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    • By gmvader
      This was fun and relatively quick. I used metallic paints on this one, trying to practice using them. I'm not sure I got it quite right but I learned some things doing it. Not much to say about this one. It was pretty fast and easy. Weirdly I'm having a harder time getting my head around how to use TMM than NMM. I basically did NMM but using metallic paints and I don't think it worked very well here. Any advice anybody wants to give on how to paint TMM style on miniatures would be welcome. Also, how to add rust, or verdigris to metal. That is something else I have not done successfully, I added some red to the chain mail but I don't think it looks like rust.

    • By gmvader
      I really wanted to paint this so that it looked like the horse was black. I couldn't make it work. All the pictures I could find were very shiny black horses and it always looked wrong when I tried to paint it -- due to my skill mostly --after three or four times painting over it all and starting over I settled on this brown and blond colored horse. The minis was fun because it gave me lots of opportunity to practice my NMM technique.
          
    • By H.C.
      A long time ago, I painted up a model of Barros & Tempest (DHL #3096). Unfortunately, this is now one of my missing minis. It is located somewhere in my parent's place, but where exactly, no one knows... All that I have left are these pictures from an old computer. But I really like this model, so I ordered a new one and painted it up with a different rider and a horse of a different colour. Their barding matches, just incase the original is ever found.
       
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    • By DragonWyrm
      Approach 
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      Ahh My Love...: 
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      Where Is My Booty!:
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      Being Dead Doesn't Stop Drunks!:
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      Has Someone Seen His Hand?:
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      Has Anyone Seen His Leg?:
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      Anchor Of The Damned!:
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    • By lazarp
      I tried this techinque for a second time, I know I'm still not very good at it but I am happy with the result. 🙂 
       
      Any constructive criticism or tips are very welcome! 😃 
       
      Thanks for looking! 😄 
       

       

       
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