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I learned a few things when working on this. This model was the first time I got to use the Citadel washes and I have got to say I'm in love with them. I tried using the Salamanders transfers on the left shoulder pad, but the curvature of it made it a huge hassle and I've decided to abandon it for now. Free handing it is an option but is a bit of a stretch for me. The plasma glow was a bit of a test for me - I wanted to try something new and a bit more difficult. I'm rather satisfied with it although it would've looked much more interesting had the plasma pistol been in his right hand.
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Looks good, But the OSL is a little thick, try to soften up the glow instead of being stark green, stark blue.On the subject of transfers, You could just put it on, let is fold up on the curve, knife off the foldy-ridges, and touch up with some paint.
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This model actually looks great! I love the flame and the text below it I agree that the lighting is too stark and in your face, but a little touching up could make it look great. I think that's the one thing that is sorta getting in the way of the rest of the model. Also may I suggest either adding a touch of yellow to the eyes, or making them red? In the codex is suggests the eyes "are of fire"
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Very nice. For the transfer carefully cut it where it'll curve with a hobby knife and then apply it. If it still pops up a little you can gently cut a little bit more to make it lay flat. A good place to cut is just behind the eye, between the first and second and the third and fourth tailing spikes in the back and maybe the mouth a little.
For the eyes I typically use sunburst yellow then carefully pick out the lens edges with a slightly watered down black ink. It partitions the yellow from the green nicely so they don't run into each other.
The flames on the shoulder are good. I like them.
What I would do with this model is use a slightly brighter highlight (maybe a slightly highter mix of scorpion green to snot green) and add some black to the backpack (perhaps on the vents and 'balls' on the power pack).
Overall, good job! +Rep.
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Nice effect on the plasma pistol glow.
Also, I agree with Thedeadmonky. That's possibly the best message I've ever seen on a marine's shoulderpad!
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For the most part I agree with what's been said above (I think the eye looks fine though), the only thing new I have to say is that I like the battle damage on the bolt pistol a lot. The plasma and bolt pistols with bayonets is also inspired. I just keep imagining him overheating the plasma pistol and running out of bolt ammo and charging into combat.
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bamf... nice and subtle, i love it
I had the same problem with the transfers for my Black Templars..
I found that if you cut them to shape before soaking them, they form real easily to the shoulder pad.. You however run into a different problem of applying them. Less area to hold with the tweezers.. Still manageable.
I agree... a softer glow would be better, and blend it to the green.. Afterall, the further that light travels, the more of the regular colors show through.