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Made in us
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Wisconsin

I am in agreement with the others it looks reflective to me. Your definitely getting better at it.
   
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Albany, Australia

On my phone that is looking an order of magnitude better than the test subject! Keep it up.

   
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Looking good so far!

   
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Japan

Thanks, everyone. Here are a few more WIP shots of the gloem:





I think I've got the shiny down, but it doesn't look really metallic to me. Next up, I'll paint and attach the arms, and then do a little decoration on the base.

Now showing Anne-Marie Helder and the Void Sirens for Dreadball!

Painting Total as of 2/19/2021: 13 plus an iron golem and five spider nests

Painting Total as of 12/26/2020: 185 plus two mechs and the Throne of Bone




 
   
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Ellicott City, MD

I don’t know man, it looks pretty damn impressive to me! Really like the green-tint steel coloration. I think you definitely capture the metallic look. Very, very impressive.

Can’t wait to see what it looks like with the arms attached.

Valete,

JohnS

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Valete,

JohnS

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Mostly, on my phone.

I'm loving this nmm, very impressive indeed

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 inmygravenimage wrote:
I'm loving this nmm, very impressive indeed


Agreed, it's looking really good imo!

   
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Australia

I think the Golem is an exceptional example of NMM, don't fool yourself about not "looking" metallic, it certainly does.

You have developed some amazing skills by constantly challenging yourself and you should be very happy with the Golem.

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Illinois

Yeah, wow. You're really kicking ass here! I need to go back and see what else you're up to but those frostgrave minis are sexy and this golem is dope. I don't have the patience for something like NMM so I'll experience it vicariously through your efforts

 
   
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Looks great, can't wait to see the arms!
   
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Japan

Gee whiz, fellas, you're gonna make me blush with all this praise.

The golem is as finished as it's going to get:







The Frostgrave soldier is there for scale. I tried a different setting (Dramatic) on my iPhone, but I'm not entirely certain I like it. I bought my son a camera for Christmas, so I think I'll borrow it and take some better photos. Anyway lessons learned:

1) I need to get over my unreasonable fear of contrast. NMM need to go from black to white and I've never been able to make myself paint with that broad a range. I'll try to work higher contrast into my work from now on.

2) Blending takes a long time, especially on flat surfaces, but the results are worth the time. It's not like I don't have enough painted models to play pretty much any game I already own, so I'll be spending a little more time blending my layers from now on.

3) I need to think more about light. This model is a mish-mash of shapes and surfaces, and I think I got the highlights generally correct, but they don't like up very well from part to part.

All in all, this was a successful second attempt at NMM. I still need a lot of practice,but it's not as scary as it was before I started.

As always, comments and feed back are welcome and encouraged.

Now showing Anne-Marie Helder and the Void Sirens for Dreadball!

Painting Total as of 2/19/2021: 13 plus an iron golem and five spider nests

Painting Total as of 12/26/2020: 185 plus two mechs and the Throne of Bone




 
   
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Illinois

Definitely worth the effort. I think it looks great.

 
   
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London

Looks great, and your self-critique/plan for next steps is remarkably self-aware and I look forward to seeing you explore this further. Your progress so far has been very speedy, and it already looks fab.

Thanks for sharing



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Nuremberg

That is excellent NMM. For a second attempt, I am totally blown away. Love the model too, really weird in a very cool way.

   
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Lafayette, CO, USA

Very well done. And the ability to self-critique will make improvements all the easier.

   
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Extremely nice work! Couldn't resist the movie quotes.

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Amazing job on the NMM, especially for a second attempt!

   
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Affton, MO. USA

Fantastic work pushing yourself and your skills.

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Edinburgh, UK

Really lovely work Josh, you can really tell you've gone all in on this month's challenge and it wouldn't surprise me to see you vying for the top spot this month.

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Very nice NMM there JoshInJapan.

Well executed for the New Tricks themed Unofficial Painting Challenge.

Cheers,

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Late to the party, but it looks great with its arms, as expected.

Bravo, sir!

   
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Killer work on the golem Josh. The colour choices are really effective.

 
   
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Final pics look amazing, really smooth work, loving this iron giant.
   
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Japan

Thanks for all the (undeserved) praise, everyone. It was a lot of fun, and frustration, practicing this new technique. You can expect to see a lot more of it from now on.

