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#201 Mon, Nov5 2012 7:58pm

shadyt
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From: Indiana, USA
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Re: My little Mithril fellows

That Sauron painting is as great as the sculpture.

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#202 Tue, Nov6 2012 7:38am

twrich
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Re: My little Mithril fellows

Elroi, you have such fabulous figures!!! The tavern is exceptional (I think I see myself in the corner ;-) but your other figures are also exceptional--WOW!


"All that is gold does not glitter, not all those that wander are lost." (Strider, The Fellowship of the Ring)

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#203 Tue, Nov6 2012 5:14pm

Theobald
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Re: My little Mithril fellows

Master Elroi, I also think that your painting and presentation of Sauron are excellent. I think it's right to give him a wider base to add those boulders and stones. Though ... that tall stone-pillar to me still looks a bit too much like a resin-casted piece. - I hope you don't mind my slight criticism (which might be caused by the photo).

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#204 Tue, Nov6 2012 5:15pm

elroi
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From: Sevilla / Malaga
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Re: My little Mithril fellows

Master Thingol, my camera is digital compact one, a Canon Ixus 117 HS, 12.1 megapixels. And I take pictures with white light, the one of the strip or fluorescent light. I use the Macro option, and some other options of the menu (vivids colours, manually adjusted white balance). Iīll post you the concrete options

Masters Milo and Shadyt: yes, both the miniature and the third image are very powerful. One of my favorite Fellowship miniatures by far

Thanks for your compliments, master Twrich (and you are right, you are present in the darkest corner of the Tavern smile )

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#205 Tue, Nov6 2012 7:41pm

Thingol
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Re: My little Mithril fellows

Thanks Master Elroi... thanks in advance (for second part of the answer smile )


.... Farewell to Middle-earth at last. I see the Star above my mast!

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#206 Sun, Nov11 2012 11:55pm

elroi
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Re: My little Mithril fellows

Sorry for the delay, Master Thingol

Here are some easy tips to use in a camera:

- Always use the macro mode, a tripod and the automatic shoot option

- Colours: mode intense (emphasizes colour saturation and contrast)

- White balance: auto

- Iso: auto

- Exposure time: + 0,6 (this is my personal choice, but it depends of the camera, light type, etc


Master Ent, I didnīt saw your comment before! Of course I donīt mind criticisms (contrary, I take advice of all of them).

Maybe the aspect is a little bit artificial (but is not resin, is a kind of plaster, dentist plaster). I think I should have made all the damage or scratches thinner and smaller.

The idea for including the pillar was to have a big surface where put the green tones I wanted to (and not doing it onto Sauron itself), inspiring me in the aspect of Peter Jacksonīs Minas Morgul smile

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#207 Mon, Nov12 2012 8:44am

Thingol
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Re: My little Mithril fellows

Thanks for this advices Master Elroi... I will try to use those combination of commands for shooting... I really like the expression of your colors and shadows..... smile


.... Farewell to Middle-earth at last. I see the Star above my mast!

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#208 Mon, Nov12 2012 6:49pm

Ori
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Re: My little Mithril fellows

I agree with all camera advices except for ISO. In order to avoid "noise" fix it to a low value (depending on the camara). Start with 100 and go up until you find noise.

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#209 Tue, Nov13 2012 10:56am

Milo
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Re: My little Mithril fellows

I shall try to use configure my own camera as I only use "default" automatic macro mode before.
Thanks for all information provided.


Milo Gamgee-Took of Bywater
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#210 Wed, Nov14 2012 7:45am

sevlag
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Re: My little Mithril fellows

Thank you, Master Elroi, in addition to paint remarkably well, you know take photos that showcase your work and the cherry on the cake (french expression "la cerise sur le gateau") :  you share all that with us big_smilewink
Like Master Milo, I shall try to configure my own camera with these settings

Last edited by sevlag (Wed, Nov14 2012 7:50am)

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#211 Wed, Nov14 2012 2:08pm

elroi
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From: Sevilla / Malaga
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Re: My little Mithril fellows

Mistress Sevlag, in Spain we have a similar expresion: "poner la guinda la pastel" smile  (and thanks for your kind words)

But, as very cleverly noticed Master Ori

Ori wrote:

I agree with all camera advices except for ISO. In order to avoid "noise" fix it to a low value (depending on the camara). Start with 100 and go up until you find noise.

