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Discussion in 'Painting and Converting' started by Lord-Marcus, Sep 13, 2018.

  1. Lord-Marcus
    Slann

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    Boom. Requesting thoughts. IMG_20181008_230803.jpg IMG_20181008_230811.jpg IMG_20181008_230820.jpg IMG_20181008_230827.jpg
     
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    Slann

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    Still not a huge fan of the blue parts but otherwise they look pretty good.
     
  3. Lord-Marcus
    Slann

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    I used blue to simulate tinted glass
     
  4. Aginor
    Slann

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    Yeah I know, it is just... I don't know. Too solid maybe? Too strong? I would probably have tried painting the glasses white or light grey and then use a thinned down blue glaze to achieve that effect.
     
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    Slann

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    Good point. I may revamp it. Have not yet decided.
    Working on
    More of em
     

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    LizardWizard Well-Known Member

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    I like the yellow jackets. They really pop.

    Your browns all blend together a bit. Perhaps an addition middle step of reapplying your base coast as a layer between your shad/wash step and your highlighting might preserve some of the sculpts details.

    @Aginor had great advice on the lenses. If you watch this there is some solid advice as well.
     
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    Slann

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    Lenses are looking good.
     
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    Thanks mate. more to come.

    Sidenote: great username.
     
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    Yep, those are a lot better. :)
     
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    Slann

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    Probably going to do a light blue wash on them to bring them out a bit.

    Also:

    Going to finish the squad this week, although I'm currently blasting through a dungeon terrain commission.

    After this, I have another squad of each feudal and steel legion, a couple squads of Mantic gcps.

    I also have some conversions in mind for landsknect
     
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    Slann

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    If you have gloss varnish you could also apply a thin layer of that, that would make them shine a bit.
     
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    With the lenses apply a thin short white diagonal line to represent relection, go top to bottom but don't go the full length.
     
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    Will do when I get home

    @Aginor now that you mention it, I do have 'ardcoat. I was going to Varnish these guys with my matte varnish though. You think putting ardcoat over the mat varnish would screw anything up?
     
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    As long as the first coat is dry it won't do anything apart from changing the gloss level.
     
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    Yep that should work.
     
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    You can also use interrupted diagonal lines or parallel lines. I recommend trying a few different passes on scratch paper if you are really particular.
     
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    Awesome. Will do. Any specific tips when using Ard coat?
    Also, next planned guard variation: landsknechts with bionics and las-arbeques
     
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    Don't overwork it. Apply a thin layer and try not to move it around too much.
     
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    And brush care?
     

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