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I finally got around to working on the Techmarine that I received in payment for the Tau army that I am still working on. However, the new camera has a few settings that I need to tweak.
I tried to go with a "non-extreme highlighting", and think I pulled it off. Looking for suggestions (other than correct the blurry pics ) to improve. Thanks!
sooooo many colours. My head hurts. I would try to use a limited palette of paints or else it looks like colours are just put in random places and takes the focus away from the model.
Yea..way to many colours to deal with. But! I do not suggest you change the colours at this point. Instead, put many washes of watered down black ink to make everything a darker shade, so the model isn't killer to look at.
Another thing I do with metal is wash it in layers of heavily watered down green. Any shade works, but the darker the better. This dulls the metals' lustre and gives it a rusted look.
Hey mate, I don't agree that there are too many colours on there, you just need a bit more definition and detail with the colours that you have. Maybe a few more highlights on the edges would do the trick especially on the blue. (I realise that you were trying to avoid this)
That said, I think the red and black on his harness looks quite good.
The thing that stuck out to me the most is that you need to get a bit neater with your painting things like making armour lines nice and straight (have a look on his heel in the second pic). Believe me it makes a big difference to the look and quality of the whole thing.
Please just take it as constructive just want to help ya
But I call to God, and the LORD saves me.
IMO the yellow looks a bit out of place.
... only triumph could turn pooing his pants into a good thing..
to busy of a piece, need to tone it down a bit, darken it.
There is a few thinks you can think about, if you want to improve your painting.
1. use more shades, your blue looks quite flat. You can ad shades with a wash or start up with a darker base color and work your way up.
2. Thin your layers. This is really important to under stand. A few thin layers is allot better then one thick. Thin your paint with water.
3. Bright colors, like red donâ€™t cover black that well. So the finish donâ€™t look that good. Start wit a brown or white coat if you paint red (depends how you want the finish result to look). Same thing with yellow. If you paint yellow directly on black it will look a bit green. Still I think your yellow looks good on this model.
4. You have 3 contrast colors, yellow red and blue. Also this is the only three colors that are pure colors. Every other color is a mix of those three colors. Thatâ€™s way it looks like you have a lots of colors. IMO its a bit to much to use those colors at the same time.
What I like is the metallic, especially the gold. But the dark silver/steel. looks nice. Your white looks good as well. The right shoulder looks good.
Good luck with your next model
I believe techmarine armor is normally red, unless they decide to repaint it in the color of their chapter, then they leave a small part of it red, ie knee/shoulder pad. the thing that i dislike the most on this, other than the yellow, is the red chest plate, i think a red helmet, knee opad, or right shoulder pad painted red would look nicer.
A ink wash would help alot. The repaint the raised surface and then highlight.