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Hey all, this is gonna be a... "progress..." log for my army. If you so dare, check out the models... this first set of shots is of a heavy bolter toting model. Only real change I'm gonna add to the others (besides highlighting and shading, if I don't kill myself trying) is the gun bodies will be black... to detract from the "too white!" feel of the model.

Here they are... gentle please, it's my first time.
 

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They look just fine man, I really like the wings (Where'd ya get em?)!

Trust me, I've seen paint jobs that yours would put to shame. I like to think of painting as something that is done solely for the painter. Whether you're painting for competitions or you're just trying to impress others with your badass army, in the end it is still done in order to achieve personal goals.

I guess what I'm trying to say is worry less about what others think. Enjoyment is key, and if you're trying to become a better painter, just practice, take your time, and ask for help if you're stuck.

Thanks for sharing! +REP+
 

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Woof! Woof! Bark! Bark!!!
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Rep for the funny title.
Rep for the simple fact that you are painting. Bravo!

Your painting skills are not anywhere as bad as you think they are. Learn to wash and drybrush and you will be as good as 85% of the people on this board.
 

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Has a monkey!
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I tend to put myself down because it makes for good humor, but thanks for all the support, guys. 8Y And the rep is highly appreciated as well.

I know a bit about drybrushing... but unfortunately my brush collection is small and I don't feel like sacrificing one to that purpose. I'll get round to it though. :)
 

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Looking good Imperialis:)

I like the bright and very good-guy-ish coloursheme, it goes very well with the wings. I also agree on the paintlevel not quite being what the title put them out to be. Far from feeble.

Even if you don't want to sacrifice a brush for drybrushing, I'd still suggest you'd have a go of the washing part of Aeroplanes advice. There's no simpler way to really improve a paintjob.
If it's done just a little carefully, you can use it do pick out details and put emphasis on edges. Instead of DB-ing a highlight, just whipe the excessive wash of with your finger and add a thin layer of painted highlights.
It'll be done in no time and is close to foolproof.

Good luck and keep on painting.
 

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Definitely not "feeble." I agree with others that you have to make sure you thin your paints. I like to use a 50/50 mix of water and Future Floor Wax, kept in an empty Vallejo bottle. Makes thinning MUCH easier.

Also, those wings look good, but will look loads better with some sort of wash, highlight, or both. I'd suggest using your base color mixed with something darker, but not too dark. Steer away from the scorched browns and the like. Maybe a flesh tone? Anyway, thin it WAY down, as in, after you think you've added too much water/thinner, add a few drops more. Then, after you blot your brush (that's key. We don't want this running all over the model), just gently run it over the cracks. You'll be amazed at the results, and you'll look even less "feeble."
 
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