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  1. #861

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    Turned out beautiful. Thanks for including the group shot. It really emphasizes how awesome a hobbiest you are.

  2. #862

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    Quote Originally Posted by KruleBear View Post
    Turned out beautiful. Thanks for including the group shot. It really emphasizes how awesome a hobbiest you are.
    Thank you my friend, you are very kind!

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    I finished my dog soldier sculpt's paint job, giving him a glowy plasma cannon.

    You can vote for him here: http://www.coolminiornot.com/459576
    and also over at putty&paint: https://www.puttyandpaint.com/projects/33360







  4. #864

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    That glow effect is top notch! Threw a vote in and a like

    Great work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mousekiller View Post
    That glow effect is top notch! Threw a vote in and a like

    Great work!
    Cheers mate, I'm glad you like it. And thank you for the support!


    So I've decided to spend some time to finish up my Aliens diorama. With
    construction done, it needs a lot of work on the paint job.

    I wanted to go for that dirty hive-overruning-the-industrial-complex look that
    we got in the film, but for some reason it all looked a bit washed out, with no real
    contrast and zest.



    Turning up the contrast, saturation and *warmth* in GIMP gave me this image, which I liked
    very much. Everything seems on edge, vibrating with power and danger (this is the image I posted on IG):



    About the only thing in this image that I don't like is the sameness. Everything
    is warm. I want to build contrast between the marine & the industrial terrain, vs the alien in its organic nest.

    So I went back over the marine's light again, turning it colder and adding a blue fringe, by using
    FW white ink and their transparent blue ink.



    Pushing the contrast of this photo gives me this:



    which I like very much. So closing the circle:



    I think I want the cold light from the marine, with the cool dark shadow he's casting, but with
    that freaky bright warm light coming from the alien.

    Something kinda like this image, which I stitched together from the original two (again in GIMP):



    If I can get there, I'll be happy. More work to be done...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mousekiller View Post
    This is great! Love the irony!
    Thank you!


    I have now finished the diorama, and I'm finally happy with the lighting situation. The mood and colors are what I had in my head, and I don't want to mess with it any more
    If you have a chance, please vote for it on putty & paint: https://www.puttyandpaint.com/projects/33483









  8. #868

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    Your OSL is on point! Good choice with the blue!

  9. #869

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    Just wow!!! Another incredible dio :-)

  10. #870

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    This is so damn marvelous- what a terrific theme and capture of a scene right from the best sci fi / horror franchise ever.

  11. #871

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    Wow. It is great to see the difference between the yellow lighting and the blue. The change to blue improved this 100 times. Very nice.

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    Great contrasts of warm and cool colors. The change to blue light really makes the marine feels isolated and alone, and the warm tones really help the Alien blend into its background, but not so much it is lost. Definitely gives you a vibe that the marine is going to be in trouble in a second.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mousekiller View Post
    Your OSL is on point! Good choice with the blue!
    Thanks my friend, yeah I like the blue too; it kinda makes sense too, sometimes there is a color shift as light falls off, and it just made sense to me to make it fall towards a colder hue to contrast with the warmer alien colors.

    Quote Originally Posted by Graishak View Post
    Just wow!!! Another incredible dio :-)
    Thank you Graishak, as always!

    Quote Originally Posted by BloodASmedium View Post
    This is so damn marvelous- what a terrific theme and capture of a scene right from the best sci fi / horror franchise ever.
    Thanks BaM, I am super happy you like it!

    Quote Originally Posted by KruleBear View Post
    Wow. It is great to see the difference between the yellow lighting and the blue. The change to blue improved this 100 times. Very nice.
    Thanks KruleBear, yeah like I said above, it just made sense and I am super happy it came out the way it did.

    Quote Originally Posted by Guawol View Post
    Great contrasts of warm and cool colors. The change to blue light really makes the marine feels isolated and alone, and the warm tones really help the Alien blend into its background, but not so much it is lost. Definitely gives you a vibe that the marine is going to be in trouble in a second.
    Thanks Guawol, you are right! The colder blue looks more isolated, and in this case vulnerable. Glad you like it!


