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This is my first attempt at painting any type of mini, it's not great, might not even be considered good considering my limited supply of colors, etc but i would like some opinions please.
i should also note that this is also before i have dry brushed on highlights i am just tired tonight and am done for the moment.
the pics are probably too large as well sorry, as i said i am tired and jsut wanting some opinions sorry i will put forth more effort next time.
I would certainly suggest cleaing up the details - for example where the red on the eyes has hit the face plates - when you painted the eyes, did you thin the piant down any? otherwise, relatvely neat job, not bad for a first go!
in all seriousness though, no i didn't thin down the red for the eyes, should i have? seeing as how i didn't want the chance for any blue showing through i thought it better not to. maybe my levels of thinning the paint need to be adjusted, i was jsut kind of thinning by eye and feel no real method to it. sometimes it would be to thin, others not thin enough, and occasionally just right when i did thin the paint though. maybe someone should make a paint thinning guide. :-) don't look at me... i'm a noob and admit it...
lol i just looked at the lineup pic of all of them and realized that my desk looks really messy... ah well :-P
Yeah the paint does look a little thick in those pics, might be worth thinning it down a little. Pretty good for a first try though =). Most people seem to have messy desks, and compared to mine and some other peoples that's pretty clear actually. And curse you for having access to Mountain Dew =(. Us guys over here in the UK don't get it ='(.
they look good for a first try
like the others said work on finding the right level of thining.
start useing more layers and try shading the blue by starting dark and as you move out lighter, can just use black and white to darken and lighten or try experimenting with other colors.
to make your whites look better you should basecoat either light grey or tan so you dont have to layer on so much.
you have the right idea and again its good for a first try, just try to go for some layeering and work on finding the right thickness for your paints.
If you add a spot of grey to any mix of paint it actually helps to paint clean coats. For dark blues, you might want to paint the armour codex grey first, as grey has a better coverage than blue. A couple of thinned (1:1 paint to water) coats of blue, and then shade with a thinned wash of blue + black ink.
I'd suggest trying to do one model where everything is clean, and where it should be. So the red in the eyes, in the eyes etc. Then build up from there, such as doing one highlight, or something similar. Then you'll improve steadily.
thanks for the tips everyone, i still have a terminator squad, assault squad, and a dreadnought still to go. i'll ask for opinions on those as well probably.