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Everything posted by bogoz

  1. Nice job! I think the colors you chose did achieve the natural look.
  2. Ditto on the Barabrian! Also nice highlighting on the green armor.
  3. Excellent!!!! The sword actually looks like it is molten. I'm in awe!
  4. Thank you all for the encouraging words. It is nice to know that no matter what skill level you are at in your journey that encouragement and constructive criticism can be found at the Reaper forums. As a response to Jim, I too may never delve into the NMM technique as I am quite happy with using metallic paints. It may not be part of the new wave but I am capable of consistent results almost every time.
  5. This is one awesome paint job! I am partial to the purple colors and the NMM is fantastic! Can't wait to see the finished piece.
  6. Painting, always painting.

  7. I think you chose the right color for your NMM of gold for the armor. I can not speak with experience on this subject as I have never attempted NMM before so I may be way off base. On the other hand, if it were me, I would keep the base color for your gold. It looks like you are going for a dark color on the outer robe. If this is a correct observation, I would suggest an off white for the inner robe. You already have a nice base for this application imo. Anyway, I am fairly new to offering any advice as I usually paint off the cuff so to speak. I do hope to see more pic's of your WIP here. Thanks for sharing!
  8. I think you did achieve the look you were looking for. I can't wait to see the finished pic's. Off to a great start I would say.
  9. You know, sometimes I get "color block". I guess it is similar to writers block. (Which I am very familiar with as a musician). It tends to strike in the most inopportune times. I was not SURE of these choices at the beginning. As a matter of fact, I was about to scrap the mini and start over. However as time went by the colors started to blend better. I was really unhappy with the first several layers of the metal paint. It looked very flat and I had to think hard on what to do to get it to look REAL. I think the adding of the blue wash literally saved this mini from the scrap heap.
  10. Yeah I know. The bare base does detract from the mini. I intend to paint it sometime in the near future. More than likely a earth tone. Not sure what color exactly. Anyway, thank you for the kind words.
  11. Thank you for the encouraging words! I am just now trying to experiment with mixing different paints together. I am fairly new to this aspect of the hobby and quite frankly unsure of myself. I like your idea of making your own "triads" I think I will give this a try. I enjoy painting more of a armor based mini. When I was a kid I would spend hours building and painting WWII tanks and airplanes. I guess that has always influenced my painting style as well.
  12. I also agree with all of the above. I think the painted wood grain looks fine as well. I could not have done a better job at it. I also like the leather. Looks pretty realistic. Awesome job!
  13. OK. Completed to the best of my ability at this time. I brought up all of the highlights to the armor as well as the cloak. As usual, I had difficulties getting the eyes. I'm sure it will come with practice. I added an Asurmen Blue wash to the armor, shield and ax and believe it gave the metal a unique look. I also added an ever so slight amount of Sparkling Amethyst to the highlights to the cloak. Please give it a look over and comment / offer advice......(Sorry for the blurred pics....) Thanks!
  14. Thanks for the kind words. I intend to bring up the highlights for sure. I will post the finished shots when I am complete.
  15. I believe this is a spectacular job for returning to the game after so long. I have been painting seriously for about 5 years straight and still can not get a face or eyes to look as good as yours! Fine job indeed! Keep them comin'.
  16. My latest WIP. About 95% complete. If I am lucky I will have it done by weeks end. I am quite happy with the results in person,but the pictures do not do justice. Lesson learned: (Good brushes = better quality). Hope you enjoy. Any ideas would be appreciated as well. Thanks for looking.
  17. Well done for 7 yrs of age! I wish I could get at least 1 of my childern to paint with me. For some reason they like to look at what daddy has painted for them instead of getting involved in the process. Even my oldest boy shy's away from painting mini's and he shows very good color choice in his clorings.....what to to do.....I am going to show my children these pictures and who knows, they may just get inspired! Thanks for sharing.
  18. I feel your pain brother. I too have this experience, usually on a daily basis! In my line of work this is the norm and it drives me up the wall. Anyway, thank God for the invention ( by Al Gore.....with foot in mouth ....again...lol...) of the Internet. Then you can send an e-mail which may or may not get a response in a reasonable time and not to mention what time zone / continent the mail must go too. Anywho, I digress, for the fear of a coironary........ Ain't life grand!
  19. I am also in the market for a camera. Unfortunately I have no experience in photoigraphy. Is there any site on the web that you have run across which would be like "photography for dummies"? I have been looking and really have not found one which is very helpful. Also I have been looking at a Cannon powershot as well. Price is a big concern as I do not have a very large budget. Do any of you have any suggestions on a good starter camera which is user friendly but still has enough bells and whistels to keep the interest flowing? Also, what about a reputable web dealer that can be trusted on sales? Thanks so much. BogoZ
  20. No, No, No. I must have misrepresented this mini. I have painted many GW minatures. This is just the first Reaper mini I have TRIED to paint. I am glad you like the work. I will have to link to the frontal photos so the front of the mini is visible. Believe me, there are many, many flaws. The cheapo camera seems to be me my friend on this post. Again, thank you for your comments.
  21. Yes I have noticed this as well. Getting the right consistency on the brush and transfer to the mini seems to be the issue with me. I tend to try to put to much paint on even once thined. I guess it comes with practice. Thanks for the advice.
  22. Here is the Reaper mini I just finished this morning. Again, the face was so hard for my very bad eyes to even get anything close to resembling a face. I believe the skin is the best I've done to date. Still working on it though. I just finished the base about an hour ago and I am pleased with it. Sorry for the poor photo quality. I only have a cheapo. As alway's, coment's are very much welcomed!
  23. I would certainly layer my paint. At that time I just painted from the pot. The paint looks blotchy. I also used old, un-cared-for cheapo brushes from GW and Wally World. I have since purchased better quality brushes and a good brush cleaner. The transitions from dark to light on the model is very harsh. Again, there was no blending in my knowledge at the time. I think the face is very bad due to the lack of subtle change in light variations. I am curently learning to correct this fault. The highlighting on this model is over bearing. It dose not fuse well with the base color. It is also just "slapped" on. The lack of concentration and brush control is something I would correct as well. I am trying to transition from the table top mindset to the display mindset and hope to accomplish this by this years end. Thanks for asking. BogoZ
  24. Thanks a bunch! I like to base everything that I do. Since I am currently only playing 40K I use battle field debris as the main theme. I did forget to paint the base around the bottom. I generaly do this for easier indetification during deployment. Anywho, I appreciate the good response. BogoZ
  25. Thank you for the replies. I know that I am critical of myself and that has been a hindrance at times. That being said, I know I can do much better and I am hoping to learn more while hpefully meeting new people here. Again, thanks alot.
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