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Friday, January 19, 2018

WIP: White Scar Reflections

I worked on the base and cleaned up the white which has very little actual white in it. It's mainly the pre shading tones and then some very fine white highlights you'll see at the end...

Now lets bring some of the base colors into the armour to make it look more reflective.
This made it even less white but tricks the eyes into reading white even more o_O White without white! Magic...

 So little white from below eh? Check out how little white from above too once hes white balanced on some paper...

 Next Post: Display pics of this test mini. Yes I am that happy with him that he gets display pics even though he's a throw away test piece.

Thanks for looking, comment below, and remember; you can't spell paint without a little pain.

6 comments:

  1. Beautifully done, man! I really dig how that turned out - Goes to show the old adage is true "never actually use pure white". I usually max out at Vallejo's Ghost Grey which, as you mentioned, compared to the other colors on the model 'reads' as white, but still has depth and shade.

    Good stuff!

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    1. Thanks! It was a super fun exercise! Ghost grey is good for a cooler tone for sure, my next batch of deathwing might have a mix of cool and warm tones to give them more depth...

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  2. I love all of the color in that white armor. Are we going to see more of these?

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    1. Thanks! Oh yes, this was a test for my first strike set. BUT before that i must paint up a copy of Lost Patrol for the NOCF to raffle off this year ;)

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  3. Looks great! Making White interesting again!

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    1. Thanks! Yeah taking a page from a lot of other painters books to bring more environment into the piece to give it some life and context :)

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