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Thanks so much for all the kind words, everyone!  ::):

 

23 hours ago, NecroMancer said:

Absolutely amazing!  You are truly a hero to me! I know I can't achieve your level but I hope to one get as close as possible!

 

I look forward to seeing your next miniature.

 

Oh, one question.  Is the base made just using some Green Stuff and carving it to look like wood planks?

 

Don't sell yourself short!  ::):  When I was just starting, I was very firmly convinced that I would never be where I'm at in the hobby now.  But, the hobby was just too fun, and so, by keeping at it, I came much further than I ever expected, and I know you can do the same!!!

 

And, to answer your question, the base was made very quickly out of Green Stuff using a Happy Seppuku base stamp!

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Well thanks for the encouragement!  I have a bunch of stuff that I need to post in the Show Off thread to get some C&C, I have definitely improved since starting in February but I have a long ways to go!  If you happen to check them out please provide any C&C you have!

 

I have seen those Happy Seppuku stamps before but I was unsure about them.  They look like they work well though.

 

I know it's probably a pain but it would be nice to see you make some more YouTube videos. 

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Kuro is one of my painting heroes - without his pointers, I probably wouldn't have started NMM. Gotten a few (artificially) shiny weapons painted under my belt now. *praise* 

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On 9/22/2017 at 11:15 AM, NecroMancer said:

Well thanks for the encouragement!  I have a bunch of stuff that I need to post in the Show Off thread to get some C&C, I have definitely improved since starting in February but I have a long ways to go!  If you happen to check them out please provide any C&C you have!

 

I have seen those Happy Seppuku stamps before but I was unsure about them.  They look like they work well though.

 

I know it's probably a pain but it would be nice to see you make some more YouTube videos. 

 

Those Happy Seppuku stamps are indeed awesome, and I plan to buy some more soon!

 

And I have actually tried a couple of times to film a new YouTube tutorial, but I keep getting stymied by my poor video equipment...  I talked to James Wappel about his setup, though, and I learned a lot that I can hopefully use once I pick up a projector camera like he uses!

 

Definitely keep posting in Show Off; you'll get lots of good advice!  I feel bad that I don't roam Show Off as much as I used too, but I'll have to get back to looking through it more.  I did look through a couple of your posts, though, and it looks to me like you are doing great!  The most important thing to practice right off the start (which you are already doing very well) is simply to be very clean in where you place each color.  That builds up brush control which unlocks many of the more advanced techniques.

 

But if you (or really anyone else on the Reaper forums ::): ) wants any more specific feedback on your minis or tips on what to practice, feel free to PM me some pics of your minis, and I'll be more than happy to provide my two-cents!

 

On 9/22/2017 at 11:21 AM, Cyradis said:

Kuro is one of my painting heroes - without his pointers, I probably wouldn't have started NMM. Gotten a few (artificially) shiny weapons painted under my belt now. *praise* 

 

Ahh ::):  You are too kind!  I took a look at your scythe-wielding necromancer WIP, and you did a fantastic job with that NMM!  It looks quite nice and shiny in the best type of menacing way!

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*squee* her scythe was fun! It will get bloodied up soon too! 

 

Seriously, thank you for your help and being so cool. 

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Hooo boy. An inspiration as always, Kuro! She looks fantastic.

 

I really love the black leathers...can you please share the colors that went into them? On my monitor they seem a bit olive-green-ish, which I don't think is a direction I've seen blacks taken before.

 

I'm always of mixed feelings when it comes to blood spatter on weapons (I usually think it's unnecessary unless it's the point of the piece)...but yours here is a graphically striking (haha see what I did there) part of this mini. Against your really nice NMM, it stands out pretty starkly; even though I personally think it might be gilding the lily a bit, it is visually very cool. Looks like something out of a Frank-Miller-esque graphic novel.

 

And thanks for sharing your method with the pants...I think I would have done the opposite, painting the stripes in right after the basecoat so they could help me cheat the shading on the white pants (as opposed to your shading the whites to give you guidelines for shading the stripes). But then, I'm a little afraid of painting white!::P:

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18 hours ago, Sanael said:

Hooo boy. An inspiration as always, Kuro! She looks fantastic.

 

I really love the black leathers...can you please share the colors that went into them? On my monitor they seem a bit olive-green-ish, which I don't think is a direction I've seen blacks taken before.

 

I'm always of mixed feelings when it comes to blood spatter on weapons (I usually think it's unnecessary unless it's the point of the piece)...but yours here is a graphically striking (haha see what I did there) part of this mini. Against your really nice NMM, it stands out pretty starkly; even though I personally think it might be gilding the lily a bit, it is visually very cool. Looks like something out of a Frank-Miller-esque graphic novel.

 

And thanks for sharing your method with the pants...I think I would have done the opposite, painting the stripes in right after the basecoat so they could help me cheat the shading on the white pants (as opposed to your shading the whites to give you guidelines for shading the stripes). But then, I'm a little afraid of painting white!::P:

 

Thanks a ton!  ::):  With the leather, I'm not sure I remember exactly what I did (I had to wait a while after finishing her to post her), but I have been doing a lot of black these days by basecoating with Brown Liner and then mixing in more and more Stone Gray/Weathered Stone to bring things up in value.  Then, I do the scratches with pure Weathered Stone.

 

And I'm still always afraid of painting white too!  ::):

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