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Captain jOE

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  1. First off: great miniature! The teal armor is cool and the NMM is awesome! Because it's better than anything I've ever painted I don't feel as if I can really criticize. But, in my humble opinion, my only real issue with her is that the half cloak looks as if if "wants" to be black but has too much grey to actually register as such.
  2. Well, if it's any comfort. Yes, the power pallet isn't working for me either.
  3. Does it need to be diluted like liquitex or do I just use it straight out of the bottle?
  4. Ok, thanks. I was probably going to grab reapers flow improver to use with liquitex slow dri (unless that's a big no no) simply because I'm going to be placing an order soonish. And those triads are pretty much just what I need. So thank you ! I had been poking around the paint section, but I wanted the opinion of someone who is a bit more familiar with the range before I bought anything. I wanted to use paints I have, but some of those flesh tones look too good to pass up. Oh well looks like I'm spending more money than I want to once again.
  5. Ok, I am by no means an OSL master, but here is my 2 cents worth of advice. I think the first problem here is that the effect is not pulled off convincingly enough. What I mean by that is areas directly around the flame should be intensly lit. Like the cobblesontes right around the lower patch of fire. Also, the areas lit need to be more purely orange and yellow, they still look like there is too much blue showing around the flames as well as under the OSL you have done. As far as the yellow symbol is conerned. I'm a bit stumped. You could try outlining it with black, and then glazing orange as far as you want the glow of the fire to be. The reason you would outline with black, is to keep the distinct shape while still allowing you to make a more intense glow effect. I hope that made sense. Basically, make sure that all of the areas near to the flame, that it has "line of sight to" (pretty much the way you paint OSL) have a more pure and intense glow (but not more so than the flame). And you could try what I suggested with the emblem, but I have no idea what to do with it. So you might want to get more than just my opinion on that. Otherwise, fantastic work on the mini! I really like the symbols and the pearl colored armor. EDIT: also check this three part series out. Ron does an amazing job of explaining this topic. http://fromthewarp.b...-powerfist.html
  6. Ok, wierd title but I didn't know what else to do . So I'm taking the next step with my painting and getting some flow aid and drying retarders for my painting. And I was wondering. What are some good painting "gunk" mix recipes that I can try to start with? I know it's kind of a, "whatever you like best" topic, but I'd like someplace to start. Also, any advice on what to do and NOT to do with this stuff would be appreciated. Also, I'm gonna paint this convverted Goldar the Barbarian. (WIP pic mind you, I still have to ad wraps around where the axe head meets the shaft) I'm basing him off of this character from Fire Emblem 7. I wanted to achieve similar skin tones, maybe whiter, but still maintaining the brown leathery look. I'm working with GW paints here, just for reference. Any advice or recipes? I was definitely thinking about using brown shadows over the red/pink that I normally do. I was thinking for very deep shadows are use GW scorched brown or GW dark flesh. Then I would work from GW bestial brown mixing through GW elf flesh with a final highlight using a little GW bleached bone mixed with GW elf flesh. Finally, I have like 0 blue paints since my room mate, Kuro Cleanbrush. moved out. So I need to by blue paints. With GW changing their paint line soon, I'm looking into buying some Reaper Master Series paints. So what blue triad would best achieve a rich, darker blue like on the Fire Emblem character above? Thanks in advance for any advice that you guys (and gals ) can offer.
  7. Ty :D. They are called Grithan's Mercenaries, so not really a chapter so to speak.
  8. Yeah, I did set the camera to incandecent, must still be the day light bulb. I also have the problem of having only one good lamp to use for this stuff now... I'll probably try taking another set of photos with a different light bulb and see how it turns out. Thank you very much for the compliment :D !
  9. Hi all! First post for me here. I was introduced to the forums by Kuro cleanbrush. Thought I'd post my latest works. Comments and critiques welcome :D ! Note: these are my first models painting with zenithal highlighting, so these are kind of experimental for me. If any of you are GW fans or like 40K fluff, here's my DIY chapter's WIP thread that's got all of my lore in it. http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/index.php?showtopic=242031&st=0
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