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  1. I did the same thing. Books only. The other stuff sounded cool but I don't need more stuff to clutter things up... It's almost like they heard that sentiment and said, "Challenge accepted."
  2. As a fan of both Starlight Archive and miniatures this particular kickstarter is really in the sweet spot for me. I'm in for all the minis. Not nearly as interested in the prepainted stuff, though I have considered buying those and re-painting them...
  3. I didn't see this posted anywhere else: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/brotherwise/stormlight-premium-miniatures
  4. @Glitterwolfthanks for the video links. I’ll check them out.
  5. @Rigelthanks for the tips. I’ll have to try those out. @Glitterwolfthanks for the recommendation I’ll take a look at that.
  6. Thank you everyone. All this positive feedback almost makes me want to tackle another dragon…
  7. This was fun and relatively quick. I used metallic paints on this one, trying to practice using them. I'm not sure I got it quite right but I learned some things doing it. Not much to say about this one. It was pretty fast and easy. Weirdly I'm having a harder time getting my head around how to use TMM than NMM. I basically did NMM but using metallic paints and I don't think it worked very well here. Any advice anybody wants to give on how to paint TMM style on miniatures would be welcome. Also, how to add rust, or verdigris to metal. That is something else I have not done successfully, I added some red to the chain mail but I don't think it looks like rust.
  8. Well, after finishing a giant dragon that took me forever to paint I decided to paint something smaller by choosing a miniature that is completely covered in metal and decided to paint it all using the NMM technique. It was probably more than I was ready for but I think I'm getting better, it's finally starting to look like metal. Any critiques or feedback are welcome.
  9. It's been a long time since I painted a dragon. It might be a long time before I do another one. This took me nearly six months of painting nothing but scales. Once I had the scales done the rest of it was pretty quick. The galaxy effect on the wings is something that I learned from a Reapercon class and have wanted to do on dragon wings ever since. I'm sure it's not new, there are likely others out there, but it's the first time I've done it and I like how it turned out.
  10. I really wanted to paint this so that it looked like the horse was black. I couldn't make it work. All the pictures I could find were very shiny black horses and it always looked wrong when I tried to paint it -- due to my skill mostly --after three or four times painting over it all and starting over I settled on this brown and blond colored horse. The minis was fun because it gave me lots of opportunity to practice my NMM technique.
  11. This is one of the fantastic miniatures from Bombshell Miniatures. The fine details on their miniatures make them really fun to paint and they have a slightly more realistic style than the usual miniatures that I paint (Reaper). It was a nice break from what I usually do. Most of my focus on this one was to apply things I've learned from Reapercon classes and to practice painting skin. I finished this one several months ago and just now got around to taking pictures. I was pretty pleased with it when I finished it but now I see a few things that I would probably do differently and hopefully better. Continuous improvement, I guess...
  12. Thanks for the responses, all. I'm definitely reconsidering the color shift paints after seeing the result that @Chris Palmer got on his. The Golden Interference paint sounds interesting as well. @Seahawk that sounds like some solid advice. It sounds like I need to paint a few test pieces and see how it comes out...
  13. Which color shift paints did you use? I might be willing to pick one or two up and test them on something. That carnivorous pudding looks pretty great.
  14. I had this idea that I would paint a black dragon so that his wings and scales look like they are shimmering the way an oil slick does, with the pale rainbow of colors. The problem is I have no idea how to get that effect out of paints. I'm aware of color shift paints but I'd like to use traditional paints to get the effect. Here's a picture kind of what I'm talking about: Does anybody have any ideas or advice. Has any body tried this before? What did you try? How did it go? I've looked around and haven't found advice on this anywhere else so I thought I'd seek wisdom here. I'll probably do several tests once I have some ideas of what to try so any suggestions that anybody might have are welcome.
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