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Ankhtifi
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Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 8:03 AM
I've had this guy half finished on my desk for ages. I finally got around to getting him completed & based up. Stone Colossus

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Osiris
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Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 9:04 AM
Wow, that is awesome! I love the variations in stone color, and the verdigris effect on the parts you made metal. Great job all around!

Akori
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Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 11:12 AM
This is the sickest Colossus I have ever seen!

Please post more of your work.

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drunkendwarf
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Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 11:55 AM
Impressive!

DJ

aegyptian_gamer
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Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 1:23 PM
That is one impressive Colossus!

Bellerophon88
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Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 2:05 PM
excellent work

CBP3
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Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 2:41 PM
I was awed by this on Coolmini earlier today. great work!

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Nebseni Hammerhand
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Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 4:13 PM
Beautiful work!

Ankhtifi
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Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 7:50 AM
Thanks for the comments guys they are much appreciated. The colossus was a lot of fun to paint and gave me the chance to experiment with combining some new paint effects & techniques. I got the idea of painting coloured bands in the stone from a couple real examples - both are statues of Ramses II. One is from Tanis and the other is the famous 'Young Memnon' in the British Museum. Ramses II

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Wyatt the Odd
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Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 11:30 PM
Very nice! I'm use yours for reference when I paint mine.

Wyatt

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Posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 7:57 PM
Dude! Kick Arse! :D

Gardensnake
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Posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 8:20 PM
Wow, simply Wow

William

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Wyatt the Odd
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Posted: Thursday, Jun 09, 2011 at 12:37 AM
Could you share which paints/colors you used?

Please?

Wyatt

Ankhtifi
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Posted: Thursday, Jun 16, 2011 at 8:16 AM
Wyatt the Odd said:
Could you share which paints/colors you used?

Please?

Wyatt

No problem the paints were all from Games Workshop. The base colour is Iyanden Darksun from the foundation paint range. I think (it was a while ago) that I may have mixed in a little Snakebite Leather to make the colour a bit less yellow. To highlight I just mixed in Skull White and dry brushed (lots). For the shading and bands of darker colour I used Scorched Brown and Bestial Brown in lots of layered washes. There is quite a lot of layered washes and dry brushing to bring out the texture. It’s then back to the highlight colour to pick out the detail and edges gradually adding more white to the mix. The metallic areas are Dwarf Bronze shaded with Scorched Brown. The verdigris is a mix of Hawk Turquoise and white applied as a wash and built up in layers.

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Offler
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Posted: Wednesday, Jun 22, 2011 at 10:21 PM
Sensational work.

All due kudos.

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Alxbates
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Posted: Wednesday, Jun 29, 2011 at 4:43 AM
WOW! I'll echo other comments here: I think that's the best Colossus I've seen yet. Fantastic work on the verdigris - thank you for sharing your palette with us... I'm gonna have to try it.

-Alex in Alaska

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