Storm Wardens banner painting

Alright folks, only a few more days (July 18th) left to donate and secure yourself a chance at winning this gorgeous army. Not only do you get a chance to win this force, you're helping support a great cause (Doctors Without Borders) at the same time.

The little section (just the Terminator honors) up top is 8mm across. That little beauty took me about an hour to paint. It's my first real attempt an NMM. And probably my last.

For those who have no experience painting NMM, let me help you out.

Do NOT do it.

Unless, you have so much free time on your hands that you don't know what to do with and you want to fill it up painting. Seriously.
The effect is cool, don't get me wrong, it's just very, very time consuming. You need to blend everything a couple different times and then you need to be able to carefully line highlight the edges as well.

The rest of the banner is coming along well enough. Here are a couple shots of progress.

All kidding aside, I'll be putting together a simple tutorial on getting a NMM effect on models for those of us who aren't master painters. There are a couple things to keep in mind when painting like this and once you get those down, it's just a matter of following the formula so to say.

Ron, From the WarpIf you've got any questions about something in this post, shoot me a comment and I'll be glad to answer. Make sure to share your hobby tips and thoughts in the comments below!


  1. That's excellent work mate, I'm with you on the NMM, saw a great vid tutorial on it and just decided that I'd never have the time.

  2. Great looking banner. I enjoy seeing the WIP shots too.
    Like Col. Corbane, I've never considered doing it because of the time involved. I'm pretty decent at following formulas, so am looking forward to the NMM tutorial as well. I may have to give it a try.

  3. The banner looks awesome, thanks for showing us progress pics!

  4. Thanks guys, the banner is on cardstock.
    It's going to take me a little bit to get the "NMM 101" tutorial together though.


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