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Normally I don't plug the magazine, since I'm generally not a fan, but I picked up the latest (the one with the IG on the cover) and was pleasantly surprised to find a pretty expansive spread (for WD anyway) on non-metallic metal techniques.
Granted, I've always been a little disappointed with WD's painting "tutorials" that clearly show in the pictures that the painter is doing a LOT more than is described in the accompanying text, which I feel misleads readers into thinking they can get the same results just by following the written directions. Sadly, I notice some of that here, too, but I still say there's enough instruction there to convince anyone to try NMM techniques sometime. I'm not ready to do this (gotta find a suitable model first), but when I am, I'll definitely be referring to this. If you want to learn how to do this someday, you owe it to yourself to check this out. Good stuff!
Thanks for the heads up. I may just have to pick up the new edition. I really need to learn how to do NMM effectively.
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I could have sworn there was an editorial or standard barer in WD saying how NMM takes away from the appearance of models and how it is just plain silly to use the technique (there words not mine). Anyone else remember this?
It was an interview with one of the sculptors in an article featuring his personal collection of painted minis Although if I'm thinking of the same one you are, it's not nearly as critical as all that. He was just saying how it turns it into a presentation piece painted to be viewed from a certain angle/presented in a certain way. Basically saying it's not a technique in keeping with the idea of 'scale modeling.' Either way, editorials and interviews are just that
Last edited by InquisitorAffe; April 24th, 2009 at 04:54.
I think properly-done NMM is absolutely gorgeous, and doesn't take away from the mini. At a distance (say, on the tabletop), I don't think it looks that different.
It should also be noted that NMM blending techniques and the use of metallics are not mutually exclusive. A guy on Chest of Colors was pointing out that if you take NMM techniques and apply them using actual metallics, you get something much better than using NMM or metallics painting alone.
I dunno, things to think about as I move on to other projects, experiments, etc.
reminds me of days when WD painting tutorials were really good.. remember Mike McVey Eavy Metal series.. used to love them (shows my age)
IMHO - Not a fan of NMM and i agree with the editorial as every time i have tried it it looks ok from a particular angle, but during a game i think it really detracts as the shadows and highlights are all wrong
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Her is a link to my WIP, I have tried to us NMM but I have used colours are not supose to look like real mettal
http://www.librarium-online.com/foru...ll-warsym.html (WIP Cynwall Warsym)
Also this two swords are the NMM technique but the colours them self are a bit of...
Sorry to go a little of tpic by the way...
Keep the paint diluted and thin :)
(first rule in Zentradis book of painting)
The title of the article is "NMM is Wrong". He says that NMM may look nice in an online forum or magazine but in real life it does not represent the model in 3 dimensions like it should. His reasoning is that if you look at the model from a different angle, it is not accurately representing the light hitting the model from you angle. He said that one of the few times it would be appropriate is if you are painting a banner which is supposed to be a 2d picture of something.
The article is pretty negative and overly harsh in my opinion. Again, I do not agree with him but just would like to point out the GW reversal on NMM. If I had a scanner I would post it somewhere for you guys to check out.