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Ok, here is my first NMM paint job. I'm not sure if I dislike the technique, or just picked a bad mini to try it on first. I found it a bit fiddly and frustrating with all of the dully cast spikey bits. I did a pretty quick TT quality job on everything not NMM, so I know there are a lot of places to improve there.
Also, I feel like the photos make it look better than it really is. I'm pretty happy with how the front of the armor turned out, but the shield and shoulder pauldrons were frustrating.
Would truly appreciate any feedback on improving the quality of my NMM!
I'll be doing Mangu next and tracking in the same WIP thread.
Wip thread here:
By Geoff Davis
Darksword GlenRaven - Female Rogue with Sword and Dagger DSM3103 Dennis Mize.
Any comments, criticism or suggestions will be gratefully accepted.
Continuing with my exploration of lighting, I have retrieved GlenRaven from my shelf of shame and I am sending her striding across a grassy knoll at sunset. I had already added the skirt a few years ago when experimenting with greenstuff. First step in rescuing her was to repair the base (I previously tried and failed to remove her) and build a slight hill.
Next I marked where I wanted the light to be coming from. The top of the arrow on the cork is aligned with a mark on her base. When I have visually lined up the mark and the arrow, I am looking at her from the lighted direction, which I find helps me be more consistent with light direction.
Then I marked the shadow position the same way.
And viewed from the front you can see where I have marked all the shadows in a first coat of walnut brown. I also did a very light wash of oxford blue to bring out some of the fine details.
Then the eyes, which were very tough to paint. I'm not totally happy with them and may yet repaint them. They are far too big and incorporate both the sculpted eye and her upped cheek. I am finding them very hard to get at.
I made lots of progress on the colours tonight. I have added the deepest shadows on the back of the cloak and the back of her hair. I've highlighted the skirt and boots, but I think they need to be brighter and yellower. I haven't yet shaded/highlighted the flesh tones because I want them to match the colour and brightness of the other lighted areas when the sunset colours are added in.
By Geoff Davis
Darksword Margaery Tyrell DSM5075 sculpted by Tom Meier. I struggled with this miniature quite a lot. She was on my painting desk for several years. The reduced size photos make her look a lot better than she really is, so I've added a closeup of the face so you can see where I had challenges with details and blending. Comments and criticism would be gratefully accepted.
Ok so I had picked up both LTPKs with the intent of hopefully learning some new stuff. Now not that they aren't great resources for new painters, but I had already read most of what was presented in them through a variety of sources on here and through other blogs. So I sat on them. Then I decided they offered a good opportunity to try a few other techniques and decided to give it a shot. So in the basic kit, I'm going to try my hand at some NMM. We'll see how it goes. The Layer up kit I plan to use for OSL. Anyways... onto the painting.
77042 - Orc Marauder
I started with the Orc Marauder thinking he'd be a little easier. Probably should have started with Mangu. I went ahead an documented all of my steps, in case anyone is interested in the parts before NMM. I tried to stick with the paints in the kit for the most part, but decided that once I get to the NMM I'm going to use 1 or 2 colors not included. Pics in the spoiler tag.
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