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We finished up the Macragge set last weekend, but it took a week to get around to photographing the models, in which time I finished painting Rick's CSM Defiler (rawr!).
I'd love to hear your comments but please go easy on me - these are my first models.
First, some in situ photos...
Close up of Vargas and Octavian; I used Dwarf Flesh plus Flesh Wash for the skin, which turned out too orangey-tan...will improve on that next time as I purchased from Elf Flesh, in hopes the models don't look like they've been spending too much time in tanning beds. :rolleyes:
I painted the front-and-center Ultramarine first and a bit different than the rest, using a Blue ink over the Ultramarines blue - it turned out too dark, so painted the rest more cleanly with just the UM blue.
I did the Tyranids with dry brushing Liche Purple, then Warlock Purple, then UM blue, the main body a medium gray (some Tamiya gray I have) then highlights in UM blue.
This is a better photo to show their true colors (sorry most of the photos are a little dark):
Rawr! I love the guys with their tongues out - so cute!
Finally, Rick's CSM Defiler. Unfortunately the camera's colors are also a little off - the blue "tubing" is actually Hawk Turquoise, which I think is a nice contrast to the blood red/shining gold/silver color theme Rick wanted:
So...whaddaya think? =)
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Nicely painted, especially the Defiler, that looks incredible.
The gaunts are pretty damn cute too, in that "rip your innards out and munch on them while you die" kinda way
If those are your first models, then I wish I had half your beginner-skills
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Nicely done for your beginner models. I particularly like the 'nids, which have a subtle but effective paint scheme.
Personally, for caucasian skin, I prefer to basecoat in bronzed flesh, wash with flesh wash, then highlight up to elf flesh. I find that this gives a nice, rich flesh appearance without being too extreme.
Your UM's look good, but I would hit the most raised areas with just a little bit of another highlight (lightning or ice blue). This will really make them "pop" a bit more. Again, I'm just splitting hairs, and this is great for your first ones.
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Looks great for being the first models you ever painted. :yes:
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They came out really great!
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The photos above are the fist mini's she has ever painted, and before that only a few other plastic model kits (we did a Huuuuge Titanic, a Battle of Britain Memorial flight, and a couple of cars - nothing close to the fine work and scale of GW mini's!)
I'm really proud of the paint jobs she's done, and they are only going to get better
very nice great marines and i love the Defiler
For first time figures these are great! I think you captured the feel of the new ultramarines color pattern very well.
I personally am not to keen on the tryanid color scheme but otherwise not too shabby. I would maybe make the highlight lines on the tyranids not quite so thick.
The Defiler looks nice.
Keep it up. Looks like you guys are on the right track. Don't be afraid to ask for specific advice as I am sure you will find that people are more than willing to help.
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Thanks guys! We're trying...=)/nod...yeah, I need the Elf Flesh to lighten them up a bit...will do that on the next "skin" guys.Originally Posted by RJSuperfreakyThanks...will definitely try to do that on Rick's CSMs.Originally Posted by RJSuperfreakyI admit, I was getting lazy and frustrated with the highlight lines on the 'nids...:rolleyes: I promise to be more patient when we're working on our "real" armies!Originally Posted by slorak
Hey Sister, Go Sister, Soul Sister, Go Sister
DUDE you can paint realisticly that finger you painted holding the defiler is sweet dude lol jsut kidding
very nice job i just joke around cuz i suck at painting lol nice figures tho like the tyranid color scheme
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