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Here's my latest attempt at starting an army: Imperial Guard. Comments & Critique welcome - I've only been painting these dudes a few months, but I want to get better. The compression has made the colours look mottled - they are very smooth in person.
I'm looking for feedback on the colour scheme as much as the painting!
Last edited by jaNDo; March 10th, 2008 at 10:10.
what am I, the pope?
Nice, save the light brown lasgun. Have you tried to paint one with a black rifle?
Currently painting the Waaagh! of Warboss Borboss - Goff and Evil Sunz warband
My color scheme is very similar to that one ( Scorched Brown armor and Snakebite Leather fatigues ), so of course I'll say I like it!
His rifle could use a color change though. Black is always a good choice, or you could paint it your dark brown color too so it "matches" his armor.
Again, not a fan of the gun color, but the rest of it is excellent. Cheers on a great job all around!
As per the others - the gun should really be black as it will provide a nice contrast. Other than that the face is my biggest issue - it just doesn't match the skin tone on the hands at all and makes the model look queasy, maybe I'm being a little too pedantic.
Dovie'andi se tovya sagain (It's time to roll the dice)- Mattrim Cauthon
Well I am going to go for broke and just straight out admit that I like it. The economy here is good too as you appear to have painted the fatigues and weapon with the same base colour and then highlighted the fatigues up. This will speed up your painting a great deal. That makes me a fan, expecially when it comes to the insane numbers of the Imperial Guard.
You can try to paint the gun a dark metal(mix it darker) to make it look realistic..
Do you ever see any pictures of soldiers that have painted their guns(other than snipers that is)?
I like it.
Ive been experimenting with using washes on the armour to paint fast but in a different way. Bascically paint your base colour on in my case a mid green depending on what is close at hand. Next cover the armour in thinned out wash of the same colur but a little darker. Next (and quickly before it dries) add in some of the medium colur over the highlighted areas then the edges with a light version. Sounds fairly complicated and a lot like wet blending but it can help.
The point of that was to help you speed up the painting, I've used various drybrushing or simple painting techniques but this one seems to work the best.
As for the gun perhaps if there was some contrasted shading making it look wooden perhaps then it might look better. experiment I say!
Hope that helps
PS: Nebulus, look up the SA80 not painted but coloured body areas.
Thank-you all for the kind feedback!
The other reason is that my hands are very shaky - I have difficulty painting small details; highlighting the edges of a black gun for example . That is also why the face will never have eyes!
My next guy will have a black Lasgun though, so I can evaluate them thoroughly. I'll even try to highlight it...
Black Spray Undercoat
Scorched Brown over essentially the entire model (insignas and metallics left black).
Graveyard Earth as a base colour. Multiple, thin coats.
Kommando Khaki as the mid-tone (leave recesses dark). Multiple, thin coats.
Thinned Brown Ink to line the pockets and wrinkles.
Bleached Bone highlight.
Dark Flesh. Multiple, thin coats.
Vermin Brown highlights (not shown on the above model, but as my skills improve...).
Gun & Belt:
Snakebite Leather. Multiple, thin coats.
Boltgun Metal on the metallics.
what am I, the pope?