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Hello all,

 

This is my first time in WIP area therefore I am rather excited  :blush:

 

Secondly I will be trying many new stuff and therefore truly in terra incognita here  :unsure:

 

So, here goes nothing:

 

I started with the base since I want a lava base and I want the rocky surface I will place my mini to reflect light coming from the lava.

 

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I chose Vallejo Black Lava for my lava surface but regretted afterwards since I want still molten lava not cooled off lava that is more suitable for Black Lava.. However this is all I have and my local store is out of stuff like white/grey pumice :( 

 

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But, I will try working with what I have and try to get a realistic look. 

 

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This is all I have for now. Your comments are eagerly awaited and will be appreciated immensely since I really dont know what I'm doing :))) 

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What you have is a nice texture for lava. Just paint it white. a really bright white, then do a heavy dry brush of orange, making sure to leave some white showing, then a dry brush of red on the tippy tops. Leaving some orange showing. For the cork. Paint it black, dry brush dark brown, dry brush a mid brown, dry brush a light brown. It'll look like she's on a piece of floating cooled lava. Here's what it'll look like. http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/57143-77119-sinessa-hell-born-sorceress/

 

I haven't tried OSL yet for the reflective surface you want, but I'm sure someone will be around to take you through that process.

 

Hope that helps.

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Looks good thus far.  Are you intending the chunk to be sort of an island of rock in the stream of lava?  The superlatively diminutive geometroid has the right idea--although I'd probably work in some washes too.

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Looks good thus far. Are you intending the chunk to be sort of an island of rock in the stream of lava? The superlatively diminutive geometroid has the right idea--although I'd probably work in some washes too.

Yes! Washes I forgot that part. Although to be honest I don't exactly remember what washes I used. It's been like 2 years. Also yellow before orange.

 

If I'm remembering correctly, I did glazes of each color to smooth the transitions. So a glaze of the yellow after the orange was applied then a glaze of orange after the red, then I did a a controlled wash of the white in the deepest parts. I think.

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I thank you all for your warm encouragements and great advice. All I could do for today was to prime the base white and tomorrow I hope to begin on the lava.

 

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And yes, the cork is supposed to be an island or an out cropping of a rock that my mini will be standing on.. 

 

This is actually meant as practice for another piece I have in my queue, so the rock reflecting light from the lava is a pre-requisite :)

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Good start... Looking forward to seeing how it goes. I did a lava base a while ago, and while it wasn't bad, I'd like to improve on it.

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Hello again,

 

Got some paint on the model finally and made some progress on the base:

 

 

Started with some yellow and orange drybrushing, I used Fluo yellow from Vallejo for a brighter effect.. 

 

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Then dry brushed beastie brown up to black.. 

 

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Then I pasted the lava on top of the cork but decided to leave a few dentures to give the impression of 'not-still-cooled-parts' of lava.. I may decide to omit them all together, not sure yet.. 

 

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And finally drybrushed to base of the cork brown and touched up some fire orange to get the OSL effect.. 

 

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My photography, as usual is not great since I am just using my mobile to take the pictures and there is still much touching up left but I wanted to get your opinions and advice upto this point.

 

Thx in advance..

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So, after some travelling and being swamped in work, I finally got more paint on my mini..

 

First, I decided to add another cooled off bit of lava since I wasn't very very happy how my lava base's molten part turned out. Then I pinned my mini to the base and decided to leave off the base as it is.. for now..

 

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Then I started on the eyes and after 30+ attempts I decided to leave it at its current state and moved on to the hair and horns.. They'll need a little more glazing and washing but this is what I got so far:

 

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Thanks for C&C as always.. 

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Hello again,

 

AS I said on my first post, this mini will be my stage for many firsts. And NMM is another first for me..

 

So, I decided to do NMM on her blades (the boots are Vallejo Gungrey, Natural Steel and Silver):

 

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So, the question really is how should the light reflect on these blades.. Can some one please put me in the right direction?

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Ok, so I've done some research (after I attempted my NMM, duh :unsure: ..) and came up with these:

 

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So, in all the examples the middle part seems to be shine.. however my edges seem to be too dark.. and they don't seem real therefore.. any ideas?

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Sorry can't help with the NMM. She's looking very good so far and I love how your lava turned out. The little piece of cork you added made a huge difference. It's amazing how something so simple can bring a base together innit? 

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Sorry can't help with the NMM. She's looking very good so far and I love how your lava turned out. The little piece of cork you added made a huge difference. It's amazing how something so simple can bring a base together innit? 

 

Thank you for the encouragement. 

 

I am still trying to puzzle out how to make the blades "look and feel real". I think I'll goo with lighter gray edges.. What I have is way too dark.. 

 

Another thought is I might draw an imaginary line across the blades (as in the first two dagger images) and thus emphasize the NMM.. Hmmm..  :rock:

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