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Geoff Davis

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  1. I think the NMM looks great. Especially with all the rust!
  2. I'm working on this figure, too I love what you've done with the base. It looks great!
  3. You don't necessarily have to put the blue glow on the halfling's clothing to give the impression of a glow. If you increase the saturation of the blue a lot and brighten up the white center it will convey that illusion, because the colour is so intense compared to the rest of the figure . I recommend using Reaper's Surf Aqua. Paint a ring with that colour between the white that you already have and the first blue ring. Then paint it again a couple of times to increase the blue intensity. Then reapply the white node in the centre of the light several times to make it super bright . It will start to look like a glow after a few coats. Here is an example done with this colour:
  4. Wow! Thank you very much, that's quite the compliment. I love that guy, very cool!
  5. Thanks for noticing it, Derek! Yes, my intention was to try to put reflections of her environment and armour into the NMM and OSL. Geoff
  6. I know I haven't posted in a while, but I still check in daily on the friendliest mini-painting forum on the web! Still lurking here while pursuing my obsession with OSL.
  7. I like using Reaper's Walnut Brown, Nightshade Purple or Dragon Black for blacklining. I sometimes use Black Indigo as well if I don't want the darklining to be super dark. I also find that Burgundy WIne works really well for "blacklining" around many different flesh tones. I find that using Reaper's Wash Medium for making small amounts of wash works really well. Only takes a couple of drops.
  8. Congrats on the new airbrush! You won't regret it, its a real time saver.
  9. It might help to reverse the colours on your torch. You have dark orange in the recesses, and yellow on the outer parts of the flame. Subconsciously, our brains know that real flame goes the other way: light in the center, and getting darker as you go away/upwards from the source of the heat/light. In particular, the colours "cool" as you go upwards from the flame. It can make your illusion of light look better to go through a sequence from bright white in the center of the torch to bright yellow, then orange then red-orange, then red and then finally purple or blue at the very upper end of the flame. The presence of the darker colour (blue or purple) at the end of the flame makes a very strong contrast to the white and yellow at the center of the flame. Our brains then very helpfully add the information that this must be light from a very hot source and it helps make the illusion more believable. It will also help to make sure that the white at the center of the torch is brighter than the white of his shirt adjacent to the torch. If the shirt is brighter, our brain very unhelpfully fills in the information for us that the torch must be cold since the shirt is brighter, which counteracts the effect of the illusion. Here is a photo showing what I mean. This is a work in progress photo. My next steps would be to use a red, then purple at the top of the torch, but it shows the impact of having the white in the center of the torch as the brightest point on the mini.
  10. I use Reaper's Black Indigo for this kind of hair. I basecoat with the black indigo. I then add tiny amounts of a strong white like Vallejo Ivory to the indigo and make progressively brighter highlights. at the end, I give the whole thing a wash with the same black indigo to tie it all together. At that moment, you can glaze with a different colour, like Reaper Imperial Purple, to change the tint of the hair colour to be more purple than indigo.
  11. To me he looks like he is either just taking off or about to land. I would build him a base that looks like he just leapt off a castle wall. I would build it using cork sheet for the core of the walls and ground and cover it with greenstuff. I would sculpt the texture of the wall/ground in the greenstuff. This would hide the post and the metal stand.
  12. Those are looking great! I've painted a few of these Call to Arms models too and they are really nice. Very evocative of the game. I know a few people running a D&D game set in Skyrim and they love these models. Lots of new ones coming out soon, too!
  13. I've been painting lots of Infinity figures lately. This i s a Mercenary Brawler.
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