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Author:  semai99 [ Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:09 pm ]
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REDKOMET wrote:
NICE!!!
For a fun test...place them in foresty or grassy cover and see if you can easily spot them.If you can't....neither can your opponent!!!!They may be ignored in lieu of a more obvious threat giving your team a little edge....


Or forget them yourself, like a friend of mine did once when we were playing I was wondering why he hadn't moved a unit for a while and he couldn't see them properly and forgot about them ;) needless to say I didn't tell him :twisted:

Author:  Raven911 [ Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:35 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Meet Sea Lion Team Six

Thanks for the feedback guys. I think i will go back and address the guns. The flesh tone, eh, I never was very good at that. I have to water down brown paint to wash it and they dry brush other it with the flesh again. It never comes out right. and the face, forget it, I had to get glasses to do this, I still can't see well enough to do the eyes and such, though I wish I could.

And the camo, is easy as can be ;)

Author:  Dunnagh [ Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:24 am ]
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normally this should look better if you do it the way you say. Try painting this way:

1) apply base colour (reference to GW colours: Dwarven Flesh)
2) Wash with thinned brown (not too thin, you want to see the difference)
3) take colour #1 again and paint (not brush) the areas that are not supposed to be dark
4) take colour #1 and mix in a hint of white and paint the most highlightes areas (knuckles, cheekbones, elbows... and so forth)

This is still far from perfect but still should look better than now.

Author:  semai99 [ Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:27 am ]
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Raven911 wrote:
Thanks for the feedback guys. I think i will go back and address the guns. The flesh tone, eh, I never was very good at that. I have to water down brown paint to wash it and they dry brush other it with the flesh again. It never comes out right. and the face, forget it, I had to get glasses to do this, I still can't see well enough to do the eyes and such, though I wish I could.

And the camo, is easy as can be ;)


It all depends on whether you are going for the collectors quality painting or just to game with them I always use the at full arms length check, hold them at arms length or put them on the table and if YOU are happy with them and think they look great on the table that's all that matters.

I'd sooner play someone who is fun and try's to paint his armies to his painting level rather than someone who has great looking minis (or even the unpainted grey armies) but is no fun to play the game with.

Also when you photograph minis close up they never really look as good as when they are in the flesh on the table in front of you as the pictures tend to show you all the flaws but, you can use this to your advantage as I do I take a picture and look at it on the computer and sometimes you can see something you've missed.

If you have a look at the two painting threads I did a while ago you can see what I mean about tabletop quality/quantity rather than "Golden Demon" quality. Both are not as good on screen as in the flesh and not as good as a lot of the painting you will see on here but they look great on the table, to me anyhow.
Old style Minis painted by me
http://www.forum.warzonegame.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=61
http://www.forum.warzonegame.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=335

Enjoy the painting..

Author:  Malebolgia [ Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:46 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Meet Sea Lion Team Six

Raven911 wrote:
Thanks for the feedback guys. I think i will go back and address the guns. The flesh tone, eh, I never was very good at that. I have to water down brown paint to wash it and they dry brush other it with the flesh again. It never comes out right. and the face, forget it, I had to get glasses to do this, I still can't see well enough to do the eyes and such, though I wish I could.

And the camo, is easy as can be ;)


Flesh is actually quite easy if you use color triads, for example:

http://www.reapermini.com/OnlineStore/M ... test/09778
http://www.reapermini.com/OnlineStore/M ... test/09715
http://www.reapermini.com/OnlineStore/M ... test/09716
http://www.reapermini.com/OnlineStore/M ... test/09723

Or if you prefer Foundry paint:
http://www.miniaturicum.de/index.php?cPath=45_46_1106

So you have a shade, basecolor and highlight. Simply paint the different layers over each other and you have a good skin color. Works for other colors too. You can do the Kevin Dallimore style (link: http://www.kevindallimore.co.uk/MODELS/ ... 0JUDGE.jpg) or for smoother blending too (link: http://files.privateerpress.com/insider ... oseups.jpg).

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