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Ciriths Paint Place - Stygian - Sisters of Tiamat
« on: December 23, 2009, 03:05:21 AM »
After  many years of leaving my Chronopia mins in a box, I have finally pulled them out to start working on them.

Here is my Blood Totem in progress. I am also working on some Stygian as well, I may post these in future.

Image 1 is the Blood Totem, flash removed and glued onto a wood base.



Image 2 is the base with putty added to it.



Image 3 is a layer of modelling gravel  added to the base, and GreenStuff added to fill in gaps in the BloodTotem.



I will upload more recent photos soon, but now I have christmas cookies to bake.

Cookies Done, the next image is with a black undercoat. I was quite happy with things so far, the 2 sides did not match perfectly, but after the GreenStuff was applied along with the black undercoat it all looked nice.



If anyone knows of a place to play near Hessen in Germany, let me know I would be keen to get a game or 2 in the new year.

« Last Edit: August 07, 2011, 07:23:08 AM by Cirith »
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Re: Ciriths DarkTusk Blood Totem WIP.
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2009, 05:41:13 AM »
 Welcome to the boards.The Totem is a very cool miniature.Like how the base is taking shape.

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Re: Ciriths DarkTusk Blood Totem WIP.
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2009, 07:07:50 AM »
Thanks Manic, I am quite proud of what I have done so far.

Here are the images of the Blood Totem with base coulours appled, I did not think too hard about the colour scheme though.

The left side



The right side



The rear



The front



I was pleased with the choice of skin colour, and with the red for the gloves and keeping the fur black, (I will add grey later).

The first are of concern was the nose, I had painted it a lighter pink, then when I painted the gums red, it looked like it was wearing lipstick. One I darkened the nose, this lipstick effect seemed to dissappear. I have since painted the straps on its face a darker green.
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Re: Ciriths DarkTusk Blood Totem WIP.
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2009, 09:28:32 AM »
Welcome aboard! Great start to the totem!

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Re: Ciriths DarkTusk Blood Totem WIP.
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2009, 03:44:28 PM »
Great painting and welcome!!!
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Re: Ciriths DarkTusk Blood Totem WIP.
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2009, 05:32:55 AM »
Hi Cirith and welcome to the Forum,

I have been wanting to comment on your work for a couple of days now but I've been just too busy. (who hasn't been?)  Nice solid paint scheme you've got there.  Just out of curiosity, why the square base?  I ask because when I first saw it I thought "what a cool conversion possibility for the new Hell Pit Abomination"  for the new Skaven from the company who shall not be named.  The base work is very nice, it gives me that "fighting in a cave feeling" which is appropriate for Dwarves and their Totems.  Very good work so far and I am looking forward to seeing your work on some Stygian.
« Last Edit: December 28, 2009, 05:45:36 AM by Von Koss »
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Re: Ciriths DarkTusk Blood Totem WIP.
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2009, 02:32:14 AM »
Looks good, man!  Thanks for showing us the pics!
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Re: Ciriths DarkTusk Blood Totem WIP.
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2010, 03:07:55 PM »
Thanks everyone for the comments.

Von Koss; I chose the square base because of the other game, as chronopia players are largely less common, so my best hope of actually fielding this Beast is as a proxy for something else. He does remind me of a giant Rat Ogre now though.

At first I was thinking of using a 50x50 mm, but this would have required a bit more modification on the origional Blood Totem base than I was willing to do as it is about 60 mm long and 45 mm wide. Also, unless you have the right tools, square is much easier to cut.

I hope you dont mind that for my Stygian I plan on using you colour scheme, except I plan on giving my snakes dark purple\blue skin. When I thought of catching up with Chronopia I found your pics, which has been a huge motivator for me to paint up mine.

This is the Blood Totem with Washes and highlighting applied.

The front.



The side



The side again.



The back



The WIP finished... 90% anyway.

The next pics are with highlights, but also with the Tusks added. The problem is that there is a gap between where the tusks and the cheeks meet, so I will fill this in with green stuff and paint over it. I also may add in some static grass later.

Front.



Side



Front\Side



Head up close.



I really enjoyed painting this beast up, after I have added the green stuff, and maybe purchased some static grass I will take a final photo and put it in the photo library.

Next up, a Stygian Warband.
« Last Edit: January 01, 2010, 03:14:45 PM by Cirith »
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Re: Ciriths DarkTusk Blood Totem WIP. 90% Complete.
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2010, 06:15:30 PM »
Good job.  Well done


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Re: Ciriths DarkTusk Blood Totem WIP. 90% Complete.
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2010, 07:20:42 AM »
Cirith feel free to copy what you like.  It makes me happy to inspire someone to put paint on some Chronopia minis.  Honestly, if it were not for these guys on the Forum I would have not been inspired to paint my own Stygian.  All of the other member's photos and especially Dogofwar's picture battle reports helped me move my minis along the painting desk.  So crank out those minis for we will be here to take a look.

Nice job on the Totem's teeth and gum area, that must have been painstakingly long to do.
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Re: Ciriths DarkTusk Blood Totem WIP. 90% Complete.
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2010, 10:00:37 AM »
Great work! Looks even better completed.
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Re: Ciriths DarkTusk Blood Totem WIP. 90% Complete.
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2010, 12:44:51 PM »
Nice work!  This model is on my "to-do" list (with about 200 other minis) and its nice to see another painter's approach!

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Re: Ciriths DarkTusk Blood Totem WIP. 90% Complete.
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2010, 01:59:42 AM »
Nice work!  This model is on my "to-do" list (with about 200 other minis) and its nice to see another painter's approach!

Thanks everyone for the comments.

I would love to see other Blood Totems, the model is not so hard to paint because of its size, I think the parts which I found the hardest were the horns and teeth.
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Re: Ciriths DarkTusk Blood Totem WIP. 90% Complete.
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2010, 08:00:55 AM »
Bang on painting.  Well done.
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Re: Ciriths DarkTusk Blood Totem is 100% Complete.
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2010, 09:08:46 AM »
The Blood Totem is finally complete and posted in the chronopia gallery.
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