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So I've been trying to paint my nids, but i barely get any time to paint between work and studies. But here's a little of what i have dont, also have some gaunts and genestealers lyinga round. Haven't taken any pictures of them though.
Obviously C&C is more than welcome and needed
Thinking of possibly adding a light drybush of some light brown over that talons/bones of the ravenor and then cover it with a matt varnish to just mix the colours a little bit. Still need to to work on the carapace's and finish the poor zoanthrope's flesh and talons.
Very nice, i like it.
I'm time constraint myself , i try to put in a few hours every 2 days (More on the week end). I don't have a work place set up as well , so i always end up loosing some time clearing my computer desk and moving the lights around to get a better go at it.
Keep at it , you'll finish it eventually... At least that's what the voices keep telling me
"The things that appear are a vision of the unseen"
-Anaxagoras of Clazomenae
They look nice however I think a more gradual change in tone would have been better as there are too many hard lines that aren't really hard enough to look intentional. On anything else you paint I would suggest painting it all at once, starting with your darker or lighter color (whichever you want).
If you start with the darker color (it's the close to the body color and then gets brighter as you work outward) you want a paint that is a couple shades brighter than what you want and mix some black in, paint, add a bit more of the color, paint the next layer, etc. You wont so easily be able to batch paint like this (or if you do you are looking at hours of work and it really needs to be done at once so you always get the right tone for the next section) but it will come out better.
If your dark color is going to be the outside color then you should start with the actual paint, add a bit of black, and gradually work with more and more black, this is a lot easier than the former way of doing it since you wind up with the exact tone you want as your bright color (white doesn't give the same results to the tone when added in).
Also, if you are interested in it, Dipping is a great method that can get you nice easy subtle tone differences.
But in my opinion it would be best if you either made harder lines or if you made then more gradual.
A youth with his first cigar makes himself sick; a youth with his first girl makes other people sick. - Mary Wilson Little
I dont know, i really like the extreme highlights.
I would say 3 colours are needed for the large open areas like Zoan back etc tho
Well, i am working towards tabletop quality mostly with these models. As soon as i get my magnets and finish building my hive tyrant im going to try and paint him with much greater care. Like what i did with the Zoanthrope. It already has to skin colours on with washes, need to put another layer of its base clour and start working my way up.
Will try what archonofdeath said with my hive tyrant and lictors since i think their awesome looking models.
Also, was thinking of putting a slightly light shade on the carapace's then jump to the extreme highlight for stark difference's. So basically three colours, which is what silentdeathz suggested. Just honestly cant remember how i got the colour that's on the zoan's carapace at the moment
Thanks for the suggestions, will give 'em a go when i get the time. Hopefully tonight... hopefully.....
I think they are well done. I like the colours you are using and I think you've done your highlights quite well. I think that you could try and ink wash of red or orange on areas like the Zonathrope's brain. Ink would help to deepen the effect and give it more texture.