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Yeah, you just got me excited to paint him up tonight SGH! The copper/bronze (whichever color I have in my paint supplies) can use some green wash to give it some patina and to dirty it up a bit. Then I can use the color theory and add some dark red glazes to the green cloth's shadows to darken it up, and the brown fur of a cave bear or some such will tie it in nicely. 

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Yeah, you just got me excited to paint him up tonight SGH! The copper/bronze (whichever color I have in my paint supplies) can use some green wash to give it some patina and to dirty it up a bit. Then I can use the color theory and add some dark red glazes to the green cloth's shadows to darken it up, and the brown fur of a cave bear or some such will tie it in nicely. 

 

Check Cash's Anvil Thricedamned.  His "bronze" application is awesome.  Might have some ideas in there.

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I'll definitely take a look, I prefer TMM over NMM, but looking at what he did will help me decide where to put the shadows and highlights better.

 

I'm strangely leaning toward TMM as well. I did the axe on Anvil Thricedamned in copper and it has turned our pretty decent.

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I'll definitely take a look, I prefer TMM over NMM, but looking at what he did will help me decide where to put the shadows and highlights better.

 

I'm strangely leaning toward TMM as well. I did the axe on Anvil Thricedamned in copper and it has turned our pretty decent.

 

 

It's just easier for my brain to wrap around TMM over NMM, NMM just makes me go crazy and frustrates me to no end.

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I'll definitely take a look, I prefer TMM over NMM, but looking at what he did will help me decide where to put the shadows and highlights better.

 

I'm strangely leaning toward TMM as well. I did the axe on Anvil Thricedamned in copper and it has turned our pretty decent.

 

 

It's just easier for my brain to wrap around TMM over NMM, NMM just makes me go crazy and frustrates me to no end.

 

Having not decided on one method over the other yet... I would say i'm leaning toward that conclusion. NO joke, For some reason 3 different colors of silver are easier to wrap my brain around that grays and whites...

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So, it took me a moment to get caught up again, but, first things first:  I'm really digging the base!

 

Second, I concur that Dontfear's idea of dark green with steel would look really cool, especially if there is any blood spattering going on, and the red vs. green between the two minis would set up a nice contrast between them as they seek to find the answer to the Riddle of Steel.  ::):

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Some progress today!

 

Start out with the base, added some blood/gore to it as it is a battlefield they are going to be standing upon.

 

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Then I did some touch-ups on the unarmored champion with his kilt, adding some thinned down glazes of the base coat to make the transitions less harsh. Added some splattered blood all over him and on his weapons. He's been killing all day.

 

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Next, worked on the Armored Champion. 

 

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Colors used on him were some Honed Steel mixed with black wash and pure black as a base coat, then some nightshade purple/imperial purple/royal purple diluted down as a wash to give it a purple shadows look and sheen, then went back over it with a lighter mix of the honed steel/black ink/black wash to hit the highlights and do some TMM blending.

 

The kilt is peacock green as a base coat, got some spattered crimson in the shadows, and then grass green highlights going up to grass green with golden highlights. Added some splattered blood effects afterwards.

 

Currently working on the fur/cloak. Will add more photos later on. I'm hoping to get this whole thing kicked out before the weekend is over so I can get back to my Star Wars Diorama (maybe fit in a single figure for my half-orc paladin in there too before next weekend).

 

Anyhow, C&C welcomed and appreciated!

 

 

 

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I love the gore on the shield, super sweet.

 

Thanks!

 

I'm working on the snow leopard cloak/fur right now. Taking a while since I have to do multiple multiple coats of the off-white color to cover the darker grey that was the base coat. Will add in the dark circles of the pattern pretty soon too. 

 

Pretty sure I'm seeing the light at the end of the tunnel on this one now. Getting excited to get back to the other diorama.

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