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Default My First Model Ever...Grey Knight Termie

This is the first model I've ever painted, even though I already own a fair amount. My friend helped me out a great deal. Here's to you, PirateMetalTroy.














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Very nice dude, keep up the good work

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Looks good! A few suggestions in both the modelling and the painting area.

MODELLING:
Get yourself a hobby drill and drill out his gun barrels, to make them look more like gun barrels. Otherwise, it doesn't need much, except basing, which you should probably do.

PAINTING:
In some areas, your washes are too heavy; In others, its non-existent. Water down your washes a bit more, and apply them a little more uniformly. Also, instead of using straight black wash, use a mixture of brown and black, to give it a grungier, oilier, more realistic feel. With a very thin wash (Watered down enough so you can discern the color, but you can see through it), give the whole thing a good once-over to sort of make the whole model feel a little more worn, and then go over it one more time once thats dry. Otherwise, the paint work looks good, except one thing- The blade. What you should do is paint it a solid color. Afterwards, give the edge a drybrushing in a lighter color, running the brush vertically along the edge of the blade, allowing the blade to cut between the bristles. This will make the edge of the blade a lighter color, as well as the area slightly past the blade, giving it a sharpened look. Right now its a little blotchy.

Also, it appears you did a blue wash to tint areas of the metal. This is a perfectly acceptable technique, but the thing to remember is do your brack (Brown+black) wash AFTER your tint wash, so the tint wash doesn't cover it up in areas where it shouldn't.


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Looks good! A few suggestions in both the modelling and the painting area.

MODELLING:
Get yourself a hobby drill and drill out his gun barrels, to make them look more like gun barrels. Otherwise, it doesn't need much, except basing, which you should probably do.

PAINTING:
In some areas, your washes are too heavy; In others, its non-existent. Water down your washes a bit more, and apply them a little more uniformly. Also, instead of using straight black wash, use a mixture of brown and black, to give it a grungier, oilier, more realistic feel. With a very thin wash (Watered down enough so you can discern the color, but you can see through it), give the whole thing a good once-over to sort of make the whole model feel a little more worn, and then go over it one more time once thats dry. Otherwise, the paint work looks good, except one thing- The blade. What you should do is paint it a solid color. Afterwards, give the edge a drybrushing in a lighter color, running the brush vertically along the edge of the blade, allowing the blade to cut between the bristles. This will make the edge of the blade a lighter color, as well as the area slightly past the blade, giving it a sharpened look. Right now its a little blotchy.

Also, it appears you did a blue wash to tint areas of the metal. This is a perfectly acceptable technique, but the thing to remember is do your brack (Brown+black) wash AFTER your tint wash, so the tint wash doesn't cover it up in areas where it shouldn't.
There were 2 washes used. The blue wash, which was applied to the boltgun metal undercoat for all the silver (you can see it in all the cracks) to give the metals that blueish hue. Then a brown wash was applied to the gold areas, as well as the purity seals. That's it.

I do agree that the blade is a little blotchy, but that's mostly due to lack of practice. I left the decisions about the painting up to him, and merely showed him how to achieve the effects he wanted. How he wanted the blade wouldn't have been my first choice, but looks pretty good none the less. The whole model is a great start, hopefully his models keep getting better. All in all I'm extremely impressed with how this model turned out, despite the fact that he's never put a brush to a model before in his life.

This is ahead of my first model by MILES. I'm sure a lot of us can say the same.

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Yes, absolutely. I wish I had a picture of MY first model. I wish I had an experienced painter to help me out. That thing looked like a snot-dipped turd. This is much better than my first attempt.

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Allow me to elaborate a bit on my choice how of to paint the blade.

The blotchy wash job was done entirely on purpose, to make the blade look as if it was brimming with destructive blue energy. It pretty much turned out the way I wanted it to. I think if I might practise painting some lightning and when I'm feeling confident I'll paint that on the blade.

Thanks for your input, Iron Angel.
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didn't I see you on /tg/?

you'll find a lot better information here, and we crack down on trolling.

welcome to the forums.

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Looks great! I remember my first model having like.. 2 colours on it haha

I really like the blade.. and I'm pretty intriqued by this so called 'blue energy'

Keep up the good work! Want to see a whole unit painted like this now.. hehe
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I wish I had a picture of MY first model... That thing looked like a snot-dipped turd. This is much better than my first attempt.
Me too. For a first model, this is fabulous!

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didn't I see you on /tg/?

you'll find a lot better information here, and we crack down on trolling.

welcome to the forums.
Yeah, I posted this on /tg/ as well. I lurk here sometime looking up stuff for Tau and Daemonhunters, thanks for the welcome.

I have to say again that PirateMetalTroy helped me out a great deal showing me almost every technique I used when painting the model.
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