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#1171 Post by Prince of Spires »

Have you considered getting / building a lightbox to take the pictures. Given our lovely light here in the Netherlands, I think it might make a big difference, especially in autumn / winter.

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#1172 Post by SpellArcher »

Obviously I'm impressed by almost everything you paint Mireadur. Do you feel though that things tend to come out even better when a model features a lot of detail?

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#1173 Post by Mireadur »

Umm id say so i guess. Mmmm.. What i really think is that GW has developed a style in their models that make them stand out easily when painted. Maybe other models are more realistic but come out as much harder to paint unless you resort to airbrushing.
Prince of Spires wrote:Have you considered getting / building a lightbox to take the pictures. Given our lovely light here in the Netherlands, I think it might make a big difference, especially in autumn / winter.

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Never thought about that, im not really interested in showing awesome model pictures anyway. I guess what i really like is to put them on the table, im content with the ghetto pictures i upload here to be truth :mrgreen: . They also help me to keep track of the things i do so i can repeat them later and also spot faults i probably wouldnt notice otherwise. I admit, though, that i love watching the pictures of the coolest models ive managed to paint. Also spend a lot of time just staring at my models in the showcases whenever im home.

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#1174 Post by Mireadur »

Been having too much work so its been a wasted month, i managed to paint 1 more model this time and still have 1 more to go to finish the unit. Hopefully i can do it during next week.

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EDIT: sorry there was some problems with the uploading of onedrive. On this one i got a very deep contrast, i like it.
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#1175 Post by MasterOfNone »

The images are not showing up :(
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#1176 Post by Prince of Spires »

They are for me now :)

He looks great, even if he's only by himself ;) I agree with the deep contrast, it looks great. It gives him a bit an edgy look.
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#1177 Post by MasterOfNone »

I too can see them now.
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#1178 Post by Mireadur »

thanks guys. i got last one half way and then last touches on the unit character. its taken me nearly 3 years to complete 15 models :roll:
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#1179 Post by Prince of Spires »

That's 2 months per model. Nice speed ;)

Still faster than me :)
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#1180 Post by Mireadur »

yes, i havent painted much in the last 3 years unfortunately. Probably its got a lot to do with the busy life of a family and, admitedly, also because of a little bit too much videogaming in the times im away from home working.
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#1181 Post by SpellArcher »

Mireadur wrote:its taken me nearly 3 years to complete 15 models
This year at least I've been similar.

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#1182 Post by Olthannon »

This year has been terrible for me for painting, new job and moved to a new place and everything is very chaotic. Still you're doing a grand job if you can still churn things out!
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#1183 Post by Mireadur »

weeeee i did it. Last rank and file done. This week ill finish up the character.

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Admitedly ive got some errors in the direction of the lightining source for the metals in some models (in this six the mistakes are on the back of the helmets with the source on the opposite side of where it should be, 1st and 3rd model in page 39 of the blog). Side effect of having painted them through such a long time span and also not having all models with me often (eventhough i can always watch the pictures of them in the computer but it is not the same as putting the models 1 by 1 in the unit tray). Anyway, these mistakes will have to be forgiven given the circunstances.

Hopefully ill reach the level of inspiration needed to complete the character. I want to paint a dragon emerging from the waters in the back of his cloak and also the metallic reflections on the trident blades which are tasks quite difficult. I'd be awesome the end result to be the cherry on the cake for the long journey that has been this unit.

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#1184 Post by Azaam »

This is an awesome job as usual ! I really like your style. There's high contrast but it's still in the realistic range. Really love it !

But when I hear you talking about your errors, I feel like all my painted models are just a big pile of error ... :(
But hey, I guess it's the first step to becoming better, acknoledge what's wrong and try to improve it :)

Thanks for sharing your work Mireadur !

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#1185 Post by Prince of Spires »

congrats on getting him done. He's looking great, as usual. Looking forward to the next project. That dragon sounds epic! I would love to see in progress pictures of that project.
Azaam wrote: But when I hear you talking about your errors, I feel like all my painted models are just a big pile of error ...
Haha, yeah. I agree as well. Then again, most people are their own biggest critics. :)

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#1186 Post by SpellArcher »

Mireadur wrote:This week ill finish up the character.
Yes, many pics of this guy please!

