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Blog Xlanax_lot's Workshop - SOLAR ENGINE

Discussion in 'Painting and Converting' started by Xlanax_lot, Apr 7, 2015.

  1. Seraphage
    Stegadon

    Seraphage Well-Known Member

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    Man, oh man.. too much talent bro !

    Love how vibrant those colors are ! When you finish this army, you might as well consider joining armies on parade !
     
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  2. Xlanax_lot
    Terradon

    Xlanax_lot Well-Known Member

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    I would really love to join armies on Parade however! I live to far away to be able to compete! It would definatelly be a great motivator
     
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  3. NIGHTBRINGER
    Slann

    NIGHTBRINGER Second Spawning

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    And we would love to have our Gold Serpent Grand Champion destroy the Armies on Parade contenders!
     
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  4. Xlanax_lot
    Terradon

    Xlanax_lot Well-Known Member

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    Hahaha thanks for the confidence my friend... Not sure I would but at least I would like to try!
     
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  5. NIGHTBRINGER
    Slann

    NIGHTBRINGER Second Spawning

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    I'm pretty sure you would. Your stuff is fantastic!
     
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  6. Aginor
    Slann

    Aginor Fifth Spawning

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    Yeah I sometimes see a great lizard model on TGA, think "WOW who created this? Why is he not on Lustria?" and then I see it is yours. Great stuff!
     
  7. Xlanax_lot
    Terradon

    Xlanax_lot Well-Known Member

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    Hahahha! I know which mini you are reffering to.... thanks for the nice comments man I am really happy you liked it!

    The reason its is not in Lustria is that of the many commisions I have painted, that one is the first one to go to one of our fellow lizards... So I didnt wanted to post it in case that person wanted to posted instead. you will all see it here soon most likely
     
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  8. Xlanax_lot
    Terradon

    Xlanax_lot Well-Known Member

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    After putting this guy away for so long! he is finally done! I can finally move on to the carnosaur conversion. Not utterly convinced about how he turned out but I still like him!

    Let me know your thoughts and point out any rook for improvement that you see

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  9. Xlanax_lot
    Terradon

    Xlanax_lot Well-Known Member

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    Here is a Close Up of the Skinks
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  10. n810
    Slann

    n810 First Spawning

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    That's some pretty sweet airbrush work. :D
     
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  11. NIGHTBRINGER
    Slann

    NIGHTBRINGER Second Spawning

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    He is beautiful! Awesome work as always.

    Exactly what type of improvements could us mere mortals recommend to the Golden Serpent grand champion?
     
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  12. Xlanax_lot
    Terradon

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    Thanks my friend!!

    hahahah.... there is always room to improve and there is always something to learn from anyone!:D
     
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  13. NIGHTBRINGER
    Slann

    NIGHTBRINGER Second Spawning

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    Your painting skill is so superior I'd have a better chance at providing Lionel Messi with some useful Football/Soccer pointers!
     
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  14. ravagekitteh
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    That is stunning work!
     
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  15. n810
    Slann

    n810 First Spawning

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    ... as for improvements.... :artist:
    unless you are dead set on making everything mate,
    you could put a bit of a gloss coat on the gems, for a little more realism. :writing:
     
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  16. Xlanax_lot
    Terradon

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    Great idea! I will do that!
     
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  17. Aginor
    Slann

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    Very impressed by the smooth gradients. Just great.
     
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  18. Toltecatl
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    Lovely :D i'm guessing you used an aerograph for those gradients? (otherwise I should beg for a masterclass or tutorial of some sort………… :D)

    By the way @Xlanax_lot , can i as you for a piece of advice? I need some help with painting black parts on my models (details are on the last posts on my blog if you need them). How do you usually go about that? Thanks a lot :D
     
  19. Xlanax_lot
    Terradon

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    Thanks man!

    Yes the tranaitions from black to blue where made by glasing with an airbrush, same for some parts of the shell and the crystal on top of the solar engine. I find those types of transitions to be much faster to do with an airbrush. Otherwhise you just need a lot of patience.

    black and white are the hardest colors in my opinion to paint. Basically because you want to create contrast and with them it is difficult to create the shades without taki g it a lot to grey. Therefore what i do is the following.

    1. Method is to preshade with white and than use nuln oil to built up the black color ( this is the fast and easy method but results are although good not as good as the second method)
    2. I mix the black with dark blue, and yse that as my starting base, than move up or doyn for the shades and highlights adding black or very lottle white. Finally use some light grey to highlight just the edges of the pieces.
     
  20. Toltecatl
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    @Xlanax_lot Ok, that should give me material enough to work with, thanks a lot! I'll be needing black quite a lot for my next models so hopefully that'll allow me to practice.
    Looking forward to that Carnosaur!! :)
     
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