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NMM done and done well are two different things haha :P. I much prefer shaded metallics, especially after taking Proctors class on it.

 

There are like a handful of forum members who do awesome NMM and most of them haven't done or can't do exchanges so it may be hard to find you a partner who'll suit your desires. Not saying others won't try, but it's a skill that takes a lot of time to hone and even more to hone well imo.

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I didn't put it on my survey, but I'm willing to do NMM.  It won't be competition quality though. 

 

Shaded metallics look nice IMO and are, I think, easier to paint to a decent standard.

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NMM is on my list after learning how to blend colors or at least fool the eye into thinking they are blended

 

The way Kuro showed led me to view mastering blending will make stepping up into NMM a touch easier to do. But it is a long list. I'm working up washes and drybrushing. Next are shadows and highlights. Then blending. Then NMM.

 

So it may be a bit before you get NMM from me.

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I just want a mini...bonus points if there is NMM involved. Nobody around here does NMM so I have never seen it in person.

I do! (Or try todo.) Unless im lazy and running behind. The. You get metallic paint.

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I think I like shaded metallics more than NMM :O

I agree. One of my biggest issues with NMM is that the illusion can be broken by shifting your point of view. Shaded metallicS don't have this problem near as badly.

 

I can't Wait for my partner! Although I will have To wait a couple of weeks to get started. Getting a paint kit through TSA is one thing, getting it through australian customs and TSA might be pushing it just a tad...

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I've seen how well you guys paint, I'd be kinda embarrassed to send anything I did to someone...

 

As long as you are giving your best and not just phoning it in, then you should be proud to exchange.

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I have decided to break the seal and sign up. I expect Chaoswolf to send me w glitter bomb if I don't finish it.

 

Or hey anyone... Possibly even multiple glitter bombs.

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I have decided to break the seal and sign up. I expect Chaoswolf to send me w glitter bomb if I don't finish it.

Or hey anyone... Possibly even multiple glitter bombs.

Oh, finish you must! Start reasonable, develop it into insane grandiose plans spanning multiple dioramas, see deadline in two weeks and buckle down to finish the original plan.

 

And new PEople! The monster grows!

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