Non-TF: Paint samples from non-TF's

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  1. Yaujta

    Yaujta Not a Bear TFW2005 Supporter

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    Per the request from AutobotX23, here are a few of the miniatures I used to do some time back. The style is a blend/wash rather than layering or dry-brush.
    There is a lot of sculpting and modding done, plus about 100+ hours on the big Uber-Tyrant alone.

    I know these aren't TF's, but if anyone has any questions, just ask.
     
  2. big hank

    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    Dang!! You're an artist my man! Are you using acrylic with the wash/blend technique?:thumbs2: 
     
  3. Altitron

    Altitron Commercial Artist

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    These all are simply stunning.

    - Alty
     
  4. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

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    Told Ya!!! Believe it or not, me and this guy got off to a rocky start. Now, i'm a fan! Don't you LOVE da Radicons? :thumb 

    Top notch, man! Thanks for posting them for us. Keep them coming!
     
  5. Yaujta

    Yaujta Not a Bear TFW2005 Supporter

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    AX23 really encouraged me to post, so all thanks to him. Looking forward to the next excellent projects you'll share!

    As for the paint, it's all Vallejo and Reaper ProSeries acrylics, with various and sundry inks and washes for good measure. I'm not a fan of enamels, but to each his own.

    Tip- For most of my spotlight pieces, I rarely use actual black, but instead use a mix of darker shades of the colors I'll be using throughout the project. It creates a uniformity that flows well. As for layers, I don't 'layer' color shades like is a popular miniature style, but rather add layers of highlights in wash form to a base coat, re-wash the base coat, add a layer, re-wash, etc. until I'm satisfied with the result. Many times I'll change up mid way to add an extra sense of depth to a surface (example best shown with the ht1.jpg picture. There are layers of brown and green in the blue/gray that are really hard to notice, but add realism to the flesh). The Uber-Tyrant took me around 50+ hours of work on the sculpting and conversion work, and about another 60+ hours on the paint.
    The process is long, but totally rewarding in the end.

    I'm planning on transferring that technique to a Transformer project or five in the coming months. Mechanical parts don't work as well as bio-matter, but I've been itching to do more non-metallic-metallic (making something look metallic without using metallic paints) in the same technique, so we'll see where it goes.

    If anyone's interested, I'd gladly write up a tutorial on the technique. It took me a long time to really get to the point where I feel comfortable giving advise to others, so doing the article would be an honor.
     
  6. mampy

    mampy Movie-Accurate Mampy

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    Great paint work man! I'd love to see what you'll come up with on TFs. :) 
     
  7. big hank

    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    I also hear that a softer black gives a better sense of scale too.

    Ahh, kinda like Spurt Reynold's technique.



    Yesss Pleeez!!
     
  8. Sculpt-bot

    Sculpt-bot So waddya want, a medal?

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    I love the Warhammer 40k stuff! (Tyranids were always one of my faves!) Painting the miniatures is a huge test of skills, and if these are any indication, we are in for a treat when your mentioned TF projects make their debut!
    Spurt Reynolds also mentioned that he learned his painting style through miniature work, and I am a big fan of his stuff as well.
     
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    wow that is goldem demon level
     
  10. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    This is some awesome paintwork and sculpting; great job :thumb 

    As for the tutorials, we don't do that sorta thing here.

    Haha, simply post it in the Radicons General Discussion :thumb 
     
  11. Yaujta

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    I made it to GD finals in at least seven categories three years running, but got pushed out the last time by some judge favorites (not sour grapes- I was told that directly). Oh well. I always feel that if you're happy with something, that's all that matters.

    No tutorials? Bummer. I guess i'll just have to write up some random musings or something. :wink: 
     
  12. JutoKickToFace

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    I own some of those models! I play that army in the tabletop wargame!
     
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    Your work looks extremely familiar.. have you submitted to either Warseer or CMoN in the past? Top notch though :) 
     
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    these guys are amazing i love warhammer 40k i enterd the golden demon a few years back got into the final for warhammer single miniture. Iv done a few tyranid models live the hive tyrant and the carnifex i was a big fan of the eldar due to the bright colours you could use on them
     
  15. anovasinn

    anovasinn THE PAINTS MUST FLOW!!!

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    very clean i prefer washing to layering myself.
     
  16. TTT

    TTT OutOfCommissionToys.com

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    Bee-yoo-tee-full !
     

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