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Trista is one of my favorite sculpts; I really love that she is in practical (but still super cool) armor. I wasn't that keen on her existing sword, so I swapped it out for one of the swords on the sprues that came with Bones 3 (I think).

 

So far, I have some basic lighting blocked in and have done much of the work on her face and hair.

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Some more face and hair work. I also did the leather skirt/shirt/gloves and started blocking out some of the NMM.

 

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The steel NMM work begins. I imagine that this will actually take a few sessions of work. For me, NMM always ends up being an exercise in pushing and pulling: put in some shadows, whoops too much, took away too much, ok, finally its there... Ends up with very satisfying results, though.

 

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I have to ask...  Is this the metal or Bones Trista?  I love the sculpt (painted her twice) but I agree the sword she comes with seems small compared to the scale of the armor.

 

She's looking lovely so far, by the way.

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5 minutes ago, LittleBluberry said:

I have to ask...  Is this the metal or Bones Trista?  I love the sculpt (painted her twice) but I agree the sword she comes with seems small compared to the scale of the armor.

 

She's looking lovely so far, by the way.

 

This is the Bones Trista from Bones 1 KS. I didn't realize they had done a metal of her (runs to check out the store...)

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More NMM work on the front of her armor and sword. I'm not feeling the sword NMM yet - off to do some more research before diving back in.

 

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Looks great. NMM is getting g great, I tried a bit of it myself but with not much succes.. So interesting to follow this. 

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6 hours ago, LarsM said:

Looks great. NMM is getting g great, I tried a bit of it myself but with not much succes.. So interesting to follow this. 

 

This video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zux0HAS8pAw) has been one of the best I've run into for talking about where to actually put your NMM highlights. Looking back at it, I realize that I think I need to redo the shield highlights - the way it is painted, it looks more like a matte painted shield than a metal one.

 

I can also recommend the Jessica Rich and Marike Reimer Dark Sword videos. They both talk about using the colors that are on other parts of your mini in your NMM.

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More NMM work - including some work on the back. I think I finally have the front of the sword blade mostly where I want it. I'm still struggling with a compulsion to add the sharp white glints to the black areas every time - seems a little flat otherwise.

 

I changed up the highlight on the shield and I think that I have it blocked out where I want it - just need a little glazing to smooth out the transitions. (Note: the trim of the shield and armor will be gold). I'm thinking about doing the wolf's eyes in some sort of gem effect - maybe amber?

 

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Mostly finished the NMM steel on the back armor. Next up will be the gold NMM trim.

 

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Gold NMM work commences. I'm still trying to decide what to do about the wolf's nose on the shield. I may make it gold, as well.

 

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I would make the nose a bit darker, maybe a gold based colour but darker, like Scale 75 Viking Gold.

 

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6 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

I would make the nose a bit darker, maybe a gold based colour but darker, like Scale 75 Viking Gold.

 

 

That seems like it would gel well with the amber gem eyes I'm planning on trying. Thanks for the suggestion.

 

To mimic that, it seems like I would go with a slightly more orange palette than my other gold and then keep the highlight area really small compared to the rest to keep the dark effect.

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