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Reaper Bones Warg (77202), first attempt at highlighting fur

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Title is pretty self-explanatory. I did multiple layers of different mixes of Vallejo sky grey, Vallejo london grey, Vallejo german cammo black brown, Reaper shadowed stone, and Reaper pure white for various grey shade highlights on the fur. Also took a lot of mixing of Reaper viper green, pale saffron, and dragon blue to get the eye color I wanted, but I think I succeeded at a menacing yellow-green with them. C&C welcome!

 

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The flash makes it a little difficult to see, but from what I can see it looks great!  One the most difficult things for me is hair/fur highlighting.  I tend to go way over board, and it doesn't come out right.  You seem to have a really good handle on it.  I really like it!

 

CAH

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The flash makes it a little difficult to see, but from what I can see it looks great!  One the most difficult things for me is hair/fur highlighting.  I tend to go way over board, and it doesn't come out right.  You seem to have a really good handle on it.  I really like it!

 

CAH

 

Thanks! There was definitely a lot of experimentation on this one. Several rounds of paint highlights, screw up, let it dry and paint over it with the brown, paint highlights again. I went a little overboard at first for sure, but toned it down on successive attempts.

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Looks cool in that light.  It'd be nice if the eyes showed themselves more--they contrast with the starkness of the fur (and base it of course).

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Nice work! A little camera-work game-upping certainly would be helpful in seeing the full splendor. ^_^

 

Point well-taken. These are actually taken with my iPhone, the lighting is an LED lamp on my desk that I use while painting (not camera flash). I have my actual Kodak camera working again, but I have to pick up a new SD card reader so I can transfer the pics I take with it so I can post them.  <_<

 

Updated photos soonTM.

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I feel funny saying that, as I take horrendous pictures--so please don't take it the wrong way! lol I want to make a big-bad-wolf better-to-see-you-with-my-dear joke here, given the mini, but I haven't been able quite to piece it together.

 

 

A couple quick, easy (and cheap!) fixes, background and lighting, will make a world of difference. Unless aiming for professional-type quality, I think phone shots generally do fine. The glare is one of the problems I kept having with mine.

 

Anyway, not even a big deal and totally secondary to the actual point of painting minis; only real benefit is other people's getting a better look, heh.

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Possibly your light is a little harsh, but if you've got an iphone, you're shooting with better than what I've got (Galaxy S2... Ye olde phone, haha). I just get my mum to wrap our LED light thing in a hanky or something to soften it up a bit if needs be - helps a lot. 

 

Anyway, mini! 

 

Warg <3 

My first ever was this very warg, so I've got a special fondness going on... Yours is lovely =] he looks thoroughly bothered and his eyes definitely have menance to them - great job ^^ 

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Nice work! A little camera-work game-upping certainly would be helpful in seeing the full splendor. ^_^

 

Point well-taken. These are actually taken with my iPhone, the lighting is an LED lamp on my desk that I use while painting (not camera flash). I have my actual Kodak camera working again, but I have to pick up a new SD card reader so I can transfer the pics I take with it so I can post them.  <_<

 

Updated photos soonTM.

 

I agree with the lighting issue, but what I can see looks great!

I just had to do this, found one at my local chain office supply store for $6.50...

Works a treat!

 

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George

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