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Saturday, June 16, 2012
Every once in a while, I end up having to use metallic paints. All the Ultramarine stuff I did in the case of this army required metallic paints to match what had already been done by another painter. It is definitely not my preferred medium, but every so often, it does provide some interesting perspective on my usual NMM style.
Since the lightest metallic paints are a dingy gray, that can wreak some havoc with the usual contrasts that I look for in my painting. I only found this out recently, during another metallic experiment. I had it on my white paper palette, and I was shocked at how dark it appeared! I guess it is all about the light refractions to give it the lighter appearance.
This diorama was done towards the end of the "Golden Age of Dioramas". For the most part, this was an experimentation in vegetation. It was one of my more extensive uses of the Woodland Scenics ivy, which I thought was a great product. First you put down the vines, and then you add the leaves.
You will end up with lots of gunk glued to your fingers, but it does create a very nice effect!
The other trees were dried flowers from Michael's craft stores.
And now for the mini, which is one of my favorites from Reaper: