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Hey everyone this is a Blood Angel Sergeant I have spent the last 3 dayson. I tried doing some new techniques, and some I tried before but failed at. I did freehand on the base a shoulder pad, battle damage, nmm silver and gold, and glowing eyes. I also had my second go at hazard stripes on his Chainsword. I have yet to come up with a name, so any help there is appriciated. Comment and crit. welcomed and appriciated. I know I'm not the best paintier, but I feel I am getting much better. Some of the white on the battle damage is fixed, since taking the pictures I sealed the model and it fixed some of the problems with the white lines.
Anyway, onto the pics.
On the whole, the model is a fair attempt. Looking over the photo's I see many good aspects. The freehand shoulder pad emblem is a very brave thing to try and yours is a very good attempt.
The backpack appears to have brighter red painted over a darker red... this does give a good representation of a weathered look.
The skull badge on the shoulder pad is well painted... not very 'gold' looking, but good all the same.
The Purity seal on the lower leg is also well done.
Now then... the painted battle damage look like some sort of camo design and don't work so well. Perhaps it would be better to set a knife to your model and actually inflict some damage then paint it in.
The glowing eyes tend to look like you've put too much paint on the brush and lets your model down.
Also, the hazzard stripes could be a little straighter.
Overall, your model is a fair effort and you should not be put off by any negative comments I have made. If you are happy with it, that's all that matters.
My overall rating for the model (on a scale of awesome to awful) would be.... 'decent'
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Thanks for the comments. I'll keep working on it.
I like the freehand BA symbol allthough the blood drop is a bit uneven, as is the chainsword. Honestly if you fixed those up to be more straight lines I think it would greatly improve the mini. I'm not a fan of battle damage myself but it looks like you've done a decent job of it. There also alot of mistakes or what not specifically the eyes and trim on the shoulder pads. Can't see the base that well but it looks okay for being painted on (you may want to get some plasticard and make the tiles that way, giving the base some depth). Anyway look forward to seeing some more of your Blood Angels (which btw is the best chapter!)
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Thanks, but DA are the best, my bro is the BA player, I'm DA.
Good try, but I would agree with Wolfkin's comments. Painting battle damage is like drinking alcohol; too much of either and someone's getting sick. You would have a better impact with battle damage if you kept it few and far between, so it would have impact without being overpowering. Other than that, it's pretty good. Keep up the good work!
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Wolfkin has given you a lot of good info, if I cn add some more-
Photos of this detail over emphasise things, so I would assume it looks much better with the naked eye than it doe in the photo.
Generally I am slightly worried you are not diluting you paint enough (At all?) I interpretd the bright bits of red as thinner or thicker bits. You really need to dilute GW paint
NMM: a dificult technique to master, you need to get a good handle on basic layering/dry blending before you go down that route, simply you need to create nice smooth blends and you need to go mutch lighter, almost, if not completely to white if you are doing NMM,
the best thing to do IMHO is practice on a piece of colour, take a BA and use him, personnally I use very small brushes, mostly 0000, ocasionally I will push the boat out and use 00. use a pallet and build up lots of layers to give you a very gradual colour change, see the picci:
These 2 have between 25 and 30 layers on each bit of armour
The other trick that may help is ink - once you have started lots of layers, you will occasionally get "Graded" lines, these can be simply disposed of by using a thin ink wash (in the case of BA - red) afterwards - want the science - it is because the pigment in ink is opaque
It would also help smooth out the colour differences between the bright and duller reds you have used
Thanks for the advice. Yes it does look much better to the naked eye. Most my paints remain thin and I use several layers to get the desired tone. Some spots are lighter or darker, due to another color that got onto it.