LordMcAllister's Weekly Paint 2015

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Re: LordMcAllister's Weekly Paint 2015

Post by Munin » Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:51 am

I love her boots and striped socks. Nice touch!

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Re: LordMcAllister's Weekly Paint 2015

Post by Dez » Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:59 am

Looking good! My only suggestion is hitting the Assassins terrain bit with a lighter gray highlight.
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Re: LordMcAllister's Weekly Paint 2015

Post by LordMcAllister » Tue Nov 03, 2015 1:42 am

Thanks guys!

@Dez: I did drybrush it with a gray, lighter than the basecoat. The picture doesn't show it that well. But you might be right, it could have benefitted from a third layer of even lighter gray. On top of that I think the whole ,,ground" part of the base does look a bit blunt. I'm not really happy with it. But as I don't feel drybrushing to be very precise, I won't apply another layer to the finished model... don't want to screw up! But I already started to tending more and more to applying small second layers of highlight over the first ones (i.e. the shoes of the survivor girl or the green clothes of one of my cultists). It really makes a difference. Perhaps I'll add a few white dots to the skin of the assassin.
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Re: LordMcAllister's Weekly Paint 2015

Post by LordMcAllister » Wed Nov 04, 2015 1:32 am

And here is my first finished survivor! It's also been the first time I've been painting something for someone else AND the first time I used baking powder as a basing material. It worked out pretty well! I know the eyes aren't so great, but I'm afraid of messing them up even more if I should try to redo them. It's been pretty difficult to hit them in the right spot with the paint, because the mini is in a smaller scale than my usual 40k minis.

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Re: LordMcAllister's Weekly Paint 2015

Post by Lady_Soria » Wed Nov 04, 2015 7:41 am

Looks great to me!
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Re: LordMcAllister's Weekly Paint 2015

Post by Rouven » Wed Nov 04, 2015 8:10 am

+1

You could have put some baking powder on her head. :wink:
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Re: LordMcAllister's Weekly Paint 2015

Post by Munin » Wed Nov 04, 2015 9:05 pm

Yeah, that looks like the kind of "true scale" that the Aetherium and most Infinity minis are, so I hear you about them feeling tiny.

One of the things I learned pretty quickly with these is that in order to make the eyes look right, you really need to a) line them and b) give them eyebrows. If you start out paining the eye black (or very dark brown), followed by white (that covers all but the thinnest line of the black), followed by the iris, I think you'll find the results come out a little better. And once you put a darker eyebrow over the eye, it gives the eyes/face more definition. It takes some practice, but I think the effect is very realistic and enhances the visual interest of the mini.
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Re: LordMcAllister's Weekly Paint 2015

Post by LordMcAllister » Thu Nov 05, 2015 1:47 am

Thanks for the kind words!

@Munin: Do you have a picture of one of your minis where you used that technique? Sounds interesting!
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Re: LordMcAllister's Weekly Paint 2015

Post by Munin » Thu Nov 05, 2015 9:50 pm

I'll try to take a good one here in a little bit.

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Re: LordMcAllister's Weekly Paint 2015

Post by Munin » Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:36 pm

OK, how about this:
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This particular mini is one of the older sculpts, so her eye-proportions are a little more "anime-esque" than some of their newer minis, but it illustrates the technique fairly well. In this case I wanted to give her a sort of side-long glance, so the irises/pupils of both eyes are over to one side rather than centered. I just thought it made her look more engaging.

I did something similar this this guy:
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In this case, the eyes of the sculpt weren't as recessed as much, which meant that I really needed the eyebrow to give me visual separation from the rest of the face. His eyebrows are a little thick, which gives him a slightly cartoony look, but given the anime aesthetic common to Infinity, I didn't figure it was a big deal, and not worth touching up and running the risk of ruining all together.

But in both cases, you can see that the eye is lined in black (for the doctor lady) and very dark brown (for the gunslinger), which serves to separate the eye more distinctly from the face. And at this level of magnification, you can tell that I did a better job of it on Dr. Chakwas' left eye than I did on her right. But that's not really discernible at arm's length, and totally indistinguishable at tabletop distance.

Do these examples help?

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Re: LordMcAllister's Weekly Paint 2015

Post by LordMcAllister » Fri Nov 06, 2015 5:15 am

Thanks a lot Munin! I'll try it on my next Infinity or Zombicide mini! :)
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Re: LordMcAllister's Weekly Paint 2015

Post by Khankore » Fri Nov 06, 2015 11:46 am

Good tips! Also Lord, the Jeans on your model look like Denim...spot on.
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Re: LordMcAllister's Weekly Paint 2015

Post by LordMcAllister » Tue Nov 10, 2015 6:07 pm

Thanks Khankore!

I progressed on my friends second Zombicide model. I believe I'll achieve my painting pledge! Recently got my badge for my 25 pledge! :) Following this mini will be my first infinty fusilier in order to take on Khankore! It will be the female one from the icestorm box. I'm really looking forward to it!

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Re: LordMcAllister's Weekly Paint 2015

Post by Khankore » Tue Nov 10, 2015 6:12 pm

Those pants are SMOKIN HOT! The color choice is awesome, the execution is awesome...love everything about this so far!
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Re: LordMcAllister's Weekly Paint 2015

Post by Munin » Tue Nov 10, 2015 6:45 pm

^^^ This! REALLY nice!

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