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  1. Started attempting some NMM, been at least two or three months since I tried NMM and watched any tutorial videos on it, aaaand I'm not feeling inclined to watch anything at the moment, so I'm most likely messing things up. I don't like the axe. was going for the cutting edge being completely in shadow and that being the line where the light hits it.
  2. Put on some Heather Blue for the base of all the darker metal, and started to think about lighting. Really late, I know. the light source should have affected the skin, but I missed that chance and I'm not going back. Maybe next time I'll plan ahead. anyway, I'm going to have him looking into the light source, I really wanted to have the light over his left shoulder so I could play around with the shoulder pad, But I just don't think it fits the stance. I'm not too sure about this though, I've only really dealt with light source one other time, when I tried NMM. My light sources on this guy are all over the place, and wow that sword looks so much better when your not zoomed in...
  3. Did a heavy drybrush of Woodland Brown, followed by a lighter drybrush of some Scholar Flesh on the fur. at a glance you can tell its fur, and I've seen some videos on making wolf or bear fur, I'm just not good at that. Which means there will be some furry creatures in my future. not looking forward to it. put a coat of Dragon Red on the cloak, had originally planned on using GW's Mechrite Red and blending it up to Reaper's Brilliant Red, but decided I liked how dark the Dragon Red is. Now I'm not sure if I want to lighten it with some orange, maybe use a white, or just a lighter red and then up to either orange or white.
  4. After finishing the skin and deciding I was done with it, here are the following steps I did in order. put some Harvest Brown on the leather straps, and fur. In the hopes of getting a more even and vibrant color on the but cloak, I based it with Mountain Stone. Mountain Stone on the base, it was overly thinned and didn't cover evenly. Put a GW Devlan Mud wash on the fur. and a coat of Dragon Red on the leather straps, cause I like my leathers a little reddish.
  5. Added some Scholar Flesh to the Naga Green and Leather Brown. Seems to have worked as a nice highlight, and that's probably it for the flesh. currently running the D&D 5e starter kit, mines of phandalin or something similar. So I believe the back of the loinclothe (but cloak?) will be red. And pretty much par for the course for how the game is going, Droop the goblin has been adopted, and is now a Coward Druid that has aspirations of being a world class chef... unfortunately no Goblin Chef available on the Reaper site that I could find. I hit up the collarbone with a little more of a highlight, looks like I need to smooth out the transition on his pec too.
  6. As Glitterwolf said, that could always be mold, moss, or some such crud. I entirely agree with you on the priming, throws me off every time I go to start painting.
  7. Lightened up the skin a bit, I don't think I'm going to get away from how green he is. and that right leg has darker shadows... he never skips right leg day! I'm thinking 1 more coat. I used Reaper's Naga Green and Leather Brown to try to bring him to a bit more humanish color. Didn't really work, but its less neon green so I can live with it. 1 more lighter coat, I'm thinking of adding some Scholar Flesh to the mix and I don't know, go from there I geuss. Some day I'm going to actually know what I'm doing, maybe. Any advice is welcome, and appreciated!
  8. Holy Crap, that is one good looking Goldar! If mine turns out half as well, I'm going to be very pleased indeed. Due to life, work, and not wanting to tackle this issue, I haven't picked up a brush in a bit. I was thinking about using a little light brown or a dark cream to lighten him up a bit without getting to bright green. not too sure how it's going to turn out. Not that it matters much, my Half-orc barbarian player said his character has a glorious mane of hair. Just another excuse to get more models really.
  9. Great looking Orc! Grand, Time, Glazing, I don't think those words mean what I think they mean I don't expect anything awesome, just enjoying myself a bit. maybe learning something new. The last few figures I've done I was trying NMM and getting better at blending (at least I think its called blending, cant remember half the time) anyway. started experimenting on his leg, did the overall green then the shadows, didn't like how I did it so I swapped to shadows first and then going to clean it up as I paint the rest of the flesh. felt like it was going to be quicker. I plan on lightening up the color once more adding either yellow or off white to the green. did get sloppy on the face, may do the eyes first.
  10. I'm apparantly having issues posting today, thats two posts that didnt make it or save... odd. I agree with you on basing with brown for gold or yellow colors, seems to help the color coverage and uniformity. Ended up with the cloth darker than intended, bright mini skirts do lend towards a rather unsavory image. And I do want to hide the sculpted portion. Was going to have the neck piece gold with some kind of gemstone in the center, not sure what color though for that or the eyes.
  11. Got the first coat of skin on. I kind of want to go through and keep working on the skin, but I should probably block out the other colors. so boring... went ahead and put the purple on the hair too, I think I'm going to darken down some purple and thin it more for the hair before lightening up with some black/gray with a hint of purple in it. not light enough to look geriatric but, well see. Apparently I didn't post this when I thought I did, it was just sitting there waiting for me to hit "Post" or save or whatever...
  12. Actually after playing around with the color wheel a little bit, I kind of like this better. It's more green than originally intended but I like it better, and adding more orange to the yellow should make for a more convincing gold color, and balance better.
  13. not really "Green stuff" Tm, but Apoxie Sculpt, and it's probably about 10 years old or so. I got 16 oz of it for really cheap, but have only ever used it to fill gaps. I originally said I'd be back with progress, but another post made me think I was missing something. Which caused me to watch a nice video on color theory. I was using some terms incorrectly... but I also reevaluated one of my color choices. Rather than going with a turqoise I'm now thinking of using more of a green for the clothes. Maybe a little closer to a greenish blue, not sure anymore. color wheel available at http://paletton.com/#uid=34X0v0kmZs8bRISiaw0rwnCvphR
  14. Sounds like the next thing I'm going to start practicing, looks like I'll be watching some instructional videos with my coffee break. OK, not what I was originally thinking, which would have been something about mixing the paint, but a good refresher nonetheless.
  15. I haven't heard of doing purple/yellow or green/red before, so I'm looking forward to seeing it if you go that route. I would have thought to start with either a very light brown or creamy off white and painting yellow over that, kind of like basing with a gray when you want something white. It's looking good, and I can't wait to see more.
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