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post #41 of 73 (permalink) Old 11-25-10, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks mate.

Just tried it on an assault sergeant and I can see already how it's working, so thanks for the tip

Another reason the paint may be thick is because it was pre-painted, and I didn't strip the paint down
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Another reason the paint may be thick is because it was pre-painted, and I didn't strip the paint down
That would definitely do it

As for a darker white/red, personally i'd do the following:

Red: start with a brown, few coats of dark red and slowly build up to the colour you want, then highlight with the final colour mixed with orange.

White: i'd probably go with grey base, wash it with black and then build up to white. But i think i'm the wrong person to ask as i don't paint white all that often, or that well if i'm honest.


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Ok mate.

Would it work at this stage just to give the red a wash to darken it? And wash the white as well? If that would work I don't know what I would use to wash the white :/
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Hey guys.

Got the spears and CC shields through, so here is the first sergeant from squad Orion with a combat shield (just a normal SS) and the spear!





Will paint it up soon, maybe tomorrow.

Hope you like!
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That bloke is scary! Evil silver face of doom! If the Silver Surfer was this guy, I don't think the Fantastic Four would have won! Great job on the banner, seeing as I'm absolutely terrible at banners I love seeing a good one


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That bloke is scary! Evil silver face of doom! If the Silver Surfer was this guy, I don't think the Fantastic Four would have won! Great job on the banner, seeing as I'm absolutely terrible at banners I love seeing a good one
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I'll probably finish him off tomorrow as I have nothing else to do
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Hey guys.

small update for you with my Iron Snakes first HQ!

Firstly, I just wanna say the black looks sooo much better in person, the photo's don't do the black justice. I painted it by undercoating Chaos Black, basecoat Charadon Granite, drybrush fortress grey, edge hihglight fortress grey, then heavy wash of badab black.

This is the first time I have done edge highlights (for the black armour) and aren't too noticeable in the photos, so I may apply another edge highlight later.

Remember, he's not finished yet, the only finished bit if the black armour

Let me know what you think guys, comments always appreciated









Let me know what you think guys, always great to hear from you!

EDIT - question: should I replace his Crozius with a spear almost identical to the sergeant above? Or should I keep the crozius as a symbol of his office?

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great job mate! I would keep the symbol rather than replace it with a spear, but it is my opinion, do it as you prefer


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great job mate! I would keep the symbol rather than replace it with a spear, but it is my opinion, do it as you prefer
thanks mate; I probably will keep the crozius, I just wanted to see other peoples suggestions first
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I think it would look cool if you changed the crozius. Although, it would be an idea to make it really ornate.
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