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Pretty obvious, this is the first vehicle I've ever painted so I'm really not used to the methods required for large, flat, surface areas. That and I'm relatively new to 40k as well, originally being a Tomb Kings and Hordes of Chaos player for Fantasy.
Anywho, here is what I have for the basic Leman Russ decked out with heavy bolters. Hull mounted one was converted from a heavy weapons squad, also the modeling putty I used was a bit.....meh....so the are between the hull mounted gun and the hull sights look very sloppy.
Biggest issue I'm having is the chalky look after layering on with a lot of drybrushing. I've heard that washing the model with watered-down base coat helps smooth that out. Usually I actually like the chalk-effect, I know its not very realistic, but I still think its a cool look. Just right now the effect that I'm getting with the brightest highlights is "DURRRRHUUURRR GREEN" so I'd really like to tone it down a bit. Any advice on that?
I'd also like to try my hand at camo painting. Something easy like a simple cadian pattern. I was thinking commando khaki-ish and highlighting with a mix of khaki-skull white. Still I have no idea how to go about actually painting the patter on and making it look decent (I have plenty of reference pics, but I have no clue what to do). Anyone have some pointers for a complete NoOb?
Just the main hull and treads have been worked on so far.
P.S. Yes I know I got a little nuts with the metallics, but it won't be too hard to cover up the screw-ups.
Overall, I don't think its too bad. I'd just like to refine it a bit, then finish all the other accessory stuff. Probably going to go over the treads with a dull-coat finish too as it is waaaaaaay to shiny.
Comments and criticism
Simple, but you have the basics covered well. Much better than an attempt by myself.