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The Immolator conversion looks really nice. The short and heavy turret makes it look really intimidating. Also the book on it's front is just awesome. It might even look a little too good. (If you only want conversion-criticism here, just ignore the following block of text as it's only about the painting )
Don't get me wrong, but since the book is very naturalistic in it's looks, with that fantastic weathered old parchment look, it makes the painting of the tank look a bit strange. Those hard edges (on the black) really clash with the soft shifting tones of the book and the reds.
Another thing I'd like to point out (if you saw me IRL now, you'd notice me wearing my glasses of spotting small mistakes +4) is the metal areas as they could do well with some shading and highlighting aka. depth.
But conversion wise it's fantastic.
The conversion of the Annihilator though, it seems just a little too... obvious? I like your plan, but I get a bit disappointed in how you just skipped on some of the detail work I know you are capable of adding. Like the CSM-bike shield. It's a great idea and it would have looked like a really cool gun-shield if you only filled them "put your bolters here"-gaps. (still wearing my glasses)
I also think you should make sure to pick out the edges of the tracks when painting them, it would make them far more distinct and realistic. The worn Gray paint works well and once again the red areas are really nice.
Finally: I realise that when picking on so many details it might sound as if I didn't like you tanks, but I'd like to say it's on the contrary: I really like them.
And I'd love to see a full pic of your army. I've seen some models here and some there, now I'd like to see them all and just indulge in Inquisitorial goodness
Very nice work smok. I agree with andusciassus on the tracks. Overall good work. well done.
One easy way to "make use" of those gaps in the gun shield(biker shield thing) is to put your smoke launchers there. (I don't remember if Iguard get that, but most tanks look great with them).
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Terrific work! I really like the low turret on the Immolator. Very reminicent of the modern armour... looks almost M1A2-ish. Fantastic paint job!! 8Y
very nice conversions and paint jobs as well, Its the little details which make them look best. Things like the chaos gun barrell tips and I think that is the skaven plague monks book on the front of the Immolator.
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Thank you for your comments!
Andusciassus - Yes, I totally agree that it looks clean, and "out-for-a-Sunday-ride-after-washing-and-waxing", but I actually like them painted that way. As unrealistic as it (they all) looks, I hate putting all the details on my SOB tanks and covering them with "mud" and weathering effect. My IG tanks are quite diffferent - they all have rust and weathering on them... So it is just a choice I made there
Anihilator - yes, did not really take it all the way out, but my CHimera has same exact shield and I wanted to keep those uniform in some ways... Good catch!
Theyak - hmmm - will look into fixing those tracks next time I am painting models...
Tarok - yes, nice and low, unliek the other Immy that I made with a spare Russ turret...
davidH - Book is actually part of the front panel that comes from Forgeworld...