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I've been painting for about a year now, orks mostly, but I painted my first two space marines last week and thought I'd get some feedback on the commander and the ork warboss I painted for my main army.
Here's my warboss, Shoota/Skorcha combi weapon, Powerclaw, Cybork upgrades.
Here's the two space marines I've painted so far. The commander was my first go at tiny details like human faces and banner lettering, so he was a great learning experence.
I'm not really happy with the shading on the white parts of the cape and toga, I used a watterd down wash of Devlin Mud, but it didn't give the results I wanted. Any tips?
Last edited by insomniac 142; December 8th, 2008 at 00:01. Reason: Forgot to add the second space marine :/
In general they look really quite good, but I think you need to thin your paint a little bit more. I can see it mostly on the skin of the ork, and to a degree on the marines.
As to painting white, the main idea is...not to paint it white. White is the lightest colour we can use, so to paint it white you cannot highlight. Instead, you should do it a rather light grey, a mix of fortress grey and skull white generally works well. That aside, to shade the usual method is to use grey. A mix of codex and fortress grey (40:60), should be OK to shade, otherwise just pure fortress grey.