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post #81 of 105 (permalink) Old 03-29-17, 01:21 PM Thread Starter
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Isn't the point with the scroll-work just that? Space Marines usually have their own name, or the name of their home planet on the scroll, at least in pictures and artwork So yeah, 'Dante' or 'Baal' would work, as would 'Sanguinius' (although space is a bit limited on the scroll).

Model looks good though! I agree on the axe needing a bit of extra work, but the rest of the model is very clean and crisp. Great work!
I'll likely end up putting Dante on it for complete lack of anything better. Sanguinius is a pain in the ass to fit anywhere aside from on vehicles, I've definitely tried that one on other models before

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The Insane Detail brush is crazy small. The need to use it doesn't arise often, but it's definitely worth it for this kind of thing. The pic below is the AP brush on the right with a GW detail brush. Believe it or not but they do an even smaller one as well.
I'll probably grab the even smaller one sometime this week, thanks for the recommendation. Now that I think of it, I did put pure white into those bolts I just blue washed the whole thing afterward. Looking at the model with my eyes I can still see a lot of the (now subdued) white but I think I should have done less of a wash for the sake of pictures/it actually standing out that I worked on it.

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I guess I also need to nab up some Rakarth and Pallid Wych Flesh to make white a bit less of a chore. Currently blending as all I have is an old pots of Codex Grey and Skull White, which I would rather save for the unit of Grey Knight Terminators I have that no one ever seems to want in a trade. Having the bit of a warmer white would be nicer I think.

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Took a break from working on my table to get some Necrons done. Almost at 1500 (OK 1489) painted and loving how the army plays in 8th edition. Here's my Cryptek, Overlord, finished unit of Wraiths, and a WIP shot of my Heavy Destroyers:










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Finished the Heavy Destroyers (enough to game with anyway):


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Loving the scheme, particularly on the wraiths and overlords. The one thing I'd recommend is maybe a subtle highlight on the black. I've recently discovered Dark Reaper grey, and it makes for a great tone against the black, especially with the blue you have in the scheme.
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Loving the scheme, particularly on the wraiths and overlords. The one thing I'd recommend is maybe a subtle highlight on the black. I've recently discovered Dark Reaper grey, and it makes for great tone against the black, especially with the blue you have in the chime.

Thanks, I've noticed some models take more 'blue-ening' than others and the ends result is a bit more eye catching. I feel like my sword and board Lychguard will look pretty cool with their shields and bright blue swords when I get to them.

I've been thinking a lot about highlighting the black, my spouse is a painter and we were talking about it just last night. I left it out initially because I was tearing through the army trying to get it ready for an 'important' game (much like my current painting kick) and the shine left on the black after a coat of nuln oil catches the light quite nicely while they're on the tabletop. Now that I'm getting to models like the Overlord though, who loses a lot of detail when painted this way, I'm feeling like I need to reconsider. My main problem with edge highlighting black with grey is that it doesn't ring true to my eye so I have a really hard time controlling where I put it. Had I based the model with a blue/black colour and washed it black to create a gradient I'd be pretty happy with it but alas, here I am with a model painted solid black. Dark Reaper grey is a solid suggestion, I may very well end up just doing that and being done with it; keep it simple here and save the scrutinous detail for my BA elite selections and their endless bling. I'll figure something out eventually.

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I was the same when highlighting my DW with a lighter grey like dawnstone, but the Dark Reaper, or even Eshin Grey, have really improved how I feel about it. The contrast is nowhere near as jarring. Looking forward to seeing what you do with them.
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One of the most eye-catching schemes I've seen. and while i can see where the highlight would really make them pop i wonder if its really necessary. On minis like the Lord you can try picking out just certain areas so the detail isn't lost but beyond that i think you'd be fine leaving them as is. alternatively using a dark blue for highlights might help give it a bit of depth.
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One of the most eye-catching schemes I've seen. and while i can see where the highlight would really make them pop i wonder if its really necessary. On minis like the Lord you can try picking out just certain areas so the detail isn't lost but beyond that i think you'd be fine leaving them as is. alternatively using a dark blue for highlights might help give it a bit of depth.
Thanks! The black and silver are so simple the blue really jumps out, and the brightness it pretty sweet on the battlefield now that they've seen a few table tops.

How does everyone feel about a gloss coat on the black for a more reflective and thus always naturally highlighted finish?

Almost done another model. All I have to do now is the particle shredder and this mechanical beast will be ready to murderate my enemies.

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Fantastic work mate! I think your colour scheme is striking and very nice indeed! In particular, I really like the bluing effect you've done on the overlord - that was a fantastic piece of work!
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How does everyone feel about a gloss coat on the black for a more reflective and thus always naturally highlighted finish?
I personally would prefer the matte finish since it really make them pop.

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