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I have always thought of myself as a pretty solid painter, I know I am better than 75% of what I have seen in person, but when I look at the works done here, I get the impression that I don't even come close..
I don't have that great a camera... and need a photo studio, so please bear with the resolution and clarity?
Looking good to start, cant tell if the pic is fuzzy or your paint it thick, but you might need to thin them down a little more. I am just now getting a good mix. keep at it.
Pics are fuzzy... best camera i have is my phone
On the techmarine, did you do any highlighting; I cant tell if its a reflection or your own work? Don't just finish with a wash, get some highlights in there!
Other then that, looking great!
Last edited by Fangda; April 10th, 2009 at 21:35.
Marines - All built, 4/5 painted. Tau - 3/4 built, 0 painted. 'crons - 1/2 built, 1/2 painted.
I suck at staying on task.
Well, I haven't learned how to do washes...
I realize that I need to add some silvering to simulated scraped metal along the Servo Arms, to include some wear in the red on the servo arms.
As for the highlighting, I started with Reaper Paints, Clotted Red, then filled in with Carnage Red, leaving the recesses the darker of the two... The next brightest red I have for possible highlights is GW paints Blood Red, and am uncertain how well this will look combined.
As for the reflection, I angled the light away from the figure so that it would reduce any reflection and shadows...
This again might be a problem with the camera I am using as it looks a lot better in my hands with natural lighting than it does in the picture.. I am in the process of getting a better camera to see if I can remedy this situation, as well as a couple of good light sources and a good backing with which to photograph against.
I will work on the highlights a bit and see if the colors are ok.
Try the new Citadel Washes. They're really good. Just use them straight from the pot, and they pool in the recesses and dry waterproof just like the rest of the paints.
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To the photography side; you dont really need a good camera.
F.E what I use is a 8mp camera. Whats important is having a macro button. Make sure the camera has a good macro focus.
The camera cost me about £30, so not a huge ammount considering. (Albeit not brand new but hey, it does the job just fine)
Also, as to the studio side, a window sill and a white piece of paper behind the model will do just fine
That said, I'm not too sure about the colour simply because the camera might not be picking them up very well, but the tons look a bit too muted on the tech marine. F.E the red. Maybe its just personal taste though.
They're well done. I'm unfamiliar with 40k, so I don't know what to call these guys. If you're looking for constructive criticism, here's what I have to say...
To improve the guy without the helmet, take time to line the entire model. Some areas are very well lined and others lack lining. Deepen your shadows and smooth the transitions between the layers and highlights. You might need to thin your paints more.
The first guy, the uber-red guy, needs more contrast. Glowing green eyes, a shaded white, and maybe some deep purple or blue glazes in the shadows.
What do you plan to do with the bases?
pretty much what others have said - Highlights and base!