Much of the options I provided depends not only of the camera itself or the light source, but the preferences of the person wink

Just try and adjust different options.


And another update, M231, the gobling king. I really enjoyed painting this miniature

Click to close

Click to close

And a close up

Click to close

I definitively love Chris Tubbīs orcs and goblins sculptures

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#212 Wed, Nov14 2012 2:45pm

Milo
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Re: My little Mithril fellows

Perfect !


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#213 Wed, Nov14 2012 2:49pm

sevlag
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Re: My little Mithril fellows

Milo wrote:

Perfect !

Nothing else to add: just perfect big_smilewink

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#214 Wed, Nov14 2012 3:17pm

Thingol
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Re: My little Mithril fellows

Milo wrote:

Perfect !

indeed....


.... Farewell to Middle-earth at last. I see the Star above my mast!

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#215 Wed, Nov14 2012 9:04pm

Ori
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Re: My little Mithril fellows

Very nice

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#216 Thu, Nov15 2012 9:28am

elroi
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From: Sevilla / Malaga
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Re: My little Mithril fellows

Thank you all, friends wink

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#217 Sun, Dec16 2012 11:58pm

Mabden
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From: Spain
Registered: Fri, Dec31 2010
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Re: My little Mithril fellows

You still being a master Roi.
Where can I see your Mithril Minis here in Spain?
Have you left something in a shop or exposition?
Congrats.

Un saludo

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#218 Tue, Dec18 2012 3:39pm

elroi
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Re: My little Mithril fellows

Hi, Javi, how long!

Youīre still in Malaga? Iīll stay there several days in Xtmas so, if you want, you can come to my house and take a look to all them

Just tell me wink

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#219 Tue, Dec18 2012 9:30pm

Sam Wise
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Re: My little Mithril fellows

rollI don't know if I can yet show my Great Goblin!
yours is too beautiful (... her... if this creature could  be "beautiful" ???!!!!!!!!)
Real Master Work!


"no fear to fight, no fear to loose, just want to have fun!" (anonymous)
feel free to visit my blog Sam's Minis World

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#220 Thu, Dec20 2012 2:36pm

elroi
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From: Sevilla / Malaga
Registered: Wed, Dec22 2010
Posts: 170
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Re: My little Mithril fellows

Sam Wise wrote:

rollI don't know if I can yet show my Great Goblin!

If you your pieces to others, you will improve faster your technique and results. The othersī criticisms (if accurate) are one of the best things to improve painting wink

Donīt be "ashamed" to show your work: think that every good painter has been once in your place smile

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#221 Sat, Jan16 2016 2:50pm

Maenas
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From: Barcelona, Catalonia
Registered: Thu, Mar6 2008
Posts: 492

Re: My little Mithril fellows

Sorry to bring this post back but....

I just accidentally found that our master of the brushes (I think I did not coincide with him on these forums, but I was/am a fan of his work!) has a blog specifically dedicated to mithril miniatures, (I did not knew, I just thought he just was away form painting) but the last entry is from September 2015 sooo... still there is hope.
http://paintingmithrils.blogspot.com.es/

Maybe he would have fun joining one of our painting leagues ^^ !!


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Mae govannen mellon nín.

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#222 Sat, Jan16 2016 6:28pm

Theobald
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From: the Osning in Germany
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Re: My little Mithril fellows

Master Maenas, you don't have to excuse at all. It's good to learn that Master Elroi still keeps his passion to present his skills. Though I do regret that he's not much present here on MMP any more. - Anyway, thank you for the link, Master Maenas.

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#223 Sat, Jan16 2016 7:11pm

ddaines
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Registered: Tue, Jan29 2008
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Re: My little Mithril fellows

Well worth a look, the bases created for 'Ranges' are excellent.

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#224 Sun, Jan17 2016 3:34pm

Milo
The Attic Warden
From: Toulouse, France
Registered: Tue, Mar30 2010
Posts: 4367

Re: My little Mithril fellows

For last news I received from Master of brushes, he has been very busy this past year and managed to paint less than he was used to.
This may explain why he does not visit MMP very often. Still, I know he has painted some mithrils, some of these may hopefully fill my glass cabinet soon. cool

Last edited by Milo (Sun, Jan17 2016 3:35pm)


Milo Gamgee-Took of Bywater
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#225 Sun, Jan17 2016 6:35pm

Theobald
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Re: My little Mithril fellows

So good news all in all ... I envy you, Master Milo.

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