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NMM vs. Metallic Pigments


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HFG050
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Number6 writes:

Really the second one is using NMM techniques with metallics.


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Angel Giraldez Fezian Inactive Member of Studio Giraldez writes:

In this article, I will explain two techniques of painting: Non-Metallic Metal (NMM) and Metallic Pigments.

The miniatures are identical figures from Hasslefree, approximately 22mm in size.

Color Palette for NMM:

Field Blue (VMC)
Black (VMC)
Scaly green (GW)
Ice Yellow (VMC)
White (VMC)
Dark Prussian Blue (VMC)
Hull Red (VMC)
English Uniform (VMC)
Goldbrown (VMC)
Smoke (VMC)

Color Palette for Metallic Pigments:

Mithril Silver (GW)
Chainmail (GW)
Brazen Brass (GW)
English Uniform (VMC)
Ice Yellow (VMC)
Turquoise (VMC)
Blue Green (VMC)
White (VMC)
Smoke (VMC)

GW is Games Workshop paint; the others paints are Vallejo Model Color.

Painting with NMM

Contrast example
Important: Make strong contrasts between light and shadow.

Axe:

Axe
Axe

Base color: Black 70% + Field Blue 30%
Highlight: Ice Yellow (5-6 color transitions)
Final Highlight: Ice Yellow + White
Light Point: White
Shadow: Dark Prussian Blue, Black

Axe
Axe

Armor

Armor

Base color: Black 10% + Scaly Green 20% + Field Blue 70%
Highlight: Ice Yellow (5-6 color transitions)
Light point: White
Shadow: Scaly Green, Dark Prussian Blue, Black

Armor
Armor

Knees

Knees

Base color: English Uniform
Highlight: Goldbrown (3-4 color transitions)
Highlight: Ice Yellow (3-4 color transitions)
Light point: White
Shadow: Hull Red, Smoke, Scaly Green

Knees

The Completed Figure

Finished figure