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Hi there, this is my third attempt at painting and I would like all comments please. I'd like to put in for competitions. What do you think?
Please, a maximum of 700 pixels wide for images, thanks. - KU
Last edited by King Ulrik Flamebeard; July 3rd, 2007 at 21:47.
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Wolfbain, so, that's a very good model for a third attempt. The painting is very clean and crisp in most cases. Well done.
My only suggestions is that on some parts, it looks like the paint may be either a little thick, or the lines could be smoothed out just a little more.
The Flesh could use a little more highlighting(eyes too) but overall a great figure.
Keep em comin!
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hey nice job im still technically a noob (ive only been playing for a year) and i am nowhere near that good you could easily in a golden deamon if you continue improving. the only thing is this it looks a little to clean to me maybe a bit more battle damage, but again this just a thought that flashed through my mind anyway great job again.
For a third-ever mini, it's really well done. The colors are generally clean, the highlighting is good, and the tones are also good. The basing is rudimentary but good ( like I can talk ). The work on the stone portions is great. You actually did a better job at the "marble" look on your 3rd mini than I did on my 200th (or whatever it was, I lost count.
Now, if you're asking about entering a competition, I would be hard- pressed to think that you'd win with this guy. Here are several reasons:
1) Mold lines - yopur mini still has 'em, especially on the hammer. Like most beginners, you seem to be very excited about painting, but honestly I probably spend just as long in the pre-painting phase cleaning the mini, fixing the joins with green stuff, and getting rid of mold lines. Why? Because no matter how well it's painted, a mini just isn't in the same league if there are mold lines showing.
2) Metals - Could use better highlighting. I personally have a love/hate relationship with metallics, as they tend to be thicker and tougher to work with, but they really benefit from highlighting as much as other parts. Yours could use with a wash of ink and some highlights, as they come off a little flat.
3) Needs more stuff - What i mean by this is that for my tastes, the mini is a bit...boring. All white, no chapter insignia, no script, no NOTHING. It's just a big white guy in many ways. Obviously you can go too far in the other direction, but you really need to personalize this guy a bit more. Some script on the armor, a chapter symbol, a name, anything to break up the white a little bit.
So overall, great first start, great mini, but in my estimation, probably not a competition-winner.
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I think he looks very good. He certainly looks angry, that was the first impression I got from him. I think that you have much of the problems of how to paint and so on sorted out by the look of this model. You should probably concentrate on details now.
I would suggest a little more highlighting to his skin. Not to much. The probelm with painting Deathwing is that if the skin is too pale it starts to look like thier armour. I suggest you use a fine detail brush and lightly go over most of his skin with a mix of bleached bone and bubonic brown.
You should try some shading too. This can be done with a fine detail brush and some watered down black. Make sure you only have a tiny, little amount on the brush and use it to go into all the small cracks and cranies in his armour. The idea is a very limited effect to make some areas a little darker than the rest.
You should also tackle mould lines, mould lines can ruin a fine paint job. The base is good, you do have huge amounts of static grass on it. You should consider if this is what you want as it may llok good and some models but things like tanks will be without it and may not fit well with the whole army as a consequence.
Hey this is better than anything I can do and I have been in the hobby for over 15 years. I say great job! I could never accomplish what you did with the marble effect and I dont even try to highlight, which I think you did wonderfully for such an early attempt. I doubt those mold lines are very evident outside of the harsh light of a flash, and they look more like the angled effect that sometimes happens on GWs minis when they mean to have a smooth joint anyways.
Keep up the good work and see you in a White Dwarf in a few years with that big sword.
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