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I've been meaning to do this for a while now. I have a few projects on the go and I'm slowly working my way through them. In a rough order of priority, here is what I currently have on the go:
1.) Space Hulk Terminators - My girlfriend scoured the land to get me a copy of Space Hulk for my birthday last year and I got everything assembled straight away. But I didn't have any confidence whatsoever in my painting abilities. I feel a bit better about my skills now though so I'm very slowly working my way through the terminators.
2.) Imperial Guard. A friend wants me to paint his (roughly) 90 troop IG army. I have some good ideas and have been very influenced by Danjones87 in his thread which you can find here http://www.librarium-online.com/foru...-done-p30.html and am thinking of using oil paints for the tanks after seeing a few tutorials on youtube which look really interesting.
3.) Dark Angels. I've been working on my Dark Angels army for a long time now and have a lot of them done, but I still have a long way to go. My Ravenwing are primed, but lacking any definition, and I still have a lot of troops I need to do.
4.) Warriors of Chaos. I'm working on a Nurgle themed Warriors army. I have about 15 Warriors, a lot of Marauders, and a few characters I need to work on.
5.) Hero Quest and Space Crusade. I recently managed to get my hands on copies of the classic 'gateway' games I enjoyed so much as a lad. It's far down the line but I plan on painting them in the classic early 90's/late 80's style depicted on the box. Really looking forward to this one, I think its going to be fun.
Some bits and pieces in pics to follow.
Thanks for looking guys, your comments, and constructive criticism are always welcome.
I thought I would kick the thread off with my Blood Angels. They are my most recent work and I really believe they are the best miniatures I have ever painted. I held off painting them so long as the game was such a thoughtful gift from the better half I really wanted to do them justice. I think the results pasted below, for a painter of limited skill are something I can be proud of:
Seeing them larger makes me realise there are some touchups that need doing. Most notably on Brother Denio's skulls at the top and the vents on the Storm Bolter. I'll sort them out and give noctis a few battle scars soon too. Also, I'm not sure what my intentions are for the bases. The current bases are just for the time being until I can think of something cool.
All comments gratefully received guys, cheers for looking.
Well, you needn't worry about your skills, these miniatures look really good!
As a dark Angels player, I start to shake if I got 48 hours without painting a robe or cloak. As such, I woke up this morning ready to do a robe. I have a really simple scheme for tabletop quality robes (I use a lot of robed marines as standard as oppose to as veterans), but I wanted to to try and push the boat out a little so thought I would have a go at a character-quality robe.
I'm proud of the results, but plan on re-priming and trying again; or maye just doing the basecoat again, I dunno. Its a first attempt and in that respect I'm happy with it, but the photos arent great so its difficult to see that the blending isnt very smooth at all. I'm happy that the shadows are on the subtle side, just need to fix the blending and I'll be happy with it:
As usual, all comments and criticisms will be gratefully received.
Nice work on the Terminator, he looks skull smashing awesome. The cloak on the DA guy looks good as well. Keep it up!
I have done very little painting as of late, I've been moving house and am now in an awesome new flat with a housemate who has the best camera ever!
So here is the finished version of the guy posted above for your consideration. Now that I'm settled I am hoping to get into a more stead painting routine.
I feel that the bolter on this miniature really lets it down. My intention was to try out some NMM on the gold and silver parts, but I kept messing it up so much I just went back to plain old... well, MM I guess. At this point though it had got clumpy and I couldn't really do much without stripping the bolter, but I was scared to do so.
I would really appreciate some CC. As proud as I am about aspects of this mini I still feel like I've got a long way to go. And if anyone would like me to explain any of it then I would be more than happy to do so.
I've already learned a lot from the mini. A lot of the pooling at the top of the banner is because I had my paint brush loaded too much with paint while doing my shade. In the future I'm hoping to achieve much smoother results. I'm just looking for a nice posh way to base him now. Thanks for looking guys,
thats a really nice painted model
Thanks so much man. I truly never thought I would be able to paint something to such a standard. I really hope that doesn't come across as arrogant, I'm not an arrogant lad by any means. I am just proud and am looking forward to building on the techniques I used here. I found the tutorials from Miniature Mentor to be an amazing source of help and inspiration when it came to painting the cloth and can recommend them highly. Of all the painting tutorials I have watched I enjoy them the most.
dosent seem arrogant to me, you can paint a dam sight better than i can at any rate, or rather you have more patiance for painting than i do, i love the large brush and washes too much to ever really get my painting to good standards.