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Well, I've started painting again and currently working on my Alchemist of Dirz army for confrontation (I can hear all those poor unpainted CSM screaming at me from the closet..). Been a long time since I abused a mini with a brush the last time.
Ohh well, here he is.
So far I got to say that it's a quite good paintwork for me, and I think I'll reach my goal with above tabletop quality with him. Unfourtanley the pic doesn't do him any good, especially the skin that I think is the best part of him looses a lot of highlights in that pic, I should probably get some sort of diffuse box for future mini pics, but that will be a later project. Also, the metalics, they aren't any good, something I really have to improve on.
So, hit me with C&C
I don't know if the metallics are affected by the highlight-reducing functions most cameras seem to have, but it looks like boltgun metal with black ink over it.
It seems a bit thick too.
To me that's a common problem too. Boltgun Metal gets muddy kinda fast, but it is really easy with watering down, you can almost mix 50/50 and still it covers good over most other colors. And the paintlayer gets really thin that way. It's still WIP so I asume you're going to highlight/layer/drybrush it with Chainmail or Mithril Silver?
For the rest it looks really good, I'd like to see it when it's finished.
Chaos does not need explaining! guess what? Chaos cannot be explained!Originally Posted by BobaHat
It's not boltgun metal but close enough, it's VGC Gunmetal, and I am having a bit of a problem with it. It doesn't mix that good with water at all and the metalic pigments are quite large to, anyhow, gonna experiment with it some more and see if the metalics improves.
Have you drybrushed the metal? It looks a lot better when drybrushed.
I like the skin tones and I think this mini have great potential.
Hmm.. Vindy is a traitor!! :tongue:
Anyways.. looks ok. As said the metals look bad, a bit thick. Thin the paint alot and use as many layers as required, ink can be done to add shading but also darken the metals - I've had a little bit of success with adding ink and paint.
The flesh looks too dark in my opinion, rather brown. I don't know if this is what you are aiming for but for the moment it looks like bestial brown, I would move it more towards pink to make it look more human.
I knew you'd say thatOriginally Posted by King Ulrik Flamebeard
Anyhow, thanks for the comments, as stated by everyone now, the metal, I am going to experiment some more with the third and last clone (yes there's a second one but that one isn't as good as this one). I don't see drybrushing as an option for this surface, it should be a lot more textured and larger areas for me to use it as otherwise I don't have the control that I want. I will however continue to use the glaze mix for metals that I use, also no shown so good on that pic is that I use an ink called smokey ink on his spine and tubes, creates a great effect, maybe I'll include a pic on it for the update.
The flesh on the other hand is supposed to be dark, I should probably have mentioned that these guys live in a desert. But a point is that it has a red tone and not a normal brown tone, it's done with VGC Dark Flesh Tone mixed with VGC Dwarf Skin (the GW colors should be Dark Flesh and Dwarf Flesh), but I'll try to play around with my camera settings and light settings and see if this changes.