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Hey guys, I'm somewhat new to Warhammer 40k and new to this forum. Just a few weeks ago I purchased a Chaos Space Marine Battle Force and I have been busy making the models! I finally finished making all of the models and have now moved onto the painting part. I have painted three Chaos Space Marines and three Khorne Bezerkers so far though they are not completely finished. Anyways, I would appreciate some feedback, tips, or comments on improving my painting skills
Here are some pictures of my Chaos Space Marines so far:
Here it is with flash
And lastly, a group picture!;?
Looks like you're off to a good start! Only thing I'd 'change' is when highlighting/adding accents to red, progress from red toward orange, not toward pink =)
I'm happy with Mechrite Red -> Blood Red -> Blazing Orange as a basic three step, no mixing red for table top minis. The Orange usually does its job with just a very fine line along edges. For berzerkers you might try a 4th step of glazing red gore or scab red back overtop. Acrylic Glaze Medium should be available at a hobby or craft shop.
Another technique to add to your arsenal, is rather than doing an extremely heavy dry-brush like approach and leaving a bit of black showing on the pistols, try painting them solid metallic and then putting in a wash of black ink and see how you like the looks.
Edit: And Welcome to the Board!
Last edited by InquisitorAffe; March 2nd, 2008 at 07:36.
Hi ObsidianMoon let me be one of the first to welcome you to the Forums.
You have a very nice start to a CSM there. However here are some critiques that im sure you will be glad to take on board.
First your highlighting is a bit rushed, or even a bit bulky, slow down and use minimal paint. Patience is an art that has to be learnt... in my case it took a long time
apart from that i can't see any major problems with your minis.
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Those certainly look a lot better than my first models. The biggest suggestion I could make is with your highlighting; your placement of highlights is pretty good, but the highlights themselves are often way too thick and too stark. Try to make those lines thinner and pick a color that is more similar to your base color. Check out this thread for some more information about layering:
Also, remember to thin your paints. Two coats of a thin paint always look better than one coat of thick paint. I can't say how much this step alone has helped my painting improve.
Overall though, great work!
Thanks for all the comments and tips guys 8Y
So I should basically use a lot less paint for the highlights and make it more subtle right? If that's the case I have one quick question. In the photos, the highlights look more thicker and rougher whereas in real life it's not that bad. So my question is if the highlights in real life should not be noticed from a distance but if one was to look at it closely, the highlights would be revealed.
Also, the painting for my Khorne Bezerkers were done like that as I lacked paints . If I go out and buy some more paints, I'd be willing to try that.
Finally, I will be posting another painted CSM soon using the tips given to me I hope it turns out well!