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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-31-06, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
 
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Default first three space marines, first three minatures, ever!

i posted my first one a while back on 40k forums, and i got some great compliments, along with some advice, so i took that advice and built on it, i since then repaired the first one of its mistakes that were noted, and made two more

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i71/un1d3n/ME001.jpg

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i7...3n/ME002-1.jpg

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i71/un1d3n/ME004.jpg

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i7...3n/ME005-1.jpg

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i7...3n/ME006-1.jpg

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i71/un1d3n/ME007.jpg

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i7...3n/ME007-1.jpg

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i71/un1d3n/ME008.jpg

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i7...3n/ME009-1.jpg

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i71/un1d3n/ME010.jpg

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i71/un1d3n/ME011.jpg

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i71/un1d3n/ME012.jpg

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i71/un1d3n/ME013.jpg

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i71/un1d3n/ME014.jpg

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i71/un1d3n/ME015.jpg

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i71/un1d3n/ME016.jpg

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i71/un1d3n/ME017.jpg



notice, one of them is painted with just ultramarines blue, that would be my first one

the second one was regal blue, with drybrushed ultramarine blue, thats the one with rocks on its base

the third i left just regal blue, because i liked it the way it was


suggestions, comments, criticism all welcome.
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Looks good dude, a clean simple paintjob. Just add some Ultramarine transfers and they'll be ready to game with.

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hey thanks, these forums look really great! Seems to be a largely friendly community as well

thanks for the comments on the marines aswell
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Looks pretty good, especially for first models. Only thing I can say is water down your paints. The first marine looks a little chunky and streaky. Other than that, kudos. They look a ton better than my first models.
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Looks good for a first attempt. how old were you when you painted them. my first were wood elf archers and lokk awful rally thick paint I think i was 7 years old


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i just finished painting them, i just started warhammer like i said, im 15.

thanks for the advice and compliments.
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Nice for first models.

Try some transfers as FrozenOrb said. If those little buggers prove to difficult, try out your freehand!

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i found the transfers to be soooooo annoying, sticking to my finger, not folding down right, i even tryed cutting a slit in the middle so it would fold better, still nothing, and it just doesnt look right to me

any advice on that?
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use tweezers for transfers, best advice i can give and keep the surface wet while you position it with either the tweezers or your brush as that'll keep the surface tension of the transfer thin so that you can move it easily. Decals can take a lot of practice but look great when they're done.

You did great work for those being your first three mini's. Keep going and you'll notice you'll get better and better and probably not notice it while it happens 8)
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With scissors I cut the transfer to the absolute edge of the design, in my case the Imperial Fists logo because otherwise the transfers are too big to fit nicely on shoulder pads.

Whilst the transfer is soaking in water I slightly dilute a little PVA glue, and brush some onto the shoulder pad.

Then the transfer, with most of water removed by touching the transfer to your finger, is positioned in place. I find the sculpting tool is handy for lifting and initially placing the transfer.

I then carefully with a small paintbrush, flatten it as best as possible, removing excess glue as I go.

This I then leave until the glue is half set, then with more PVA on a small brush I'll coax any more under anywhere that needs it in the transfer and again do my best to flatten it nicely. I also like to brush a layer of PVA over the transfer to help protect it.

After letting dry for a little while, I add further protection by brushing some of the GW Gloss Varnish over the transfer.


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