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Practicing gold NMM on the enlarged dark dwarf

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Little late with this one, multiple projects going that may one day get finished but I wanted to reacquaint my self with gold NMM.  This one uses reapers warm gold triad.

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I don’t know yet I think there is too much white in places

Obviously the shield boots and arm with hammer are just base coated

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I think the amount of white is good, it's hard to tell without darker shades. You're going to get more definition for the edges of the armor if you give the viewer a little more information. I'd suggest using some oranges and reddish browns all the way to a dark umber color in the underside of the plates along his hips and thighs.

Here's an awful mock up from paint that is sort of representative of what I mean.
 

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Sirlarpsalot, that’s exactly what it needs, thank you sir.  I will paint the rest of the NMM up to match what I have then go back and do the lowlights.

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Glotterwolf I couldn’t do NMM either until I watched lots of videos and messed up many minis sir

 

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Working up the highlights on the shield

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As this is a practice exercise I decided to use glazes on the shield after I had applied some highlights so here is a before and after of the first glaze

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The highlight placement seems a bit off for NMM to me; the edges are good, but otherwise placement seems like that of standard cloth or skin. A lot of those shapes would do better being treated as cylinders, then highlighted like that (take a look at a metal lamp pole, or spoon handle, for some ideas there). The color is also very dull for gold, and needs more shadowing - well into dark browns. Gold is a very warm hue; I'm getting a sandstone or blonde hair color impression from that hue right now. Put a bit more warm orange into the base color to really sell it, I think.

 

It is a tough color to put together!

 

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Thanks craydis your right on the shadows as mentioned by Larps above.  Still need to work up and down on low lights highlights and at this point is not reading as gold.  The flatter surface is tough.  Did a little more work on the highlights but still a ways to go.

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I think we are heading in the right direction.  Not there yet

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After some great advice on this thread I have started deepening the shadows, before and after not much done yet.

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Well done for the day,  off out to dinner with my wife but I worked up the boots a little.

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