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Made in ca
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Acolyte of Goodwin






Sunny SoCal

 Gitsplitta wrote:
I'd be happy to share the information and guidance I got from Tom with anyone. PM me your e-mail address (not you SL, obviously) and I'll send it along.

@EC: Desperation born out of running out of time is a wonderful motivator. That and the fact that this is the army my son will be playing at Adepticon and I want him to have something nice to put on the table.


Oy! My IP! lol

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Sorry Tom! I thought I was saving you some trouble!


OK, for anyone interested... PM MajorTom11 and maybe... JUST MAYBE... if you ask REEEEEELY nicely... he'll help you too!


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Green Bay, Wisconson

Congrats Tom on now becoming a Brand!

Action figures and Music videos to follow!

 
   
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Robot Cat






T-county

Guess we better just make him a Mod again and send him to OT.
   
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Sunny SoCal

Lol, no need for that, I don't miss OT one bit lol -

Here is the stuff, should have put it up a long time ago but better late than never -

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/683829.page

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

OH, you'll need this too...


   
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England

Omg Gits, how'd you find that

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Sunny SoCal

He didn't

Cars are a great way to examine highlights and shading for high saturation armor colors. They teach you not to use white much at all, which is key.

   
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Madison, WI

I learn from the best!

   
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Green Bay, Wisconson

Nice. Howerer that sends the 'Tom' Brand too far in the past..

Mantis Mobile is a little more Brand exciting and modern.

6.2 Ltr Hemi Hellcat engine = 700HP. MSRP 59,999.


Back on topic. My bad!

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Affton, MO. USA

 Gitsplitta wrote:
OH, you'll need this too...



Why do you have a picture of my neighbors car???

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

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Indianapolis, IN

 MajorTom11 wrote:
He didn't

Cars are a great way to examine highlights and shading for high saturation armor colors. They teach you not to use white much at all, which is key.


Disagree. Everywhere the light hits that whatever color car pops to white.

But what do I know? I can't afford an airbrish.

The pink army always wins. You beat the pink army? Go ahead and brag about it. You lost to the pink army? Well, then....

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Sunny SoCal

You are confusing specular reflections on a gloss surface for the objects color. If you want to paint specular reflections you can, but that is a nmm'ish style which locks the lighting. As you point out, it is a sharp 'popping' transition, which means that the white would be directly applied with a sharpish edge. This means that you would not add white to the color for everything else, all the non specular stuff would remain extremely saturated. I.e, you don't highlight red with white, that makes it pink. If you put a red ferrari under bright lights, it doesn't turn pink does it? It turns an even more vibrant red, with more of the sharp white specular reflections. Likewise, for other high saturation colors like green, if you want to keep a green looking lime, you don't add white to highlight, otherwise you fundamentally change the green to mint or lima bean green. This is because you modified the brightness, but in doing so, you killed the saturation. If you want to highlight a lime-y green, and keep it vibrant and lime looking, you add yellow. A lighter color, adjacent on the spectrum, of equal saturation. That way you effect the brightness but not the saturation. White is a no no most of the time, especially if you don't know what specular reflections are, or the difference between additive and subtractive color systems.

Specular can be done, Ben Komets does it amazingly, integrating it into his NMM technique, so does Bohun. If you are however doing standard metallics and pseudo zenithal lighting with edge highlights (as most of us do), you don't put the white specular reflections. It's physics based, if you want to learn about why it works that way, hit the link above

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T-county

Too many sciences in my space mans game!
   
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Sunny SoCal

Color is absolutely science based, literally! Don't be afraid!

How you feel about what you see is up to you, but how the color comes to be and why is not, that's physics.

   
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I love me some physics!

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Arguing over the facts is the lowest form of debate. 
   
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Great job Gits', lovely colour.

and Thanks MajorTom, I shall read through that when I get the chance.


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Indianapolis, IN

I solve my problems by just painting pink to begin with.

I'm sure it's looking good, Gits. Wish I had the cones to appreciate it.

The pink army always wins. You beat the pink army? Go ahead and brag about it. You lost to the pink army? Well, then....

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Madison, WI

Thanks everyone for your kind words. There will be a brief interruption as an old college roommate and his son come and visit us for a few days for some gaming amongst other things. On the docket: WH fantasy (not Sigmar), WH 40k & some kind of space game. Perhaps even dragging out some of the old 15mm titans. It's also forcing me to clean my game room / painting studio... which is a very good thing.

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Hopefully we get a Young Guns vs Old Farts battle report.
   
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Madison, WI

Perhaps...

   
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Wiltshire, UK

That would be funny.

Do you have a fantasy army Git's?

   
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Affton, MO. USA

 GiraffeX wrote:
That would be funny.

Do you have a fantasy army Git's?


No but give him a week and a space for a 50 page blog and he'll have one, and we will all be entertained while he knocks it out.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Madison, WI

@Theo: Cold man... very cold.


Nope, no fantasy. I have too much 40k stuff to paint to get into another game. Had a wonderful time catching up with my friend, our boys were thick as thieves all night (his 11 year old and my 12). I did a quick repaint on a badly banged up slaan Buddha dude in a floating chair. Turned out nicely I think. Tomorrow we do fantasy. Skaven vs. orks. Should be fun!

   
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Excellent work on the purple, this has all the hallmarks of potential greatness.

I am a firm believer that you can never have enough to paint

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Green Bay, Wisconson

Sounds like great fun. I miss my old 40k buddies from IA.

 
   
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Reading, Berks

Fantastic looking purples there Gits and thanks for the tips Tom!

   
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Not where I should be

Excuse me saying Gits, but I am pretty certain you could counts as your way through a fantasy army with your halloween specials!

Like purple, goes well with green.

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Madison, WI

Thanks guys, really appreciate the support! Makes it so much easier to stay motivated.

@Cam: Funny you should say that. My friend (the WH Fantasy player) thought they were a fantasy army.


I should be back to painting very soon, either later tonight or tomorrow. Having played a game of WH Fantasy, I now understand fully why it was Sigmarized.


I set up a really cool battlefield for our 40k game tonight. I'll be GMing & running the NPCs while the three boys and my friend play. I also came up with an interesting way of handling the buildings... if it works out it'll be something I do frequently, at least in my home games. I'll take pictures to share.

   
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Green Bay, Wisconson

Plenty of time .. two Weekends to go !

Hopefully you took a few pictures of the weeks events.

 
   
 
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