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« on: 14 October 2014, 21:47:29 »
Ooh, look at that, the special character worked. 

For a long overdue commission.

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« Reply #1 on: 14 October 2014, 21:49:37 »
And the inspiration.  Differences in construction between the mini and the art required a few modifications to the paint details, but I'm pleased overall. 

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« Reply #2 on: 14 October 2014, 21:52:21 »
That is simply amazing!  O0
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« Reply #3 on: 14 October 2014, 23:45:42 »
nice  O0 O0
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« Reply #4 on: 15 October 2014, 00:24:28 »
Very nice indeed!

But where can I find a pic of that Omega for a desktop background!
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« Reply #5 on: 15 October 2014, 01:05:50 »
The pose actually make it more intimidating! How did you pull it off?
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« Reply #6 on: 15 October 2014, 01:48:51 »
The bar has been raised.

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« Reply #7 on: 15 October 2014, 03:52:15 »
 :o

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« Reply #8 on: 15 October 2014, 09:07:25 »
Super pimp. All Omegas should have red swirly tribal tattoos.  O0
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« Reply #9 on: 15 October 2014, 09:58:44 »
The bar has been raised.

My thoughts exactly! This is simply stunning to look at. Bravo, sir Jal. Bravo...  [applause]
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« Reply #10 on: 15 October 2014, 13:34:39 »
JUST WOW AND MORE WOW O0
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« Reply #11 on: 15 October 2014, 14:16:59 »
Wow.    :o  Killing metallic thing.
It's amazing  O0

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« Reply #12 on: 15 October 2014, 14:45:23 »
Wow Jal...that looks awesome! Very good job man!!!  O0
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« Reply #13 on: 15 October 2014, 14:54:06 »
Congratulations, easily the best "miniature" you have painted for now. The grays look very, very smooth and the blending is top notch. The red "tattoos" are also very nice to see.  O0 O0
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« Reply #14 on: 15 October 2014, 16:04:57 »
HOLY EXPLETIVES BATMAN!!

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« Reply #15 on: 15 October 2014, 16:57:29 »
 :o O0

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« Reply #16 on: 15 October 2014, 18:56:02 »
Thanks guys.  I put a whole lot of time into this mini, and I'm very happy it turned out as good as it did.  :)

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« Reply #17 on: 15 October 2014, 20:08:45 »
Sweet! O0

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« Reply #18 on: 15 October 2014, 20:19:08 »
Amazing job!!!

(Was actually the inspiration I had for my Omega (minus the "tattoos") ;D.
Now to think up something else... XD.

But may I ask how you got the gray to turn out so well? I picked up the darkest gray I got from my LGS, but you still can't tell it from the gray primer I used (use white for light base shades and gray for dark bases). Wanted to follow the very dark (almost black) gray used in the pic.

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« Reply #19 on: 15 October 2014, 23:02:25 »
Love what you've done, Jal Phoenix.  Your effort is very inspiring to us painters.

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« Reply #20 on: 15 October 2014, 23:34:54 »
Daaayuuummmm

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« Reply #21 on: 16 October 2014, 03:13:12 »
One of the best Omegas i think i've seen done yet. Awesome work

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« Reply #22 on: 16 October 2014, 05:34:45 »
Time very well spent!  That is an outstanding piece of work.  Take a bow.

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« Reply #23 on: 16 October 2014, 05:37:23 »
What a beast! Great job with the tribal tats, you have a very intimidating Mech there  >:D


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« Reply #24 on: 16 October 2014, 06:36:09 »
Neat, neat. We likey. Omegas are always nice. Keep up the good work.

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« Reply #25 on: 16 October 2014, 12:10:56 »
 [applause]   [notworthy]   [cheers]   [rockon]
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« Reply #26 on: 16 October 2014, 13:42:56 »
Amazing job with the custom color scheme. I tried to do something similar for a friend's Seraph, but I wasn't pleased with the end result...something got lost in the translation.  :(

However, I may try again now that I have your example to inspire me!

