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So this is a rat pack poison pot thrower. I spent a while doing the nmm part yesterday. When my wife just calmly looked up from her book as I eagerly thrust it in her face for a critique She said, "looks nice."

 

SO i guess i wanted the opinion of some fellow painters about the shadows on the barrel. If I draw a dark line under the shadows and add another reflection will that actually help? Do I need to define the main shadow along the big barrel more? Does the weathering make sense? What does it all mean?

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Its really good on the upper half of the cylinder but it doesn't look finished on the rounded bottom.  It should be darker, it looks like a base coat with defined edges at the bottom but really finished and polished at the top.  Maybe extend that cool shadow down further onto the rounded bottom end.  I'm just talking about the light area.  The darker areas are awesome.

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I agree with dontfear but lack words for other comments... just great.

 

Unless it is a shiny metal I would leave the bottom alone. Just great as is.

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I'm honestly having a hard time discerning how much is painted, and how much is photography. It appears that your minis are casting shadows from a top down light source and might be over-exaggerating the shadowing you have in the 'green' area as shown by dontfear. This would also explain the lack of shadow on the round area at the base as shown in 'red' by dontfear.

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To clarify,  this is what I mean, the area circled in red should look more like the area circled in green

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I think you are right. Good catch.

I'm honestly having a hard time discerning how much is painted, and how much is photography. It appears that your minis are casting shadows from a top down light source and might be over-exaggerating the shadowing you have in the 'green' area as shown by dontfear. This would also explain the lack of shadow on the round area at the base as shown in 'red' by dontfear.

I will try to get a better picture for you.

 

And thanks for the kind words everyone

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So this is a rat pack poison pot thrower. I spent a while doing the nmm part yesterday. When my wife just calmly looked up from her book as I eagerly thrust it in her face for a critique She said, "looks nice."

 

Don't worry, my wife doesn't understand either. She says, "Wow!" and looks at me like she wants to pat me on the head and hang the mini on the fridge...  :down:

 

 

Your NMM is pretty good, though. The best I can do is really, really small parts in NMM, if I want them to look even halfway decent.

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So this is a rat pack poison pot thrower. I spent a while doing the nmm part yesterday. When my wife just calmly looked up from her book as I eagerly thrust it in her face for a critique She said, "looks nice."

 

Don't worry, my wife doesn't understand either. She says, "Wow!" and looks at me like she wants to pat me on the head and hang the mini on the fridge...  :down:

 

 

Oh boy, don't I know that feeling.  But every once in a while I will turn out something right and get the stunned silence (worth all the refrigerator moments) :) 

 

OTOH I usually find that NMM only impresses other painters.  everyone else I show it to always gives me the "that's...nice, don't they make metallic paint?" which either shows their lack of interest or my lack of skill :P

 

yours looks really good, although I would like to see the lighting from the front or side to see if the shadow is paint or reality creeping in.  Nice job and much better than I can usually turn out.

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Ok well before I could implement any fixes to the rat man thrower those minis were sold so right now I'm working on my dark vengeance (very slowly) and doing nmm. The gold is looking a little better to my eyes but there are parts that aren't working like the shoulderpads and I'm not entirely sure why. I thought I'd post my WIP to share and here some feedback. 

 

Feel free to add comments and criticisms if you have the urge.

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Looks good from this far away  :devil:

 

Could you crop it out so we can see the mini more clearly? And take a pic of the problem areas? The chest and shouldpad lower corner look amazing anyway  :wow:

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