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Posts posted by Valandar

  1. 8 hours ago, Inarah said:

    Very nice work on the skin.  I think the light effect goes a little too far down the underside of his belly and not enough up under his chin, but it still looks very good. 


    To be fair, I'm also an airbrush n00b. I didn't intend for the green to cover as much of the lower belly as it did, but my aim is still not perfect. :D

    My concern was making sure the illuminated part was at LEAST the same luminosity, preferably higher, as the rest of the belly, in order to make it appear illuminated. And looking at it in B&W, I succeeded. :D

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  2. Correction - they announced it this evening...












    I came in second in both customer walk-in vote, and staff judging. And since the same guy won both, with me a close second, it pretty much was a flat out second place. :D This means I beat several local pro commission painters, too.

    The competition was structured so that we signed up, and drew a number out of a jar. The number was a Reaper product number, and that was the figure we had three weeks to paint. I was lucky enough to get the Dracolisk. :D

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  3. 5 hours ago, Metalchaos said:

    You did an awesome work. As mentioned, the scene is well balanced, the veins on the wings are beautiful. I like the broken statue idea as well.

    Good luck with the contest, your entry promesses to be a major competitor.


    My I ask, how did you make the Dracolisk sign at the front of the base?


    The same way I made the base and the broken statues - I 3D printed them. :D The base and stumps were printed on an FDM printer (an Ender 3), the statues and nameplate were done on a resin printer (the Anycubic Photon).

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  4. 3 hours ago, Metalchaos said:

    I love how you painted the armor. It's not too shiny, exactly how it should look like on a wearer coming back to haunt the battlefield.


    I agree, though I would have been ecstatic if it had ended up looking more metallic, like the kind of NMM you see in the big painting comps.

    BUT! I am trying not to compare myself to them. I've started painting a few "orphaned" Stormcast Eternals with NMM gold, and I will only compare myself today to myself yesterday. I promise. Honest. Really.

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  5. On 12/5/2019 at 9:38 AM, Iridil said:

    Great composition - really nice wings with veins - I like that they are lighter colored and the rest of the beastie looks almost camouflaged. Those adventurers never knew what hit them!


    Well, his overall paint scheme is based on a nile crocodile. It's hard to tell, but his underbelly and forelimbs are actually pale green with a brown wash.

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  6. On 11/20/2019 at 12:48 PM, MojoBob said:

    I've created wood grain effects by dragging a darker translucent colour over a lighter base coat with a coarse bristle brush. It works well, but you have to be careful not to over-work it or else it ruins the whole grain effect.


    There are two types of fan brushes, one with soft bristles and one with coarse, hard bristles. The coarse, hard bristled fan brush works magic with that technique. :D

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  7. On 11/22/2019 at 4:57 PM, Joshinminn said:

    He looks excellent! Must be some good painters at your FLGS if you didn't win with that guy.


    There are. All 20 of us had this same miniature to paint and 2 weeks to do it in.


    On 11/22/2019 at 6:13 PM, Darcstaar said:

    Love the armor color.  Nice work.


    Thank you! It's hard to tell in these photos, but it shades to a more dark bronze, with the brightest silver up top.


    23 hours ago, Rigel said:

    The work on his face (wrinkled and scarred as it is) is spectacular. Well done!


    Thank you! This figure has a hyuge face, and was literally a dream to paint!

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