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  • pae vrs, vegascat - Monster: RESULTS

    Ok folks it be votin' time! Just for painting in this. marks out of ten and comments welcomed and appreciated.

    First up is pae's take on the theme.

    Second we have vagascats entry.

    Last edited by shanerozzell; 07-06-2012, 03:04 pm.

  • #2
    Both minis have very coherent schemes, VC's basing is both more fitting and interesting, though Pae's painting is better with some nice blends there. VC's entry needs a bit more depth and once over to neaten up a bit.

    VC - 6

    Pae - 7.5


    • #3
      Shane - Thanks for setting up the voting thread and Orki, thanks for the comments!

      Holy hells, Pae's monster rocks!
      Last edited by vegascat; 07-06-2012, 03:29 pm.
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      • #4
        Tough call on this as both have their good and bad points
        Pae - nicely painted but I had to look hard to see the 'monster' as first impressions was that it seemed a cute little critter.

        Vegascat - Some good touches and obviously a monster, some of the white areas could do with a little more blending, but white is not an easy colour to work with.

        Pae 7
        Vegascat 6.5
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        • #5
          Awwww, they are both adorable!

          Pae: great paintjob, though as someone else mentioned the base is rather lacking and doesn't seem to make sense for the creature in question.

          Vegas: I actually love that white, it's gritty enough to look like fur and the subtlety of the shading adds to the mini in my opinion. No one thing catches my eye save that mouth which gives me the whole picture first then the details. You are definitely improving!
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          • #6
            Pae: 8.5 I really like the color choices and the blending on the tentacles. Scary beastie.

            VC: 7.5 I dig the pose and the vibe. I'm looking for a little more variety within each color. Maybe use some washes that have higher contrast or use a different color altogether. Still, though, another scary beastie. Would love to see this standard on the tabletop.
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            • #7
              Pae 7,5
              Nice blends! I otherwise agree with what's already mentioned.

              Vegas 7,5
              Striking colour scheme and a great and scary bite! The white needs more shading to improve the depth and contrast.


              • #8
                7.5 - Love the model choice. As already mentioned, nice blends & like the colour transitions. Maybe more could have been made of the below the jaws (although, that is more a personal choice)

                7 - Another cool model. I particularly like how the mouth came out. I think the white skin could do with some more definition, or a least a little smoother blending.

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                • #9
                  Nice one boys!

                  Pae - 9 Love it. Very nice set of colours.

                  Vegascat - 7. Good work on a difficult colour for the flesh of the beast. I think it needs a little more contrast as do the plates themselves.

                  Good work both!
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                  • #10
                    Pae - 8
                    Very nice piece, base is a little barren for me but works okay with the mini if that's the effect you wanted. Lovely colour choices and well blended, overall very nice indeed.

                    Vegascat - 7
                    Like the colour choices and the basing, I feel the white could do with a little more depth and the scales/plates could also do with a little more but overall a good piece.

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                    • #11
                      Sadly, the carnivean's flesh is a very light blue, not white. But I agree, I wasn't able to get good results from my blending in most areas. The one area that the blending turned out nicely is in the top picture behind the back leg on the tail where you can see the purple blending into the light blue. Yep, that one area on the whole model, sad right? However, it was still a good learning experience and if I had more time I'd go back and give it another go. But I'll have to work on my blending more to see if I can achieve something better in the future.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by vegascat View Post
                        Sadly, the carnivean's flesh is a very light blue, not white.
                        This reminds me of a funny story from many years ago when I was painting a Rackham dwarf. I was painting with a group of people in Colorado, and had spent a bit over an hour working on the hair in bluish greys. Liliana Troy (keshley on CMON, pewtermonkey on other forums) took a look at the figure and asked me what color I was going to paint the hair. Apparently, it looked too much like the primer.

                        It's still a running joke in our painting group.


                        • #13
                          need moar votes!


                          • #14
                            Wow, you guys sure made this tough. My thoughts (note I am purposefully not reading the rest of the votes):

                            Pae: 8 great use of color. The blending and shading are fantastic. I only have two critiques: 1. The action in front is a bit too dark and it is difficult to tell what is going on. A bit more color contrast would have made it stand out more. 2. the basing is pretty basic and could use a bit more...something.

                            vagascats: 6 The basing and painting are all around well done. I think you handled the white very well. I had to take some points off for the teeth, which in my opinion are way too white and could use much more definition. Also, the claws on one hand are striated and on the other are blotchy. Either would work but the lack of consistency is distracting. Finally, there is an obvious mold-line running down it's spine.
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                            • #15
                              Both are solig pieces, quite large chunks of metal but attention has been given to all parts.
                              pae: 7.5 I love the orignal colour choices for this mini. The transitions are really smooth like others have mentioned. I would like to see a bit more gore though, but that could be personal preference (even though I'm a girll)
                              vegascat: 6,5 Overall a very smooth paintjob, but I would like to see some additional shading on some parts.

                              Both very well done! These big models must've been quite a challenge :)
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