Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Verboden Vrucht

Quest for the perfect NMM blade

Recommended Posts

I started experimenting with NMM, and there are so many cool NMM tutorials over the web that I decided to try a couple. I got this pewter blade I can strip and re-paint as many times I want. This is the first attempt, I was roughly following this tutorial:

 

VK8T7ct.jpg

 

It didn't turn out as nice as the blade in the tutorial, but I'm still kind of happy with it. NMM is still magic for me :)

 

Advice is welcome and appreciated!

  • Like 10

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't have answers, but that is a good idea.  I need to look for a blade I want to use to practice mine when I get to that...

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I can only suggest smoothing out and softening your blending.  Looks like you're well on the right track, and it looks fine.  That particular version of NMM isn't my strong suit at all though, but I'd recommend a rough proportion of 1/3 to 1/3 to 1/3 for each main shade.

 

All that aside, I think you've stumbled onto a pretty sweet replica of Tidus's Brotherhood sword from FFX!  Score.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I can't get the hang of NMM.

 

This looks good.

 

Check out Kuro's work for some inspiration.

Talking about a NMM blade..

 

http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/71456-lord-of-the-lake-below-reapercon-2016-painters-gold-sophie-winner/?hl=kuro#entry1458820

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I can't get the hang of NMM.

 

This looks good.

 

Check out Kuro's work for some inspiration.

Talking about a NMM blade..

 

http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/71456-lord-of-the-lake-below-reapercon-2016-painters-gold-sophie-winner/?hl=kuro#entry1458820

 

Wow! Thanks for the recommendation! Those transitions are outlandishly good.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Much smoother blends! Was it your decision to make the dark tones more neutral? I would have tried pushing to a brighter dark blue, like the first one.

 

Edit: I would consider bringing the edge highlights down just a shade and putting white in as just point reflections at upper corners and curves of the edges. That said, your second attempt is about the best I can currently do.

Edited by Grumpy Cave Bear

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Much smoother blends! Was it your decision to make the dark tones more neutral? I would have tried pushing to a brighter dark blue, like the first one.

 

Edit: I would consider bringing the edge highlights down just a shade and putting white in as just point reflections at upper corners and curves of the edges. That said, your second attempt is about the best I can currently do.

 

Thanks for the feedback! I didn't give much thought to the color scheme, just wanted to try different colors; something more realistic. I like the highlights idea!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I like the second one more than the first.  The result is more natural and the blends are better.

Edited by robinh
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's a great attempt at a NMM blade! (Your first attempt was good as well, but it looked more like a crystal/ice blade than a metal one)

 

Can't really give you any pointers though, to me NMM is still more like a magical ability not a painting technique.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Have you considered getting a bunch of plastic swords and painting them so you can compare them side by side? There are a variety of Warhammer Fantasy blades that might fit the bill. They've got enough body to practice on effectively.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By Metalchaos
      Good day everyone, here are pictures of 77105, Kagunk "Voorhees" the Ogre Chieftain sculpted by Tre Manor. This is the Bones version of the model.
      I added the axe blade on its spiked club, mounted it on a 2 inches square base and painted it with Reaper MSP paint.
       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

    • By Katiepult
      Monique de Noir 54mm #01444  NMM is not easy and I’m still working on my technique. I COULD have gone with a blue glaze to give it more of a steel look but I didn’t want to I do love the larget models though, easier to handle. TY for the great customer service on this btw, ReaperMini. My original one arrived with have her face higher up, so she looked funny. Customer Service was more than happy to resend it (I did send pics) after they verified the issue wasn’t on this new one. Sorry for the pic quality, I am not great at taking pics. 






    • By Metalchaos
      Hello everyone, this one is for all of you Nosferatus, Vampires and Childrens of the Dark lovers. 02867, Matthias the Twisted sculpted by Bobby Jackson.
       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

    • By Metalchaos
      Hello everyone, here are pictures of 02811, Dain Deepaxe. This one took me a little longer to finish. There is so many details on this model, it's amazing. This Dark Heaven Legends model was sculpted by Werner Klocke.
       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

    • By Metalchaos
      Hello everyone, here are pictures of SantOrc Claus 07007, Orc Warrior of the Ragged Wound Tribe. This Dungeon Dwellers model was sculpted by Bobby Jackson.
       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

  • Who's Online   14 Members, 0 Anonymous, 53 Guests (See full list)

×
×
  • Create New...