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Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Meehan34, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    This is Falkar from Andrea 54mm. painted in acrylics and my first go at NMM's. The base is turned Manzanita root that I picked up at the Hussar. I almost hated to put the snow over the natural edge but had to do it. let me know what you think good or bad.

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  2. Guy A Fixture

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    United-States
    He looks great Mike. I like the colors you used. What is NMM? Also would love to see a photo with the whole base showing if possible.
  3. Sambaman Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Cool piece Mike! Like the purples of the cloak!

    Jay H.
  4. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    NMM is non metallic metals. Must be a mini painter abbreviation, that's where I picked it up. Glad you like him even though he is in the fantasy genre. I'll get a pic of the base. glad you asked.

    Thanks Jay!
  5. jcichon Active Member

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    United-States
    Damn bro its good! I hope your bringing it to Tulsa! I see you have been venturing outside of bust work lately! Really great stuff bro!
    How about a little SBS on how you did the NWM work! I really struggle with NWM and have not seen a good NWM SBS that makes sense.
  6. gordy Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    +1 Agreed (y)

    Quite a multi-texture piece, fur, wood, metal!

    I really do like the non-metallic metal style, it 'shimmers' and is more effective in scale better than metallic paint which looks painted.
  7. mcsneed17 Member

    can i ask what colors did you use for nmm?
  8. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks jason, Thanks gordy. Jason I hated busts at first then it was all I painted, I like full figures a little better because of the scene you can create with the groundwork. Mcsneed, it was kind of a trial by error so it is a convaluted mess of every color you can think of but I'll give it a go.

    for the gold i base coated in burnt sienna then worked in raw sienna for the midtone till it was pure raw sienna. for highlites I started adding in naples yellow until pure naples yellow, then used white in the mix for the highest highlite until a line of pure white for the shine. i went in and added extreme shadows with violet to match it to the cape.

    The white metal was way harder. I base coated in a dark grey then deep shadows with violet (to match the cape) working in highlites with any light blue you got then adding the shine and glints with pure white.

    I think I need to put a gloss or matte varnish over the metal parts to create a little more realism.

    It didn't turn out like I wished it would but i am going to keep trying it till i get it right. i wouldn't dare do an SBS till I can do the technique some form of justice.
  9. jcichon Active Member

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    United-States
    Wow I thought you did it with acrylics bro! Seems all the fantasy guys use acrylics but I am more of an oil guy and I think you did a great job on the metals. I look forward to seeing it at Tulsa!
  10. unknown01 New Member

    Country:
    Japan
    Indeed it's a cool work, Mike.
    Your vivid color is very wonderful.
    The ground work is also wonderful.

    Mitsutaka.
  11. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    This is surely a wonderfull piece of work.
    The whole scene is great.
    Like every thinny bit of it.

    marc
  12. jimias A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Well Mike seems you have been busy lately. Great work, especially on fleshtones and the shield!
  13. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Mike great work on the NMM and excellent colour choices. (y)

    Cheers Ken
  14. debrito A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Very nice...
  15. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Your becoming prolific Mike, great work. The shield is especially nice.
    Carl.
  16. bed172 Active Member

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    United-States
    Mike this looks really good. I like the purple cloak and the NMM. I've only tried that a couple of times with mixed results. Hopefully you'll have him at the next meeting.
  17. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Mike,
    I too like the purple. It is great to do a fantasy for a change.
    Cheers
    John
  18. Steve Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    So did you design the shield motif or was it cast that way? It is probably my eyes but it seems to me you have found a genre that speaks to you. Fine job, Mike!
  19. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Very nice work Mike on the figure and groundwork,good colour choices.



    Cheers David
  20. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Thank you so much for the comments guys, I really appreciate it. the shield design was something I added to it to make it a little different. yes Steven, the non historical figures have something i like where I can do whatever I feel like as far as colors and designs. The purple was really fun to paint and was a gift from my friend Dimitrios. thank you again, it means a lot that you stopped by and had a look.

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