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PostSubject: Re: Ashton's Skaven - Before & Progress   Sat 3 May 2008 - 15:58

Muuuuch better than the old Skaven. 100% improvement. When you drybrush your blade in a metallic colour, you can let some brown shine through, giving it a heavyly rusted look.

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PostSubject: Re: Ashton's Skaven - Before & Progress   Sun 4 May 2008 - 2:11

Very nice indeed!

Colours are good, and still the skaven dirty look.

Well done!
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PostSubject: Re: Ashton's Skaven - Before & Progress   Sun 4 May 2008 - 5:11

Quite a difference between the Before & After pics. You've come a looong ways, amigo.
I really like the blue tunics; nice choice of colors.

On the tail: a real rat's tail has a pinkish quality to it. You might try a wash over the tail with a dark red, then go over the individual segments with the same color as you used on the face/hands, & a highlight with a slightly lighter shade of that color.

On the Eyes: a tiny dot of a yellow/orange in the center of the red would give the eyes a glowing feel suitable for the malevolent nature of the beasty.

Don't rush your work. Creating is an activity to be savored like a fine wine, & you've embarked on a craft that you could very well enjoy through the entirety of your life. Now get cracking.
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PostSubject: Re: Ashton's Skaven - Before & Progress   Sun 4 May 2008 - 9:27

Great ideas deaf. Thanks a bunch. I'll try that eye thing... I still have a bit of work on the eyes. And good point about the tail.

thanks again guys
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PostSubject: Re: Ashton's Skaven - Before & Progress   Sun 4 May 2008 - 21:50

Hey pro painters cant you help me with this problem I'm having?:

As you can see in the above model, my paint ends up with a "texture" as opposed to being super smooth (and bad-ass looking), as I've seen many of yours come out to be.

Any tips? (please don't say my paint sux silent )

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PostSubject: Re: Ashton's Skaven - Before & Progress   Mon 5 May 2008 - 5:50

Ashton wrote:
my paint ends up with a "texture" as opposed to being super smooth

I am not exactly sure what you mean by "texture". However, if you refer to the "brushmarks" still being slightly visible or an unwanted "rough" effect from the undercoat, I think I can help you.

1) Unwanted "rough" undercoat.

That results from holding your spraycan too close to the model when undercoating and/or spraying continously instead of "in bursts".

2) Brushmarks and uneven paint layers.

Possible reasons:

a) Your paint is too thick!

You should always water it down to roughly a slightly thicker consistency than milk. Not watering it down and painting straight from tube to mini might work for a few minutes after you opened a fresh tube. However, with time the paint in your tubes thickens (solvent evaporates very slowly) so you have to counterbalance this by thinning it down with water (on your palette! God forbid you put water IN your tubes/pots! Don't do that!).

b) When painting larger flat surfaces, sometimes brushmarks are unavoidable. However you can "mask" them by painting your layers in a criss-cross manner, e.g. frist layer with strokes from top to bottom, second layer with strokes from left to right, third layer diagonally etc...

c) The more shading layers you use, the "smoother" the surface looks (even though it might not be) and the less one sees mistakes like black recesses that you forgot to fill out.

Ashton wrote:
please don't say my paint sux silent

My paint sux. There, I said it.

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PostSubject: Re: Ashton's Skaven - Before & Progress   Mon 5 May 2008 - 9:02

Admin Tom wrote:
I am not exactly sure what you mean by "texture".
Look at his hand to see the texture I'm talking about:
Ashton wrote:


Admin Tom wrote:
a) Your paint is too thick!
I think this is it. I will water it down in the future. and let u know how it goes.

Admin Tom wrote:

Ashton wrote:
please don't say my paint sux silent
My paint sux. There, I said it.

lol!
I pay a wopping $2 for 210ml of paint, and was very happy with the price... next option was $3 for 40ml... so I had my fingers crossed =]

Thanks a bunch Tom
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