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These 5 banshees are the first models that I really sat down and put some time into. they are black primered, brought up to bone, washed with devlan mud and then brought back up to bone. lots of layers, lots of time, and the results are a bit messy. i only have about 12 paints, and I used almost all of them on these models.
Any feedback would be awesome. thanks.
Thats being a bit hard on yourself, saying they look messy. I think they look very good, and will be excellent when the bases are done. I particularly like the tabbard and hair colours. Looking at some of the threads in this section can be disheartening, the quality of the painting is that high, but you need to remember its all a learning curve and its up to you how far to want to go. I've been potching with painting miniatures for over twenty years, and I cant say I'm any good but I am happy with what I've done.
Welcome to LO by the way, and Rep for you for posting pictures straight away ! I'm sure you will get plenty of more helpful comments and tips on how to improve your painting, there are some real Jedi masters on here.
p.s. The Dire Avengers in the background look good too.
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Those look pretty good in my opinion. All I'd add would be to give the edges of the armor a little bit of a highlight with skull white and base them.
Great work and welcome to LO.
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thanks. I'll post WIP pics of the entire army soon.
I think that the colors that you picked blend together in an unintended way, causing the "messy" effect that you speak of. There are a few other post on that describe which colors are complementary to each other on the color wheel. If I find it, I will post the link.
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My main suggestion would be a little work on your overall neatness - there's a few spots where the bone armour got slopped onto the edges of the hair or accent bits, and that adds a bit to the messy feel. Just a little extra attention to keeping all the colours where they belong should sort that out pretty painlessly.
Also, have a go at finishing their bases - you'd be amazed how much better they'll look with proper terrain under foot.
yeah, been working on the touchups, and started to do some highlighting of the cape. next i'll try highlighting the armor with some bone+white or even just pure white. i'll get some more pics up when they're all done.
Hi, Good work for beeing the first squad. Its always hard not to get a messy look when you paint bright colors on a black undercoat. I actually used white undercoat on my banshees but it did not turn out as good as i hoped.
I think you should stick to your initial paintingplan for the next banshees you paint. perhaps take it easy with the devlan mud so you dont have to repaint so much with bleched bone.
Best advice i can give you is to take it easy, dont use to much paint on the brush. When you paint light colors on a black undercoat you often need abit more color on the brush to not let black shine through. Take a moderet amount of paint instead and dont apply paint to areas that has not dryed yet.. thats what messing it up for me anyways. I think banshees are very tricky to get right. Ive just painted one and have 8 more to paint for my army. Im kinda saving them for last
Keep it up! take it easy and dont forget to cast doom on the banshees target.
thanks for the tips...and as for Doom, the farseer is up next once i decide on a potential color scheme.
here's an update of the bit of progress I've done so far.
the gold was too light, so I darkened it a little.
the cloak and leather items were too dark and messy, so I lightened them up a bit.
I touched up most of the armor plating with a nice thin (thinner than I had been using before) of bleached bone. If anything I might try and highlight the cloaks again, bring a bit more brightness to the hair, and touch up the jewels with a brighter red?