I am not happy with the way that my first (proper) attempt at NMM (Non-Metallic Metals) is turning out so I thought I’d appeal to the wider community to any assistance/pointers/comments to help me move on with this.
This is a very nice model from Oathsworn and I wanted to do it justice (maybe NMM isn’t the way to do that but more on that later).
Stage 1: This is the first run. WIP – Conclusion: Okay.
Stage 3: This is where the mini is at the moment. Technically ‘finished’ but I’m not happy with the sword in particular. Armour okay. I Googled NMM scimitar swords to see how others managed the reflection on that type of shape but to no avail.
I’m very tempted to ditch the NMM altogether and return to my metallics – but I’d rather get a handle on NMM!
If anyone can help with references or helpful comments would be much appreciated.
Narrative not relating to NMM issue (Skip this if you are only interested in helping with the painting block problem).
I’ve harkened on about Oathsworn’s miniatures (and here) before now and the chap above is the first of many to get painted. I chose him because I wanted to paint him up as my cat, Haggis, who happened to be posing nearby when I was selecting what to paint next.
Part of me wished the model had more of his back exposed so that I could capture more of Haggis’ distinctive pattern. Maybe the next cat model.
On the NMM front. Personally I’m not sure how much I like it. Sometimes painted examples look absolutely amazing. Sometimes they look like cartoons. Sometime they look like Haggis – half baked (the miniature, not the flesh and blood version).
I’ll give it a bit more time and might make my next attempt at it an Infinity miniature which seems a good fit to the style – Studio Giraldez seems to use NMM throughout and their Infinity paint jobs are quite brilliant.
By the by, the Haggis’ ‘purchase and paint’ justification is for some 25/28mm Frostgrave gaming. If I ever do get round to gaming anything…