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I'm looking for advice/pointers on painting notches on blades. At one time I had a picture of another mini that I'd planned to use as a reference, but I can't seem to find it now. I made a couple of attempts just winging it, but I'm not pleased with the results.
(attempted notches on the two outer rifles)
I assume this falls vaguely into NMM territory, which is not my forte. Any assistance you can give is much appreciated!
Those look pretty good to me, but if you want to take it up a notch (teehee), the generally accepted way of painting detail like that onto flat surfaces is known (in real painting, anyway) as a trop l'oeil.
Very basically, this involves painting a dark area where the notch is (as you have done), and then highlighting the top edge of it with a fairly extreme highlight.
I did try and find some examples but CMoN is being really arsey and not letting me open any images.
Anyway, hopefully some kind people will leap to the rescue with photos and save me from this stony silence.
Or maybe not.
Good luck though!
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Thank you for the information and advice, minus_t! I'll try it out on my next Kroot.