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This is a christmas present, it is wrapped now so I can't fix it but any helpful tips on how to improve would be awesome.
I should always take a photo of my miniatures before I stop painting so I can see all the bit I missed or chipped, oh well, I can fix it for him later.
There are more links in my painting log thing in my signature
he looks really nice!
to improve him, maybe bring out the scales a little more on the cold one? They don't really stand out. I guess hardcore way of bringing them out would be to edge highlight every scale w/ very bright green or yellow, if not, maybe a light drybrush?
I think the silver could also use sharper highlights on the edges, but not everywhere, mainly on the sword and some cold one's armour plates (hard to exactly see on the pics, cause sometimes the highlights come out, sometimes they don't).
Finally, the black gravel on the base could use a light drybrush of grey to bring out the grains. I presume these are some sort of wsatelands, ash-ground but the black looks too plain.
Very neat paintwork though!
I think he looks great - a solid paint scheme to say at least.
Steps to improve it, well, I'd like to see some more contrasting highlighting and shading, especially on the metals. A few washes on the metals and highlighting it on the extreme edges and on the sword, just like M'ichal mentioned, would make it 'pop' a bit more.
Picking out the scales is also a logical step. I think the reds would benefit from a few more brighter, extreme highlights as well.
The base looks ace I must say as well!
I agree with the others. Washing the metals with black and then rehighlighting would made that much better, at the moment it looks a little too bright. I think the Cold One could have done with a second colour, red would look good mixed with the green of the scales.
THanks for the advice guys, I did do a wash on the silver, rehighlighting but I had real trouble identifying where the highlights were, so I think I ended up with too many turning it back into flat chainmail again. It is the first miniature I have done using washes etc for a very long time (possibly ever I can't remember doing one properly before).
You are right about the cold-one as well, I did put highlights on the scales originally but it came out brighter than I intended so I got rid of them, hoped that just the wash was enough between the scales.
Kuffy when you say:do you mean some scales done in red as well, or are you talking about the belly of the cold one?I think the Cold One could have done with a second colour, red would look good mixed with the green of the scales.
I am impressed that you could see the black gravel at all, you have very good eyes, the photo wasn't that clear, or isn't on my computer. But it could have used a drybrushing as well, It is painted for a friend and I couldn't remember the main colour of his bases so left it black, he can fix it up.