Author: DaveG

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Metallics: Painting NMM as TMM

Today we’re tossing preconceptions out the window. While writing about Colour Theory and Metallics, I’ve been looking outside the box a lot more. I’ve always liked Eldar for how much more alien they look in the Warhammer sci-fi universe. But...

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Painting Metal Realistically

In this tutorial, I’ll look at ways to make your metal objects look more like they should, instead of generically slapping your metallics on blades and armour. Light sources and shadows play a factor in how best to portray the...

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Happy Seppuku Terrain Stamps Kickstarter 2

This is actually separate from the conversation that took place Monday, as I had the opportunity to review this company some time ago and liked them enough I jumped at the opportunity to review their newest Kickstarter. Since I was already...

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Painting Chrome Metallics

Chrome can be painted a couple ways – the first is to use actual chrome spray paint or silver as a base, then add your own touches to make it work on a miniature scale. The second is to simulate...

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Painting Mixed-Metallic Composition (MMC)

I say “Composition” because I’m not talking about how to paint metal so much as how to create contrast by balancing painting techniques across a miniature. See, when I began painting Non-Metallic Metals, I found that despite its pleasing tones,...

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Painting Mixed-Metallic Metals (MMM)

Sometimes, a single style doesn’t create the best looking effect. If you combine a few of the other Metallic methods to paint Mixed-Metallic Metals, it can make some nice aesthetic creations. For example, on my Elemental King I painted his...

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Painting Real-Metallic Metals (RMM)

“Real” is a term I’ve dubbed in regards to painting Metallic Metals using paint that actually contains metal. This means you can paint something with iron and have it rust or use copper that patinas green. Even if you don’t...

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Painting Non-Metallic Metals

  This is a simulated look using colour to fake a metal appearance. As an example, using greys for silver, blues for steel and yellows for gold. You might also hear it referred to as a “European” method of painting...

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Painting True-Metallic Metals (TMM)

Over the next while, I’m going to look at different ways to paint metallics. Most people are familiar with “True” and “Non” Metallic Metals, but I use more methods than these two and you’re going to get to read about...

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Make!

Things have been slow around here, we’ve all had various reasons for that. Personally TheWife and I have been in the process of relocating, starting new jobs and I even came down with mono. Fun times. But today’s post is...

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Fitting in to the Local Scene

So here’s a topic that’s somewhat… I’m not sure… not really controversial, but something that should be written with care. Not just because there might be people from my local group(s) reading this, but because it’s tricky to write a...

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Helping Cheaters be Better Players

Anyone who’s been reading my works for a while knows I’m generally a positive and helpful guy. Sometimes, I feel the need to discuss a topic out of character for myself. I wrote this over a year ago, got some...