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 Post subject: Re: Aulë's WIP - Update: Rohan Guard and Mordor Banner Beare
PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 5:37 pm 
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Sikano wrote:
That looks awesome! Feel like the blade should have a touch more depth to it seeing as how you put so much work into the rest of the model.

Great work!


Many thanks Sikano :)
Yep, I wanted to give it a very bright look since Aeglos means snow-point, but I also find it misses a little depth...

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 Post subject: Re: Aulë's WIP - Update: Rohan Guard and Mordor Banner Beare
PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 5:44 pm 
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Gandlaf the Grey wrote:
Lovely work again Jimmy. You are developing very nicely.


Thanks Mally. I feel like I'm starting to have more control over the techniques. I think I'm on the good way :)

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 Post subject: Re: Aulë's WIP - Update: Rohan Guard and Mordor Banner Beare
PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 5:47 pm 
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valpas wrote:
The cloak is very well layered. I also like the green tint on the armour.

-- Pasi



Many thanks Valpas :rofl:

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 Post subject: Re: Aulë's WIP - Update: Mordor Banner Bearer and Gil-galad
PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 4:48 pm 
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I'm a bit disappointed by the final result on him, since I desired to do much better, but well... I'm still in a process of improving my skills and I'll have to learn from all the mistakes I do along the way :)

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 Post subject: Re: Aulë's WIP - Update: Mordor Banner Bearer and Gil-galad
PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 4:51 pm 
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Cloak looks great, you seem to do well with highlighting the very difficult black.
The red robes need another highlight or two right down the middle of the raised folds.
Nice touches with the freehand gold.
I think you are ready to start using glazes to extend the contrast, that also includes using warm and cold colours.

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 Post subject: Re: Aulë's WIP - Update: Mordor Banner Bearer and Gil-galad
PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:16 pm 
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Thanks Mally.
I never quite understood the using of glazes, but I think its time for me to go buy some.
There's no better way to learn than starting to use them :)

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 Post subject: Re: Aulë's WIP - Update: Mordor Banner Bearer and Gil-galad
PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:17 pm 
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No Jimmy, don't buy them, use your existing paints and thin them more. Next to no paint on the brush and slowly build your layers.
The general idea is you apply a layer of paint and notice the slightest change in colour, you can also see the paint dry as your stroke finishes, that is how little paint you have on your brush.
This guide will help on paint thinning.
http://www.reapermini.com/Thecraft/15

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 Post subject: Re: Aulë's WIP - Update: Mordor Banner Bearer and Gil-galad
PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 2:39 pm 
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That's very helpful!
Great guide Mally... thanks :)

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 Post subject: Re: Aulë's WIP - Update: Mordor Banner Bearer and Gil-galad
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 7:51 pm 
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And another one finished... isildur this time :)

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 Post subject: Re: Aulë's WIP - Update: Mordor Banner Bearer and Gil-galad
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Great work.

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 Post subject: Re: Aulë's WIP - Update: Mordor Banner Bearer and Gil-galad
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Nice effort, this figure is surprisingly tricky to paint.

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 Post subject: Re: Aulë's WIP - Update: Mordor Banner Bearer and Gil-galad
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:10 am 
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Hey guys :)
I've made a small tower and I'd like to share.
Since there are many many photos of it I'll leave here my blog post so you guys can check all the pics I've taken: http://middleearthminis.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/73rd-post-arnorgondor-tower-part-3-and.html


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 Post subject: Re: Aulë's WIP - Update: Isildur and Elendil
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:17 pm 
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Haha my first instinct when i saw the pink version was: what did he do to that cake?

It looks nice though all painted up, what material did you make it from?

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 Post subject: Re: Aulë's WIP - Update: Isildur and Elendil
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You've done a great job with the painting and the debris lying about. I have to say though that the brickwork looks a little hurried, a bit more time spent getting this right would have made this look excellent.
To add to the weathering you can take some chunks out of the brickwork and the paving. Once painted up to the standard you have then they will really look good.
A few green washes in the corners and down the sides on the building will give a moss look.

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 Post subject: Re: Aulë's WIP - Update: Isildur and Elendil
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Phantom_Lord wrote:
Haha my first instinct when i saw the pink version was: what did he do to that cake?

It looks nice though all painted up, what material did you make it from?


Ahahah A clay tasted cake :lol:
The material used for the texture was hobby clay (used for sculpture).
It's pretty cool since you can sculpt it the way you want and, when dried, it adheres to the foundation pretty nicely, no glue needed.
It's perfect for making roads :)

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 Post subject: Re: Aulë's WIP - Update: Isildur and Elendil
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Gandlaf the Grey wrote:
You've done a great job with the painting and the debris lying about. I have to say though that the brickwork looks a little hurried, a bit more time spent getting this right would have made this look excellent.
To add to the weathering you can take some chunks out of the brickwork and the paving. Once painted up to the standard you have then they will really look good.
A few green washes in the corners and down the sides on the building will give a moss look.



Thanks Mally :)
I understand what you say, and that part was done in a bit of a hurry indeed.
Beginner's mistake I guess. My sore back and lack of patience after some hours spent made the trick...

The weathering tips are awesome!! I'll certainly make use of them in here, particularly the green wash one

Thank you :-D

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 Post subject: Re: Aulë's WIP - Update: Isildur and Elendil
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As the washes are thinned you can go quiet bright in your colour choice. One of my favourites for a fresh moss is VMC Golden Olive. If you check my three trolls diorama, that is what you see dotted about the floor and on the fallen tree.
VMC USA Olive Drab is a good dark choice.

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Gandlaf the Grey wrote:
As the washes are thinned you can go quiet bright in your colour choice. One of my favourites for a fresh moss is VMC Golden Olive. If you check my three trolls diorama, that is what you see dotted about the floor and on the fallen tree.
VMC USA Olive Drab is a good dark choice.


Thats perfect!!!! Brilliant...
I don't have those washes, but I'm sure my Vgc green wash mixed with a bit of yellow would do fine :)

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 Post subject: Re: Aulë's WIP - Update: Isildur and Elendil
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These are standard paints I thin down.

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 Post subject: Re: Aulë's WIP - Update: Isildur and Elendil
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Hey guys :)
Well, after a few weeks away I'm getting back to painting, but first I'll have to update this WIP xD
There are 4 bgime issues that haven't been posted yet, so.. here they are:

nr 48 and also one of my entries for the march contest: Gorbag

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nr 49 is Shagrat

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Nr 50: Warriors of Rohan - repeated

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nr 51: Gamling

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And finally nr 52: Éowyn

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Next one will be Háma :)

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