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 Post subject: Re: PoW's WIP: 9/12/17 Easterling
PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:33 pm 
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As usual, I did not get it painted when I wanted to. In fact, I still haven't finished the dragon knight. Whenever I have time to paint I'm usually too tired. I am close to finishing though, here are some wip shots.
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For wip pics, they turned out way better than I thought they would lol.
There's not a lot left to do, just the skin, some details, the base, and a bit of cleanup. I ran into a bit of an issue with the red on the back of the cloak. I did some experimenting with glazes, which went well I think, but after a layers the glazes made all the red bits shiny. So to counter the shininess I applied some matte varnish to all the red. Long story short, I think I applied it a bit too thick to the back of the cloak because when it dried it was pretty cloudy. That's why it looks duller than the rest of the red and has those random grey specks on it. I'm not sure if there's a way to fix this, but at this point I think I'm stuck with it :(
Thanks for looking!

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 Post subject: Re: PoW's WIP: 11/26/17 Dragon Knight
PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:49 am 
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Wow, the Dragon Knight looks superb! I think it really shows off all the different techniques which you have worked on over the past years, the NMM is spot on! (Although on seeing your previous Easterling I am not sure whether it is, otherwise it is splendid true metallic metal.)
I also love the contrast on the red, although the specks are a real shame (not that I could see them :-D ).
The brown as a contrast colour on the inside I also really like, it makes the model a bit more grounded I believe. I am just not too keen on the green dragon on the back, it just seems a bit random (although I presume it's for contrast).

I also just discovered the troll, that's a super cool and gritty paintjob as well!

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 Post subject: Re: PoW's WIP: 11/26/17 Dragon Knight
PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:11 pm 
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I can't even see the mistake you described above on the red. Looks great!
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 Post subject: Re: PoW's WIP: 11/26/17 Dragon Knight
PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:55 pm 
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Thanks guys! @Son of Fundin, the green dragon is supposed to be kind of like a jade dragon. It is kind of random, I was just having a hard time thinking of a good color for it, and thought a jade dragon would be cool.

Here is the finished thing. I thought it would be cool to have him galloping across a shallow stream, and I tried some red and yellow to the base to make it look like it was reflecting the colors of the dragon knight. I thought the colors would come out a lot more subdued, but they ended up being brighter than I wanted. It still looks pretty cool though.
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I'm hoping to get started on the second Gundabad troll while I'm on break, so we'll see how much of it I can get done.

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 Post subject: Re: PoW's WIP: 12/22/17 Dragon Knight
PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:57 pm 
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He turned out really great. The NMM is beautifully done and the green and whites are a great contrast. The base contrasts with the mini extremely well. He'd be worthy of an entry in the local GW painting/army contest.

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 Post subject: Re: PoW's WIP: 12/22/17 Dragon Knight
PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:57 pm 
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He looks great overall, all the colors match nicely.

Looking at the mini, one thing does stick out, which the contrast!

Perhaps it may be the picture (I have had trouble w/ that myself), but you can definitely add a few more highlights on the knight's robes, as you did on the horses red skirt. The same w/ the NMM Gold, just adding more shadows and highlights in the right places will really make it pop even more!

Here's a really good video explaining where to place highlights and shadows for NMM, it really helped me break down specific areas to make NMM armor look more realistic.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zux0HAS8pAw&t=305s
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 Post subject: Re: PoW's WIP: 12/22/17 Dragon Knight
PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:12 pm 
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Thanks guys! I forgot it to mention this earlier, but this was actually painted using true metallics, not nmm. I think it's the way I took the pictures, I basically covered the mini with a piece of paper so I wouldn't get those harsh unnatural highlights from the light source. It also took away some of the shininess of the armor which is why it looks like nmm. That being said, there are still some spots where I definately could add some more contrast.
As for the cloak, it did look a lot brighter, but because of the issue I had with my varnish and all the stuff I did to try and fix it, it ended basically just dulling the color. I left it that way because I simply wasn't sure what to do, but it's really bugging me so I may have to go back over it and brighten it up some.
As always, thanks for the comments, I appreciate them!

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 Post subject: Re: PoW's WIP: 12/22/17 Dragon Knight
PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:57 pm 
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Great stuff and I'm impressed by the water basing, too.
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