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So I've put my Imperial Guard project on the sidelines to join in the Tale of Painters fun. I plan to continue work on my guard, by for the next twelve months, my favourite space marine chapter will be getting the space pope's love.
Please keep in mind that the only award I hope to win is "most improved painter" as my skills are hardly even table-top quality let alone on par with the amazing work found on this site.
Latest Army Shot: (15th of May, 200
Posts of Note:
- First Marine ([Tale of Painters] Imperial Fists :: 5th Company)
- Painting Explanation and 5th Company Roster ([Tale of Painters] Imperial Fists :: 5th Company)
- Five Marines down... ([Tale of Painters] Imperial Fists :: 5th Company)
- Moth #1 - Tactical Squad Lothar ([Tale of Painters] Imperial Fists :: 5th Company)
Fluff and army concept is forthcoming, for now - comments and advice DEMANDED!!! :rofl
Last edited by jaNDo; May 14th, 2008 at 23:53. Reason: Updated for 15-May-2008
what am I, the pope?
Your marines truly will look 10 feet tall with those bases ;?
Must say yours look pretty good compared to some of the models that i've seen played with at my local GW
I think your painting is pretty darn good, especially compared with the shoddy works of "art with a silent F" that frequent my table.
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To me as is right now the yellow looks rather dark. It looks more like a mustard yellow, something the Laementers would wear. May I ask you a question? Do you use black or white primer. If you use black, I would suggest changing to white if you are going to be useing yellow as your primary armour colour. With a white basecoat the yellow comes out much brighter. If you are dead set to useing black primer, might I also suggest useing the Foundation colour; Iyanden Darksun. Just remember to thin it slightly ( about 2:1) and give it two good coats. It should cover rather nicely and you can build up a nice viberant Yellow off of it.
This is going to be one awsome looking army when it is done. I honestly can't wait to see more of them. Good Idea for doing something different, as yellow is notoriously difficult to work it. Kudo's to you.
Fab Gen Mike =o]
FluffMaster on a mission to turn people to the Sisters of battle, yes folks it's all about SoB squads in Repressors with lots of flamer templates for the win.
They look good. It's a big step to move to producing miniatures that can stand up to high quality photography. You can't get away with very much under the lights. The bases will really help with the overall impression that your models give.
The best thing to do is to really focus on the face, or in this case helmet of the miniature. People naturally look closely at these and if you spend a lot more time on your faces you will see that the respect given to your miniatures increases dramatically.
Keep up the good work.
Very nice looking Imp Fists. I think they look cooler without the red trim.
As for advice, your paint looks a bit thick, so it wouldn't hurt to thin it down a bit. And, asz others have said, another highlight on the yellow would make it look a lot better.
As for decals, if you have some, put gloss varnish over the spot you want the decal to be, then when it dries put the decal on. Evidently it helps the decal adhere better. Then once its all dry you can go over it with you're prefered sheen of clear coat to match the rest of the model.
If you want to make it look really good, and not have any problems with the clear edges of the decal, use some Microscale Micro Set. It makes the decal look like it was painted on, and especially once it gets some dullcoat, you can't even tell it was a decal to start with. Very nice stuff.
As for putting decals on shoulder pads, that micro set stuff will deffinately help as it softens the decal, letting it fit the curve of the pad better. Failing that, maybe cut a little V into the top of the decal so it conforms to the shape of the pad better w/o wrinkling.
Hope all that helps.
Very nice work on the yellow.
To get nice decals, I would order a bottle each of the Micro Set and Micro Sol solutions. Then get waterslide transfer paper with a white background, print your decals onto the paper (or use the transfers that come in the box, and use the solutions to get your transfers on there.
Your painting level looks very nice if you consider that every's painters loathed color is yellow... 8Y
Hope to see more on this!
Thanks to all the people showing faith in me
I sometimes feel that everyone will leave me and they will be on their own...