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Discussion in 'Painting and Converting' started by Sir Rathalos, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. Sir Rathalos
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    Sir Rathalos Well-Known Member

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    Okay so I am completely new to the forum, so bare with me.

    This will include other AOS, 40k, and even scale models, I know it's not all lizardmen but I hoped I could share my work.

    Going to try log my painting of a Troglodon for you guys, I'm already quite far into the project so here is some images of the finished skink rider.

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    I've also got some pics of the Troglodon which is still WIP

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    Thanks everyone
     
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  2. Lium
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    I love the patterning on the Oracle and the colours on the Troq look quite good, don't often see green. Not sold on the eyes at all though, they throw me off a bit. They're nicely painted but i dunno, it's supposed to be blind and such starkly obvious eyes detracts from that a bit imo.
     
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  3. Sir Rathalos
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    Cheers man.
    I've had some mixed response over the eyes. Its a marmite situation, one side it breaks all the lore and looks unusual, other people like the addition.
    Appreciate the feedback though.
     
  4. ASSASSIN_NR_1
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    Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow :eek: that looks awesome how did you even make those freehand scales?

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  5. Lizerd
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    For a moment my heart stopped. By sotek, that might just be the best model I have seen, period. I have seen some incredible stuff, but seriously, that is incredible.
     
  6. ravagekitteh
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    Awesome stuff! That looks absolutely amazing!
     
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  7. Sir Rathalos
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    Very fine brush and a steady hand. I believe I painted the green first then added small white lines to represent the outlines of scales. There is a very inspiring user on this forum who does a while tutorial, I cant remember his account name. I Know his instagram is @bgowing86
    Thanks
     
  8. Sir Rathalos
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    I appreciate the kind words, Hopefully I'll have some more updates soon.

    Thank you
     
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  9. Aginor
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    Aginor Fifth Spawning Staff Member

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    Welcome to the forums!

    That's a damn fine Troggy there, astonishing work with all the freehand!
     
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    That is some mighty fine work good Sir!
     
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  11. Workschmock
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    Compared to your amazeskink oracle skin (forgive me the pun, please), imho his tiara / mask lacks depth and highlight. Could be swallowed by the lighting or the camera though.
     
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  12. Sir Rathalos
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    Thanks

    I find metallics pretty difficult to make interesting, I've had some people say it it could do with being brighter. I think once everything is together it shouldn't look too bad. I might go back and glaze some brighter paints, but for now I'll see how it pans out once attached to his mount.

    Thanks for the C&C
     
  13. Workschmock
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    Yeah, often times metallics look good, but I think in this case, your freehand skin is 1 op notch, but the metallics aren't. I dunno if you are into NMM and capable of it, but I guess it would look more harmonic. On the other hand, TMM can look fantastic, with the right techniques and paints. Take this for example http://massivevoodoo.blogspot.com/2010/02/tutorial-painting-true-metallic-metal.html?m=1
    This is by far not the best TMM i've ever seen, but Imho, the potential exceeds your actual state. Don't take this as nagging, I just think you have great potential as a painter, so the Trog does too. Keep on the good work!
     
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  14. Sir Rathalos
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    I've Never properly tried NMM, I like the idea and look of it, but I also know it will take ages to perfect. As for my TMM I've got to agree that its a little lack lustre, I assume the light will do all the work, but there is alot more to it. I'm thinking of investing in some inks, so glazing shadows will be much easier, as well as new metallics with finer metallic fleks. I've heard vallejo metal air gives a very smooth finish, but I'm also tempted to try some scale75 paints :banghead:.

    I'll take your advice and try my best to focus on improving my TMM, the article seems nice and in depth so I'll give it a look.
    Shame I've just finished the gold/brass on the Troglodon :banghead:

    Thanks
     
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  15. Workschmock
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    Vallejo are really good, another colour supplier I prefer by now would be https://www.warcolours.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=98&search=metallics . The outcome of using those paints could be described as "genuine metal". I enjoy them and have seen miniatures online, that looked like their metal parts really were made of metal. They are higly pigmented, gel-like, can be diluted and the ink range is awesome. Ink example: http://www.lustria-online.com/attachments/img_20181229_163308-jpg.52252/ something from someone else: https://mobile.twitter.com/olivierrazoux/status/1060945869955051525
     
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  16. Sir Rathalos
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    Hi all

    Got another Troglodon update. I've actually manged to complete the Troglodon himself, but I am yet to do the display base. Overall I'm very pleased with the result as this was a very difficult porject. I dont usually like doing large organisms, I find vehicles much easier.

    Here are some pics, C&C is always welcome...
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    I'll have more updates to the blog once I've finished the base.

    Thanks
     
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    Some extra pics I couldn't fit on...

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  18. ASSASSIN_NR_1
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    Be that as it may, but I would love to see some more 'large organisms' from you sir :pompus: :cigar:

    I guess I would have to agree with Workschmock about the gold being the weakest part of the model, but I should also add that I don't think it's bad at all, just that it seems more flat in comparison to the rest of the model. Maybe a darker base gold would do the trick, allowing more contrast? - Just an idea.

    I think I will try to replicate your work somewhat on a future model.
     
  19. Imrahil
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    Awesome looking model :woot::woot::woot:
    Definitely great freehand on the scales and i love the gems!

    I just really like the eyes of the Trogolodon, gives something extra to the guy ;)

    Keep up the Good work
    Like to see more of your work :angelic:

    Gr, Imrahil
     
  20. Aginor
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    So much contrast and details.
    I like the conversion a lot, too. Carrying that stuff on the back like the tarp fixed with the tiny belts and the Orruk skull.
    Magnificent. Every time I look at the pictures I notice another tiny detail. This is serious display stuff of a level only very few of us reach.
     

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