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Nice. The white armour looks good, and its nice to see the flames coloured from hottest to coldest.

 

The other two look really nice. I love the colours chose for squidface.

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What I can see looks pretty good. Unfortunately the pictures are pretty bad. If you can't get a better photo setup, you should at least download GIMP (a free Photoshop-type program) and run each picture through Auto White Balance. I took the liberty of doing this to your paladin photo, and it goes from the image in your first post to looking like this:

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Does that look more like your actual mini?

 

Anyway, the white looks really good, as does the freehand on his spaulders. And don't listen to Braxandur; the flames are lightest at the bottom, which is correct.

 

EDIT: Oh, and try to take pictures in front of a neutral background, like a mid-grey. Part of your problem is that your camera is being overwhelmed by the white background and is making the whole picture darker to compensate.

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What I can see looks pretty good. Unfortunately the pictures are pretty bad. If you can't get a better photo setup, you should at least download GIMP (a free Photoshop-type program) and run each picture through Auto White Balance. I took the liberty of doing this to your paladin photo, and it goes from the image in your first post to looking like this:

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Does that look more like your actual mini?

 

Anyway, the white looks really good, as does the freehand on his spaulders. And don't listen to Braxandur; the flames are lightest at the bottom, which is correct.

 

EDIT: Oh, and try to take pictures in front of a neutral background, like a mid-grey. Part of your problem is that your camera is being overwhelmed by the white background and is making the whole picture darker to compensate.

Thanks slender troll I will have a look at GIMP and have a play around with some backgrounds, first time out with the new camera.

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I'm also loving the white armor, and I definitely think I'll try it when I get to my own paladin figures! Did you use a brown wash for the shadows, or did you do something different? I like the way the shadows and edges are defined, while still leaving the armor very much white. :)

 

If you're brave enough, you might try thinning down one of the flame colors a lot and putting just a little on the sword around where the flames are, to give the impression of the flames being reflected on the blade.

 

The others look nice, I especially like the way you did the bathalian's skin, well done!

 

Huzzah!

--OneBoot :D

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Thanks guys for the comments

 

I sprayed the figure white and gave it a wash of army painter soft tone ink. From that I painted the edges bone with a white final highlight. To be honest the wash was meant to be for guidance only. I will try painting the flame reflection on the sword and then will post a finished picture. My next bones to paint is the bugbear.

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Anyway, the white looks really good, as does the freehand on his spaulders. And don't listen to Braxandur; the flames are lightest at the bottom, which is correct.

 

Euhm... :unsure: I'm indeed wrong... Not sure why I thought it was the other way around... So disregard my remark, you did a great job :B):

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Well after a few weeks of painting Bones and Reaper metals i thought it was time to update some photos. On the photography front i'm not sure.... however hopefully you will like the pictures.

 

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Well wont be sticking my hand in there....

 

I am really enjoying dipping into the bone box and just picking out a random figure

 

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mines a pint

 

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my beauty pagent entry

 

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and a couple more random figures

 

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Here are a few more of my reaper miniatures that have been painted. These are a nice break from painting armies of troops.

 

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This was my first go at source lighting so be kind.

 

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Here is the completed paladin which I will use in a dungeon crawl.

 

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The bones bugbear another after kick starter 1 purchase as love the cost and detail with these figures

 

Here is a metal wizard which will be joining the paladin

 

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And finally another post kick starter purchase a half giant, love the miniature, he was really good to paint

 

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That's all for now I have just finished the bones unicorn and have made a start on the orcs waaaaaagh

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