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post #11 of 29 (permalink) Old 04-09-12, 07:26 AM
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Your poses came out great shift, very dynamic. And the painting looks good so far as well. It's too bad about the thick spray, but some extra time and detail and it should come out alright. Keep up the good work.


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Thanks guys, should have my first Death Company soldier to post by the end of today.

Son of Horus, I checked out your Astartes Lion army and my god, that's incredible! How long did that all take you? I liked your Captain Athos d'Elyseč and have seen those wings on the helmet before. Where do you get them from?
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Looking good! and yes... Jacobite told me :S

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So this is my first Death company soldier. It was a recycled one but the only spot where I think the paint is a bit thick is on the inside the pit of the powerfist arm. I tried gem painting techniques for the blood drips but they didn't come out too well so I opted for a scab red base with a blood red layer and then gloss varnish and think it gives a subtle contrast on the darkness of the soldier.

The plasma pistol was an experiment, I used scab red through orange with white towards the end for the coils but it hasn't come out great. I have another plasma pistol in the squad so will try again! The gold was done with dwarf bronze, a wash of devlan mud and then shining gold with very light burnished gold highlights to give it a bit more shine.

I quite like the dark flat tone and not sure whether to highlight. I might gloss up the black x's but I will make that decision when I finish the squad.



Sorry for the essay!
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Looks good! Solid reds are hard to do, but you kept this thin enough... Enjoy some rep!
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Exquisite. If my DC were red I'd paint em like that!. One thing I will ask is he highlighted? He looks all scab, i see a little on the neck but no where else.

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So here is the semi-final product. I decided to do some highlighting but it is difficult to see (doesn't help that the camera is ancient!). My line skills are pretty abysmal and didn't really wanna do it but felt I had to, to finish the model. I have done lines with 50:50 scab red and blood red and then extreme highlighting with blood red. I like to hold a model in a natural light condition and pick out the lines that are actually reflecting light, not just every line on the model, which might make it look a little weak but I like it



I still have to apply some grass. I have burnt grass although I seem to be missing my scorched grass...
I find when you mix two or even three types of grass you get a more natural look so will have to purchase some tomorrow and finish it off with that!

Meanwhile, my next two models are more recycled ones. I have based both with very watery mechrite red and badab black. The first one I have also started with the the red gore/scab red layers.


This guy is going to look like he is slashing out with his chainsword. Probably would have suited a helmet-less angry face but meh, it's done now.


This guy just looks like a dick..... His pose is quite challenging although the picture doesn't show it very well. Might keep it, might not.


And these are the new set. I have gone for the "I'M GONNA SHOOT YOU IN THE FACE!" kind of poses. I didn't want to exhaust two boxes of DC power weapons and they're poses, plus a few ranged weapons doesn't seem like a bad idea... The white stuff in the armpit is just white-tac because they are a bitch to paint with the boltguns in the way and I'm not entirely sure where the last guys gun arm went... I'm thinking of swapping the first guy with a flamer or melta though (suggestions and feedback please?) as the rare and cone nose helmets seem to have blagged those kind of weapons! Might aswell stick to the theme...


(Is it just me or does the guy on the right look either slightly camp or like he's s*&! himself?)



Sorry for the essay again, thanks for reading!
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He looks alot better with highlights! You can easily tell!

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Very quick update.

Death company soldier is now finished. Based with one third scorched grass to two thirds burnt grass to give it a dark and dead look. I've made good bases for crap models and crap bases for good models so quite chuffed I have a good base for a good model!



And stayed up till 2 last night editing the decal's. I was unsure what to use so I took the Blood Swords decal off Bolter and Chainsword thanks to a hint from RedThirst and just filled in the white edges of the overlapping swords.



Cheers, Night!
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Very nice indeed,

My only small thought to the detail of the power weapon, (plasma pistol if correct), the energy cells are red as well. I, personally think it needs a different colour to bring out the weapon (just my opinion of course, gotta love a free world).

The model itself is lovely and gives me a fuzzy feeling.

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