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#7667
First attempt to match DF paint scheme.... 9 Years, 5 Months ago  
Hey folks here are a few " I think Grendel " diez....Oh yeah and a Reaper Mind Flayer......
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#7668
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They look good, but the "mood lighting" makes it sorta tough to tell how close the paint jobs match. I've noticed that the DF pieces have a lot of different colors in them, though, so lighting can be deceptive -- things can look like a match in person, but a pic with strong yellow light can bring out the yellows in DF and make it look like a non-match.

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#7669
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I would like to suggest using indirect sunlight as the light source, unless you have studio lights available.
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#7670
First attempt to match DF paint scheme.... 9 Years, 5 Months ago  
So like bounce some lights off the cealing? I have always had trouble taking photos. I usually worrie most about getting the thing into focus so close up. I am using a movie camara Dig 8... So no big resolution but lighting is somthing that it just bounces around. Maybe I can try to take it off its auto balenceing mode. I have had some good luck with maual focus in low light situations. Here is a photo a bit pulled back....BTW I had to use 6 diff colors.
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#7671
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I say the hard work you put into the pieces looks like it has paid off Whitewind.
They meld really well into the MM you are using.
My compliments.
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#7672
First attempt to match DF paint scheme.... 9 Years, 5 Months ago  
Simply take a couple of pieces outdoors, place them on a medium to light grey surface, and stay in the shade on a sunny day, or wait until a cloud covers the sun. Best way of getting the colours right without going to the trouble of artificial lighting.

What colours did you use and did you mix any?
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#7673
First attempt to match DF paint scheme.... 9 Years, 5 Months ago  
You know I have tried that and should do that today. I am off work and have little money in the Checking so am Home bound. LOL. I mixed two of them but I dont' like the way they came out. I tried to make that other lighter color that you see some bricks on DF look like. This piece is turning out alittle too green but I'll try to touch up. I use a black under coat " Folk Art Licorice " shown here. Then drybrush a Folk Ark Dapple Gry over it. I then use about 3 parts Folk Ark Barn Wood, with 1 part Americana Cashmere Beige " for the light brownish bricks that are ramdomly put in. " To give it that over all greenish tone I dap a little bit of Delta Ceramcoat Timberline Green. I think I will go back over it with a barly perceptable dab of the Dapple Gray to blend back down to the grey side.....Oh yeah the inside of the doorway is going to be a picture. I hope to create a portal to the Elemental Plane of Air....
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#7674
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Whitewind

I think the pieces look great. I post here the same pieces - using black undercoating and a grey dry brush - but no extra green / brown. On their own they look fine - together with DF you will see a big difference.

But I have to admit - they were early pieces and I stopped when it looked okay.

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#7675
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One thing about the lighting, whitewind -- it looks GREAT for atmosphere! Sometimes lighting that shows all the details is a little out of place. Personally, I'd love to see more shots just like these of other parts of the dungeon, it seems like really accurate and appropriate lighting.

But for things like subtle colour variation or showing off the paint job on a mini, yeah, different lighting would be more effective.

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#7676
First attempt to match DF paint scheme.... 9 Years, 5 Months ago  
Ok I went out side and here are the photos in indirect sunlite...... I am going to work on some doorways next like the one in the paint picture but am trying a little diff approch. It will still be a little more complex due to the doors and torches, one of them even has curtains.
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#7677
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Looks very good!
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#7678
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Thanks Willypold, hey in the overhead pic you can see the " annoying " difference in DF own paint jobs. LOL.....
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