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well i wanted to try nmm so i decided to try.
these are my very first tries so dont judge to hard but i would love some tips :-D
heres the first one, imo it turned out a little to dark for my taste otherwise i think its a good first try.
i did my second try on a little goblin i converted and painted a loooong while ago, nmm is done on a sword from the empire (the old ones) and it was very small so it was quite hard to do it. imo i think this one also got a little to dark and to few highlights. these are my old figures i am experimening with the metal are going to be for my wood elfs and its two dark for them, hope you got what i meant :-D
this is my third try and i did it on a spear from the wood elfs warhawk riders, unfortunatly i had no chaos black spray so i ended up painting it chaos black.
this one was almost to light imo (i know im picky) but i liked the way my try on doing some shiny stuff from the sun on the blade. (sry for my english)
bad pic on that one sry ;(
tell me what you thought about them and comments&critics are always welcome.
Cheers! ps: if you want you can go to the painting competition and look at one of my complete figures. (the wood elf) but there is unfortunately no nmm on that one since i didnt know what it was when i painted that figure.
The last one looks really flat, it really needs some more depth.
Up, up and away!
I don't know if this is the appropriate place and by no means do I intend to threadjack but I do not understand this hobby's fascination with NMM. I understand the need in graphic arts but with all of the metallic mediums we have out there why is NMM becoming the norm ? At first I thought it was just a novel, fad technique but it is now the mainstream. Please help me to understand this.
I ask myself the same thing, quite honestly. It takes alot more time, for an effect that few really understand, and we've got metallic paints.
I can understand however, some people wanting to do this, there are a few reasons:
1) it's more skilled. it's like driving a car. you have your cars, then you have your lamborghinis. Do they both go from pointA to pointB? Yeah. But the lambo is way cooler. NMM just let's you show that "you're that much cooler"
2) metallics are unreliable. Ever had gold come out straight brown? I have. Now, good quality paint and a little elbow grease in the mixer and you come out with reasonable results.
3) paint is expensive. If you have black, and white, or black, white, and another color, you can NMM
4) display pieces. it lets you make it look like there's actually a set lightsource, or, if you are using it to denote a plasma-y glow on your weapon, or light coming from eyes, etc.
5) you are bored. very... very... bored. With alot of time on your hands.
It is something different to do, its more challanging to a painter. I use both NMM and metalic paints, I use the NMM for show figs, the metalics to whole armies. I have seen both used beautifully and if thats what you like go for it I say. Also many people are painting metalics using the NMM tec. and it looks as good as anything else I've seen.