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Re: Hixont - The Army of the High King - Feb 2012 - WIP

Postby Chris Guard of Mardat » Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:25 pm

They look like they're coming along nicely - and they've got eyes on them as :shock: keep up the good work :P
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Re: Hixont - The Army of the High King - Feb 2012 - WIP

Postby Danasdfgh » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:14 pm

Chris Guard of Mardat wrote:They look like they're coming along nicely - and they've got eyes on them as :shock: keep up the good work :P


Agreed! ..Kudos on the eyes, makes my painting look pretty rudimentary in skill!
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Re: Hixont - The Army of the High King - Feb 2012 - WIP

Postby hixont » Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:02 pm

I still need to clean up some of the bug eyed models, but that's a later step when I work on fine details. Two of my captains still have cataracts. :-)
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Re: Hixont - The Army of the High King - Feb 2012 - WIP

Postby stewart » Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:17 am

yeah, i'm still working on getting eyes right, and i haven't really even tried doing pupils.

i've seen Hixont's models in person, and his painting does make almost everyone else's look rudimentary.

lucky for me, i'm used to it.

looking good hixont!

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Re: Hixont - The Army of the High King - Feb 2012 - WIP

Postby hixont » Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:06 am

Thanks, it's all smoke and mirrors my friend. :P

A recommendation I've heard for painting the center of the eyes is to paint them as a line down the center and then cleaning up the edges. Supposedly this makes for good looking eyes. I lack the fine brush cntrol to make lines so I settle for dots and then clean up the edges. The Iris should be half covered by the eyelid the way I do eyes. Though it's easy to screw up which forces me to start all over again. On less patient days I settle for whatever I can get.
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Re: Hixont - The Army of the High King - Feb 2012 - WIP

Postby hixont » Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:25 am

I managed to get the spears base painted by the end of March, but I only just got a camera onto them.

The Numenorean spears.
Numenorean spears

The entire 700 point force at stage one painting.
Entire force
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Re: Hixont - The Army of the High King - March 2012 - WIP

Postby HostofMirkwood » Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:35 am

The spearmen look great. I really like how you did the red on Isildur's clothes. It's a very nice touch :D
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Re: Hixont - The Army of the High King - March 2012 - WIP

Postby gil-galad's elves » Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:37 am

Great job! :P I've always had a some room for gondor even though I'm an elf person. :mrgreen:
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Re: Hixont - The Army of the High King - March 2012 - WIP

Postby Chris Guard of Mardat » Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:27 pm

looking good so far - keep up the good work
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Re: Hixont - The Army of the High King - March 2012 - WIP

Postby Danasdfgh » Fri Apr 06, 2012 3:41 pm

Loving the fact your clearly dont do any half measures, painted the entire force all at once!
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