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So after having chosen the colour scheme for my fleet I've done my first Warrior. Still some improvement needed but on the whole I'm really happy with it. SO here it is:
Not really happy with the base. It's supposed to be blackened rock with lava visible through it. Like a volcanic wasteland type of thing. You can't really see the red beneath very well though.
Metal bugs are fun. I like the shading on it's back and head, that is well done. The wasrlock purple is a bit odd. You couls tone that down with an ink wash. You could also give the skin/exoskeleton an ink wash, green or brown. It will make the carapace and exoskeleton look different from each other. Paint the eyes a different colour from the warlock purple so they will stand out more, green would be good. Good work overall I think and it's quite bold too.
Looking good. I like how the bone and metallics work. I mihjy suggest some brighter highlights on the edges of the armour to get the tones more depth. Good idea with the base but yea, it's not showing too well. If you look HERE (Forge World Eldar Avatar) the first page or two I look at lava bases with some help from other painters. Hope it helps.
Warlock purple? It's flourescent magenta with a leviathan purple wash over it. I think you're right about the eyes. Green would be good.
What about a blue wash on the body?
By the way the Fleet name I've gone for is Haephestus. The god who could make living things from metal. I dont think there's a fleet called that already is there?
Also the gravel on the base isn't sticking very well. Some of it is quite loose. I used PVA but maybe I spread it too thinly?
Tis a good name Also an interesting take on nids, I've never seen a nid player touching metalics before...
Considering how you are coming back to painting after a long time out of the hobby you can be very proud Mr. Stunt, its looking great.
I really like the contrast of the bright pinkish colour with the dark carapace- will look great carried over a whole army. You do need to pick up your pace a bit though if your going to get them all done ;P
I'm not going to add any more advice as you only need to hunt down the work of Leech and And Justice For All to see they are far, far better painters than I could ever dream to be, so listen to their crit and take note!
PLAN CLAN MAN!!
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man- S. Johnson
My current efforts are also 10 times better than anything I could do when I used to paint. Mainly thanks to tutorials on here and the rest of the web. Thank god for the internet eh?