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So, I've been really, really bad and procrastinating horribly, especially with books distracting me. >.< I did finish a set of wings for a buddy of mine, so that was the extent of my work last week as well as what little I did on one of the little guys.

Anywho, so I thought it was time to update people on what I'm working on for commissions and it also keeps me more accountable to keep painting models.

I think I've also not been painting much on these guys, since I'm trying to employ a more layered approach...and it's becoming a bitch and a half. The little guy already has like 8-10 layers of 1 color... >.< So far, it looks decent enough. The roommate got a new lightsource for painting and modeling and so I stole it to take the pictures. :) And the light's bouncing off the already painted model, so a lot of the white spaces are actually light and not shoddy painting. >.<

I hope to at least have the one little guy done by this weekend with the layering approach to see how that looks like. I should be able to do at least that, right? As long as real life doesn't come bursting my bubble or kicking my arse.

That's it for now I guess. Hopefully more to come in the future. *crosses fingers*
Sorry there's not much progress on it yet. >.<
 

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Thanks DoE, really needed/needing that. >.< I'm pulling at my hair and bitching and moaning about the 100's of layers I'm putting on this little guy at the moment. Taking a break since my back hurts. :( The high lights are very very subtle as a result of the layers, but looking pretty good.

Sadly I'm not going to be doing anything too crazy with them since the guy wants them exactly as Forgeworld has them painted up (checkered pattern and all), I'm just not going to be using any washes of any sort and doing crazy amounts of layers and blending. *sigh* Oh, and Lord Hector will have an Inquisition "I" on the back of his cape. Hopefully it comes out well. :biggrin:
 

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are you painting without priming?
 

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No, it's already primed with white. Guess it looks grey in the picture. >.< Maybe it's the lighting source, not really sure which/why.
 

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I prefer black primer, personally, if i 'miss' or use a lesser coat, the black just shows through and becomes more like a shadow (so the crevices which are the most likely culprits of this, look fine)

but its looking decent so far, cant wait to see it done
 

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I use black primer for certain things only because colors don't show through as well. Though I do understand your point. This white primer actually was really good and very thin. That made me very happy. :) And thanks Khainite. I'm looking forward to it being done as well. >.< I have a feeling I'm using wayyyyy too many layers at the moment. (of course they're crazy thin)
 

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Dude...there are those days where you just want to shoot yourself in the face :suicide: I get that feeling everytime I walk into my hobby/painting room and see how much SHIT I have to put together and paint.../sigh

Anyways, like I said before, keep at it man, stay maotivated! We all need a nodge or a stab to the back to keep going...lol!

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DoE... should really stop insulting her by calling her man you know :p

what colours are you going for his armor Arum?
 

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I usually use white primer so I can see all things I missed. models primed black will often have some kind of dark aura about them that whit ones dont. plus its far easier to paint red and yellow on the white.

but anyway, it looks real good! i'd love to see more!
 

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I usually use white primer so I can see all things I missed. models primed black will often have some kind of dark aura about them that whit ones dont. plus its far easier to paint red and yellow on the white.

but anyway, it looks real good! i'd love to see more!
I usually base coat with foundation paints which are the same on white or black backgrounds so :p for red and yellow
 

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I love that particular set of models Arum and I look forward to seeing what you do with them. The servitor is looking nice so far. Keep at it! Now more painting young lady!:p
 

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what colours are you going for his armor Arum?
Silver... >.< I want to try the NMM, but then it wouldn't match the guy's entire army, so it will be layers and layers of Boltgun and Chainmail and Mythril silver blended together. At least it's makind sense in my head.

but anyway, it looks real good! i'd love to see more!
Thanks!~ I got highlights into the clothing and cloak and his skin tone done last night. It looks pretty good firsthand. If i'm lucky and good, I'll be done with it by tonight.

Opps, my bad, sorry didn't know! :dunno:
Well now you know. :)

I love that particular set of models Arum and I look forward to seeing what you do with them. The servitor is looking nice so far. Keep at it! Now more painting young lady!:p
Thanks, as I said, I got some more done, but it looks very subtle, so firsthand it looks good, but I don't know how the camera's going to treat it later tonight.

Wanna have a paint off Arum? ;).
Oh god no...that would be bad... >.<
I seem to be working at a snail's pace and I don't want ppl comparing your models to mine and then bitch me out about not doing it right. :(
Hahaha!~ I get discouraged easily...from ppl who live on the internets, I think it's also because I'm pretty hard on myself. Anywho....

One random question. Why are people calling me Arum?
It's either Arumi or Aru. :p
Not that it really really matters, but it's my ocd-ness creeping in.
Now for doing house chores and then painting later tonight...hopefully my back doesn't start bothering me again.
 

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4 letters make it look like they are making the effort to use your name, less looks lazy, more is too much effort :-D Is there a special meaning to the name and the 3 and 5 letter versions of it that is causing your ocd-ness?
 

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No, no special meaning, but it just annoys me a bit when I read it, because it sounds more like "ah-room" and being asian as well as the name being asian, it just sounds weird. That's where the ocd-ness comes in.
 

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LOL I have been working pretty slow, thus no updates. Got hit with a bout of depression and I am finally coming out of it. Plus I move in a month and I need to get that Phantom out.
 

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Aww, I'm sorry. :( Depression sucks, but Yay for coming out of it!~ If you meant a paint off with the Phantom and these guys, let's do it!!!~
What does the winner get?
 

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I was talking about pulling out my Lord Hector :).

I have no use for him but I really want to paint him SO I was thinking of painting him and selling him.
 
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