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The Shredder
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PostSubject: Albino Mandrake   Albino Mandrake I_icon_minitimeWed Nov 01 2017, 15:04

I had a couple of spare Mandrakes and was planning to use them in a different army. I started painting one with greyish skin, but didn't like how it was looking (mostly because the sword was annoying me). However, the lighter skin did make me wonder what an albino(ish) Mandrake would look like.

Well, I had another spare Mandrake, so here it is:

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(I used dark colours for the sword and robes to make it more of a contrast. And I'm well aware that I can't paint fire to save my life, so apologies for the flame looking crap.)

I know it probably doesn't fit them as well as coal-black skin, but I still quite like it.
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PostSubject: Re: Albino Mandrake   Albino Mandrake I_icon_minitimeWed Nov 01 2017, 22:37

I need to paint one like this, my archon would kill and dismember to poursue his albino collection.

Excellent idea and nice outcome !

For the flame, easy trick (especially on small flames like this one).
Pick 3 colors : 1 bright, 1 medium, 1 dark.

Paint the brighter color all around.
Paint the medium everywhere but recesses.
Paint the third as edge highlight.
Add a smaller highlight of pure black to the extremity.

Top notch : use lahmia medium & medium color (4 to 1) for a subtle OSL effect.

If you're in, I'll make a small tutorial if you need more explanations.

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PostSubject: Re: Albino Mandrake   Albino Mandrake I_icon_minitimeWed Nov 01 2017, 22:51

Awesome!
Did you happen to watch Game of Thrones while painting it?
White Walkerdrake for the Win! xD

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PostSubject: Re: Albino Mandrake   Albino Mandrake I_icon_minitimeWed Nov 01 2017, 23:22

@Marrath wrote:
Awesome!
Did you happen to watch Game of Thrones while painting it?
White Walkerdrake for the Win! xD

Cheers.

And yeah, I've certainly been watching quite a bit of GoT recently. Guess I know where the inspiration came from. Razz

@masamune wrote:
I need to paint one like this, my archon would kill and dismember to poursue his albino collection.

Excellent idea and nice outcome !

Thanks. I was pleasantly surprised by how this guy turned out. I'm especially fond of his eye. I usually suck at painting them, but I think this one turned out quite well.

@masamune wrote:

For the flame, easy trick (especially on small flames like this one).
Pick 3 colors : 1 bright, 1 medium, 1 dark.

Paint the brighter color all around.
Paint the medium everywhere but recesses.
Paint the third as edge highlight.
Add a smaller highlight of pure black to the extremity.

Top notch : use lahmia medium & medium color (4 to 1) for a subtle OSL effect.

If you're in, I'll make a small tutorial if you need more explanations.

Ah, I'll give that a go, thank you very much. Smile

I certainly wouldn't object to a tutorial if you fancy doing one.
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PostSubject: Re: Albino Mandrake   Albino Mandrake I_icon_minitimeFri Nov 03 2017, 16:34

I really like the Albino Mandrake Shredder, it looks great!
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PostSubject: Re: Albino Mandrake   Albino Mandrake I_icon_minitimeFri Nov 03 2017, 23:46

@Rhivan wrote:
I really like the Albino Mandrake Shredder, it looks great!

Thank you. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Albino Mandrake   Albino Mandrake I_icon_minitimeWed Nov 08 2017, 14:45

Schweet Smile that looks kickass. Now I've got a little bit of headcanon that when Mandrakes fire their baleblasts they briefly flash inverted colours...

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