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Just so everyone knows, i'm not that big of a painter. I like having a nice looking army, but gaming is the most fun part of the hobby for me. That said, here are some of the models that i have painted. Most of them are not based, and those that are need some painting over the sand to make them look better. Any ideas on the scheme are appreciated, along with any techniques that i might use. I hope you like em!
The Emperor's Champion
10 man Crusader Squad
A closeup of two initiates. And yes. The one with a powerfist does have a power sword in a scabbard, just in case
The only initiate with a painted base
My predator, which in almost every game does absolutely nothing. But i love him anyways
Finally my terminators, who have amazingly survived every game they fought in so far (I think it's because they're painted)!
I'm also close to being done with my LRC, but i don't have much time to complete it with preparations for college. Plus, once i get there i won't be doing any painting at all for the first couple months at least. Hopefully i'll finish it, though!
I think that they are a very good start! I like the Termi's the best out of all of them. I did notice some mold lines on the power sword of the power fist guy. Remember that mold lines are can ruin even the best of painted mini's.
Hope to battle them soon!
The Great Plague meets The Devourer of The Galaxy. What does that make us?
Hey there fellow templar, I know its not easy painting, and you are doing a good job, least you are high lighting and getting the basics down, but here are some tips on making your templars look better. When you spray paint them, I notice there is still some spots under the mini that has only been lightly hit with the paint, what I do is I either lay the mini down and spray as the first layer dries or I hold the mini in my hand and put a glove on so i dont spray my hand, that way you can turn the model and paint where ever you missed, but be warned, you can "burn" your minis and cause the paint to run and destroys the details, just paint lightly and softly, just enough to cover the model. I also notice that your models might have a slight texture to them, am I right? If you do thats because when you spray painted them most likely outside, and it might of been humid as well, I think that what causes the texture feeling when the paint drys. And remember you only get better the more you paint, I can already see that in time you will work on the skills of highlighting and even painting the eyes of the marines and so forth, your terminators are your best minis rich color and I like their eyes alot, you seem to have a good skill for lenses and lighting effects.
"Brothers! You carry his word as the burning torch in your hearts! With that flame you shall walk into the darkness and we will destroy it!" Marshal Gorgon at the battle of Hive Kalwan
As I can see areas of the grey plastic on the undersides of the intiates I am assuming that you don't bother to give the black areas a nice thin coat or two of chaos black, I say you should do this as for one it will deal with those plastic parts you might be having trouble getting to when priming, but also because the black primer does not have the same finish as the chaos black paint, it has a very grainy look to it. Also don't go too mental with the highlights as well, my personal technique for painting bog standard troops is a first highlight of 50/50 codex grey/chaos black on all armour edges, then a highlight of codex grey to the areas that would get hit by light the most (so tops of the knee pads etc) and then a final highlight of fortress grey on the taking into account the areas that are most affected by light in the 2nd step. Black is of course a pretty hard colour to paint well so just keep practicing, also have a look how the heavy metal guys highlight their templars for ideas on what areas receive more light.
Thanks for the comments. Yes, i do spray my minis outside and no, i did not give them a thin coat of chaos black afterwords. I'll try this with my next models, but i usually don't cover up the gray areas on the underside of the model (the pits, if you will) because they aren't noticeable on the tabletop. I'll try out that highlighting technique out or something similar. Also, any suggestions for highlighting BT vehicles? I'm getting close to that stage on the land raider.
My personal method for vehicles its pretty much the same process 50/50 codex grey/chaos black, as all the parts of sm vehicles tend to be flat I then paint the top and side edges of the various armour plates with a watered down codex grey and then finally a watered down 50/50 codex grey/fortress grey on the top egde of the armour plates. Try adding littanies to the large armour plates the break up the monotomy of the black, as a black templar painter littanies are your friend, they can hide a multitude of sins
if you look at my thread in my signature theres a few tanks in there if you need some sort of idea at what I am getting at, but best to look again at the heavy metal guys tanks, after all they are pros