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    Cheers guys abit more done this aft still got to go back and really refine the transitions on the leg with the blue knee pad, sorry for the crumby phone pics again I've misplaced the camera lead and I can't believe how much the photo loses vibrancy
    more to come over the weekend

    cheers rich

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    That is some clean painting going on there dude . If you don't mind me asking how many highlight layers do you work through on that Turquoise colour? I'm about to start an Eternal (in Gold though) so I am following your thread very keenly .

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    Quote Originally Posted by burdonite View Post
    That is some clean painting going on there dude . If you don't mind me asking how many highlight layers do you work through on that Turquoise colour? I'm about to start an Eternal (in Gold though) so I am following your thread very keenly .
    Cheers

    on this guy there are 8 stages with more still to come I'll list them below

    midtone/basecoat sotek green
    highlight sotek/temple guard 50:50
    highlight temple guard
    hightlight temple guard/barharoth 50:50
    shade kantor blue
    shade Kantor/black 70:30
    shade Kantor/black 50:50
    highlight barhatoth

    thats roughly the stages I've been though upto now on the armour but when I'm working I'm always going back and forth with glazes to smooth transitions and re highlight up and there will likely be 2/3 more highlights and at least one more shade to come

    hope this his helps best advice is keep your paints thin work on one section at a time I look forward to seeing what you do

    chees rich

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    Hello welcome back to the hobby. The model is looking grand so far. Very nice NMM and I like the colours you are using

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lionheart 86 View Post
    Cheers

    on this guy there are 8 stages with more still to come I'll list them below

    midtone/basecoat sotek green
    highlight sotek/temple guard 50:50
    highlight temple guard
    hightlight temple guard/barharoth 50:50
    shade kantor blue
    shade Kantor/black 70:30
    shade Kantor/black 50:50
    highlight barhatoth

    thats roughly the stages I've been though upto now on the armour but when I'm working I'm always going back and forth with glazes to smooth transitions and re highlight up and there will likely be 2/3 more highlights and at least one more shade to come

    hope this his helps best advice is keep your paints thin work on one section at a time I look forward to seeing what you do

    chees rich
    Awesome cheers for the run down Rich. I shall take this advice on board for my Eternal paint job

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    Quote Originally Posted by burdonite View Post
    Awesome cheers for the run down Rich. I shall take this advice on board for my Eternal paint job
    Which stormcast model are you going for, there are so many examples out there for brilliant nmm gold if you haven't already seen it see if you can get hold of the eavy metal guide for the sanguinor Daz Latham did a few years back it's a great place to start

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    Its a straight Liberator from the x3 easy build introduction set. I thought it wise to experiment with something like that before moving onto anything too special .
    Cheers I'll look for that painting guide.

    Sorry to sound green but what is the NMM dealio all about? I've read a few guides for NMM and it looks quite complicated compared to stock metallic painting. Is NMM generally viewed as a better looking metallic in Pro painting circles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by burdonite View Post
    Its a straight Liberator from the x3 easy build introduction set. I thought it wise to experiment with something like that before moving onto anything too special .
    Cheers I'll look for that painting guide.

    Sorry to sound green but what is the NMM dealio all about? I've read a few guides for NMM and it looks quite complicated compared to stock metallic painting. Is NMM generally viewed as a better looking metallic in Pro painting circles?

    NMM and TMM (true metallic metals, aka using metallic paints) come down to personal taste, the techniques are very similar in that you'll still be putting the highlights and shadows in the same place, NMM can come out looking a little cartoony or comic book style but there are also some amazing examples out there that you'd never know weren't metallic paint (a good example is classical art with metal in the picture but there are model painters who excel at it too) both can look amazing but nmm is easier to photograph because the bright lighting necessary for taking a picture reflects off metallic paint making it difficult to get an angle where the picture accurately captures the paint job. I don't think either is particularly easier but with nmm I think you need to be blessed to envision how it should look before you paint because it often looks wrong until it's nearly finished wheras with metallic paints once the base coat is down you can move it around under your light for a real time reference.

    You also get a lot more freedom with nmm since it just uses normal paint you aren't relying on there being a metallic paint in the colour you want (there are some tricks though like using ink or tamiya clear to paint in silver then tint it to the colour you want), just my thoughts on the subject but I should say I'm not that great at metals in either case

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    Quote Originally Posted by burdonite View Post
    Its a straight Liberator from the x3 easy build introduction set. I thought it wise to experiment with something like that before moving onto anything too special .
    Cheers I'll look for that painting guide.

    Sorry to sound green but what is the NMM dealio all about? I've read a few guides for NMM and it looks quite complicated compared to stock metallic painting. Is NMM generally viewed as a better looking metallic in Pro painting circles?
    As sick said it's entirely personal preference I use both techniques but if I'm doing a display piece I nearly always go with nmm just because I prefer How it looks and it slows so much freedom in how you approach it from ultra realistic to highly stilised.

    Your right it's very time consuming and quite complicated when you first start, what I found helpfull when I was starting out it id undercoat the model with black spray then hit it with a torch with a focused beam from different angles and photo it to see how the light bounces off the model I wasn't trying to copy them directly but they were a very handy reference tool

    cheers rich

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    Lionheart! thats a good idea I have been wanting to do the torch thing for a while but just got lazy and started painting. The Blues are looking really nice! You may be doing this next - to make it really shine you need to get to white on the highlights too just at the peaks to really make it pop.

    Looking nice and smooth too!

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    A little update after a couple of hours this afternoon I'm still working away on the armour
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    Cheers Rich

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    I'm also getting into digital sculpting, I'm teaching myself by trying to copy gw stuff spent quite abit of time on this guy tonight Name:  image.jpeg
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    Quote Originally Posted by burdonite View Post
    Z-Brush?
    Looks ace.
    Cheers mate, yeah z brush it's so much fun

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    ZBrush has always been a 3D package that I've wanted to learn. Those robotic parts look very clean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burdonite View Post
    ZBrush has always been a 3D package that I've wanted to learn. Those robotic parts look very clean.
    It's relatively simple to master the basics I'm completely self taught there are so many different functions to pick up although I found it abit alien at first as I'm a Cad designer by trade and the interface is very different to 3D engineering packages, thanks the bionic arm was the main reason for attempting to copy that model

    cheers rich

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    More progress I know I should be painting but I just love doing it hoping to get to some original sculpts soon

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