mmmd - tyranids - another hivefleet kraken

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Re: mmmd - tyranids - another hivefleet kraken

Post by mmmd » Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:58 am

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Want moaaah biomorphs !!!

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Those are fiddly to paint,
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but magnets rock !
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Post by Sonic Rob » Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:34 pm

Great paint job, but I'm also impressed by your photos. Nice work.
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Post by Inquisitor Valeria » Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:14 am

mmmd wrote:Image
AAAHHHH!!!! IT'S GONNA EAT MEEEEEEE!!!!
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Post by mmmd » Sat Oct 05, 2013 2:32 am

Inquisitor Valeria wrote:AAAHHHH!!!! IT'S GONNA EAT MEEEEEEE!!!!
Nom nom nom.
Time to put the new biomass to use:
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How did they get so clean again ? Who knows.
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Post by MrCK » Sat Oct 05, 2013 2:51 am

That's frikkin awesome!
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Post by Inquisitor Valeria » Tue Oct 08, 2013 11:30 am

mmmd wrote:How did they get so clean again ? Who knows.
Like all good mommas without hands, she licks them when they're born. That's why her tongue is so red.
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Re: mmmd - tyranids - another hivefleet kraken

Post by Hornblower » Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:25 pm

Fantastic use of gloss on the bloodied areas.

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Post by mmmd » Thu Oct 10, 2013 3:15 pm

Hornblower wrote:Fantastic use of gloss on the bloodied areas.
Thank you, but in reality it is simpler i used a mix of these two paints:
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They dry both transparent and glossy, so you have to apply them after the matte varnish. The red alone is a bit too bright, if it is a thin coat, so I mixed it with smoke.
I tried to archive a similar effect with normal colors and gloss varnish before, with a mix of blood red and dark flesh, but since they are both opaque you have to highlight them separately and you have to be extremely precise with the varnish. This stuff is both the better looking and easier to use, it just is very smelly (it contains isopropanol and glycol ethers, so nothing for unsupervised children or badly ventilated rooms).

The different solvent also gives it a completely different drying dynamic, in the process of drying it becomes like jelly, which can be used to create different effects, like short thin strands or droplets. I left those off though, because they are very flimsy and probably wouldn't survive repeated transportation and play.

In the guides i found on the web, before application, they often mixed the red with water-based acrylic black, to get a nice hue, but that is a bit harder to work with, since just a tad too much water-based acrylics can ruin the gloss effect, and it also makes the color more opaque. There is also yellow,orange, blue, green and clear (since you cannot dilute it well with water, <edit:> you actually can, so it's just a different gloss varnish), so, when i paint nurgly stuff in the far future or need some quick water effect for a small puddle, I am set. Also since it dries clear you can use it to shade windows.

<edit:> Will probably post a write-up in the products section tomorrow.
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Post by cicero » Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:18 pm

I love this stuff. I have not tried anything except the clear red mixed with the acrylic black, I think using the smoke would be a lot easier and neater (well, still messy! :roll: )

Really great work! I would love to see some afterbirth covered Gants for the ones spawned in game!
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Post by cornu mortem » Thu Oct 24, 2013 12:37 pm

Oh man that looks amazing!

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