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Yeah a wi many pics.:rolleyes:
I think he looks pretty good probably better than anything I could do.:cry:
I really like the scythe conversion it makes hime look more evilish I guess. (Thats right I just made that word up.)
The only thing that I can see some touch ups on is his' armour the silver specifically.
yes, very good, and the silver hasn't detracted too much from the holy chaplain look either however I reckon that scythe still looks too chaos-ish, for a chaplain at least. Maybe a grey night halberd would be my pick but that should be under modeling. as far as painting goes, fantastic.
Look great but i think the silver scythe doesnt really match the armour color, perhaps a dark scythe might look better.Just my 2 cents worth.
cya later :w00t:
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Cool paint job. I like to see models painted differently from the norm sometimes. I like the effect on the scythe that you have done. The blue energy effect is good and adds character.
You said you can't paint black. I have found there are a few ways to do black. The first is to paint the area black and then very lightly drybrush over it with white, barely a dusting. the effect dosen't win awards but it is quick.
Another method is to paint the model grey and then using a detail brush give it very, very heavy dark grey shading and then very heavy black shading. The effect is not as stark as others.
You can also paint it black and the use about three different shades of grey on it. Progressively and carefully highlight the model with lighter shades of grey. Each time a new lighter shade goes on use less than you did of the last. The last lighter grey applied should be very slight indeed.
The weirdest way that I use on my Tyranids is to use a colour that is fairly neutral. In my case a cold green. I apply this in stages drybrushing up to a white. It is done primarily on the edges and less is used as the colours get lighter. I then shade it with black and give it a cold green ink stain. The effect is much better on organic models.
Hope this helps.
You can't paint black? This link might help you then.
GW Online : Warhammer 40,000 : Space Marines : Painting Space Marine Chaplains
I don't like the metal armor but that's just a personal taste because I never liked the look of Iron Warriors. The writing on the purity seals could be thinned down a little. They look like zebra skin. Not a fan of the blue lines on the scythe.
This is a quite good attempt, but I believe you could improve alot with it still. The silver looks rather flat, adding a wash to shade then highlight up would have a much better look - either water down Chaos Black into a wash/glaze or just water down Black Ink. At the moment there is no definition to the main body, it's very lacking I find.
The conversion is a nice idea, however, looking at the mini it seems like the scythe is not actually being held but he merely has his hand glued to the side of it. If you could have closed his hand and a little bit of greenstuff then it would have been more convincing I feel. Also the lightning effect is not working that well. For lightning, start with a dark blue base and paint the fork shapes. Then with a lighter blue line the inside leaving some of the dark blue to edge it, and then using white do the same. This gives shading and highlighting, it looks much better.
The purity seals and the scroll between his legs could have been better, shading and highlighting would go a long way here; also looks like the paints are too thick. The thinner and more layers give a much smoother look. These could be done various ways; going from a brown base to bleached bone or just bleached bone and inking it. Up to you, but I'd take more care. The text, as someone pointed out, is too thick. Smaller and thinner lines would give the better appearance of it being text and not just 'squiggles'.
My final point is the base. It looks exactly as you said, pieces of cork on top of one another. There's a definite line between the two layers, that could have done with a bit of work to hide it. To make it look more natural. But it's not bad.
Overall, I would suggest you work on being a bit more tidy [there are places it looks slightly messy] and working on your shading and highlighting. Otherwise, he's pretty good.
Thanks for the responses. I'll address each one of you...
davidH: Scythe is what makes him him... Besides, Chaos doesn't have a monopoly on 'em.
Ragnarclaw: The silver of the scythe isn't supposed to match the armour, in order to set it apart.
Leech: Apparently I forgot to mention tha I can't shade, either. Even with all the tutorials out there, never could figure out how to get it to work. That pretty much leaves the first way, which I'll try out.
Fanakka: Read the article already. Didn't do much other than show me some very pretty minis, but thanks. As for the armour; some people like it (like Leech), some people don't. The parchment writing is too thick, but I can't seem to do that well either. I plan to add a light blue to the center of the lightning effect on the scythe.
King Ulrik Flamebeard: On the armour, I've already blackwashed it. On the scythe hand, it is being held. Apparently the scythe is blocking the view, but the hand wasn't touched (other than the connection area being filed a bit) when I took it from Typhus. On the scroll, I did start with a scorched brown based, and as I said before, I've trouble with text. On the base, how do you suggest to hide it more (you're actually the only person to point that out of the half-dozen boards I've posted him on)?
Most of the suggestions would be a lot easier for me to do if I actually had skill in those areas...