Thanks for the comments guys.
Horus: I tried something a bit different for these guys as opposed to the knights. With the Knights, I 'wetbrushed' the main colour for the armour on and then went to the washing stage and with these I painted it right on instead. I think the wetbrushing allowed for greater highlights on the edges than the even coat and is the way I will be going with the next squad and the rest of the army for sure. The problem with this paint scheme is that I am trying to avoid the bright, standout highlights that we are all used to seeing on minis in order to go for the more realistic look. When you think about it, in RL nothing has these bright, bright highlights on it unless exposed to direct light at a specific angle and even then it will only be at certain points of the object, not all over the place. I think that the usual style of painting looks good but lends itself to an overpainted and cartoony look that I have been slowly getting tired of and this culminates with NMM which is that absolute rage right now (why I will never know as I HATE nmm with a passion).
In order to try out something a little different and more realistic I have been deliberately NOT painting the normal highlights on the models, instead allowing light to highlight the model naturally, as it should. This works better with metallics than normal paints obviously as the metallic flakes pick up the light far more than with regular paints. Unfortunately, the full effect of these models is somewhat lost in pics as opposed to looking directly at the model which look far better in person. If he reads this, Damned Fist can verify that as he has seen the knights in person and has told me the same thing regarding the pics vs in person.
Cabbage: it is just the pic, the arm is the same colour as the rest of the armour.
one thing I want is the ability to split my fire everywhere, it makes no sense that a squad of 10 guard or marines or whatever all have to fire at 1 target with everything, is the guy with the lascannon not smart enough to realize maybe he would be better off firing at the massive tank looming overhead instead of the little man no bigger than a squat running at him, or is that far too complex for the 10yr olds?
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