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Nathan's Painting Challenge Mini

Post  nathanr on Sat Oct 24, 2009 10:19 am

I've started on Orion, I think the skin is pretty much finished and next I'll start on all the leaves. I'm painting him to match the rest of my army which means an autumn color scheme with lots of reds, oranges and browns. Let me know what you think.


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Post  Carson on Sat Oct 24, 2009 5:47 pm

looks really interesting Nathan....in a good way. Nice skin tones and base work. Looking forward to see what the finished product is like.

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Post  ScottRadom on Sat Oct 24, 2009 6:32 pm

I think it looks good, but I think you'd be really happy if you thinned some leviathan purple wash with about 1-2 parts water and gave the flesh 2-3 coats of that. It'll make the transitions smoother AND make the green tinge look super cool. I'd really, really, reccomend trying it out.

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Re: Nathan's Painting Challenge Mini

Post  nathanr on Sun Oct 25, 2009 9:53 am

Thanks for the tip Scott, I'll give it a shot next time I work on this guy. I did some more work on it yesterday:



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Post  ScottRadom on Sun Oct 25, 2009 10:20 am

Nice choice for the cloth color. Is that some space wolves grey I see in there? Nice leaves too. It's gonna be great when you're done!

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Post  nathanr on Sun Oct 25, 2009 11:01 am

Yep, you see right! Cloth is Kommando Khaki, space wolf grey and a touch of skull white.

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Post  nathanr on Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:22 am

So I'm done but I can't seem to get a decent picture of this guy. Scott, can I borrow the use of your light tent sometime?

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Post  ScottRadom on Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:20 pm

Sure thing amigo!

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Post  nathanr on Fri Oct 30, 2009 1:01 pm

Here are the pictures I was able to take, they aren't great but they will have to do. I will probably do some touch-ups to the model in the future at which point I'll try to borrow the use of your light tent Scott. Anyway, let me know what you think!


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Post  Carson on Fri Oct 30, 2009 1:13 pm

Hey really impressed with the layering on the weapon, color on the leaves looks great. Lovely model overall. The only crit I could give would be that the paint looks thick or chalky maybe. I've got the same problem of applying too much paint in one go.

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Post  ScottRadom on Sat Oct 31, 2009 8:35 pm

It's good, with the best part being the weapon and the leaf coat. Which is a super gay thing to have BTW. Like I said over on WAMP the immediate and easiest thing to work on for the next model is the hair. The universal highlighting can be improved by doing several different layers in brighter tone, and applied more selectively in "rings". You know what I mean. Adios.

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Re: Nathan's Painting Challenge Mini

Post  nathanr on Mon Nov 09, 2009 7:53 pm

Here are some better pictures shot in Scott's Light tent:



The little thing by the bottom picture is a quick photoshop mock-up of what I'm going to try to do with the hair. Scott gave me some good tips and I'm going to try my best to do it.

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Re: Nathan's Painting Challenge Mini

Post  ScottRadom on Mon Nov 09, 2009 8:41 pm

Those pics are way better than I usually get! I am gonna have to invest in a better camera I think!

These are some of my fave pics of mini's with hair painted totally cool....

red head....

http://www.coolminiornot.com/217574

Black Hair....

http://www.coolminiornot.com/174976

Blonde....

http://www.coolminiornot.com/97586

I used EricJ's stuff (Eric Johns, he's the main studio painter for Wyrd and a very helpful dude) and the Kabuki one is a guy named Scott, he post's as Iacton over on WAMP if you have nay questions for him Nathan.

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