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Discussion in 'Personal Paint Logs' started by Greenj92, May 17, 2020.

  1. Greenj92
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    Here’s my first painted lizard man after 17years. Let me know why you guys think!
    I’m not happy with the scales, I trying to do a few test models before I go wild batch painting.

    I kind of wanted to mimic the box art a little but I think I went overboard on the scales..
     

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    welcome to the jungle!
    i think they look good, what are you wanting to change? maybe i can help you in the right direction
     
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    Thanks for quick reply Erta, literally driving my misses mad.. saying the scales don’t look right, what do you think?

    I appreciate your compliment, maybe I’m my biggest critic?

    but essentially I was looking to accomplish a similar finish to this. I uploaded a photo, you should be able to zoom in enough to get an idea.
     

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    well for one it looks like the ones your copying have dot shading on all the scales, they might also be darker(maybe) do you have a pic of your model from behind?
     
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    I see what you’re saying, so when I tried to do three rounds of highlighting I painted the whole scale and worked my way up until I small dot of white. For the highlights I just used the layer and added white to it, to make it brighter for each highlight.
     

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    you sir have far more patients with highlighting then i do and it looks great! much better them my first models. if you wan't something closer to the original i would stop at the second highlighting and then put a dot of the original color in the middle of each scale. i think that's what they are doing there.they might have used an ink but im not sure
     
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    I’ll give it a go, it’s only a test model so I might paint another two to get a feel for it. I’ll upload them too. Thank you for your help !
     
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    glad i could help. yell if you need anything else. im more of a rules guy then a paint guy but ill do what i can
     
  9. Greenj92
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    Hey guys I’ve painted another three test paint scheme models but still not happy. Getting pretty close but I can’t seem to get the blue on my scales bright enough!
    What paints do you reckon are being used for the scales / skin here?
     

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    i think they just edge highlighted all the scales. but the base color is probably Kantor blue edged with teclis blue
     
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    Erta mate you’re hot on this forum buddy ! Don’t miss a click.
    I’ll have a look online at the colour
     
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    i live on this sight:D
     
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    Don't forget that many photos are also color corrected/adjusted. That blue you see in the photo may not be as "blue" if you were to see it in person.
     
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    Ohhhh I see, so do you reckon my Saures might not actually be far off ?
     
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    i think you're fairly close over all
     
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    It almost looks like they used a More purple basecolor, but as @Just A Skink mentioned it could be the colorcorrection of the picture.

    Most important of all is: are you happy when you look at your model (not comparing it to the picture)?

    Grrr, Imrahil

    Ps: painting the gold bits also adds to the look of the blue ;)
     

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