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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....)

 

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If you do your best, then you are bound to get better and better. I think it looks fine. The colors go well together and the armor is good. Armor and flowing cloth are very hard and thats pretty much all your mini was. One thing I do with my metallics is make my own "Triads" by adding a little iridescent pearl(metallic white) and iron oxide(metallic black)that way you can layer and blend, and not have to rely on washes and glazes to do all the shading. Good job.

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Great work on the metal.....I like the way it all came out, great job!! The only thing that doesn't work for me is that the base looks great with the sand and shrub, but then you have the plain black plastic beneath it....this is just personal preference, but I would like the base more if you had painted it a similar color to the sand to tie it together. The base looks great and it just detracts a slight bit from it imo. A small thing though on an otherwise beautiful mini!

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If you do your best, then you are bound to get better and better. I think it looks fine. The colors go well together and the armor is good. Armor and flowing cloth are very hard and thats pretty much all your mini was. One thing I do with my metallics is make my own "Triads" by adding a little iridescent pearl(metallic white) and iron oxide(metallic black)that way you can layer and blend, and not have to rely on washes and glazes to do all the shading. Good job.

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.

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Great work on the metal.....I like the way it all came out, great job!! The only thing that doesn't work for me is that the base looks great with the sand and shrub, but then you have the plain black plastic beneath it....this is just personal preference, but I would like the base more if you had painted it a similar color to the sand to tie it together. The base looks great and it just detracts a slight bit from it imo. A small thing though on an otherwise beautiful mini!

 

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.

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I like the way your metal came out. I also like your color choices. Nice Job!

 

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.

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I really like how this came out. I agree that that most of the time you can really tell how something is going to look until you are almost done. I saw the first pics you posted, and thought it would turn out well once you started bringing the detail out. I love working with Metalics more that trying NMM, but I need to start perfecting some of the other techniques. You pulled this off beautifully, and you should be proud of the work you have done. NICE! ::D:

 

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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.

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not bad, Bogoz...

 

the sand on the base definitely needs a touch of paint...

just a coat of dark brown, and a drybrush of a bone colour, will bring the sand into scale with the mini...

i like the black base edge style myself, as it makes the detail on the base stand out more...

 

cheers

jah

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