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1 hour ago, Clearman said:

You need a control group that doesn't get the creme egg or M&M's.  I need to know if they contribute any noticeable effect or are just a placebo.

 

My own scientific experiments have shown that ale can have a very positive effect on the overall shininess of a finished mini. Or at the very least, that it looks better than sans ale.

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On 3/27/2018 at 10:02 AM, Gargs said:

Hmmm, gears turning now and dangit! more stuff I want to buy now. :angry:

 

That totally wasn't an intended side-effect of this thread at all, no way. :ik_oops:

 

On 3/27/2018 at 10:54 AM, Clearman said:

You need a control group that doesn't get the creme egg or M&M's.  I need to know if they contribute any noticeable effect or are just a placebo.

 

I will leave that as an exercise for the researchers who attempt to recreate my results in the future. ::D:

 

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Right-o, on to metallic pink armor! I'm not sure how much painting time I'll have tomorrow or over the weekend since we're going out of town. So! I will at least sketch out my plan so I'll be ready to dive in when I can. ^_^

 

I will be trying three different techniques: mixing, glaze layering and drybrush layering. Below is listed the combinations I'll be using.

 

Mixing:
- Breast Cancer Awareness Pink (BCAP) with Vallejo Metal Medium (MM), Reaper Pearl White, and Reaper [Filigree Silver or Shining Mithril] 
- Reaper red ink with MM, Pearl White, and [silver] 
- P3 red ink with MM, Pearl White, and [silver] 
- Clear Red with MM, Pearl White, and [silver] 

Glaze Layering:
- BCAP over Pearl White, and over [silver] 
- [Silver] over BCAP
- Pearl White over BCAP, and over Clear Red

Drybrush layering:
- [Silver] over BCAP
- Pearl White over BCAP (shaded with Clear Red?)

 

All of this may seem a bit excessive, but I figure this will give me (and hopefully you) lots of good data about how different paints, inks and mediums play together. ^_^

 

Huzzah!       

--OneBoot :D 

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... soooo ... is this you telling us you /don't/ have, er.. what's it.. Prom-Night Pink?

It's subtle, I grant you, but it does have a visible shine to it. >.>

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4 hours ago, Sylverthorne said:

... soooo ... is this you telling us you /don't/ have, er.. what's it.. Prom-Night Pink?

It's subtle, I grant you, but it does have a visible shine to it. >.>

 

Wul... Yeeees, I do, but I was saving that for a surprise reveal at the end. :lol: My primary intent here is to demonstrate how to go beyond just what's in the shiny bottle and make whatever color or shade of metallic you want, so you don't have to worry so much about whether you have X paint. In this case, Sophie was taken was trying to use BCAP to make a metallic color; I want to figure out how to do that, and if I can't, how to get a similar effect using other things.

 

See, I had an epiphany while paintiing Mini Ma'al. It was the realization that metallic paints are basically like regular paints, just with shiny bits in. You can thin them, mix them, layer with them, shade, highlight, drybrush, ect.! Sure they require a little bit of experimenting to get them to play nicely when combining them or mixing them with regular paints, but that's not too different from experimenting with non-shiny paints to get the look you want. Those do weird and unexpected things all the time too! ^_^

 

Basically, I want people to feel free to have fun trying new and different things with their metallic paints, and not worry so much about "This is a metallic paint so I can only do x, y and z with it." As I've helped out at painting events, I've run across this way of thinking a lot, and I decided I wanted to do something about it. Hence this thread, and hence why I signed myself up to teach an Introduction to Metallic Paints (aka Fun with Shiny Paints!) class at ReaperCon last year and again this year. Goodness knows it's not because I know more than anyone else about metallic paint (you'll want Michael Proctor for that)! I just wanted to share my discoveries and experiences with others so we can all have fun together. :bday:

 

Right, sorry, enough philosophizing for now, lol! I never can seem to manage short answers. :blush:

 

Huzzah!       

--OneBoot :D 

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9 hours ago, Sylverthorne said:

... soooo ... is this you telling us you /don't/ have, er.. what's it.. Prom-Night Pink?

It's subtle, I grant you, but it does have a visible shine to it. >.>

 

And for those who don't have it yet, it comes out on Monday. ^_^

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I'd wanted to get this experiment done before today, but alas, time and a short family vacation were against me. So, I will have to ask your further patience while I get this 7 Day Challenge out of the way before I can return my attention to this thread. :blush:

 

To tide y'all over until then, here's a tantalizing peek at the beautiful new shinies that the mailman has brought me in the past few days:

 

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I AM SO EXCITE :wow:

 

(since it's hard to read, the bottle on the far right is Model Master silver chrome trim. Apparently it's recommended for people wanting to put chrome onto model car bumpers and such.)

 

Huzzah!

--OneBoot :D

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Ooooh shinies! :)

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I've actually already tried two of them in my Challenge so far! 

 

Silver chrome: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/80292-oneboots-lost-all-her-marbles-dds2-in-7-days/&do=findComment&comment=1703798

 

White alchemy: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/80292-oneboots-lost-all-her-marbles-dds2-in-7-days/&do=findComment&comment=1703818

 

Both are very nice! However, the Silver Chrome is an enamel paint (as I learned the hard way), so make sure you have the appropriate cleaner to remove it from your brush (I think mineral spirits, maybe?), because water doesn't work at all! 

 

The White Alchemy gives more of a pearlescent sheen than an outright shine, it's quite lovely. :wub:

 

Huzzah!       

--OneBoot :D 

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Enamels need Thinner to clean them from the brush.

Vapours are bad, skin contact is bad.

That's why I switched to acrylics the moment they were available. ( Polly S Paints in the 80's)

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I have fond teenage memories of paint thinner..... 

 

Uhh....

 

Maybe that explains a lot. 

 

I did a lot of enamel painted minis back then. I have one metallic enamel that I just can't find in acryllic. Somewhere between mint and seafoam green metallic, but not in-your-face. It is gorgeous. 

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I just got a chance to play with my new Vallejo metallic medium and Tri-Art Liquid Mirror. They are awesome! The Liquid Mirror even makes the rince water sparkle. They both mixed well with other colors.

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13 hours ago, OneBoot said:

The White Alchemy gives more of a pearlescent sheen than an outright shine, it's quite lovely. :wub:

How does White Alchemy differ in performance or appearance from MSP Pearl White?

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3 hours ago, Xiwo Xerase said:

How does White Alchemy differ in performance or appearance from MSP Pearl White?

 

Ooo, that's a great question! I'm curious myself! I'll do a side-by-side comparison, as well as mix both with a few different things, after DDS2 is done. ^_^

 

In other news, another shiny arrived today! I bought a handful piecemeal off of Amazon, since while I don't need a gazillion more golds and silvers, more colored metallics are nice (I include very pale silver in that, since it often looks white).

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Huzzah!

--OneBoot :D

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