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They pay, I paint, they play
« on: December 15, 2015, 11:08:23 PM »
Hello there! My name is Martin and I used to run some threads about my Empire (Averland) army and other stuff to. It was like eons ago - times when I was happy, handsome, rich etc....you know what I mean. Few years ago I painted few models for my friend for some fee. Later, donīt ask my why, more of my friends wanted me to paint stuff for them - usually warbands for Mordheim, Malifaux, Warmachine,...

It had become sort of my habit and luckily, thanks to constant campaigns, there is still a demand. And I hope that over the time, I have got better. I donīt want to say that I am somehow amazingly good - I paint in quality according to request, usually models must look good on the field, not to be for display or competition.

A reason why I am doing this is, because I still want to improve. That Is why I would love to hear anything from you, not only constructive comments, but harsh criticism as well.

*I apologize to people who like GW, I mostly paint models chosen by my customers, witch usually came from different manufacturers....

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Let me start with something from earlier this year - models for Nuln Mordheim Warband

Captain



Crosssbowmen




Falconers





*Yeah, and sorry for crappy pics too...

That should be enough for today



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Re: They pay, I paint, they play
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2015, 11:25:13 PM »
You were happy handsome, rich - and then you started buying and painting GW models....

Excellent job you have done there. The pictures are not crappy either: the shadows add atmosphere.
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Re: They pay, I paint, they play
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2015, 06:03:52 PM »
Your work is very good, I would hesitate to offer any criticism because there is little reason.  You asked for constructive comments so I decided to voice one observation.  You are trying too hard.  The very first thing I saw in this thread was that very excellent banner, beautifully colored and highlighted.  Then I saw you figures and they are very nice, but I wished that you had used the highlighting a little more conservatively as you did in the lion banner, in the banner the highlighting enhanced to color field, it seemed to me, and I may be wrong, but in the figures the highlighting became the color field and tended to homogenize the overall scheme instead of enhancing it. I think highlighting a little more judiciously applied as in the banner would improve the effect overall. that said the figures are very nice and I am sure anyone would be happy with them, I know I would be,   thank you for sharing, with respect steveb

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Re: They pay, I paint, they play
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2015, 12:59:53 AM »
Hello again.

Thank you very much both of you, gentlemen!
I guess that everybody likes to hear some nice words.

To your observation steveb, I might know what you think! I sometimes wonder, why a nice model looks a bit dull. In my case it sometimes might be both - first case when a model is overhighlighted, different option, when using just too much layers, leaving no space for contrast, what ends up with model colours to blend in...

Thank you for your Comments and Critics, pleas keep me posted!
To keep this flowing, Iīm able to add some stuff once in a while, as long as somebody is interested...

Going on with some more Nuln guys...













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Re: They pay, I paint, they play
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2015, 01:40:00 AM »
I like the banner and the crossbowmen! :eusa_clap: :::cheers:::
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« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2015, 01:40:21 AM »
very nice, I like the bases, did you sculpt them yourself?   steveb

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« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2015, 09:17:04 AM »
Thanks again guys!

Those crossbowmen are mainly very neat models, not considering influence of painting...

Bases, sadly, are pre-made - from Micro Art studios...


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« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2015, 09:25:43 AM »
Really nice banner and models. Keep posting.
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« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2015, 01:25:56 PM »
Who makes the crossbowmen?
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Re: They pay, I paint, they play
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2015, 10:22:29 AM »
I think it's not so much the highlighting as the colour scheme @first pics you posted commented by steveb. If you had, for example, used more red instead of yellow, there would have been much more contrast, even with 'Dwarf Flesh' (how is that called now by GW?) as your last highlight.

Good work on the Nuln guys.  :::cheers::: I'd add wood grain to the spear handles though, and find the transition between your last grey highlight and the black parts could be smoother.

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« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2015, 11:51:10 AM »
Thank for your opinion Weib!

About the diversity of colours - I often sadly find myself sometimes to lazy to use more colours - especially when painting a model with a lot o of stuff on it (clothes, armour, ornaments, weapons,...) I tend to use one colour for everything or at least not just for one thing....It is maybe just me, but someone might feel the same - undeniable desire to just finish the model and move to something else...

To change a subject - adding something else (I have plenty more in my sleeves) - Ostland warband!

Duellist



Captain


Sharpshooter



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Re: They pay, I paint, they play
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2015, 03:23:48 PM »
ostland warband is very nice, who is the manufacturer of those figures especially the scare crow duelist? 

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« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2015, 10:08:26 PM »
Answer stays the same - Rackham miniatures  - all models here (except those few GW) are from there...
Plenty of interesting models for reasonable prices
http://rackhamminiatures.yolasite.com/cadwallon-j---z.php




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« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2015, 11:39:49 PM »
amazing work dude
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« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2015, 11:04:07 PM »
Thanks guys!

Some more ostland...

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Re: They pay, I paint, they play
« Reply #16 on: December 20, 2015, 01:58:20 AM »
the hunters are very nice, after you said rackham, I was able to find the right box and discovered that I had several of those figures that I have not painted yet, especially the scarecrow, thanks for sharing   steveb

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Re: They pay, I paint, they play
« Reply #17 on: December 20, 2015, 02:59:09 AM »
More good stuff here! :eusa_clap: :::cheers:::
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« Reply #18 on: December 20, 2015, 09:35:29 PM »
Thanks again!
The rest of Ostland warband...

Militia







Ogres










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Re: They pay, I paint, they play
« Reply #19 on: December 20, 2015, 11:53:08 PM »
These ar stunning. I really like the variety of the models and your painting definitely does them justice.

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Re: They pay, I paint, they play
« Reply #20 on: December 21, 2015, 06:55:31 PM »
awesome models and painting, though the first of the militia doesn't seem too sturdy! looks like grandpa with those small legs :)
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« Reply #21 on: December 21, 2015, 08:59:32 PM »
Thanks...
I have actually painted the same guys for the previous Nuln gang and they look very similar, but not as good...



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Re: They pay, I paint, they play
« Reply #22 on: December 21, 2015, 10:26:58 PM »
Your amazing work is inspiring!
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« Reply #23 on: December 21, 2015, 11:27:10 PM »
On the contrary, his inspiring work is amazing.
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« Reply #24 on: December 23, 2015, 08:40:30 AM »
Thanks again!

...lets move one to something else.

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