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Ok. I've started down the path to nurgle.
I learnt that Karmoon + Soldering Iron + Chaos Space Marines = Plague Marines.
The white bits are plasti card (remnants from the gargoyles ;-) )
I looked on the 'net and found that there were two different schemes and tried both:
I'm also tryring a third one before I start on my metal models. he's due to have black armour and green trim.
I need advice on which one looks better, and also, what would be the best way to base them?
Thanks for your help (if you help that is).
P.S. - please be carefull with soldering irons.. they're not toys and they can really do some nasty damage!
I think they both look a bit clean for my liking.
Whack on a few coats of brown, green and yellow inks.
But seriously, nice work. I like the effect you've got with the soldering iron, very nurgly, but not in the traditional "huge fat bloated" way.
I think a few coats of browny green ink really would help these guys, as they make them look more diseased, and help tie all the colours together a bit more coherently.
I think it's the shiny metallics that are causing me the most grief, they just don't work for me, in a nurgle way.
I think swampy bases would work well with these guys, something really dark. Maybe lots of 'dead' static grass poking up through blackish-brown water-effect?
Anyway, keep it up!
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Good looking models, uh, I mean they are rancid, ugly, and very distateful (is that better?). Nice work with the soldering iron. Something else you could do with the soldering iron is to hollow out the barrel end of the bolter. It gives the weapon a little more of a realistic appearance.
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I like the first guy best. Great job with the soldering iron! I might steal your idea on some of my fex's carapace's! Id advice a pin vice for the bolter effect tho!
I agree about the metalics looking overboard, but rather than mess about with ink (i hate ink, havnt mastered it yet) just avoid using so much metalic paint! Save it for the important parts, and use matt paint for the rest. Also the colours kinda blend together, try a very watery black wash to fill in some of the gaps and kind of divide the different area's and provide shading.
Apart from that they are good looking models and id be proud of fielding them if i were you!
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They're nasty man! I like them! well modeled and well painted.
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nice job modelling them and nice painting but the first colour scheme looks the best.
with basing i would go a wet base look maybe some of that liquid basing stuff games workshop makes or if you dont have loads of cash you could paint the bass a greeny colour and then gloss it.
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Thank you for your comments all. I shall endeavour to tone stuff down.
I think the 'metallic' nature of the models is being a bit exaccerbated by the flash of my mobile phone camera. I'll try and take some better pictures.
I love the idea of the swamp base, I shall defintely do some research into that.
Oh sweet decay. Makes me want to be a maggot just to crawl inside his belly and roll around those warm and juicy guts.
Looking great mate.
You could try to add some Scab Red in the deepest wounds/battle damage, let it dry and then finish of with some blood red. It makes for splendid battledamage on papa's finest.
ANother great trick is to use a fine knife to cut some spiderweb looking patterns around them, cut from two sides to make a thin V-shape then add SR, whipe of excessive just with the thumb. Once it's dry add some BR in the crossings. It looks very organic.
Keep up the good work and keep the pics coming.
I think they look good. I would make sure that the burns inflickted upon them don't go over the joints, but seeing as these are test figures that isn't to important. I think a stronger ink wash would help them out a great deal. Use a brown ink over that green. Use a darker brown and not a warm brown like chestnut. The effect of brown ink over green paint will be to make the armour look dirty.
I also suggest some brown ink on the metal areas such as the weapons. This will help to shade them and remove the bright shiny look some of them have. I suggest winsor and newton peat brown ink for this because it is simply amazing at making things look aged and rusty and or rotten.
As I said in a PM I think you should go with brown trim and black. Green will easily be mistaken for an alien or poisonous look. I use green on my Tyranids to get the effect of poisonous and alien used in combination with black and purple. To set of those inks some additional shading before hand will go along way to deepening the look of the models. Overall my real concern is they are still very bright, Nurgle is dark and gross.
Hope this helps out.
Thank you all very much, once again.
I painted up the third marine, and decided to take pics of them without the flash on:
And, I've decided that.. rather than stick to one particualr scheme, that i'll mix all three.. because, while they're ok on their own, they look better with the variation.
Besides, things don't rot and decay in a uniform manner.
Thank you all so much for your help. I shall do research into basing them