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These guys are not much more than what the box art represents but I thought I would share them none-the-less... Time spent painting was maybe 10-15 hours - so about 2 hours a piece, unfortunately that really translates into about a month as I have found finding time to paint lately a struggle.
I am jumping back into painting though with a veagance and will be working on some Blood Angel stuff again as well as some more chaos marines for my army...
Picked up the GW washes and the foundation paints (finally) and got to experiment with them a bit. I really like the washes a lot. Very different than inks. I kind of got them at the end of this project so will have to further evaluate them on other projects...
My favourite part has got to be the banner, and the cloaks.
Makesme wanna get some now! haha
Looks pretty nice there, Slorak. The banner is just awesome.
But I must say that it shows that you have only spend a few hours on these, especialy on the armour, which is very flat and dull. A few washes to shade it and some highlights are very much needed, IMO, since I know you can do a lot better than this.
I know the metal looks a bit flat in the pictures. They were washed with the Badab Black ink glaze and are much more subtle than black ink by itself. I think the light from the photobox washed it out more than it is in real life.
Keep in mind though that these are painted to a good gaming standard and definitely not showcase models. My goal was to achieve a look similar to the box cover.
Well I certainly did not want to sound like I was slating you, because that was not my intention, but I looked and these and thought that everything else I've seen form you trumps these without a fight. You never mentioned that these were a commission, nor that you had to follow some close instructions in a time frame, so I just wondered what was up considering the quality of your previous work.
Also, I have no idea how these look on the cover art.
I'm sorry if it came out wrong.
No offense taken. I am a fairly lousy picture taker to begin with... But I suspect part of the issue is that the group shot is larger than the actual miniatures.
Another thing might be the large area of metal armor - sided next to grey fur. Figure wise they are rather bland. I did try to add a hint of color with any little bits hanging off, but in particular with the hair.
Since I was painting them in batches - I split them up into 3 groups and did 3 different hair colors. Since they are basically rank and file I stopped from over doing the highlights but instead chose a goal of creating a cohesive looking group as a whole.
While it took me over a month to complete - I was only painting for an hour or so a night only a few nights a week. It also got too hot to paint out in my game room (built off the garage) so I have to negotiate with the wife to allow me to paint inside! I think in person they look nicer than the pictures (don't we all say that!) definitely not my best work, but not my worst either... Just to a certain level is all.
I don't play Fantasy.
BUT THESE GUYS ARE SWEET!
Kudos to whoever painted them!
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