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post #11 of 44 (permalink) Old 03-04-11, 03:02 PM
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hmmm.... im seeing the colours being a bit too purple in hue, also.. when you do the proper models, id sugest washing scortched brown JUST into the recesses, not over the armour.. thatll give you some nice contrast watch those highluights on the helmet.. they are kinda taking over i think if you used the first one and washed scorched brown on it it MIGHT work quite well, its a test thing try it out on the one you have done, remember ALOT of water and if you use a drop of washing up liquid itll make it work alot better... just watch the bubbles
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I love your list backgrounds i was planning on doing a set for my army as well, good job. How are they with bright color? i was planning on fadded or black and white for mine, because its seems to bright thick for the list, ie.. hard to see.
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I'm not totally sure I understand what you're asking, Azrell. Are you asking about how well a light colored text will show up on the back ground?
In short, not well. Human ability to read depends on our ability to recognize contrast of colors. Black on white, white on black. Grey on white, Red on Blue, anything on yellow cause eye strain and tend to exhaust you. If you're going to use a light colored text, I recommend having a dark colored back ground.

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I'll be following this one for sure...

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So I made a 4th effort at paint jobs using the selective wash that Nistrum suggested. I got a little inventive and used a Gryphone sepia wash to tone down the brightness a bit.

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Scab red (2 coats)
wash with 50:50:200 Chaos Black: Dark Flesh: water
2:2:1 Scab red: Red Gore: blood red First High light
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much better, no purple and the red is a much richer tone, do you think or did you prefer it before, at the end of the day its your army man always your call at the end of the day
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much better, no purple and the red is a much richer tone, do you think or did you prefer it before, at the end of the day its your army man always your call at the end of the day
I know. But I'm also exploring different painting jobs. I've never been really big into the painting before. So I'm deliberately trying different methods and paint schemes. So I still want feed back and suggestions for other methods to apply. You only get better by trying, or something like that.

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fair enough, well i think the base colour is really working now. what id suggest nextis working on highlighting, try to use an intermidate colour before your extreme highlight, it looks like the extreme blood red highlight is a very harsh transition try and water it down quite a bit, get a fair lot of it off your brush then paint it on, you should get a smoother transitio that way. it takes a little practice but if you make yourself do the highlighting on a full 10 marines youll get the hang of it pretty quick

the bone is a nice flat colour but are you going to leave the chest eagles black? id reccomend if you are just giving them a quick highlight with codex grey so they dont look like you forgot them is say you could paint them bone like mine or gold like the game, either goes really you dont have any other gold on the model yet and gold tends to work quite well with the red so go crazy

the fact your putting this effort in now will make it alot easyer to get a uniform looking army later so goon on you for planning ahead
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I like that last model the best myself, the red is far and away a better shade than the others. Model looks cleaner too, paint wise.

one thing I want is the ability to split my fire everywhere, it makes no sense that a squad of 10 guard or marines or whatever all have to fire at 1 target with everything, is the guy with the lascannon not smart enough to realize maybe he would be better off firing at the massive tank looming overhead instead of the little man no bigger than a squat running at him, or is that far too complex for the 10yr olds?

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the fact your putting this effort in now will make it alot easyer to get a uniform looking army later so goon on you for planning ahead
I'm going to assume you meant "Good on you". Other wise I have to respond with "WTF?"

But yeah, When I did the Abaddon model I learned a lot about planning. The effort I put into that project before I actually got to the model itself was substantial and you can see the result of that effort. Plus I've noticed several other people following that particular lead and posting up work logs for projects.

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