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Well, I've finally got around to posting a couple of pics. I painted these a couple months ago with....craft paint. Yeah, I'm cheap, so what? Keep in mind that these are my first miniature painting attempts, so they're obviously not perfect. I did a lot of research on how to paint before I did these and I was aiming for table top quality, so I'm pleased with how they turned out but they can definitely be better. CC please!
I used Minus T's guides to photography and the custom shoulderpad deal. And pay no attention to the models missing arm, head, and pack, they got shot off (still haven't painted those, ha).
Ohh, and please tell me what I can do to improve. My main question for you guys is whether or not painting with REAL miniature paint (GW, Vallejo, etc.) will improve the look of my minis. And feel free to check out my WIP Waaaaagh! There are some pics of my first ork all painted up over there, which I think turned out much better than these marines. I'll post a link as soon as I create the thread.
http://www.librarium-online.com/foru...aaagh-wip.html (Ork Waaagh! WIP)
Last edited by Omnius; July 25th, 2007 at 19:49.
The look pretty good for a first time mini.
The paint is smooth and the green is bright, proof that craftstore paints are on par with model paints.
One of the things you can do to improve the look of your marines drastically is to add more depth by painting dark green lines where the joints of the bicep and forearm meet and where the thigh meets the kneepad. You have your highlights in the right places, but you also want a darker color to contrast with those highlights.
Another suggestion is to tone down the highlight color, as I think the color of your highlights as they stand are a little too bright.
Great job overall though.
Go to this thread to see what I'm talking about
http://www.librarium-online.com/foru...-building.html (Scions Of Ra Army Building)
Last edited by Supraboytt; July 25th, 2007 at 20:03.
I don't think its fair my first minis were a solid color with the guys face not being painted for about a year and a half. These have basic shading and hghlighting... I still can't do highlighting (my bro does it) very good job...grumble grumble
PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD LOOK AT MY BLOG!
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Thanks for the advice and compliments guys. The more that I look at the pictures, the less I'm satisfied with them. I never even thought about filling in the joints and other nooks and crannies and I see now they definitely need it. The armor is mostly just the medium shade of green drybrushed over the dark green, but I think I went too heavy with the paint.
Just cause somebody has to say it: drill your barrels!
Minis look great. Only thing that pops at me is to take the same diligence and care in building up a bit of contrast in the metallic bits