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« Reply #27 on: 18 October 2014, 20:29:26 »
Amazing job!!!

(Was actually the inspiration I had for my Omega (minus the "tattoos") ;D.
Now to think up something else... XD.

But may I ask how you got the gray to turn out so well? I picked up the darkest gray I got from my LGS, but you still can't tell it from the gray primer I used (use white for light base shades and gray for dark bases). Wanted to follow the very dark (almost black) gray used in the pic.

Hmm, that might be tough.  I got very sick of the way Citadel grays dried up, and Vallejo grays tended to separate, so I tried some Delta Ceramcoat grays.  Eh, they were on sale.  Turned out better than I expected. Delta can be okay if you thin the crap out of it. 

I started with a black undercoat, then applied the last of my Vallejo grays.  Sadly, as I long ago squeezed it out of it's horrendously useless eye dropper bottle into an empty Citadel pot, I don't remember the exact name.  It's an extremely dark gray, and I believe it was from the Model Color line, not the Game Color.  It might have been Black Gray, or something.  I applied that to the panels, leaving the black in the recesses.

The first highlight was the Delta Storm Gray, which is only a tad bit lighter than the base coat.  I discovered something interesting about Deltas. When you water them down, they don't behave like normal paint. I found you can push them around on the figure and pool them where you want. At first it was annoying and hard to do, but once I realized that this technique produced the smoothest transition outside of wet-blending, I tried really hard to make it work!  I did the same with Delta Rain Gray over the higher points, like the upper torso areas, and used Delta Quaker gray for the extreme edges.

As I said, it took a lot of time to do, and lots of practice to get the Delta colors to behave the way I wanted. It was worth it, and now I have learned a new blending technique.  I've picked up a few more Delta colors to see if I can get them to work the same way.  I've always hated Deltas and still think they're too thick and weak for base coating, but if this works for more colors than just gray, I'll be adding them to my palette. 

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« Reply #28 on: 18 October 2014, 22:27:42 »
Great shots.
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« Reply #29 on: 19 October 2014, 11:58:46 »
Hmm, that might be tough.  I got very sick of the way Citadel grays dried up, and Vallejo grays tended to separate, so I tried some Delta Ceramcoat grays.  Eh, they were on sale.  Turned out better than I expected. Delta can be okay if you thin the crap out of it. 

I started with a black undercoat, then applied the last of my Vallejo grays.  Sadly, as I long ago squeezed it out of it's horrendously useless eye dropper bottle into an empty Citadel pot, I don't remember the exact name.  It's an extremely dark gray, and I believe it was from the Model Color line, not the Game Color.  It might have been Black Gray, or something.  I applied that to the panels, leaving the black in the recesses.

The first highlight was the Delta Storm Gray, which is only a tad bit lighter than the base coat.  I discovered something interesting about Deltas. When you water them down, they don't behave like normal paint. I found you can push them around on the figure and pool them where you want. At first it was annoying and hard to do, but once I realized that this technique produced the smoothest transition outside of wet-blending, I tried really hard to make it work!  I did the same with Delta Rain Gray over the higher points, like the upper torso areas, and used Delta Quaker gray for the extreme edges.

As I said, it took a lot of time to do, and lots of practice to get the Delta colors to behave the way I wanted. It was worth it, and now I have learned a new blending technique.  I've picked up a few more Delta colors to see if I can get them to work the same way.  I've always hated Deltas and still think they're too thick and weak for base coating, but if this works for more colors than just gray, I'll be adding them to my palette. 

Thanks Jal. O0
I'll have to try this now. :)

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« Reply #30 on: 20 October 2014, 14:48:32 »
I applaud you, sir! O0
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« Reply #31 on: 21 October 2014, 14:43:51 »
Beautiful work man! Easily your best work to date. Bravo!  O0

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