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#1187 Post by Mireadur »

Wooot i finished!. I moved back to Spain due to end of job this weekend when i had only the trident and the gems to finish the model, but i finally could do it this morning. So heres the unit done at last!

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#1188 Post by Azaam »

There's so much awesomeness in this paintjob that's incredible. That dragon on the cape ...just wow. Did you sketch and train on paper before ?
But actually there's just one thing that kinda bugs me ... the hair. I'm not saying it's bad (this would be the focus point if it was on my minis) but compare to the rest, it looks like it's one level below.
Anyway I can't take my eyes out of your model, I was constantly watching it while writting this message, it tooks me like 20 minutes to write it ...
Please keep showing us your masterpieces ! [-o<

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#1189 Post by Mireadur »

You are right, the hair is two dimensional. Ive been thinking that maybe i didnt have it finished 1 year ago when i started painting the model? I think i will touch it up a little bit, thanks.

The dragon is what im least satisfied with. I guess its ok given my limitations on freehanding. I did a sketch on paper 1st, something i never do though, but i was a bit scared on this one. The original had front arms i decided to supress (maybe shouldnt have).

Anyway ill fix the hair and do a pic with more light, those came too yellowish.

EDIT: i updated the hair and added small light dots on the trident.

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I feel it looks better without the white dots on the blade? thoughts please?

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#1190 Post by SpellArcher »

Mireadur wrote:I feel it looks better without the white dots on the blade? thoughts please?
Maybe. I can only echo Azaam's comments. If anything this shield is even better than the others.

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#1191 Post by Prince of Spires »

He looks great indeed. That cloak is just amazing. The hair improved a lot between the two iterations. I agree that the blade is probably better without the dots.
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#1192 Post by Mireadur »

Cool. Then i guess can call it a day with this one. Im alrrqdy working on a dragon prince.
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#1193 Post by Galharen »

Amazing unit! I really like the unit coherency and the general vibe, great job.
What are u going to paint next?:)

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#1194 Post by Mireadur »

Galharen wrote:Amazing unit! I really like the unit coherency and the general vibe, great job.
What are u going to paint next?:)
Thanks. Started a Dragon prince, but at home with the kid ill be lucky if i can finish it before new year. :mrgreen:
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#1195 Post by Prince of Spires »

Mireadur wrote:
Galharen wrote:Amazing unit! I really like the unit coherency and the general vibe, great job.
What are u going to paint next?:)
Thanks. Started a Dragon prince, but at home with the kid ill be lucky if i can finish it before new year. :mrgreen:
It's the journey that matters, not the destination ;)

That, and playing with the kid is also lots of fun (at least I guess...)

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#1196 Post by Mireadur »

Long time break. Im painting an ember mage, high elf of course!

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A bit rusty as usual after several months without painting, but getting there. Ill post the finished model during next week.
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Re: Mireadur's log. Mounted high elf ember mage 10/04/21

#1197 Post by SpellArcher »

What's an ember mage Mireadur? Nice horse, almost looks metallic, I guess some almost do.

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#1198 Post by Azaam »

Gorgeous !
I really like the colours. The orange is very vibrant and the alternation of this fiery red and purple is kinda mesmerizing.
Can't wait to see the finished model !

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Re: Mireadur's log. Mounted high elf ember mage 10/04/21

#1199 Post by Prince of Spires »

Good start. The warm orange works very well with the dark grey of the horse.
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Re: Mireadur's log. Mounted high elf ember mage 10/04/21

#1200 Post by Mireadur »

SpellArcher wrote:What's an ember mage Mireadur? Nice horse, almost looks metallic, I guess some almost do.
the lore of beasts didnt use to be ember magic? :mrgreen: i guess i mistranslated...

Amber! sorry misspelling hehehe

Thanks for the possitive comments hahaha. I was hoping to finish the model on sunday but gonna have to wait till next weekend.
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