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@feltmonkeyI have no idea what that acronym (OSL) means! But if you mean the green hue then yes, that is meant to be the glow of the ethereal flame in his hands - that came out a lot better than I'd hoped considering it just involved lightening the affected patch of purple (with a simple light purple layer plus yellow central point) then giving it a couple of green washes; it helped, I think, that green and purple are natural contrasts.

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Oh, sorry I used that acronym without thinking - that's a bit rude of me! It stands for object source lighting, and as you guessed it means when you have an object on the miniature itself casting light on a part of the miniature. So for example if a mini is holding a lantern you paint the mini as if the lantern is casting light on it, or if a gnome wizard is holding a green glowing thing you paint it with his hat being lit up green. 

 

It looks really good on your mini. :)

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Thank you! And no worries about the acronym - if I'd not been at work I'd have looked it up, and it's good to learn new terms :)

 

I may touch up the lighting a little - it looks good from the front and back, but viewed dead-on it's a little askew - but as a technique I almost never get to use I'm very pleased with how it came out, and I'm glad you like it!

 

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I finally finished something. Quite a few lessons learned with this, primarily that I get bored and make stupid mistakes. Also the drybrush colour should be lighter. Still, happy to have finished summat.

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1 hour ago, The Hierophant said:

There’s a lot of modelling and miniature stuff on sale here:

 

https://www.snmstuff.co.uk/product-category/clearance/

 

if you use the code “Egg” you'll Get an extra 30% off. 

 

Thanks for this. 

 

I'm browsing through and I genuinely have no idea what most of the stuff on sale is, but I want it all. 

 

Edit - Although, "SnM Stuff?" - are we sure it's for modelling? 

 

By the way, I'm still working through those podcasts looking for the amazing 40K story you wanted to hear! :facepalm:

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2 hours ago, feltmonkey said:

Edit - Although, "SnM Stuff?" - are we sure it's for modelling? 

 

1 hour ago, Nicky said:

ive ordered snm stuff before, i mean, ive ordered from snmstuff.

 

Yeah, I bought some dice from them. Came up on a google search as the only people with stock. So now I get emails from SnM Stuff. Thankfully my wife hasn’t seen them! :lol: 

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I made another painting video:

 

 

 

I'm still figuring out how to do things and I suspect that'll remain the case for the rest of the year. But at least I'll get some painted models out of it.

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First game of third ed Malifaux last night. Pretty solid defeat to me, but I was against a guy who'se been playing the edition fo a while and with a newly changed Sonnia crew, so I was approaching the game as a leanring experience, which just also turned out to be an absolute blast.

 

However, it was noted both by my opponant and me, that i was having quite bad card draw luck. The Emmisary (big dude with the cage) stuck around for way longer than it should have simply because I kept flipping terrible cards. I don't think it lost me the game, but I could have pretty much iped out the centre of the board had it not soaked up so much of my actions.

 

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4 hours ago, Mikes said:

Hey, @Cocky, you use Cotman brushes, don't you? What's your opinion of them?

 

I tried a couple of different sizes a while back. They weren't the best synthetics I've used, princeton's heritage and velvetouch series are what I'd recommend.

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Cheers man. Quick search though and it seems they're  pretty US centric. Their avg prolice here is $30, while i can get Cotmans for around $12 :(

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Man, I'm really in the doldrums at the moment :( The urge to paint is at an all time low. I think the problem is partially real life and my little one's new sleep patterns impnging on my paint time (before the rest of the house wakes up), and having too many projects on the go.

 

Problem is, issue #1 means I'm taking too much time to complete a mini, so I get bored, then start another, then issue #1 kicks in again, and so on...

 

At last count I'm in the middle of two active Infinity projects (with another three at various stages of inactivity), midway through two crews of Malifaux with another ready to strip and start, fixing two armies for Middle Earth and getting ready to strip them, completing a few Wolfen models for Confrontation with another army assembled and priemed, a half-painted Viking warband for Saga, and a full Nightstalker warband for Vanguard.

 

And I have zero drive to finish any of them.

 

Getting serious for a moment, my life is pretty stressful at the moment and I think this is feeding into my hobby time, but given gaming is supposed to be the thing to calm me that's not helping one bit.

 

I wonder if buying some new brushes would help my mood....

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Does anyone have a link to buy a few dropper bottles? Got some cheap ones from China on ebay but the dropper tips don't fit into the bottle so don't fancy rolling the lottery again.

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Well, shit.....

 

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Fixing it didn't go well, either. Was recommended boiling water, which didn't work, and a hairdryer, which did WAY too well. now I have an S-shaped barrel.

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Need some advice, Gamesmasters. Halfway though painting the Guardian Dragon in my seemingly never-ending quest to power through all this Dark Souls stuff. 

 

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I'm really worried that what I tried to do with the veins on the wings looks shit. Way I figure it, I have a couple of options:

 

1) go over it all with red again, and forget trying to freehand the veins entirely. Would probably then do the wings a sort of leathery-brown to differentiate between the rest of the model.

2) lean into it, try and find a way of blending them into the wings with an orange/red mix, keep the wings red, but try and add some shading/depth with a lighter red throughout

3) something else entirely.

 

Thoughts?

 

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