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Where is the company champion?
They look o.k, still the problems of your other minis. Ie to thick paint, ink and some messy detail.
5 being tabletop quality, 10 being Golden Demon caliber.
As per bobby and your post on your rhino, your paint is too thick, you need to work on highlights and you seem to be using DA and ravenwing iconography fo some reason
Everything you have been told is a lie!
same as the above also you use to much gloss varnish
Yes people i know that my spelling and punctuation is awful but I am product of British teaching pollicies so what can I do about it?
I like your color choices, they go together well. I think it makes a good personalized chapter. Don't worry about using decals from other, or more than one other, chapter. Unless you order your own decals you have a limited choice to pick from. Maybe make up some short background on what the symbols stand for in your chapter.
On your pictures, add another light in front of the miniature and don't use a flash. The better you illuminate the miniature the better your picture will come out. Flash is too harsh to use as lighting this close up. Try to use a background that does not allow a shodow to be seen. It distracts from your minature. Hang a towel across something far in the background so you have a solid background, but far enough back to be out of focus.
On your painting. As has been mentioned you're applying your paint too thick, especially the gold. Thin your paints. Don't try to get complete coverage with one coat of paint. It's better to use several very thin coats of paint than one thick one. Focus on smooth coats and not completley covering the miniature with color.
Here's a picture of the first coat of color on one of my wolves. See how 'blotchy' it is? Later coats will make it very smooth, but you can't try to completely cover with one coat of paint.
Several people have mentioned highlights on your miniatures. These are a good idea, look nice, and are a usual progression in painting skill. However, I don't think you should let highlighting get in the way yet. First you need to perfect smooth even painting.
My suggestion is to concentrate on painting one color in each area. Follow the same theme you already have. Just paint one smooth color in each area. Get the coat smooth and even, and keep the painting neat and within the lines. I know it sounds basic, even kind of funny, but you have to get the basics down first before moving on. Don't worry they come quickly.
Even if all you do is the basic armor areas of each troop, you can then go back an paint the rest of the equipment. It also helps get all the armor the same if you paint a lot of it first and then paint the details. It kind of depends on how long you can tolerate painting the same thing over and over and over.... :hmm:
Once you have painted a few squads and vehicles you should notice an improvement in your ability to paint a very smooth coat. If you have painted one smooth color on your miniatures, it is very easy to go back and add more detail. You can add shadows, washes, highlights or anything else you like. If you've been practicing on painting within the lines, you'll be much better at painting the little details. Eye lenses, gems, rivets and the small things are easier to do once you have more practice.
I would leave off any decals for the moment. You can paint the larger chapter markings, like on your Rhino, but don't put on the decals yet.
So for now just focus on smooth paint. You'll be happy to get a whole army painted in just basic colors so you can field and entirely painted army. Even if the details and highlights aren't done they look better on the battlefield.
Most of all keep practicing. The more you paint the better you will get. Then you can look back at your old miniatures... and start all over again. :rolleyes:
using bobby wokkerfellas rating system, 4.1/10
you have to spend time painting the model, enjoy painting, its one of the best parts of the hobby. highlighting, thinning down paints, and inks.. all i have to say
Why dont you ever listen to critism? everyone is trying to help you, but you dont listen. You just paint the same way, even though its not very good. Why do you post on the forum? your not listening to us, and your painting is nothing to brag about.. so wat is it?
again, your paint is thick, and detail is sloppy. WolfRaider is giving u some great easy tips, but you do nothing.
my rating using 5 as tabletop and 10 golden daemon
:ph34r: i wasnt here! :ph34r:
I would say its table top worthy. I've seen ALOT worse. I know from experience on a field units look 10x better. I basicly tought myself... exept for all the techniques. Just keep practicing, thats all I can say, everything els has been said.
5 table top worthy
10 golden deamon winner
PS: Thats a very uneven scale lol.
And I basically tought Crazi. Getting him to put What I have told him into practice is harder than that thoughI basicly tought myself...
am i the only one that think that the pics are real dark? agree on the general opinion: too much varnish.
btw, wolf raider, u posted a pic wid 2 marines. one of them holding 2 axes. the axe in his right hand, where did u get it? im gonna make a blood angels chaplain conversion, and am looking for a more good looking crozius arcanum. thinking of carving a wing design on that axe of yours.
I'll go out on a wild goose chase here if you don't mind.