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I've posted this guy before so some of you maybe recognize him. Anyways I've been working some more on him.
This is an Ork Kommando I'm currently working on for a painting contest. Some things are done and some are not. I really need advice on how to improve him and ideas for the not completed parts. So imagine him as he was 100% complete and just brainstorm or something. THANK YOU
He's looking good, I like your yellow (and like last time, expect to see quite a lot of damage effects. ). I think you need to bring the skin highlights up a bit more, as at the moment he's lacking definition. Pay particular attention to the face, its a very important part of a mini.
I loke the colours and paint job, it has a nice feel to it. One thing you could try to give it that extra bit of depth, as it's for a painting competition, try to add some subtle different shines of varnish. Perhaps matte down his shirt a bit to make it feel more like cloth.
Also, sonce it's orky, you can add some weathering to the mechanical parts. Easiest to do is adding some chipped effect by very gently dabbingon some black or boltgun paint onto the yellow claw housing for or stains and paint chips respectively, perhaps some orange brown too for rust stains. When you do this, make sure the paint and sponge are almost dry. Much like with dry-brushing, in this case dry-sponging.
For rust and oil smears you can also use some advanced techniques with very thinned down burnt umber oil paint. you can do the same with thinned black oil paint to outline details.
The thing about oil paint is that it has completely different properties then acrylic paint. the fact that you thin it with terpentine-based thinners is that it doesn't 'coat' open areas so the paint easily and cleanly draws into cracks and edges. Also because it dries a lot slower you can easily clean up unwanted bits a terpentine damp brush or soft cloth. Alternatively, you can let it dry a bit and when almost dry you can feather it neatly with a small dry drybrush.
best before using oil paints it to spray the entire model with a thin coat of satin varnish, this will help the fluidity of the applied oil paint.
It's a cheap investment to make as you only really need Burnt Umber and a good black oil paint tube and a small bottle of odorless terpentine. These can be easily found in arts store or ordered online. The oil paints will last you a lifetime, seriously.
Great looking mini here, especially since yellow is such an annoying colour to paint. As other people have mentioned, he's looking a slight bit too clean for an Ork, which can be fixed quite easily with some weathering, damage and other dirtying effects as explained by Meph . I'm going to go ahead and guess that the battle damage on the claw is one of the things that isn't yet done, since the yellow metal wristband on his other arm has some effective paint chipping on it. The skin and pouches could do with a little bit of work and highlighting, as could the shirt and straps. Must say I really like his goggles too, they look really good .