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PostPosted: December 27th, 2017, 2:58 pm 
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Hi, this is my effort for this GB. It's a female true, but as least she's mostly covered up and somewhat armoured. Except for the horse part which is naked really!!!. :lol:
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Great choice! You have your work cut out for you though, with lots of skin and lots of horse on diplay, both of which can be a real challenge to get right. Brave man.

The larger scale should really help with the face. There's even a bowstring to help practice you rigging skills :-D From the box art, the shooting stance looks pretty good too (although for stability's sake, I don't think I'd recommend rearing up while shooting -- then again, what do I know, I'm just human), something which many kits/illustrations manage to mess up rather badly. Looking forward to this.

Am I the only one who thinks it's a bit of a coincidence that the Satyr, their only other mythology kit so far, is running through a barrage of arrows?


This critter has been flirting with me at the local hobby shop, but so far, I've resisted. That could change though :-D


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PostPosted: December 27th, 2017, 5:33 pm 
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This critter has been flirting with me at the local hobby shop, but so far, I've resisted. That could change though :-D
Of course, I might also get a bad case of silly one day, and try to build something like this :-D


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Cool idea for a figure model.
You'll get experience in flesh tones and animal hues all at the same time. Actually, it's the first time I,ve ever heard of a female centaur. Guess there just has to be though, even in the God world.


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Actually, it's the first time I,ve ever heard of a female centaur.
Same for me, when I first ran into this kit. I was inclined to discredit the idea as just so much more modern 'fanservice', but just to be sure, I did some digging. Turn out they are in fact mentioned in Greek art and literature. Not that it matters, but it was one of those "shows what I know" moments.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centaurides


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Wow, that all looks interesting. Actually it was more that I've never done such a figure/creature and her being female was more of a nice change than the main reason. She does look like she can handle herself!!. I agree with Rob that rearing up seems to require a lot of skill and so on to pull off a good shot!!. Having read the info supplied grey horse body with dappled patterns seems appealing, although my attempts at German mottling should probably tell me to steer clear!!. :grin:
Skin tones all over are concerning me now!!. :evil:
P.S. also like the modern Centaur(ess), or is it Centauride as the info Rob found states!!.

Anyway, enough waffling (also feel drawn to trying the modern version!!) :lol:

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Having read the info supplied grey horse body with dappled patterns seems appealing, although my attempts at German mottling should probably tell me to steer clear!!. :grin:
One of the few coat patterns that still have me scared. Where possible, I tend to chicken out and go for dark (brown) horses myself, although I pulled off are vaguely passable grey for the 10th anniversary GB. Even that was "close, but no cigar" :sad:
For my next attempt, I will either try out a "spatter" nozzle on the airbrush, or revert to something we used to do in primary school. Mask out a shape, then take some fine metal mesh, cover it in very thin paint of ink, and scrub over the mesh with a toothbrush above the target, creating a fine spatter pattern (a bit like a very low grade airbrush, really).
Hmmm, I wonder where I can get my paws on a bit of mesh on short notice... <walks off mumbling>

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Anyway, enough waffling (also feel drawn to trying the modern version!!) :lol:
You could suggest a centaur GB :-D


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You could suggest a centaur GB :-D


I would take the easy option and build a tank :ha:

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I would take the easy option and build a tank :ha:
I just knew someone was going to find that way of wimping out. Go find some quiet corner to sit in and be ashamed :ha:


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Hmmm, I wonder where I can get my paws on a bit of mesh on short notice... <walks off mumbling>
In the kitchenware section. They're called "flame-tamers", and are about 8" round meshes. Beats me what you want with them in the kitchen, but just what I needed.

So, I roughly gave a horse a white base coat, thinned some medium grey paint all the way down to wash levels, and spattered away for a bit. I think it has potential:

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Hmmm, I wonder where I can get my paws on a bit of mesh on short notice... <walks off mumbling>
In the kitchenware section. They're called "flame-tamers", and are about 8" round meshes. Beats me what you want with them in the kitchen, but just what I needed.


They even distribute a gas hob flame across the base of a saucepan. This helps it to stop burning in spots when say steaming rice.

Tea strainers and coffee filters are also a good source of wire mesh, the latter being particularly fine.

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I would take the easy option and build a tank :ha:

A tank would be fine as long as the vehicle has a person merged into the top!!. Either a Centaur (standard and variations), or a mythical creature GB would be interesting. :lol: I may go for the easy brown option too but I do like black so that's an option as well.

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A tank would be fine as long as the vehicle has a person merged into the top!!.
Hmmm, I thing I saw some mecha in this configuration once..

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Either a Centaur (standard and variations), or a mythical creature GB would be interesting. :lol:
An excuse to paint up a dragon... :grin:

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I may go for the easy brown option too but I do like black so that's an option as well.
Black is actually very dark brown in this case, with very subtle colour differences in it. A darker variant of this:
http://www.crazytinker.nl/kitlog/figure ... horse.html
There's actually quite a bit of black on there already, as a very fine mist over the back of the horse, almost like the dithering used in printing. Start with a very dark brown, and keep misting on very 'lean' black from the airbrush until it looks right. Don't blast on the black, but mist it on in almost imperceptible coats.


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MarkyM607 wrote:
A tank would be fine as long as the vehicle has a person merged into the top!!.
Hmmm, I thing I saw some mecha in this configuration once..
Yup :-D
https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/kni ... 0813052041


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rob_van_riel wrote:
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MarkyM607 wrote:
A tank would be fine as long as the vehicle has a person merged into the top!!.
Hmmm, I thing I saw some mecha in this configuration once..
Yup :-D
https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/kni ... 0813052041

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