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Hi guys, just finished painted a squad of Ultramarines, theres actually only 8 guys total as I bought them off ebay. I used to paint for fun when I was alot younger, probably 14-15 (ten years ago!) and have decided to get back into it. So these guys where just a toe in the water deal, to see how I went. Pretty happy overall, a few little niggles, need to tighten up blending and just my brush control, but I learnt alot and am looking forward to my next project (probably buy a Black reach set so I can have an army to start playing with). I've got these in my member gallery as well and an extra pic with some angles on the sargent.
I'd love to hear some feedback and advice, things I've done wrong and things I've done right!
Nice set of miniatures, I'm not a good enough painter to give you much more detailed feedback than that I'm afraid, as you're already better than I am! One thing I did notice though was that the Red helmet of the sergeant looks a little less detailed than the blues, and the bases stick out as unfinished straightaway, but you're definitely back on the right track!
It's actually nice to see some old-school yellow shoulder pad rims for a change too
AoBR is brilliant value so I'd definitely recommend it.
Thanks Chrispcater, I was tossing up whether to do up the bases with a tile pattern in a modelling clay, but I think I'll just go down the painted route, something urban perhaps!
I was unsure of the yellow was a legit scheme, thats how I always remembered them but the recent ones all had the metalic gold trim.
I think your right on the red sergent helmet, another highlight pass might be in order!
I'm currently using urban type basing on it - basically grey rock/dust as it can pass for either city or ash waste terrain.
The gold trim swithcover happened with the 4th Edition Marines (they are on 5th Edition now), but at the end of the day if you want to paint them yellow then go for it
I like them, clean and crisp. Just in a few places I think a bit of a stronger highlight would be better, the shoulder pads for example. Otherwise, base them and you'll have a good start to a marine army.
Nice attention to detail, particularly with taking time to put a dot in the eyes, etc. An entire army painted to that level will look brilliant. You can pursue a middle ground on basing between sculpting clay for every single one vs just painting them. A bit of rubble made from chopped up old sprues, etc
And 'cause somebody has to say it: drill thy barrels!
Very smooth and clean paintjob mate! You can say what you want, but those Black Reach models look great! Granted, they are a bit static, but with a good paintjob, like this one, they look very nice on top of your table!
Now gogogo basing and you'll have some very nice mini's there
Ifurita: Glad you like the details, I think they really helped finish them, I've got a bunch of new brushes in the post so hopefully I'll be able to sharpen the details up in the future!
Chrispcarter: Cool, thats a good idea, I was thinking of some tiles but that would definitely limti it to a city setting. I do like the old school straight yellow, I'll think about it but Im pretty sure I'll stick with it (I also dont have a gold metallic, but thats beside the point!
Kuffy: Thanks, I've got to go back and touch up the sergent with the red helmet so maybe a squad wide punch up on the highlight is in order!
InquisitorAffe: Thanks, I like the old sprue as rubble here and there on selected bases! I just noticed that reading your post! a marine army with disabled replica guns!
Residual-selfimage: Cool, I think I will go out and buy the AoBR set today, the sooner I get it the sooner I can get into the painting of the whole lot!
I hope to paint my entire army to this level, that being said I'm sure everyone has said that before undetaking it, following through is a bit daunting! But life would be boring without challenges.... right?
Alrighty, I've got the bases basically done! Just need to run some black paint around the edges to neaten them up. The glues still wet but I went out and bought AoBR set and have basecoated the terminators and the dreadnought, so thought Ide better finish one thing at a time! I did a few extra highlights on the red helemt but didnt carry it on to the rest of the squad. (itching to get on with the new stuff )
I decided to go with the urban theme, using some of the sprues as suggested worked out well I think! Pretty simple paint job and the bases were done, hope you guys like em!
Thanks for the feedback and suggestions guys!