Some more random work this was for a competition online on the WAMP forums, i actually won 3rd with this piece even tho i wasn't happy with the end result or the model. Nothing really clicked with this mini except the scenic base but that's removeable lol. Anyway have a lookie:
@ Dirty Dog: it's just practice and patience, in general i will paint like 3-4 hours a night after work if im not working in the evening (2nd job :/) and been doing this routine for a while now and slowly getting better plus it's always good to get people's comments on work so you know where you can improve.
@red corsair: the model is from the fatal personality company which have a very small range but nicely sculpted figures, some raunchy models there too but this was my favourite one with a scary girl.
@Humakt: unfortunately i sent the model off already but i can ask the guy to take some better photos for me. FEAR was my motivation and inspiration on this one, loved that game. Headphones on + sound to the max + alone in a dark room + FEAR = recipe for a heart attack.
@AM: the tubules were quite easy actually they were just a black primer, with the foundation grey mixed with black and i worked my way up to fortress grey. Using thin layers of paint and by trying to keep the layers thin the paint generally has a higher water content so you can almost feather the layers together if you're quick enough. So it's a semi-wetblend/feathering technique using layers if that makes any sense it's generally how i paint most of my stuff altho i have been trying out more and more pure glazing, so time consuming but you can't deny the results
Ok so i recieved my copy of space hulk and started work on it i have caved in and started to paint one of the minis, the detail is so good on these models and so far i've had alot of fun painting the mini. Anyway i wanted to try mixing metallics with nmm . I think i didn't add enough metallic paint but the addition of shining gold gave the metallics a much brighter colour which i really like actually. Anyway i'll keep trying and my focus is all on space hulk at the moment !
Well a quick update, 2 more days of painting and i have him to a stage im happy with, need to practice some more metallics but im getting the hang of it. The shining gold is enriching the colours to give a more golden feel to them.
Thanks for the kind words well if there is anything anyone ever wants to ask feel free. I think painting is definately something everyone can share and appreciate. With me it's just practice and patience, water down your paints and layer up. Anyway i've done alot of the gold and gems on his torso and started the base coat on the helmet and shoulder pad im happy at this stage altho i need to tidy up that base coat for the helmet.
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