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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-03-11, 04:57 AM Thread Starter
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So I have been on a roll with these DE commissions though this may be the last one for some time. However, I have enjoyed the opportunity to actually paint on a finecast model, which coincidentally isn't all that much different from painting on plastic. Anyhow the client wanted a dark scheme for the assassin, makes sense right, while still incorporating red, grey, and purple, which show up a lot in his army scheme. This is what I came up with so far:




I will be back at the painting table tomorrow night and hopefully will progress him even further. Comments and critiques welcome as always.

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Personally, I would advise a bit more contrast, as he stands, yes he's well painted but he just doesn't "pop".

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Personally, I would advise a bit more contrast, as he stands, yes he's well painted but he just doesn't "pop".
I do believe that Midge is not finished yet, also, he's an assassin and should appear dark and mysterious.

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I do believe that Midge is not finished yet, also, he's an assassin and should appear dark and mysterious.
no, an assassin should be able to be 'invisible' which is not the same as dark and Mysterious.

being dark and Mysterious in a crowd full of clowns says "look at me, Im an assassin!"

one must be able to blend with his surroundings to be an "assassin"

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man raises a good point.

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Solid on the reds Midge.

But the cloak has become a bit grey-ish because your first highlight layer goes rather deep intot he recesses. Unless offcourse you were aiming for a more grey cloak instead of black, I'd aply a bit more thinned down black into the folds of the cloak to make it slighty more black again.
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I'd of highlighted the black cloak with kommando khaki mixed with black, washed with sorched brown in the recesses, then blending up to pure khaki. The khaki would add a little warmth to the black but more importantly make it look like cloth rather than leather (which is what is looks like at the moment). The boots though i would do with grey for the leather look.

I like the armour though. The model being bright on the inside and dark on the outside is interesting and eyecatching.

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Thanks for the suggestions folks.

The cloak is in fact supposed to be grey, not black, and the blending is rather much smoother in RL than the photos depict. There are days that I just despise the camera

Should be sitting back down with him again tonight, so hopefully I can get him mostly done this next session.

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Camera is a life saver at times. Lost count of times i've posted WIP shots and spotted mistakes i've made but couldn't see.
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I for one like the grayness of the cloak, you don’t see that a lot and it looks good, it goes with the theme of the mini. It seems a bit rough though but I think that it’s the casting of then mini. The red armor is very nice; I think you did a fine job going from the deep crimson to the popping blood red.
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