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On this one, I did TMM and tried to shade the metal using clockwork brass with black, followed by P3 rhunic gold, followed by P3 true gold, then a small Vallejo ice yellow dot. I know my skill level only allows so much, but I'm looking for suggestions on highlighting or shading or anything that will be helpful. I tried for a suntan darker flesh tone. This mini was given to me to paint after it had been glued together, primed thick black and no mold lines removed. I tried to get some of the lines, but couldn't get all of them. This is a PC in my game so I want it to look nice. I ordered another one that I'm going to make a dark elf.


Unfortunately, I see my photos didn't turn out well at all, Its probably going to be near impossible for anyone to really see the shading and highlights to make suggestions. I'm sorry for that... heck, I even put freckles on her! grrrrrr


After a cup of coffee this morning I retook a few shots and replaced the old.post-14155-0-02198300-1433425133_thumb.jpgpost-14155-0-13574200-1433425089_thumb.jpgpost-14155-0-24831500-1433425064_thumb.jpg

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Ha I spotted the freckles.




Looks good. I recently read a tip, shade metals : Steel - shade with a blue tint. Gold - Shade with a redbrown tint.

Hope it is of use

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She looks nice!  I had to click on the images to see the larger versions.   Nice freckles!  I agree, her skin looks smooth, though I can't tell much in the way of shading due to hte pics, as you said.  Are you thinning your metallics at all?  I don't use water to thin mine, just flow aid and end up having to put down a few coats, but I think it looks better in the end.   Otherwise, for shading Xherman's right on the money.  However, I'm lazy and tend to use armor wash (Secret Weapon usually) for my steel metallics and an old GW flesh wash for my golds (which has a brown tint as Xherman recomends).  I used to use 1 drop yellow ink, 1 part GW flesh wash, 1 part flow aid, and 1 part water for my gold metallics, when I wasn't feeling lazy.  The result isn't quite as strong as straight GW flesh wash.  Hope this helps some.

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I used a thinned down Brown liner after the initial shadow coat. Thanks for the feedback. I'll try and upload better pics.

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