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Varnished Ninjas | JSA plog

Discussion in 'Miniatures' started by Daimeow, Sep 15, 2018.

  1. Mob of Blondes

    Mob of Blondes Well-Known Member

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    Street marks wear off... so they became "very light grey" and even show parts of the asphalt. And asphalt goes grey with use. That should take care of the contrast issue.

    Also trash and manholes. And potholes and patches.

    Karakuri is a good example of urban base.
     
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  2. zapp

    zapp Well-Known Member

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    Wow, you did breathe some new life in that old Karakuri sculpt. Brilliant color choice too! That TR bot looks like a completely different model with that color and style.
     
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  3. maru

    maru Well-Known Member

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    Yup old Kurakari isa gr8 minature :)
    always like her
     
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  4. Awash in Blood

    Awash in Blood Agent of Devastation

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    Unfortunately many of your picture links are broken.
     
  5. Section9

    Section9 Well-Known Member

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    May not be his fault, the forum is epic-stupid and will occasionally decide to not show any pictures to logged-in users, while letting visitors see them just fine.

    And it has apparently done a data-dump of (old) directly-uploaded pictures before, too.
     
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  6. Ayadan

    Ayadan Knight of the TAG Order

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    I really love what you do with light. I wish I could have such an understanding of it.
     
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  7. Daimeow

    Daimeow Well-Known Member

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    Glad to hear it! Karakuris are ones of my favorite minis, I wish more people would love them instead of looking for proxy.:grin: As for TR-bot, I was thinking that he is really old and sad judging by box art. But when I glued him he turned out to be a simple and cool mini, and I quite enjoyed painting him, until it came to painting legs. Hate painting rem legs.

    All pics from 2018 (except ones in the 1st post) were forum attachments, and as Section9 mentioned they've been lost after data-dump. I'll redo them later. Is there any problems with pics from 2019?

    Thanks!
    If you are interested in studying this subject I can suggest reading book "Colour and Light" by James Gurney. It goes from basics to complex effects and describes what and also why without overcomplicating things.
     
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  8. Section9

    Section9 Well-Known Member

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    Oooh, thank you, will have to chase that down!
     
  9. Ayadan

    Ayadan Knight of the TAG Order

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    Thanks for the tip! I'll try to get it even if the reading might be more complex with my English level than for a native speaker.
     
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  10. zapp

    zapp Well-Known Member

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    Nice, thats on my shopping list for quite some time now :-D
     
  11. Daimeow

    Daimeow Well-Known Member

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    This time I've painted yet another keisotsu. Now it's probably enough amount of them. Tried to pimp that base and I'm pleased with result. Thanks for advices, guys!

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  12. LeeroyVinland

    LeeroyVinland O-12 Agent

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    As always amazing work! :+1:
     
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  13. FelixPaul

    FelixPaul New Member

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    Amazing miniatures and painting skills. I stumbled upon your Blog quite late.
    I really neeeeed to know how you did the Sniper Ninjas roof tiles!!! :grinning:
     
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  14. Daimeow

    Daimeow Well-Known Member

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    Thanks!
    Roof tiles are scuplted with milliput. Process is quite simple. Start by building slope with desirable angle, let it cure and then divide it in layers by sculpting some external edges, assuming that its flat. Now is time to divide layers in individual tiles by sculpting some cillindrical shapes. Once its cured you only need to sculpt some edges on one side of cylinders and smooth transition to planes on other with some additional putty.
     
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  15. FelixPaul

    FelixPaul New Member

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    Ahhh too bad. I hoped you bought them somewhere since I need them for another much bigger project. But thank you anyway.
     
  16. jherazob

    jherazob Well-Known Member

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    If you want something you can buy to make roof tiles, here you go
     
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