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HERRUELOS ( MOUNTED CONQUISTADORES) by GLITTERWOLF

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14 minutes ago, Othikent said:

Nice work. The bases came out very well as did the horses.

 

Thank you!

I appreciate it!

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23 minutes ago, Pezler the Polychromatic said:

At this point in the Lost World Project, do the conquistadores even have horses anymore? :lol:

 

Well,. actually, a whole new fleet is on it's way!

But indeed, the first batch of explorers has dismounted, for reasons..

 

9 minutes ago, Corsair said:

Those look fantastic! Well done! Even MEOW is sending glitter!

 

Thanks!

More to come later!

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5 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

 

Thanks!

 

Maybe I overdid the lining the first time I tried.

I'm always a bit confused about which colour one uses for lining.

Should it always be a brown or black? Or do you use a complementary colour or a contrasting colour then?

I would like to try it.

I personally use black 95% of the time, but you could use dark brown or any other much darker color that will separate the sections of the mini.

I actually prime with back and paint within the lines so to speak, but I tend to favor more muted colors.

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8 hours ago, Citrine said:

I personally use black 95% of the time, but you could use dark brown or any other much darker color that will separate the sections of the mini.

I actually prime with back and paint within the lines so to speak, but I tend to favor more muted colors.

 

I prime with white, I can see the details better that way.

I have all the Reaper Liners I mostly use them to prime Bones.

I could try it out, but what sections should one separate?

Any line? Like dividing between face and hair, boots, gloves, hands, neck, clothing, weapons?

I'm afraid it will be too much and start to look cartoony.

 

 

4 hours ago, vegascat said:

They look great!  I love everything about them.  The dappled greys are my favs!

 

Thanks !

The Dappled Greys seem to be popular.

I like them, it was a new thing, but I still like the two browns more myself.

 

More conquistadores and reptiles will come soon.

First more work on my other project ( Nippon).

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3 hours ago, Bane Of Humanity said:

They remind me of musketeers nice job

 

Thanks!

They do look a bit like Musketeers.

Which reminds me I need to paint some real French Musketeers one day.

And now it reminds me of the book by Alexandre Dumas.

I always loved the original book, not the  movie adaptions though, they never captured the real feel of the book.

 

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4 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

I prime with white, I can see the details better that way.

I have all the Reaper Liners I mostly use them to prime Bones.

 I could try it out, but what sections should one separate?

Any line? Like dividing between face and hair, boots, gloves, hands, neck, clothing, weapons?

I'm afraid it will be too much and start to look cartoony.

I had the same fears as you when I started lining, but then I just went for it. I put liner on every line. I continually brought my shadows closer to the liner until it felt good to me. In a lot of places, the liner is where your deepest shadow should be anyway so that helps. I also use whatever color I'm using as the "black" on my model to line. Using Nightshade Purple? That's my liner. Using Coal Black? That's my liner. Using Dark Highlights? You guessed it, that's my liner.

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2 minutes ago, Paradoxical Mouse said:

I had the same fears as you when I started lining, but then I just went for it. I put liner on every line. I continually brought my shadows closer to the liner until it felt good to me. In a lot of places, the liner is where your deepest shadow should be anyway so that helps. I also use whatever color I'm using as the "black" on my model to line. Using Nightshade Purple? That's my liner. Using Coal Black? That's my liner. Using Dark Highlights? You guessed it, that's my liner.

 

Thanks.

But how does it work?

 

Do you prime, then line then basecoat?

Or Prime, basecoat and line and work from there?

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1 minute ago, Glitterwolf said:

 

Thanks.

But how does it work?

 

Do you prime, then line then basecoat?

Or Prime, basecoat and line and work from there?

I prime, basecoat, then line most of the time. I will note that my liner is usually thinned down as if I'm applying it as a shadow. It also lets me control it much better.  Basecoating first helps me to realize what I want to really use as my shadow color, and I find it easier to fix mistakes from the basecoat than to re-line only the places I let the base coat slip away. It also covers up hard to control areas of the basecoat - where one color may be hard to keep from running into another.

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These look quite fine.  I love grey horses, and I think you did a great job on them!

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1 hour ago, Warlady said:

These look quite fine.  I love grey horses, and I think you did a great job on them!

 

Thank you!

I got some great advice from sistermarynapalm and learned a few things about painting horses.

It was fun to do and it seemed to work.

 

Glad you like them!

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