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Well I just finished building my first thousand points of my half khorne half undivided army and now I'm just starting to paint them. Here's my first couple of marines (don't worry, I know that I still need to base them). Any constructive criticism is welcome.
Based on those colors, how do you guys think I should paint my berzerkers? I've been thinking all red with Grey helmets but I'd like opinions from other people. Thanks for the input.
Hey they look a little as if they are 13th Company...
Apart from that, they look great! And for the Berzerkers go for the total red... but not grey helmet... White I would say!
Thanks to all the people showing faith in me
I sometimes feel that everyone will leave me and they will be on their own...
that is friggin awesome! seriously man! if only my marines turned out that well I could sleep peacefully at night!
Raltoran, these are very nice minis dude, I like the shading on the power armour and the metallics especially.
Foir the horns you might block colour them a dark brown, and taking a fine, sharp pointed brush, stroke a lighter brown upwards, ending at the tip. Then repeat over these strokes with an off-white, for a ridged horn effect.
I rushed it a bit on these, but the musician's helmet sort of shows what I mean;
I agree with Montyhaul, the horns need some work on them. I paint mine with a few layers of different browns going into bleached bone and a final wash of brown.
Otherwise, the rest looks pretty good.
What are you planning on doing for the bases then?
Thanks guys for all the feedback. Thanks for the tips about painting the horns, Montyhaul, I was thinking of doing something like that before I painted that guy, but almost all my brown had dried up. The only reason why the horns are light brown right now is because I went over them with chestnut ink.
I'm not too sure what I want to do with the bases actually. I should have said this in my first post but I'm open to any suggestions. I'm mostly just looking for something that will contrast well with the colors of the minis.
Also, if its possible, can this be moved to the projects section since I think I might just end up posting more of my models from this army, once I finish painting them.
i like your paint scheme, dark, yet defined. but true worldeaters don't give a crap who they're fighting for. black, brass, red. if you want real worldeaters you use those. if you're going for marines in your chapter turned berzerker, then keep the red helm and paint more of the body red. leave a single peice like a leg guard or glove your grey to show they were once grey like the others. each berzerker with a different grey peice.
chaos shouldn't be uniform. they should all be different all individual.
my .02 cents, add salt to taste.
Take my words with a grain of salt, i am not the tactical genius i think i am!
I like the color scheme you used for them, but agree with the above posters, they need to be cleaned up a little bit. One technique that I found to work great on the armors for the SM and CSM is to do an ink wash or very very watered down paint wash over the power armor parts after highlighting everything. It helps the highlights run in more with the armor, and then gives all the little creases and bumps to stand out more, giving the armor a more lived in look.
Another thing that helps, if you have very steady hands, take a bit of Chainmail or Boltgun Metal, and pick out all the rivets on the armor/weapon to make them stand out more. The little attention to detail (and, honestly, that part doesn't take to long to do) gives the models that much more of an impressive look.
One thing I disagree though, I like the horns. They look dirty and battle worn, instead of the clean polished look of many armies.
Not sure if you did it, can't tell from the pictures, but when painting the models, I paint them, then glue the arms/guns on, makes the chests much easier to get to, and leaves out any missed parts.
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