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 Post subject: Re: MMS's non'lotr thread - update deadzone
PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 1:45 am 
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No, I'm not on coolmini or any of the other general wargaming/painting forums. Next year I'll be looking to promote the business a bit better, which shouldn't be too difficult, so I'll consider joining coolmini or maybe wamp.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 10:58 pm 
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It's been a bad year for my miniature collection - zero models bought and only a handful painted. To remedy this I've worked on a much faster style that can knock out a decent standard in little more than a hour. I probably won't use it for commissions since it's a bit rough in places and some parts get little more than a basecoat and wash. For my own stuff, well it's better than bare plastic and I can overlook my shortcuts.

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Those are still great figures! Even if some parts are basically basecoat-wash-highlight, you have chosen well what to take your time on. At larger than life size a quick look-over sees them to be above table-top standard to me, so I am sure that they will look really good on the table. 8)
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I have to give it to you MMS, even your basic jobs look mighty fine.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:08 am 
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I'm repainting my infinity collection to practice a more precise painting style.

I used the loaded brush blending from the painting buddha videos and for my first time I think it turned out quite well.

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Looks damned impressive to me 8)

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Lovely work Chris, infact it's excellent. What's the loaded brush technique? Is it the two brush blending method ?

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It involves loading the brush with the basecolour and having say the highlight on the tip. As the highlight colour is used up a transition is created.

I learned about it on the painting buddha age of sigmar videos:

https://youtu.be/VepXVggrfiE

It's pretty mindblowing.

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Thanks for the link, looks worth a try

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 7:49 pm 
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This does look amazing, I especially love the armour! The technique seems to work very well, at least you have mastered it! Only the gun/rifle could use a bit more contrast in my opinion.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 2:13 pm 
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Awesome stuff! Always good to see some Infinity, especially done that well!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 10:44 pm 
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really nice work MMS.

Also, I can't wait to get back home from vacation, so I can try out that loaded brush technique on my NMM. Hopefully it will work out to save me time as they said it's purpose is to.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 2:11 am 
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I didn't stick with the loaded brush method as I found getting the right consistency too much trouble. Instead I gave the airbrush another go and went through one of the tutorials in the Giraldez book.

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I picked up that book and figure the other day. Slightly disappointed with the book as I was hoping for more theory.
Nice job on Joan though, maybe a touch brighter on the highs ?
I don't know when I will get to do mine but I hope todo it as much justices as yours.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 10:41 am 
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Yes, the book could have done with more explanation of the techniques. But in fairness I have yet to read a painting guide book that goes into that much detail.

However,I will be picking up some of the other models as following the steps was a good learning experience which is how you should see the Joan of Arc model; it's a practice piece albeit a limited edition one. Don't worry about doing it justice instead view it as a step towards better painting.

And yes I didn't go up to pure white for the hightlights as my white was dried out somewhat making it useless for edge highlighting. The model does have the greatest contrast than any I have done so I have improved in that regards.

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I've heard the Figopedia book is great for colour and light theory, unfortunately it's in French and I've yet to find an Rnglish version !

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Great looking minis - is the one at the top of the page the Lesser Lebowski (as opposed to the Big Lebowski)?

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2015 5:17 am 
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I'm getting more into infinity these days. These are the last of my old models before I get into the new edition stuff.

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Very nice MMS, i have an Infinity Aleph army, i find them hard to paint for some reason, more practice i need i guess. Great sculpts and a really nice rule system.
Do you play as well?

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 9:09 pm 
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Harfoot wrote:
Very nice MMS, i have an Infinity Aleph army, i find them hard to paint for some reason, more practice i need i guess. Great sculpts and a really nice rule system.
Do you play as well?


No, the hobby is very much a solitary experience for me. I've been working through tutorials in the Giraldez book and on his facebook and found the models are a lot of fun to paint that way.


Here are some more I sold on ebay recently:

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