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Author Topic: ROUND 1 WotR men at arms vs The Emperorís finest  (Read 3620 times)

Offline Captain Blood

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ROUND 1 WotR men at arms vs The Emperorís finest
« on: April 11, 2015, 07:39:24 AM »








Offline Drachenklinge

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Re: ROUND 1 WotR men at arms vs The Emperorís finest
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2015, 10:12:06 AM »
Though I like the horses very much and especially the muscle-effect (and is this non metal metal with the riding knights?) what it did for me was the metall armour of Nord's entry.

I am impressed with the not-shiny-shinyness. There seem to be a greenish patina on it. Please tell me it was intend and You can tell how to reproduce it. ;)
It is a nice counter to these shiny mithril silver armoury all over the genre.

best wishes
DK

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Offline artshiraz

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Re: ROUND 1 WotR men at arms vs The Emperorís finest
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2015, 10:33:49 AM »
Interesting this

while the tenor of this entry should be the armour, I found that my eye was drawn to the flags/banners shown in both entries.
The second entry has an amazing banner and the dragon design on the first entry falls flat though it was cleanly repeated on the "waistcoat" (Something I have not yet achieved correctly).
BUT
regarding the armour I found the first entry way better than the dull riders, though achieving such a dullness is high art indeed.

Thank you
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Offline Lt. Hazel

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Re: ROUND 1 WotR men at arms vs The Emperorís finest
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2015, 10:55:58 AM »
Yep Nordīs armour is really cool. Congrats lad! In the TYW it was common practice to paint the armour black to prevent it from rusting. Thatīs what I tried to Show, unfortuatly no NMM-effect  ;)

Offline Valerik

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Re: ROUND 1 WotR men at arms vs The Emperorís finest
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2015, 11:41:00 AM »
I hadda go with the Schwartzreiter this time, though both look the On Campaign business.

Yep Nordīs armour is really cool. Congrats lad! In the TYW it was common practice to paint the armour black to prevent it from rusting. Thatīs what I tried to Show, unfortunately no NMM-effect 

I hadda look up NMM, & If you missed it, you did hit my Wow button.

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Offline Nord

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Re: ROUND 1 WotR men at arms vs The Emperorís finest
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2015, 11:56:36 AM »
I am impressed with the not-shiny-shinyness. There seem to be a greenish patina on it. Please tell me it was intend and You can tell how to reproduce it. ;)
It is a nice counter to these shiny mithril silver armoury all over the genre.

Thanks for the comment, mithril silver with black wash is the worst thing* GW ever brainwashed into the masses. There is a sheen in there, it's a chainmail metal paint, a basic wash of a dark grey, then glazes here and there of various colours, cool blues and greens towards the top of the model, browner shades towards the base. It's pretty subtle to be honest, surprised (and pleased) you picked it up.

I like the blackened armour of the horsey boys, nice staging too.

Flags and freehand are the bane of my life, though I was quite pleased with these wyverns. My faction is the Clifford household, a red wyvern on a white field being their heraldry.

*maybe blacklining is even worse

Offline Drachenklinge

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Re: ROUND 1 WotR men at arms vs The Emperorís finest
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2015, 12:26:52 PM »
Quote from: Nord
Thanks for the comment, mithril silver with black wash is the worst thing* GW ever brainwashed into the masses. There is a sheen in there, it's a chainmail metal paint, a basic wash of a dark grey, then glazes here and there of various colours, cool blues and greens towards the top of the model, browner shades towards the base. It's pretty subtle to be honest, surprised (and pleased) you picked it up.
That is why I like the LPL so much, it forces You to watch for details.
Thanks for the little how-to.

Although I do not completely agree to Your general - and maybe not in that way intended - comment about painting-style. I too think it sad to name one style better or superior to any other. So even blacklining can be useful in certain situations. The trick is to know when to use what and how.
Right now I personally do not like to use washes, but it is possible to get wonderful results, when used wisely. At the moment I like to train myself again doing my own highlights, because I have used them to extensively for quite a while. Same maybe for the examples You have seen with blacklining from others.

But maybe that is a bigger discussion for a later time. ;)

best wishes
DK

Offline Captain Blood

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Re: ROUND 1 WotR men at arms vs The Emperorís finest
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2015, 09:47:37 AM »
Bump!
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