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Ok, well I looking for some more help. I love the way NMM looks and that includes some of the quick and dirty jobs that I have seen. I am in the middle of painting far too many armies and I do everything in my power to not use metallic paint as I just find it to be a bit garish. I am just wondering if any of you guy/gals out there have any recipes for mixing up easy NMM on the go without spending hours glazing over and over. Don't get me wrong, when done right glazing looks awesome, but I really would like to finish my aries before I am old enough to collect social security.
Here is a pic that I found on a Ebay auction.
Now the NMM is by no means great, but for any rmy it does not look to be all that bad and at the end of the day I would be happy to plop down some mines on the table with a bit of NMM goodness.
Colours that I am looking for would be: Steel, gold, brass and bronze. If any one has any hints or tips that would be great and just to remind the readers of this post, I am looking for the use of NMM with an emphasis on painting entire armies.
Cheers to you all,
Ok, so I have been playing around a little bit trying to get a brass/bronze and have come up with this.
now I realize that it isn't very good, but I really am just shooting for tabletop quality. So far I have used Terra Earth (Vallejo) and have been mixing in skull white. I started with a base of Terra Earth and started to highlight at a ratio of 3:1 (Terra:White), then 2:1 and lastly 1:1. I might go a bit further and extreme highlight with just pure white.
So far what do you think and are there any suggestions?
I have done a bit of NMM, mine isn't great but I am getting better, I think that the key is in getting good contrast between your light colour and your darks.
This is easier said than done but it tricks the eye better than what I have mostly done which is a smoothish blend of greys.
If you search for NMM you will find tonnes of colour guides using Vallejo and Games Workshop paints.
Have a look at my WIP thread to see what I have done and let me know if you want any more advice.
I'm not a fan of NMM, as there is no "fast and easy" method. It can take lots and LOTS of layers, all smoothly blended together. I'd also point out that many of the NMM jobs look, by definition, "cartoonish," and, depending on where the model is placed, can look like the light's coming from the wrong direction. This is no big deal if you're painting a hero for Golden Demon or something, but for an entire army it can wind up not looking as good as you thought it would.
Right now, I'm experimenting with a form of "controlled" metallic, for want of a better term. I'll dig around for the link, but basically it involves painting metallics in the traditional manner, only instead of, say, boltgun + wash + mithril silver highlight, you start by mixing the metal with a non-metallic paint of a similar color.
For chrome, I'm mixing boltgun metal with GW's Codex Grey, and for brass/gold, I'm mixing shining gold with Vallejo's Bronze Fleshtone. This makes for something that looks NMM-ish, but it isn't NMM. It's metal, but "muted," if that makes any sense.
Then, highlight up by using more and more metal, using pure metallics for only the most extreme highlights, where you want the light to really "glint" off the model. Not NMM, but not "regular" metallic painting, either. I'm nearly finished with my first real experiment on this. When I drag out the camera, I'll post pics.
as sad before NMM needs contrast. The shading should be black or almost black and the extreme reflection points should be white or almost white. When keeping that in mind it will rake a few layers to get a smote transition between the colours. Maybe a minimum of five layers? Black, dark grey, grey, light grey and white for a steel NMM. I font think you can make it with less then five layers. Its hard to use a wash because you need to be able to control the placement of the shadows.
In your case you need to go darker in the shade, to a really dark almost brown almost black. Or it will not look like metal but brown. Still dose it matter if the gun look grey? dose it have to look like metal? I think the gun looks nice, but not really like metal...
Keep the paint diluted and thin :)
(first rule in Zentradis book of painting)