the purple mate, it really does work well on Butchers.
  8. Anphiarus

    I love Guild Ball miniatures!!!

    Had a little time away from painting of late due to catching what felt like the plague. Now that I'm past the worst of coughing up my lungs I've got back to throwing so paint about. More Pirates you say? well here you go! 5 more of the Union all done and until the pictures of the Pride model I thought the last, Yay! I get to do another coin base . Here's a couple of pics of the green stuff work. Rage was a challenge this time around, the head I had to work with was a slightly larger scale so I had to bulk him out quite a bit and sculpt on some different arms but I'm pretty happy with the way he turned out. My apologies for the delay of my reply. For Anvil's beard I did a basecoat of Dheneb Stone (GW foundation paint).I gave it a light wash 50/50 water and Agrax Earthshade, once that dried I used neat Agrax Earthshade in the deepest recesses. After that I highlighted the beard using Dheneb Stone and adding white in for further highlights. I hope that helps you out a bit if you've not already worked something out, The colours I've used are out of production but I'm sure you can find similar colours from GW or other ranges.
  9. Anphiarus

    I love Guild Ball miniatures!!!

    Thank you all so very much for the kind words regarding the Blacksmiths. @TanE Please do copy the Farris pose, I can send you some additional pictures if you'd like to see her from different angles. @Chapuzas Thank you! I may have some more pictures of the team stored somewhere which I'd be happy to send to you. I wasn't asked to do Kat or Vet Kat (Vet Kat wasn't out at that time) but if I'm ever asked to complete the team i'll be sure to share some pictures.
  10. Anphiarus

    The first miniature I’ve ever painted

    For a first miniature you have done very well indeed. The mistakes you've made on the others will only make you a better painter in the long run as that's how you learn. Keep painting and posting, I look forward to seeing you get better and better.
  11. I'll stick with what I said before, best team on this forum, the backdrop is gorgeous! (Skeletor in the crowd gave me a good laugh). Really looking forward to seeing what you can do with the Blacksmiths, the subtle changes to Cinder look excellent!
  12. Anphiarus

    I love Guild Ball miniatures!!!

    It's been a little while since I was last in and around the forum but I've been keeping myself pretty busy with a rather exciting commission. Ritch from Beard minis contacted me and asked if I wouldn't mind painting up his Blacksmiths for his channel. This is what I've managed to do over the past 5 weeks of painting and converting. The Forged from Steel set were a joy to paint, the cleanup and prep was as awkward as ever with the new plastics but you can certainly see they've made improvements on the first Farmers set. The only conversions I did for this lot was to bore out the furnaces on Cinder and Furnace and then remove that thing attached to Ferrite's knee. The Master Crafted Arsenal set is jam packed with lots of little details and was for the most part a joy to paint. Prep wise I must say was a total pain, Hearth alone sent me a little crazy chasing all manner of mold lines on multiple planes. Conversion wise I decided to cut away those clear poles on Bolt and use the anvil from the scenery piece to make him look like he was hurdling it. With Cast It was a simple turning of the disc in her left hand (apologies for the glare on her discs but seen as it was a skill of hers I glossed them to hell and back). Farris was somewhat a larger conversion but I have to say that the fact they are plastic makes converting a whole lot easier, just remember to pin where you can as glue alone wont be strong enough in my opinion. Finally here's a full team shot. Overall I must say that Steamforged are making some good progress with the plastics and I look forward to seeing just how far they can push it. I can't help but feel they shouldn't glue these multi part plastics together as some of the cleaning is a serious pain in backside but |I understand they want people to play straight from the box. Finally a big thank you to Pete for recommending myself to Ritch in the first place, much appreciated buddy!
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    Love what you've done here, the tartan looks superb and although @KujoPainting makes it look easy I'm sure it's a pain in the backside to replicate, so on that note a very well done indeed. Keep sharing please
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    Fisherman South Pacific Scheme

    This team looks lovely, wonderful warm skin tones you have, great work!
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    My Morticians >:)

    OK Pete mate, I'm pretty sure we had an agreement about you not painting so much stuff! Lovely work as always mate, Cosset is the pick or the bunch in my opinion, the team as a whole is great. NOW SLOW DOWN I TELL YOU!