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I have gotten back to painting skeletons and was wondering what people think. I am not very good but I want some honest opponions and maybe tips.
Original (Painted a year ago)
Tombkings.jpg picture by cheetahfurry - Photobucket
Starting off again. This is a skeleton to go with my catapult so I put some details on to him. IMG_0066.jpg picture by cheetahfurry - Photobucket
Thanks for any feedback!
sorry, can't open photobucket from work...I'll try to remember to have a look at home tonight.
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I'm struggling a little bit with the second image - being a little blurry makes it hard to pick out the details!
That said, the models in both pictures look to be of a pretty decent standard. If there was anything I had to criticise about the catapult crewman it would just be the overall neatness of the paint job. He seems to have collected some blue on his foot, and occasionally your blue and gold seem to run in to one another. So just neatening up those few areas would probably help improve the look of the model a lot, I hope.
That's about all I have for the moment - not very useful I know but it's a start!
I agree that you need to make sure what you want gold is gold and what you blue is blue.
That being said it also looks a little too... new.
I wash my guys with the gw washes and it does a good job at making them weathered and then it also has a habbit of making my painting look a lot better. Just you watch, wash blue in blue and gold/grey in black and then I actually use wood stain for the bone, and then it'll all look a lot better. Mine looked like your before I washed them
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Lookin' good, though like the others I have a couple of suggestions:
1. They do look a tad "fresh off the production line", the blue especially is a little bright for my tastes. This is fine if'n you like it that way, it's your army after all, but I'd try to weather the paint a little bit, either through washes or doing battle damage, like I do. (basically just dashes of wood under the leather canvas which has been scratched)
2. I have dinner now, but I'll be back!
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Well I know my painting sucks. I perfer the fresh look I never liked battle damage. I like to think of my tomb kings as caring about their looks as it's the only link to the mortal realm.
Here is my latest which was a pain due to all of the tiny straps. IMG_0073.jpg picture by cheetahfurry - Photobucket
I finished up another unit of 20 and wanted to add it to this post. No one has really said anything in a while. I am going to finish 5 more archers and 5 more sword/board so I can have 2 units of 25. Then I am going to do another unit of 25 archers.
The color is too strong, need some highlights or wash to take it down a notch, I think that would really help. I am also a barely passable painter (table top ready) so take from that what you will. That said, I am impressed you have your SSC in one piece, let alone painted. I use an old one and the current model is in pieces on a tray for the most part.
As far as the color I love the bright colors. I like my army to stand out. I acutally did a lot of layers of paint.
1: Basecoat skull white
2: Wash with Devlin Mud
3: Drybrush Bleached bone
4: Drybrush skull white
5: Paint Hawk Torquise
6: Paint Shineing gold