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they look too shiney for me
My ToP - raven gaurd <- cliky
Raven Guard W/13 D/7 L/5
The shiny is from the wash. You can reduce that with a matte varnish which will also protect your paint a bit. Testor's Dull Kote or Krylon Matte Finish work great for this.
They're looking pretty good. I like the brown wash. Makes them look well used. They are looking pretty neutral right now though. A good way to add some color would be to check out all those pack shoulder and knee pads in the hobby section of the codex. SW love their markings and the reds and yellows add a lot of character.
Next up check out this photo tutorial by Minus-t
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It's hard to see what you've got going on right now since it's focused on the coffee mug!
Are they hand painted wolves on the shoulder pads ? If so they are very good, and if not an excellent job with the decals. Nice.
Jager bombs. Very efficient at wiping out friend or foe.
Thanks for all the advice folks.
Firstly thanks for the tutorial on photography, very handy, i was getting no end of frustration from it last night.
The shine is actually deliberate, i'm no good at highlighting, picked up a tutorial somewhere of using gloss varnish to cheat a little with it, though i get the feeling that it went on a bit heavy with the middle guy, i'll use less next time, thanks. Or do you think it's a bad idea?
I'll have a look when i pick up a copy of the codex (i've only picked up the models so far, might pick up the dex today).
They're water transfers sadly, i wish i could paint like that!
But thanks for your kind words, i am quite proud of how well they came out.
Thanks for the advice guys, keep it comming.
The gloss is up to you. I think it looks fine for what it is. That stuff always looks much better in person. And it protects the paint really well so that's a plus.
Something to consider about it. If you're into the painting aspect as a fun part of the hobby you might want to leave it off. If you actually like painting you'll keep getting better and might regret not being able to go back and improve your old guys.
If not, go to town and get some decent looking guys done so you can play.
Either way good luck.
Something you might want to try is dry brushing a lighter grey tone over the models once you have done the main colour and the washes but before detailing.
For my tabletop army it's what I do and looks quite effective. I do add some brighter highlights on after but to be honest just the dry brushing looks ok for getting a but of tone variation.
One other peice of advice - make sure that you file or scrape down mould lines till they are smooth - I can see some pretty bad ones on helmets and the backpack exhausts which really pick and get noticed whenyou look at that picture, especially with the gloss over them...
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