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bought the old command squad last week and well, started painting.
couldn't post earlier because my internet provider crashed. horribly.
anyway, first on the list: cap'n
then we have.... flag-bearer (first one to get a paintjob, actually)
mmmm big guns
finally, my rocket-dude who is missing "something"
mind you, those are the first mini's I painted -ever-.
and I have had Guidelines on how to use inks, so i no longer have totally shadow-grey joints.
and the commander's cape looks teh funky.
well? did I kill the layout?
so, what do you think?
it's not the most up-to-date I have (should make new pics, got rid of the excess shadow grey)
Looks pretty good to me. I'm not much of a painter (don't use acrylics) so I'm really not much of a judge.
I typically use drybrushing as my highlighting tool. I usually don't use paints to show shadows cause the things I'm painting are 3D and have recessed lines. I think the cape looks fine, its just the flash that's throwing off the image.
Is this a do-it-yourself chapter or were you going for a specific, already named chapter? If it is a historic chapter, which one?
Keep it up. I like it.
182nd Cadian Para Infantry Reg
E Company Commander
3rd Company, White Templars
Shas'O Dal'yth Shi'Or'es
IVth Dal'yth Hunter Cadre
Looks a lot better than my first attempts! The faces look all right, would you mind telling me how you did them?
Now, basing time... and don't just use plain old sand coated in Goblin Green!
If you don't know what you want you end up with a lot of stuff you don't.
For first attempts, they're damn good. You've got the basics in perfectly.
One thing you might want to try is going over the red again, just to make it full and even, and using inks (black on the ribbing between the armour plates and the metal bits with lots of detain, and chestnut or flesh wash on the faces).
Keep at it, you'll make a fine painter.
There is no pain you are receding
A distant ship's smoke on the horizon
You are only coming through in waves
Your lips move but I can't hear what you are saying
already started out on the ink part.
and, though I like the current scab-reddy weapons (look pretty used), i do agree some could use another layer.
oh, and the commander stormbolter just got off for the 6th time.
now I am going for a bit more heavy-duty glue.
or I wait till the end of the week and give him a plasma pistol (unless the storm bolter is better)
sarge with bayonet ("conversion" on the one in the first post):
tried out shadow grey on the "beak" for the sake of it, result is pretty ok, isn't it?
en next up is... random tacmarine! (dubbed "johnny rico" for the sake of the image)
bunch of marines camping happily + a lost lascannondude.:
(ignore the strange blueish glow on some images, it's from the light)
Left arm on your Commander is bent.
The way you painted the joints on most miniatures makes them look like they are glowing.
Other than that, good start.
they're not glowing.
it's just an awfully bright light that i have shining on them
i really like your sarg.
Take my words with a grain of salt, i am not the tactical genius i think i am!
some of the paint is a bit...bumpy, try using a slightly damp brush to water the paint a little to get a smootherfinish. Remember try and keep the paint as thin as possible, and to build up layers if u want a stronger colour not just pile on more paint before its dried
the brighter colours are a bit dull as u painted them with a base of black; try either more coats or ,even better, basecoating in white then painting over.
faces look good, but u should try using bestal brown or darker flesh colours as a basecoat and then dry brushing in brighter tones
also i noticed, especially on the marine with lasconnon, that u didnt file down the mould lines along the edges.
apart from that, very good for a first try