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well, they're okay they would look better if they had squad markings and sharper highlights rather then drybrushes.
but it all really comes down to practice
I like the blue space marine. Try painting the Imperial Eagle on the Chest all black, then dry brush it gold. The dark recesses will look like shadow, not blue. Try painting one shoulder pad a different color, red or white might be nice? Older Space Marine models sometimes had their backpacks dry brushed silver instead of armor color, think you might like that?
Nice job, keep practicing, and above all, enjoy painting!
on the blue marine, maybe also paint the leg and arm joints black, and then dry brush silver as well. This is the area behind the knees, between the crotch and legs, and at the crook of the arms.
On the green Marine, make sure you go back and touch up the purity seal.
On both. Black lining always helps separate the different pieces of armor, even when they are the same color... And yes, slightly brighter highlights will always help.. Otherwise.. Good start.
I recommend a dark wash to bring out some shading, particularly on the blue marine. At the moment the model looks a bit 'flat' but some shading would add some depth to it.
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When my models turn out a bit "chalky", I'd slap on some wash.
Dab a bit, on a section, and work it in. Thin the wash/ink down, if you need to, as you don't want pubbles everywhere.
Blue for the Ultramarine, and green ( I think there is a DA green ) for the dark angel.
I agree with everyone about a Wash. If you don't want to make your own wash out of paints, just use one of the premade Citadel Washes.
Consider using a lot of blue wash and after it dries use some black wash.
Additionally, go over the Ultramarine's shoulderpads' trim with gold again.
Try to paint the Ultramarine's gun differently.
The bases look excellent.
Thanks for the comments. I'm pretty happy about the bases. Here's my Space Marines Terminator; it's a bit better I think, but still needs the highlights as suggested. Highlights seem pretty difficult to make (unless I do a light drybrush). I have to do some more experimenting with the painting I suppose.
Take new blue wash on the helmet for depth development and then reapply the base color.
Try to push the highlights a bit more, you'llfind that alot of people when painting smurfs will go up to Spacewolves grey, I surgest just one more highlight on the sharp corners and where you'd expect the light to hit.