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Hey guys, happy new year!
This is a chaplain I painted for my new gunline black templar army. I know I have a very(very) long way to go in terms of painting skills and it would be great if you could give me some advice/criticism.
P.S I think I messed something up so one of the pic is attached as a thumbnail. Sorry!
Last edited by NoPityNoRemorse; January 1st, 2011 at 15:20.
Happy new year to ya. It's a nice looking model, looks like you have most of the essentials going (highlights, shading, etc). From the pics it's hard for me to tell what all has been done on it. It looks like you've used a black wash on the steel parts, but I cant tell if the gold has been washed or not. I'd suggest Ogryn Flesh or even Devlan Mud as a wash for the crozius to pick out the details a bit more. The tabard also looks pink along the edges; could be the pic but I'd recommend using elf flesh or vallejo Hot Orange as your highlight color (mixed into your base red). I like your highlights on the black, I prefer a subtle look. However, they are a bit hard to see so I'd advise maybe doing one more highlight on the upper edges of the areas that would catch the light, such as the helmet, shoulder pad edge, and kneepad.
I like the base as well; my only concern is that it's not much contrast. If you are going for urban rubble you might want to brighten the greys some so it's not black armor over an almost black base.
All in all good work!
Last edited by Boltergeist; January 1st, 2011 at 19:56.
White Scars: 3500pts painted
Blood Drinkers: in process
Other armies: Chaos Marines, Orks
Looks pretty neat to me, accurate and nicely edge highlighted..
Red scripture is highlighted using white?? Looks pink on the edges. I always highlight red with orange and shade with purple wash (or green wash for VERY dark places)
Gold is a bit bright and flat, you could do with building it up from 50/50 scorched brown and gold up to pure gold or mithril silver, highlighting like anything else
Have to agree about the base as well, snow basing would be awesome on such a dark model, but not sure if it fits with your theme..
anyhoos keep up the good work
Thanks for all the advice guys! I did highlight the tabard with a pinkinsh colour because the blazing orange ran out . But anyhow the gold needs a wash, seems a bit thick.
The base was kinda meant for urban/cities of death boards as most of the tables in my area are largely urbanised. But would a sprinkling of snow help? Like as a result of a freak warp storm the hab-city is covered in unholy snow, a bit like Aurelia from DOW2:CR
Once again thanks so much for the advice! I'll try and post some improved pictures of the model up.
It might be the pic, but the first two seems to show the mold line on the helmet. I didn't notice any anywhere else, so if it is there, it might have been overlooked... But remember to always sand or shave off mold lines.
Personally, I would have gone for a darker red for the tabbard, and used your current tabbard base as the highlight.. Subtle is good when highlighting Templars. But you have to make sure it isn't so subtle that it can't be seen. Codex Grey on the upper edges will definitely help.. Me, I am not so subtle with my highlights on black armor.
I think the Chaplain looks great, much better than my painting. Rep for posting him.
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Make sure to post the rest of your army. This one came out really well..
5000 pts of WoC, 5000 pts of Orcs and now 3000 pts of Ogres...What was I thinking ????
give the gold a devlan mud wash to give it more depth
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Paint it red - shade it green with inks/washes (yes green!) - then highlight it with blazing orange (or if it runs out mix yellow into red!).
I like the eyes on your model. Nice work.