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Hi guys! One of my friends is paying me to paint his Space Marine chapter. He wants a dark colour scheme, with some bone bits, and a semi-vampiric theme. Here is the test marine. I haven't shown it to him yet, as I'd like yo hear what you guys think of it first:
I think I need to add a bit of black to the sides of the chapter badge to make it appear more skull-like
Black lines around the eye sockets would make that appear a thousand times more like a skull, not putting you down for not doing it already, cos doing lines on the edges of things is the worst experience i've had so far. But it would make it amazingly super better! still nice colors though.
If it was on purpose that the black could be seen underneath the bleached bone then he is ok. If it was not then a layer or two would produce a very nice effect...
I am jealous of your friend though for not having thought of that...
Thanks to all the people showing faith in me
I sometimes feel that everyone will leave me and they will be on their own...
Looks pretty good, although im not too sure about the red lining around the mouth vent. Obviously it's done to fit with the army theme but something just doesn't fit...
It might just be me but the red around the vent reminds me of lip stick and i think that is why i dont like it...on the whole however and good looking model
I too do not think marines should wear lipstick (except Emporers Children). Your paint looks rather thick to me (like tar) marines should be smooth in my mind. The scheme's quite nice, just general neatening looks to be the way to go.
Up, up and away!
* Thin down your paints. That is out of question. Just... do it.
* Drop that red ring on the mouthpiece, makes them look like clowns rather than Marines.
* For fast, easy AND nice-looking black, don't drybrush the highlights (looks crap) or paint them on (takes too much time). Just carefully paint the surface with gloss varnish, pay attention to not get it into the recessed areas between armor sections though, as that ruins the effect (if that happens, just paint black into them again). Look here and here for examples of how that can turn out (admittedly, not exceptional but should give you a general idea)
* You can do the same for deep or strong colors - like your Midnight Blue.
* For bone, paint solid Bleached Bone, apply a wash of a dark brown (like whatever that is you used for basecoat, Vermin Brown can work too) and then paint the raised areas with a light cover of thinned down Bleached Bone. Repeat with a Bleached Bone/Skull White mix for highlights.
* For eyes, paint them Red Gore and put a dot of Blood Red to the front. Simple, but gives a menacing appearance.
Thanks for the input, Fifth Horseman, however, I get the impression you think I'm rather incompitent when it comes to painting.
For the most part, I do water down my paints, unless I feel they don't need it (usually when I've had it a while, and there's very little left.
I drybrushed the Bleached bone over the basecoat to make it look like actual bone, rather than bone coloured armour.
The red ring was only an experimental thing. I wanted to see how it looks. atm I'm 50/50. I'll see what my friend says.
I'll have to try the gloss varnish. That may work better with my method of painting
That was my impression judging from the picture. I apologize if I have offended you.Thanks for the input, Fifth Horseman, however, I get the impression you think I'm rather incompitent when it comes to painting.I understand the intent, but it doesn't seem to to work out on the most of the "bone" areas, with exception of the left kneepad (which looks quite bone-like indeed). Perhaps it has something to do with the direction of the motion you applied the drybrush with or how much paint was left on the brush.I drybrushed the Bleached bone over the basecoat to make it look like actual bone, rather than bone coloured armour.