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Hi guys, a few days ago, i was in my local Games workshop, and i found out that i had 90 DKR left, and being a person that hate to carry around change, i bought the new chaplain with jump pack, even thoug i haven't started to play marines yet. i've spent most of last night, and a few hours today to paint him.
I'ts the first time i've ever painted a mostly black model, and i think that it turned out good, compared to some of my other paintjobs.
right, pictures, here we go,
and a little closer
His Crozius Arcanum
and a close up
i've highlighted the edges of the armour with a mix of codex grey and chaos black. and the crozius' handle was just lightly painted with red gore. the "head" of the crozius was firstly painted shining gold, then i applied brown ink, waited for that to dry, drybrushed with shining gold, and then, very lightly drybrushed chainmail over it. this was done with all other gold on him as well.
Parchment and the skull was first painted with Bubonic Brown, then a mix of Bubnic Brown and Bleached Bone, and lastly drybrushed bleached bone.
the wax of the purity seals were painted with a mix of red gore and chaos black, and highlighted with red gore.
remember, even though i've been in the hobby for a good 5 years, this is my first serious attempt at painting. Previously it was just something that should be done, so i could play, but now that i am saving for a laptop, i wont be able to buy the same volume of miniatures i was before, so i see no better opportunity to improve my painting skills, so i can use the same amount of time to paint between my trips to GW, and have a great looking force too!
and it's still W.I.P, so any suggestions and such will be greatly appreciated, exept the "y00 suxx0r I r0xx0r, it sucks" and variations of that please
(i will be on holiday in Italy in roughly the next three weeks, so please dont rush yourselves, when you praise my fine chaplain )
Last edited by me_meza; June 28th, 2006 at 10:38. Reason: New Pictures
The pictures are really too dark for me to make any comments on the paint job.
I suggest using a white backdrop(I use 3 sheets of drawing paper- one for the bottom and 2 in a hinge in the back to make a nice white background.
Then get some lamps to shed as much diffused light as you can- set the lamps back 1 foot from the figure so you're not making it too bright for the figure.
Hope this helped.
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WINDMILLS DO NOT WORK THAT WAY!
I've taken some new pictures, and deleted the old ones, i'ts amazing what a little daylight can do to your pictures :rolleyes:
Sorry, dude, but it looks like an early WIP to me.
You have not drilled out the gun barrel... okay, not all people do, so we'll let it pass. However, you have not even cleaned the "flash" off properly. Get a set of needle files (not the horribly expensive ones sold by GW, just normal ones you can get in any hardware store) and a hobby knife (though I assume you already have one?) and start cleaning these up.
Yes, I know it's a lot of work. But the better paintjob you do, the more the mouldlines stick out like a sore thumb.
If you want a miniature to really "pop", then take time to bring out the detail on it.
At the current point, only the armor is -barely- highlighted, the rest of the model just has plain basecoats with no variation. Not so good.
It also seems like you didn't thin at least some of your paints.
Here's what I suggest you do.:
1. Strip off the current paint. Yes, I know it's a drastic move to do, but it's neccesary.
2. Get those files and knife out and start cleaning the model from the mouldlines. It is a time consuming, but neccesary step. Make sure to be thorough.
3. You might want to drill out the barrel of the pistol, but that's completely optional.
4. Put the model together, but leave the jump pack out - easier to paint that way. Attach the base and use the basing materials now if you want (sand, gravel, razorwire et al)
5. Basecoat. Whether to use spray or do it by hand is up to you. If you use the spray, remember to check for any uncovered areas and touch them up by hand.
6. Get better brushes. It looks like you are using the ugly #1 GW attach to their basic paint sets. Get at least one each of #0 and #00, natural hair (synthethics are bad, trust me). 0 is the one you'll be using most at this time, 00 is for details.
7. Paint the model. Read my notes below, they might be important.
8. Stick on the Jump Pack.
As for painting, I think you'll find the following tips useful:
* Avoid drybrushing. It is good for textured surfaces, but not elsewhere. Painting highlights by hand is more time consuming but also gives much better results.
* If something needs time to complete, give it that. It never pays to rush your paintjob. Never.
* Make sure you thin your paint. Carefully and so that it does not drip from where you apply it, but enough to have it not obscure the details.
* For a decently looking but not too time consuming model, assume "three shades rule" - for each color, use a basecoat, main color and highlight. More often than not it's completely sufficient for a good-looking model.
* When painting over black, successive coats of thinned paint will work better then single coat of thick stuff. Talking from my own experience here.
* Aim high. You want to push your skills beyond the limit - that's the best way to expand them.
* After the main course of painting is done, check for any spill-overs and mistakes. They can really spoil your day later, so it's best to get rid of them.
* When you hand-paint Gloss Varnish over flat black, you get very easy and very good-looking armor. Paint it crefully and with a fine brush - you don't want the paint to get between the panels - and the result will be worth the effort.
* Details are crucial. With so much parchments and Purity Seals on the miniature, it is almost a crime to leave them blank. Just a series of straight horizontal lines will make them look much better.
Last edited by The Fifth Horseman; June 28th, 2006 at 12:34.
Great start dude!
I would use a little ink on the skull and tabard though but remember to water it down and use a couple of inkings that way it will not shine as much!
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WIP - good as long as you do not sit down and call it a day!