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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-07-12, 11:10 PM
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Hey these guys look good. I think midge is right on that these guys might be a little flat looking. The tidiness of the color areas makes them look almost cartoony. Which on the one hand is impressive, but it doesn't seem in keeping with the dirty scrappy nature of skaven.

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I like the yellow, but the flesh is just a bit flat. You have some shading in there, maybe deepening that and adding some highlights would sort that out. All in all some solid pieces.
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Absolutley wonderful Meldon, I didnt know you had an inner rat...HEHEHEH! The colors are very neautral, yet sorta pop out at ya. Good job buddy, this deserves some Rep from me.

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Hey these guys look good. I think midge is right on that these guys might be a little flat looking. The tidiness of the color areas makes them look almost cartoony. Which on the one hand is impressive, but it doesn't seem in keeping with the dirty scrappy nature of skaven.
Thanks all of you for the kind remarks. I have been looking at the skin areas myself a bit and I also thought they looked a bit flat. It´s only tallarn flesh washed with ogryn flesh and then rehighligtend with tallarn flesh again. I´m not really sure that colour I should use on them to get a more "gritty" and less "cartoony" feel to them though. I kinda try to keep away from mixing colours mostly becouse it´s such a huge numbers of models I have to paint for this army, so if you have any good ideas of what colour I could use right out of the pot I would be really happy to know

And on a side note, I´m gona stop promising to show pictures the next day, I´m way to bad at delivering to that promise

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As for a more gritty look to the flesh areas try a wash of devlan mud. I think it would have the effect you desire. Try it on a test model and see how it goes.
Otherwise these are really well done. I like them a lot. Have some rep.

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I have some new pic for you today, just a "bit" later then I said I would post them

I just wanna show what I´ve been working on lately as I think I´ve been far from lazy, it´s not all of the models I´ve done though, just a few of them

First of we have my new warlord. I think he came out quite ok. I have not yet tested to use devlan mud on any model to make them look a bit dirtier so he may still be subject to change




Next up I have some Stormvermin, this have been my main project for the last month and I have some 9 finished and 3 more just need last details.





And at last I have 2 new pics of my clanrats, I think these pictures came out better atleast


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The yellow is really striking! And crisp painting as well! Great plog man!

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This is a very vivid skaven army you have going, I dig it. The lord is equally impressive! Are you going to keep the basing the same as on your rat ogres?
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The yellow is really striking! And crisp painting as well! Great plog man!

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This is a very vivid skaven army you have going, I dig it. The lord is equally impressive! Are you going to keep the basing the same as on your rat ogres?
I like the yellow to, I think it comes out great and makes the army really visible on the tabletop. especialy compared to my old one (brown rats with brown and grey clothes )

Yeah, the whole army is going to have that black/snow bassing. I have also begun to experiment with adding a bit of burnt grass to the basses, I think the bases can benefit from a bit of colour other then black and white.

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Stormvermin are looking fantastic!

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Well, it´s been a while since I posted any pictures but I haven´t really been slacking of lately, First of is the Warlock that I entered in this months painting challange.

I´m pleased with how he turned out, and it was actually alot mor going on in that model then I first thought, All in all a fun model to paint





And I have also started on a unit of slaves, not the normal slaves you see in a Skaven army though, I used Night Goblins instead of rats. I don´t really like the idea of using other rats as slaves so my clan just uses captured gobbos as slaves instead. and in gives me something else to paint rather then skavens

I love theses dudes, they go fast to paint and the turn out really fine, the shields i´m specialy pleased with, the brown could use a little extra something though, just not sure what..





And lastly I thought I should show you my giant rats, since you get a ton of these in alot of the skaven boxes I see a lot of these in my future horde I also tried putting a bit of dead grass on the bases to break up the Black/White a bit, please let me know If this is something I should continue with, I can´t really decide...





There, that´s all. It became a bit of a pic heavy post but see that as me making up for not shoving you anything for a long time

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Awesome! Meldon, these rats look super buddy! Those Night Goblins def dont look very tricksy, but their colors really pop! Well done my friend, well done.

You are due for some Rep I would say.

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