Secondly, ha! What's going on with other people recreating what I thought were my own unique bizarre puns? One of my oldest and favorite lists I named "Nemo's Angles", which was a Charlie's Angels pun because he had three lovely ladies (Jakes, female Jr, and Lanyssa) providing him his arcane accumulator power tokens, plus because of the unique angles of attack afforded by locomotion, energizer, and Thorn's reaction drive in that list.
Anyway, I'm going to continue referencing this thread when I paint. Good stuff.
Those darker backgrounds are really helping show off the contrast! I can now see how dramatic your shading and highlighting actually is, very nice work.
I feel like there's something a little bit strange about the lighting in your photo of Nemo, like it's being lit by both warm and cool light sources?
Sorry to keep harping on the photography, I'm not even much of a photographer myself.
Thank you very much.
Yes, the pic had both sun light from the window and a warmer light from the lightbulb of my room. I still struggle quite a lot with the lighting. I have bought a photo box (the black background is from it), but the light provided with it is so strong that pics taken with that light on get "burnt" (with wide white areas where there is too much light).
I also tried to move the two table lights I have, that would have a cooler light, but I often have problems getting enough light to properly light the miniatures while not getting burnt areas in the places more exposed.
Don't worry, I appreciate a lot your suggestions about photography, since I'm also not satisfacted by most of them, and a lot of details of the miniatures get lost in the pics.
I have the Foldio lightbox. With one camera, the lighting is far too bright. With my Nikon DSLR (which I asked for on my birthday a few years ago specifically for photographing minis) I have to turn the exposure time and aperture size up quite high or else the photos are way too dark. It's surprisingly difficult isn't it?
Anyway, you could try covering the light with a strip of paper to reduce and diffuse the lighting?
In case you are wondering, yes, I'm painting a lot of gun mages lately. After the revamp I find Sons of Tempest much more interesting, and I also use them for Company of Iron, so they shifted on the top of my painting list.
As always, suggestions, comments and critiques are very appreciated!
I love your Cygnar! I have painted the battlebox bymyself, as my first WM figures. Long time ago. I think I wanted to achive that, what you show here, and failed epicly .
Hope to see soon some more lightning stuff from you!
Don't worry. My first miniatures were disasters, and actually my miniatures still begin as disasters (I was close to make a pic of that AT rifleman after the first layers of base colors just to show how a mess my miniatures look while in progress. ).
It's just matter of practice and having the patience to take the miniature in hand again and again until you have corrected all the errors. After one learns how to diluite the paint, covering for errors, even multiple times, gets a lot easier.
The next model I'll likely paint is Ace. I love the miniature (to the point that I'm considering buying extra Aces to "downgrade" them to normal Hunters, similarly on how I did for my Extreme Ironclad from Ol'Rowdy).
There is any model in particular that you would like to see? I own most Cygnar models, but I'm always looking for inspiration to take the unpainted ones to the table.
Sadly I don't like the actual Storm Division at all. It's a theme with boring and hardly significant bonuses, with many pieces under the power curve (small based stormknights, stosrmiths not over a battle engine, etc..).
The last possible reason to play it for me (Nemo3), now plays way better in Heavy Metal, so it's a dead theme for me (I don't mean that is not possible to make competitive lists with it, but those are not lists I would like to play).
I have a basely painted Storm Strider, but I just quickly put on it a bit of color to be able to field it, but is very unfinished (I didn't even attached the stormsmiths over it), and taking it again in hand would be a big work that I don't plan to do until I find a list that I would like to play that includes it (again, not for the performances of the Strider, but for personal preference).
That said, I had bough the parts for a Maddox conversion just after finishing to paint the battlebox one, and that is a project that I would like to do just as a painting/sculpting challenge to myself, so, inspired by your requests, that is what I'll do next.
I hope to be able to put something here by tomorrow or saturday.