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Usashi's slow YJ/Sygmaa log

Discussion in 'Miniatures' started by Usashi, Jan 15, 2018.

  1. Usashi

    Usashi Well-Known Member

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    @Mob of Blondes Yes, I do use resin casts of infinity bits otherwise converting anything would be pain in the arse, especially here where I needed like 4 nikoul heads. As a long time GW customer I'm spoiled by amounts of bits they have in their boxes. Nowadays I just dream that CB will release weapon packs one day...

    @Berjiz Cheers mate. I think the head should be ok more or less, so it's probably just the photo's angle. Sygmaa FTW ;)
     
  2. archangeleong

    archangeleong Deadly Ninja Assassin

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    Great work allround (paining, converting, concept and pics).

    Got any tips on photography? Only have and iphone myself and struggle to get pics of good quality. Lighting is always a problem, I only really get a chance to take pics at night and since it's dark have to use lamps that tend to saturate pics with yellow light. Touching up after is a pain and tends to washout colours...
     
  3. Koin-Koin

    Koin-Koin Well-Known Member

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    There's a good article in the old forum (can't get the link at the moment, sorry) with plenty of good advices. Most are common sense but you don't see them as obvious until someone point it out :face_with_rolling_eyes:

    What I can tell is:
    - invest in a day light bulb, they are affordable and very common now. Plus you can also take benefit of it for painting
    - you can make a cheap photo box with just a cardbox package and some polystyrene plates (it will reflect the light everywhere.
    - a background is also a good way to improve the result
     
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  4. Usashi

    Usashi Well-Known Member

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    Koin-Koin Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely, that's the article I was refering to. Thanks for busting it for me @Usashi
     
  6. archangeleong

    archangeleong Deadly Ninja Assassin

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    Thanks Guys. Ill take a look
     
  7. Usashi

    Usashi Well-Known Member

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    A little update (all Sygmaa conversions previously posted in a conversion thread):

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    Also I decided to give my Sygmaa a quick (compared to my YJ) paint job. Basically, inspired by a forum member painting his CA with 2 light sources (can't find the original thread now :/) and Jolly Roger Studio's awesome job - Alex's nigh vision Ariadna force, I was thinking about something like this:

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    The idea is to make a quick zenithal shading (greys or blues) and then add some light source effects (more or less) and finish it with some washes a just a bit of highlights here and there. Any suggestions?
     
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  8. thirteenpixels

    thirteenpixels Well-Known Member
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    Yea I'm currently working on a similar scheme for my Hassassins but not finding that it's terribly quick. You're basically painting the mini in greyscale fully (lining/highlighting, etc) then hitting it with inks or really thin paints at the end. For me at least it's not any quicker but it does look cool.
     
  9. maru

    maru Well-Known Member

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    the one with red isd easest to make and will look good on table
     
  10. Berjiz

    Berjiz Active Member

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    The middle one looks strange and doesn't look like light sources to me. I think the one to the right looks best
     
  11. Section9

    Section9 Well-Known Member

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    Agreed, I think the red would look best on table.


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    So, what did I say?
     
  12. Usashi

    Usashi Well-Known Member

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    Cheers guys, thanks for the comments. The middle one was more just like a radial gradient painting than a light source. In the end I've decided to pick those colours, although I make a final decision after a test model.

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    @Section9 you've advised to paint some miniatures every few buildings I finish. Still I got back to my terrain painting mode for the last few months, so it's high time I did some minis as well.
     
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    Section9 Well-Known Member

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    Ah, yeah, I need to get back to that myself.

    (I don't want to think about how many ^$@%#@ 40k models I have tying up my paint queue right now...)
     
  14. maru

    maru Well-Known Member

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    -_o this looks starange as if they get a flash light in ther faces .. placment of pink light need to be a bit different
     
  15. Usashi

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    I finished the test miniature. It was a "speed" painting, that took me around 2h and 30 mins. I spend around 4-5 h on YJ models so I guess it's an improvement. I think the model looks decent enough so I'll be painting all of my sygmaa miniatures on this level. There is hope, I'll have less silver models on my desk ;)

    @maru thanks mate but the goal was to have nicely painted miniature, that looks good on the table, not to win any OSL contests.

    This was the first time I've used Tamiya weathering master set (just snow) and I must say it's fantastic. Using zenithal painting, washes and this pigment was really speeding the whole painting process. It works really well on models like tohaa, where there is a lot of little details. Painting everything with just brushes would take ages.

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  16. Koin-Koin

    Koin-Koin Well-Known Member

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    I have to admit that as cool as your pre-rendered pics were, I didn't see how it could end on the real mini.

    Not only your final result match your initial idea, but it definitely is great.
     
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  17. maru

    maru Well-Known Member

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    Yes and no - you actualy made a better placed osl on mini compared to the one on render ;) - the one on mini came from one side instade a magicly envelopinh way to mutch of a mini :)
     
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