    I'm on to a new project, hopefully this one won't take too long, as it is much smaller in scale.
    I'm trying to model a fabulous piece of cover art by Simon Bisley for Judge Dredd: Mega-city Blues.

    Starting from two wire armature (as usual) embedded in two wooden blocks, but to get the full pose sorted out I have to lay one on its side:


    Judge Dredd...

    ...and the perp:






    Posing them together to get the torn shirt into place:


    Almost done...

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    Oh man that OSL is excellent!!!
    For HIS glory, by HIS Grace,
    TheLost

    My WIP thread: http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/...34-TheLost-WIP

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLost View Post
    Oh man that OSL is excellent!!!
    Thanks dude, I am super happy you liked it!



    Here's some progress on the Dredd diorama.

    The sculpting is pretty much done at this stage:



    And so is the base. I built this from styrene I cut from a for-sale board.
    The framework at the top will represent street lights. I took this from a
    piece of packaging material.




    Black primer, I took these photos so that I can adjust the highlights once everything is painted up.





    Gray primer applied:



    And here is the zenithal primed diorama. This has the initial OSL sketch, with the overhead street lights.


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    Started laying down the base colors on the figures & the base:



    A spray paint can:
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    For the graffiti, I mocked up a photo of the base in GIMP, with some overlaid graphics that I painted on with my
    tablet, to get an idea of layout and positioning:



    Here is the hand-painted final result on the base. Not quite as colorful, but then again I don't want the graffiti to
    overpower the scene - the figures are supposed to be the main focus. So I'm pretty happy with it!


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    The reference image by Simon Bisley has a ton of different textures;
    it was fun sculpting them, and the painting is turning out to be super enjoyable too.




    The skin got a magenta oil wash, this really adds some life!




    Aiming for some NMM on the larger metallic surfaces, I want to really try and control where the highlights
    and shadows go before applying the bloody splatters.



    I added a black oil wash to the base, and this makes the lights look grimy and for some reason makes the OSL pop even more, something I didn't expect #happyaccidents.


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    Holy geez!! Great base!!! The OSL IS PERFECT!!! PLEASE DO A TUTORIAL!!!
    For HIS glory, by HIS Grace,
    TheLost

    My WIP thread: http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/...34-TheLost-WIP

  19. #879

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    very cool. Thanks for sharing the progress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLost View Post
    Holy geez!! Great base!!! The OSL IS PERFECT!!! PLEASE DO A TUTORIAL!!!
    Thanks mate, I'm very happy you like it! I don't consider myself a master of OSL, so all I can do for now is point you to some people who I take inspiration from.
    The one guy who makes the most eye-popping, over-the-top, yet easiest-to-wrap-your-head-around OSL must be elminiaturista on IG.

    You will need an airbrush, unfortunately. Like so many things in life, the right tool for the right job...

    Basically, you paint the mini as you normally would, just try and not use too many white highlights.
    Then you pick the element that you want the light to come from (the emitter), and airbrush it with white ink to full opacity.
    Leave some overspray, but take care not to let any ink run into recesses where the light should not reach. Then you pick your light's color, and using that color ink,
    tint the areas around the light, as well as the border of the light.

    Think of the emitting object's hottest part being white, and as the light from the object moves further away, it cools down and becomes the actual color of the light.
    I tend use the airbrush almost like a flashlight, to "shine" this color at the parts of the scene that should get that light.

    Always keep in mind that (a) light gets less bright the further it travels from the emitter, yet (b) reflective surfaces (such as metal, and smooth plastic, leather etc)
    can catch highlights and reflect bright color even if they are further away. Also, at the edges of the light, to give the impression that this is really light and not just colored
    paint, you can work in a shadow color glaze (such as payne's gray) at the edges of the light, darkening those areas a bit further.

    Another would be to use contrasting colors for different lights. As in, choose a cool blue color for one light, and a warm reddish color for the other light.
    That makes it clear which light is which, and especially if you make sure that only pieces of the scene that face one of the lights gets that color, that very effectively fools the eye.

    That's about the sum total of my knowledge of OSL, I hope that helps someone a little.

    Quote Originally Posted by KruleBear View Post
    very cool. Thanks for sharing the progress.
    No problem my friend, glad you like it!


    Here is the final diorama, hope you like it:






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