These guys look great. =)
First my criticisms. I think you went overboard with the OSL. It's well executed but in some areas it completely covers the metal underneath and then it didn't hold up as well. In those spots it looks like paint not lighting effects. Where the OSL is more moderate, I think it turned out really well. It contrasts very nicely with the worn metal.
Which leads me to my favorite part of these models. The written battered metal. I love it! The unevenness and blotchy, tarnished texture are really satisfying. I think the overall effect might work a little better if the 'new' bronzes were slightly tarnished. But I'm really impressed by the texture in the worn metal.
And the photos are top notch. They did take a little while to download to my mobile, but good paint work deserves good photos!
Personally I quite like the OSL effect I have done and for me I think I have got it about right, however I definitely agree with the hands of the pilots etc. I noticed this as I did them but I didn't really know how I would re-paint them to keep that glow effect on the hands but not wash out the original colour, it may just be worth re-painting them with thinned down paints so that you can still see the blue underneath.
Superb, the OSL is impressive even if it may look better with a little tweaking... I've never tried anything like it and I think you are getting pretty damn good with it.
My favourite bit is that base metal you've put it in, it's a terrific look and very detailed to the eye.
Don't forget this month's painting competition is for vehicles and monsterous creatures, you should definitely enter this!
Thanks, where are the details for the painting competition? I don't generally look at any of the other forums except rumours and 40k
The weathered metal is actually incredibly simple. To begin with I was worried as to how I was going to do it as I didn't want to do it like the studio army with all the green highlights and steel all over would look too boring so searching around online I found this: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum...st/454175.page
I basically followed this for the metal but I didn't use the army painters dip at the end as I thought this was unnecessary if you used the thinned down smokey ink anyway.
Thanks for all the comments and criticisms guys, and next time I will upload directly from my computer with smaller pics instead of link flickr URL with the full size photos on
Talking of flickr the pics I uploaded to the GW group appeared on the WD daily flickr section today!!
There should also be some pics of my night scythe up soon, I have finished the model but I wanted to get the base done before I released it upon the world :D