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Everything posted by Peithetairos

  1. Thank you, I'll be interested to see how it looks with the water effect. Maybe I can even get a reflection going for scenic shots.
  2. Got some work on the base done and attempting to depict dry mud. The mud will need some shading, to have it look wet in some areas, like closer to the ground. The idea is that the Behir dozed at the river shore and got startled, so water effect will be added in front of him, too.
  3. I really dig the green eyes and the subtle highlights on its mane. The orange is a good colour choice and well rendered. all in all I like it very much, especially given it looks like an illumination.
  4. A very innovative project. Love the hat and you translated the feel of the painting well onto the miniature.
  5. I am a big fan of scenic shots and the more artsy approach with dioramas and miniatures. Very cool shots. I love the one with the tape and pencil.
  6. Thank you. I decided to cut the base off (yes, after the painting not the best idea),so that I have more flexibility in terms of scenic staging. I want him perched at a shallow forest stream. Let's see how it goes.
  7. Very cool set of miniatures. Love the Anubis warrior. Looking forward to see where this goes. I also enjoyed reading the story. Always adds another layer to paint jobs.
  8. Almost finished with the Behir. Increased contrast of the legs and gave fangs and claws some texture. I want to put a bit more work into the back sail, maybe adding a bit more purple. Otherwise the base will be a tad more involved with this one.
  9. What I like: 1. Really like the flesh tone you chose. I also wouldn't say the highlights are bad. The transitions points to the shadows are crisp, but neat, so it kinda works for me. Did you try a glaze medium to alter the behavior of the paint? 2. I also enjoy the face. The eyes are good and precise. Suggestions to improve the current or next mini: 1. The straps and leather belts at the front blur a bit together, so maybe push the highlights and shadows in such cases more. It could be the sculpt or shallow detail, too. Brown lining might also w
  10. The new version reads significantly better. I also like the NMM improvements. I get a gold vibe now. The highlights seem to work now, but I feel you can push the shadows even more. I think the difficulty with NMM is to place the reflections as they would would work in real life (which is why I usually go for TMM). Changing the tone of the loin cloth really made it pop. Great contrast between cloth and skin. Same goes for the hair. The flaming swords also came out nicely. Very smooth blends on the blades.
  11. Great result. Really like the colour of the grass and soil. I can appreciate that the focus is the NMM and I think the stark contrasts work well with the NMM style.
  12. Some suggestions to tackle the problem: Moderate effort: An easy way to make a cobblestone base is to get Greenstuff roller or just make a press mold. Drybrush the stones and then just add some fine soil in the gaps between stones. A brush here and there, finished. Even quicker: Get some soil, sterilize it in the oven. Sieve it until only a fine powder is left. Use the 100g you have for hundreds of minis. Just apply some PVA, sprinkle the soil on. Let dry and maybe add a second, diluted coat. Now add a shrub or two. Looks highly realistic and doesn't take much time.
  13. Hope you get back into it. Great miniature, but I feel your pain when it comes to excessive flash.
  14. Very nice indeed. Love the face, the smooth skin, make up is spot on, the red of the cloak is well done, too, and the blacks well rendered. The only thing that I would change is the base. It looks a tad too plain for such an awesome miniature. A swampy environ or maybe just cobblestones would really add to it.
  15. What I like: 1. Very good brush control on the eyes. They work well with the menacing smile. 2. Nice blends on the skin and not too stark a contrast. 3. Very cool colour scheme and great work on the face. The verdigris scales are quite striking in contrast to the purple skin. 4. The flaming swords add a nice focus and third colour to the miniature, without taking away from the face. Suggestions to improve the paint job: 1. The loincloth could be a slightly different colour to the skin. At the moment it is hard to make out or to differentiate.
  16. Agreed, the NMM turned out well. Great concept, too. The stark contrasts on the robes look very good. Did you consider glazing over it with the mid-tone to unify and smooth out transitions?
  17. I Thank you, they become my favourite thing about this project. Thank you. All a bit experimental, but since I use a wet pallette I go more free form and work colours in different areas. I started work on the claws and teeth. The horns got some texture and the exoskeleton as well. Purple shades were a good choice. I may go back in and smooth out some of the blends, but I also kinda like some of the rougher textures on the bony belly. Overall coming along nicely. I thought I include a pic of the pallette for those interested in the range of colou
  18. I agree, time spent vs quality seems to be the perfect outcome. maybe a matte varnish and finished. The contrast paints seem especially effective on the crystal.
  19. Definitely a busy, unique miniature. I think you did it justice. The freehands on his robe are very well done and the fire effect is also excellent. Pushing the contrast to 11 might help with making out the different details or some gentle brown lining between areas.
  20. Really dig the whites with subtle grey shading. Also great combination of orange and blue. I think it works with the white balancing the two. The green skin provides further interest an drew me straight to the face. The only suggestion for future paint jobs is to try and delineate areas better, for instance with a darker shade at transition points.
  21. Much obliged. I really like how they came out. I will keep it in mind for the wyvern on my to paint list.
  22. Last night's focus was on the eyes. I went for a yellow halo around a central slit, framed by red. Gloss varnish really helped to add that lustre and wickedness.
  23. The concept is great, love the many eyed face. I think the airdry clay holds you back. Switch to oven bake and take your time without the stuff hardening under your fingers. I also suggest investing in some metal sculpting tools if you want to take this further. To get proper spherical eyes you could also use some microspheres used in nail art. Overall very inspiring, makes me wann try my hand at something similar.
  24. Good work, I especially enjoy the face and spectacles. The colour scheme is also lighthearted and playful, but doesn't overdo it. To further improve the paint job I would focus on delineating different surfaces or areas against each other. This you can achieve with a darker shade of the base colour, basically black lining without using black.
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