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Re: BFenix's Artwork - UPDATE: Far-Ums WIP

Post by AnnoyedZebra » Sat Apr 08, 2017 2:31 am

BFenix wrote:So, as I'm getting into Battletech and building/painting miniatures again after like, 10 years or so, I decided to buy myself some fresh paints (since the old ones dried out) and practice some new stuff I learned on YouTube from folks like Camo Specs Online, Tabletop Minions and GW's channel. After burying out ancient minis from here and there and painting them I trained my macro photoshooting, putting the Saurus Warrior my younger self slapped paint unto several years ago (on the left), paired with the one I painted this weekend (on the right).

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Don't know if it's nostalgia or something, but I'm having a blast painting these guys again. Or painting in general actually! Plus, the newer Age of Sigmar miniatures look amazing, even if just to build and kit them out. Might get some of those along with more tiny mechs.
It could still do with some highlights

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Re: BFenix's Artwork - UPDATE: Back to Painting Minis!

Post by Captain-Camper » Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:49 pm

These looks pretty good try adding a wash on the back to emphasize how much the scales pop out

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Re: BFenix's Artwork - UPDATE: Back to Painting Minis!

Post by BFenix » Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:22 pm

Captain-Camper wrote:These looks pretty good try adding a wash on the back to emphasize how much the scales pop out
I used one, but perhaps it could have been better distributed.

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Re: BFenix's Artwork - UPDATE: Back to Painting Minis!

Post by AnnoyedZebra » Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:28 am

Sometimes I use ridiculous amounts of Agrax earth shade for a really cartoony effect

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Re: BFenix's Artwork - UPDATE: Back to Painting Minis!

Post by Captain-Camper » Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:29 am

TFW you knock over the wash and it goes all over your desk

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Re: BFenix's Artwork - UPDATE: Back to Painting Minis!

Post by AnnoyedZebra » Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:59 pm

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Re: BFenix's Artwork - UPDATE: Back to Painting Minis!

Post by Captain-Camper » Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:08 pm

I kid you not it happened three times my first time painting!

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Re: BFenix's Artwork - UPDATE: Back to Painting Minis!

Post by AnnoyedZebra » Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:20 am

:wtc: how?

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Re: BFenix's Artwork - UPDATE: Back to Painting Minis!

Post by Captain-Camper » Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:32 am

Really long arms and inexperience with painting

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Re: BFenix's Artwork - UPDATE: Back to Painting Minis!

Post by Quantumsurfer » Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:17 pm

Happened to me once. I used a wash in a Citadel bottle and knocked it over. Those fucking things were like 3 bucks a piece then. Never again.

Now, I mix my own washes using watered down acrylic paint in a cupped palette.

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Re: BFenix's Artwork - UPDATE: Back to Painting Minis!

Post by Tzan » Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:30 pm

You can also use a paper cup (wax coated) if you don't have a curvy palette.
Use scissors and cut it down to only 1 inch high.

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Re: BFenix's Artwork - UPDATE: Back to Painting Minis!

Post by BFenix » Wed May 03, 2017 5:17 am

I should pay more attention to things, overall.

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Hmm, nah.
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Re: BFenix's Artwork - UPDATE: Casual Day Dreaming

Post by Quantumsurfer » Wed May 03, 2017 5:38 pm

:D Cute.

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Post by Captain-Camper » Wed May 03, 2017 6:35 pm

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Re: BFenix's Artwork - UPDATE: Casual Day Dreaming

Post by BFenix » Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:49 pm

Painted my first bunch of Battletech mechs. These three are in the regimental parade color scheme of the Federated Suns' Davion Guards. One more to go for a complete lance. Screwed up here and there, I think I might have to get a smaller brush and take it easy on the wash OR get better at highlighting and dry brushing. Still, pretty satisfied. Can't wait to get these on the field!

I'm thinking on working with some camos and merc unit schemes. Will share.

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Jagermech

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Centurion

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