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Author Topic: NMM has made my metallics redundant.  (Read 516 times)

Offline Eoin OCnaimhsi

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NMM has made my metallics redundant.
« on: December 02, 2021, 08:33:16 PM »
Well, sort of.

I in the last few months have begun using nmm to paint silver metal. Its a technique which takes time and practice and I definitely wont be showcasing my results on here just yet. I have however noticed that a unit together as a whole can look remarkably good using nmm even if each individual mini may not hold up to a thumb and index level of scrutiny.

So. I suppose my question is does nmm overall make for better painting and are metallic paints limiting?




Offline Pijlie

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Re: NMM has made my metallics redundant.
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2021, 12:03:13 PM »
I'd say it is a matter of taste. In my eyes it does not look better, but different.

And since it definitely requieres more time and skill to achieve, my preference lies with metals. 

Finally, I do not think NMM can achieve all effects one can achieve with metals. Chrome for example.
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Offline jon_1066

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Re: NMM has made my metallics redundant.
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2021, 02:26:52 PM »
You definitely can get chrome effects with NMM.  It obviously takes a lot of skill but it is possible. 

I agree with you about the time though.  Until I have an endless supply of time and limited supply of figures I won't bother. Given that I am currently in the opposite situation it is not high on my list of techniques to bother learning.

 

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