The theme for the February Dakka Painting Comp is "Showing Off." I've narrowed my choices down to some Dreadball Captains or some Ogre Heroes from Atlantic miniatures, but can't seem to make my final choice. So, I put up a poll-- which should I do? Help me make up my mind, fellow Dakkanauts!

Now showing Anne-Marie Helder and the Void Sirens for Dreadball!

Painting Total as of 2/19/2021: 13 plus an iron golem and five spider nests

Painting Total as of 12/26/2020: 185 plus two mechs and the Throne of Bone




 
   
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Ellicott City, MD

Dude, that ain’t undeserved! That’s some top-notch NMM. Really, really nice work. Love how you’ve stuck with the technique and really worked to master the craft. That golem looks great.

The color palate for the NMM effect is perfect and the execution is really effective.

Great job overall and can’t wait to see your “Showing off” effort.

Valete,

JohnS

Valete,

JohnS

"You don't believe data - you test data. If I could put my finger on the moment we genuinely <expletive deleted> ourselves, it was the moment we decided that data was something you could use words like believe or disbelieve around"

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Mostly, on my phone.

Defo go for dreadball! the galaxy's greatest game!

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Japan

After a nearly a month of agonizing work on the golem, I decided to finish January with something a little easier:


I made this Treasure Hunter (left) and Templar (right) from the Forstgrave knights kit. The templar has the best head on the sprue-- it's essentially Robocop's helmet, including the slightly pursed Peter Weller lips. I used NMM on them instead of true metals, with moderately-successful results. I also got these finshed:



These are resin spider nests from Bad Squiddo, which I picked up when we started playing Rangers of Shadow Deep, and then put into a drawer when my son lost interest and we stopped playing. I dug them out when I picked up the Wargames Atlantic spider set (that's where the guy in the coccoon came from). I hope these can see some use in the near future. Finally, the first model for this month's Dakka Painting Challenge. :



The theme is "Showing Off," and I went with the majority decision of Dreadball Captains. This guy is the captain of the Tsudochan team. He is described as a Martial Artist, so I gave him Shaolin orange robes, while keeping the gold and grey accents from the rest of the team. Here they are all together:


Only now do I see that the focus in that photo is terrible. Anyway, more Dreadball and Frostgrave stuff in the pipe. As always, comments and feedback are welcome and encouraged. Thanks for looking.

Now showing Anne-Marie Helder and the Void Sirens for Dreadball!

Painting Total as of 2/19/2021: 13 plus an iron golem and five spider nests

Painting Total as of 12/26/2020: 185 plus two mechs and the Throne of Bone




 
   
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Nuremberg

Lovely spider nests, I have Rangers as well and was plotting some of those. But those resin ones are hard to beat. I really like all your frostgrave stuff, I just think your style suits those minis really well.

Paintjob on the captain is nice, but not sure about that model myself!

   
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Mostly, on my phone.

Well I'm biased but obviously I love the Dreadball. Beautiful colours too.

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
 
   
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Japan

Da Boss wrote:Lovely spider nests, I have Rangers as well and was plotting some of those. But those resin ones are hard to beat. I really like all your frostgrave stuff, I just think your style suits those minis really well.

Paintjob on the captain is nice, but not sure about that model myself!


I tried afew times to make my own spider nests, but just couldn't seem to get them right. These resin models were a godsend.

inmygravenimage wrote:Well I'm biased but obviously I love the Dreadball. Beautiful colours too.


Thanks. Like so many Mantic models of this vintage, he's not much to look at, but he painted up quick and easy, and he fits pretty well with his team. Speaking of which:

Here's the second model for this month's pledge, the captain of the Crystallan Dreadball team:





I took more than my usual care (read:none) in cleaning mold lines-- old Mantic restic is just too terrible to do more than a cursory cleanup. The character is described as a veteran of the game, thus all the extra cybernetics. Being older restic, the rock, metal, and crystaline parts all look sort of the same, so I had to keep going back to the rulebook the figure out what was what. He'll work well enough on the board, though.

Now showing Anne-Marie Helder and the Void Sirens for Dreadball!

Painting Total as of 2/19/2021: 13 plus an iron golem and five spider nests

Painting Total as of 12/26/2020: 185 plus two mechs and the Throne of Bone




 
   
 
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