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Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Paulo, May 8, 2017.

  1. Paulo A Fixture

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    So …

    We meet again.
    I must say that I do prefer the True metal colors (personal taste). I believe is better suited for historic figures, I really like the shine because I where it for contrasting with the matt of tissues, and I take half of the time to do it, yes it is a lot faster (if you know the way….), I only use acrylics in this article.

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    So, my tips are :
    Solid dark base color, very dark brown. With acrylics you really need it, if you start with white or gray primer forget it you won’t be able, to reach a good result. Base is smoke from Vallejo + old gold + 1 touch of green. Smoke has a granulated texture and this is good for what I want.
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    It should look like this to start ...
    Don´t dilute the metal colors. Put only a half a drop (less if possible) of water in order to help the paint slide on the figure.
    Take a bit of paint and put on the figure, immediately push the paint, far way, in order to leave a thin layer every were and corner of your armor.
    It will not cover, is normal, that’s why we putt dark color first. Even not diluted You´ll see that acrylic is somewhat transparent.

    Let it dry completely and attack again. Two layers should be enough. Don´t insist too much. The future layers of lights and shadows will cover it properly. Remember LESS HIS MORE

    The first part takes a litlle bit of time but if you do it right now is easy until the end (and fast)

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    Start giving volumes with base +old gold
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    Continue and with previous + gold

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    This time we will continue adding lights until finish last light, instead of balancing with shadows (I will tell you why)

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  2. Paulo A Fixture

    As said before Scale 75 alchemie metal colors are the best and finest pigment (for me) on the market, thats why I use it on the end, my bahse color is already solid at this point, and with this finer pigment I´ll make a Mirror look like on the selected spots
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  3. Paulo A Fixture

    IMG_20170506_094025.jpg IMG_20170506_094044.jpg IMG_20170506_094025.jpg IMG_20170506_094044.jpg Give the last adding speed metal of Scale 75. Ad some scratches, edges and last lights
    Take a bether look and see if you are happy with the result. If your not shore STOP, put the shadows and if necessary come back again to lights (I always give a final touch)
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    Shadow time – STOP – again !!

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    Important, metal colors have metal particules, this particules stay on the water, you can see it on the paper the shinning dots, in the water is more difficult to see. So the next step is to throw away the water the cleaning paper and wash your brush, in order to finish this shinning components.

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    Base color plus shadows, dgreen is the oxidation color that is usually associated to brass.
    This coelia green shade is a kind of ink from citadel, good for shadows and veils
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    For veils above the eye were brown (warm color) goes bether for this place

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    Final consideration : wlk around and change what you don´t like. If you think it laks:

    add it and Bingo !!! your Piranha is ready

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    Once again it is a pleasure to help, don´t be afraid to try, make mistakes is also a lesson

    Let you choose watts your style MNM X TM the decision his yours

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    Happy paintings

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  4. samson Well-Known Member

    Great stuff
  5. fermatgom Well-Known Member

    What a nice tutorial you've done!!!
  6. Alex A Fixture

    Very good tutorial.

    I do prefer also true metal finish for fantasy or historic figures. I find that non metal is good for 2D art but does not work as well for 3D art.


  7. Bootneck Well-Known Member

    Thanks for taking time to explain another method.
  8. chailey Active Member

    Useful and informative, certainly cant argue with the results!

  9. KuK_Grenadier PlanetFigure Supporter

    Thanks again for a great SBS!

  10. pkessling Active Member

    Excellent tutorial. Love the final result. I always preferred "real metallics" on larger scale figures.
  11. evl hmr Member

    Excellent tutorial. You have made me want to paint my Abyssal Warlord now.
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  12. Paulo A Fixture

    Thank you for your feedback
    this kind ofthings takes a lot of time doing (planning, photos, sbs, take notes, posting) but your ansewrs made me happy to be usefull.
    I´ll be posting , mostly my works, but I´ll try to do some subject like this from time to time.
    Once again , thanks, and keep working

    Happy paintings !!!
  13. Nicolaos Well-Known Member

    Warm thanks for your kindess to share this interesting experience with us!

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