It looks fine for lets say a city park or a garden scene - but for a dry country/desert scenery the grass is much too bright. No problem at all, I had some light brown left from the girls. Much better now!
Last Edit: Jan 21, 2015 10:04:58 GMT -5 by tigrazor
Frank, the crackles are pretty simple to do. You can "steer" the crackles by using more or less water. The more fluid the mixture is, the more crackles you will get. If its thicker, there are almost no crackles. But then its harder to get the mixture into difficult surfaces (for example areas under the rocks etc. ). A coffee stirrer will work best. I get them for free at McDonalds or StarBucks.
Post by kaytermarram on Jan 21, 2015 16:26:39 GMT -5
Yeah, the good ole coffee stirrer... They are also used for planking a woodway or so in scratched rooms and tons more of possibilities. Maybe I should have my coffee at Hamburger Restaurants. So around 30 a day...
Aaaaah, I love to play with colors. In addition to the golden red Schmincke has some silverish effect color, looks like a rainbow or something. If you paint it over the red, two things will happen:
 from a far view youll highlight the red. So far so good...
 Come closer, turn the weapon a bit and.... YEAH!!! The red and silver react together and youll get something between.
 I painted some Humbrol clear blue over it and Im pretty sure that you learnt in school what happens if you mix red and gold/yellow together with blue. Correct! Now its Green and violet. And thats exactly what I wanted to achieve.
I hear you - in way...on the otherhand...violence on tv and the net (or the fact that we often portray machines which are designed to kill people) or accepted in general...but something which is natural...nudity is ok...something which goes further than that of course not (for the kids I mean )
anywhoo, who am I ey ...Keep doing your great job mate
Its art. Nothing more and less. Not pornograhy or something. And youre right - calling poor plastic figures "pornographic" is totally foolish. BTW, I gave everyone the chance to stop reading in the prologue.
I have fun. You have fun. Its a win-win situation, ja?
Things are looking really great Lucas!! The Main Bad Girl is looking sweet!! As for the "Schaschlikspiesse" ...think the word might be "skewers"
As for the censoring...you and I had this discussion and we are good with you showing the pics of you work without the stars my friend! I do understand the starch view on this in Germany as well as some other locations. Feel free to post pictures of you build as you like here in the interest of the sharing of art my friend!!
Ooooops. Sorry, guess Im a bit late. Skewer, hm hm. Cant never learn enough. A big "hooray 4 boobies!" from freezing cold Leipzig.
Whats to say about the danger girl on her dragon? See yourselves:
And the saddle got a bit of fur. Otherwise Neferata would get a freezing royal butt.
Another thing. If you like Vampires and Rockabilly - heres a band called "The Coffin Shakers", theyre from Hungary and sing about nothing else than Vampires, Graves, Coffins curses and all that funny stuff you can expect on a graveyard.
Ladies and Gents... I declare the diorama finished, at least the ground works - only the painting of the border is missing. And Neferata as well. So "only" her dragon is left.
I mixed a very dark violet to give her textiles more substance and lighted it up with a brighter tone. Three layers for the individual letters and then again three layers of Carrobourgh Crimson, a dark red washing, followed. Careful, careful... The emeralds were painted with Humbrol Chrome and Tamiya Clear Green.
Finally, I grabbed some additional graveyard accessories from my spare parts box. If I remember that right, those are prom PlusModel.