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Here are a few images of my current project I would like opinions on both how they look and also ways to improve the scheme. The one part I know I want to leave alone is the camo for two reasons it is based on the fluff I am working on and secondly I think it just looks cool.
I know there are some touch ups to do so I am still working on that.
the bases need some flock and i think you the chainsword needs to be silver or black and is the sgt's hair staying white?
Yeah I have snow to add to the bases in fact one of my men has it but after getting all the metal on the weapons I saw that the white for the weapon body worked better then the almost mahogany look that I had given the example man. Luckily he is an extra.
So the shaft of the chain sword needs something. would Mithril work? I want to avoid a huge black piece seeing as this is a Ice world army. What if I made the shaft camo like the fatigues?
The hair is probably going to stay white. It is a common feature in the army. I am going to make all the helmet less guys have white hair unless they are from off world. IE commissars or high senior officers.
Oh yeah but overall how is the paint work? It has been a while since I have painted any models or miniatures.
The color scheme is interesting, but I have to admit when I first saw it I thought you had primed the model white and just hadn't gotten to that part yet. It would look a LOT better with some shading/blacklining. It doesn't have to be harsh -- a VERY thin wash of Codex Grey might do it. Otherwise, it just looks... unfinished.
That said, it's nice and neat, clean, not too thick. Some highlights on the carapace and helmet would really help, too, maybe a 50/50 mix of the base color and Bleached Bone? Would do a world of good. Come to think of it, a nice Devlan Mud wash in some places (not the shoulder pads, natch) would work too, especially on the helmet.
I would suggest a two watered down wash of Babad Black then, let each dry, then paint raised areas white and repaint cameo bits too. I'd check the forums for threads on how to paint too, gain more techniques.
Thanks all for the advice. I will try and incorporate it in my command squads. For the line squads I think this will suffice, as soon as I get some lining in for shadows done, seeing as just this 20 man group took me near to 15 hours and I still need to do my heavy weapons.
I know this is a modeling question but what is a good way to get snow drifts? I want to have the snow on my heavy weapons be cumulating on the sand bags for the HQ squad mortar. The other heavy weapons are going to look a little more mobile as my idea has them using a bounding overwatch method for taking objectives. that way I always have at least 2 heavy weapons firing.
Oh yeah any Ideas for a tank scheme that will match this well. I was thinking of a white prime / base and jagged turquise verticle lines? What ever it is it needs to be fairly simple to implement becasue I will eventuall have 10 Leman russes 3 basilisks and 5 chimeras or valkeries (when the plastic kit comes out) to also paint not to mention the countless infantry men. If you couldn't tell I hope to build a whole Armegedon force.
Last edited by Shadowviper9; March 18th, 2009 at 16:38.
I like the scheme keep up the good work on these mini's.
When the battlefield becomes silent, and the crust of the earth cools to when it was first born, My men and I will roam this land.
Make sure you file all the moulding lines. It's a bit time-consuming, but no model will ever look good with those big lines still apparent.
For the clothes, i suggest the following for light brown colors:
- white undercoat
- 2 coats of Gryphonne Sepia, although ogryn flesh or devlan mud work too. Very simple, very effective.
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Loving the scheme, but I think the guns would look better with the same colour as the flak armour.