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1st pic looks good, rest are horrible (ie photography of the shots)
It is too bad that you didn't take the time to fill in the seams of the weapons. Technically it isn't too late but it will definitely be more work at this stage!
Since this is a WIP a lot about this figure can and probably will change. However based on the pictures above - I would suggest doing something with the metal areas. It looks too shiny and flat in appearance. I would suggest a light wash of Vallejo smoke to create a dirty look to the metal. The nice thing about the Vallejo smoke is it that it is transparent and allows the color below to show through. So it truly creates a dirty metal without it looking like rust.
I would also spend a little time darklining around the eyes, symbols, etc to help them stand out and look clean.
Post pics when you are done!
also using some gold wil make the model stand out more
Kick ass Forgeworld model, but I'd suggest a lot more work on the base, toning down the metal areas, and possibly including a secondary color more throughout the model (I think red is generally the secondary color for Ultramarines?).
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That's a beautiful dreadnought. Not only does the forgeworld conversion look great, but you did a nice job painting it as well. I like how on some armor panels, the middle is dark and the outer parts, it gets lighter. You should consider getting a better camera, though.
Slorak is right, you need to blackline around some of the details, especially the eyes. It makes them look a ton better.
Great start. Keep up the great work!
You don't necessarily need to black line around the detail. It really depends on the style you are trying to achieve. What I recommended was dark lining. The difference being that in dark lining you take a darker neutral color such as brown and edge around the detail. This will allow for the details to stand out without looking to cartoon/anime with harsh lines.Originally Posted by gundamfan
Now if that is the look you are going for then by all means black line. It can and does look really good. My personal preference is for dark lining.
I think it shoud look good either way, though I've never tried darklining. I guess Blacklining just makes the details stand out more with a high contrast, which darklining has less contrast. I used blacklining on my Space Marine's eyes, and it looks great. It can be difficult to do, but the end result is worth it.Originally Posted by slorak
Don't get me wrong. There isn't anything wrong with black lining. There are some fantastic figures that are black lined. My personal preference is for darklining.
You are right about the black lining being a high contrast method. Dark lining is more suble but gives a similar effect. The details still pop out around what you are darklining - but at the same time the dark lining blends in with the color it most matches. It gives it a more "realistic" - as if these things were real - look, while the black lining is more abrubt and artistic in its appearance.