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03293: Nadia Giltaxe, Dwarf

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So I like working with metallics, and i needed more female dwarves for my collection, so this mini was an obvious buy.

 

There's an incredible level of detail on this mini. Had to add smaller brushes to my collection so I could do the smaller bits justice.

 

The face is better than my previous humanoids, but still not great. I also feel like the ink i used didn't stick to the silver very well.

 

Still one of my favorite works.

 

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Inks won't stick well to metallics. What I've been doing of late for details on my metallics is shading with non-metallics, almost like I'm going to do non-metallic metal, then doing a glaze of metallic over that. I haven't perfected it by any means, but I've been getting better results with it, and I really like the way it's looking. Plus, doing it that way, you can put details down which won't stick well to metallic paint.

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I like the Game Color washes much more than inks. Inks like conform more to the crevasses, while the washes I like give more gradation.

 

If it hasn't been done before, I have been thinking about putting out a comparison to outline which products are better at various applications. Because though I use a wash more than an ink, there are times when I need the ink for the higher contrast. And I'm still trying to piece out all the properties of some of the newer stuff I have acquired. (and then there are liners.. and when to use them vs. washes vs. inks and etc that I am just starting to play with)

 

However, for your figure, I really like the blue eye. I think you made a good investment in new brushes. :poke:

 

Good work, and I can see why she is one of your favorites.

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