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Hello, I'm just here to see what people think of my Space Marine Chapter.

I don't mind comments or suggestions, but go light on the criticism as I have little experience in painting(about 2 years on and off) and currently having problems getting the silly 'Highlight' that GW deems a must on it's models done right.

(I have a friend who builds/paints WWII Tanks and such. His skills are phenomenal. He painted his IG army Realistically and reminiscent of WWII Armies and easily has the best painted army outside a White Dwarf in our area.

Yet people always says his army isn't that great and needs work. Most commonly saying that they need more highlights.

Excuse me in dropping my IQ to their level but I think they dumb doo-doo heads. lol)


I have just started painting my army and only have 5 Marines done.(Close to it at least. Some are missing their Eyes.) I'd tried getting better pictures without the slight blur but I can't figure out how the camera works. So excuse me for the non-detailed pictures.


These 5 Marines are the Prototypes for the Basic Bolter Marine. I'm trying to emphasized an easy color scheme that looks good in numbers, with the colors I like, and is easy to do. You'll probably notice that I did not remove the flash on them so just ignore that as I wasn't trying to be perfect on these right now.


The first two Marines are the first I built, painted, based, and over-coated individually. This was done to figure out how I wanted them painted. Both of them have about 5 coats of paint on them each.

The one on the right(your right) was the first. I highlighted the black and purple on this one, but found out the way I did it for the purple was too complicated for such a simple color scheme. The highlight itself seams to not appear correctly in the pictures.

Unfortunately I over did it on the overcoat on these two and where the armor and such is painted with metal colors now looks like I painted them gray. :ireful2: I will eventually repaint those areas so they get the metallic shine back.





These three are the first Mast-produced models. (3 painted at a time, in a relatively short time.) They have one coat of paint, no overcoat, and the bases are undone.

I started these one night and finished the next morning. I found out the next morning I have problems painting at night when I need rest so these had to be 'fixed' and currently not the best I can do.

I also found out that I'm having troubles doing the 'Eyes' on the SMs. And find the way some other people(and GW) use too complicated. (I have yet to check these forums so I'll be doing that sometime soon.)






Here is just a quick look at the backs. So you see how they are done from that angle.






I look forward to seeing what you guys think.
 

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I think they look solid, and it's a good color scheme. Keep with the ideas you have, I think once they're done they'll look striking.
 

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Agreed-- they're coming along just fine. Black armor is tricky to highlight well-- so much so that I usually paint things that are supposed to be black a sort of charcoal grey so I can use the black in the recesses as the shade. You could try a heavy drybrush of grey over the entire model before you start, and then clean it up with some black where the grey is too much. That'll give you the highlight I think you want without too much effort.
 

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nice colourscheme! dont worry, they dont look too badly painted. as for black highlights, a rough dark grey highlight then a black ink wash works fine for me.

to do the eyes, i paint them rough, not worry about being neat, then tidy them up afterwards. its a much easier way of doing it. try looking in the tutorials forum, there might be something of interest in there.
 

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Nice work.

I like the color scheme, as it reminds me of my old Dark Elf Blood Bowl team!

Anyway, to agree with cccp_one, on eyes and pretty much anything else, if you make a mistake, or a little bit of overlap with paint, just move on and come back to fix it in a bit. It'll be less hassle 9 times out of 10.

Another thing I'd like to say is this: As long as you, yourself, end up happy with the results you get, that is all that matters, in the end.
 

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Argh I can't believe I didn't reply back to you guys yet.

Thank you for all the great comments! lol

I am currently in the process of painting one of my Land Speeder Tornadoes and Land Raider Crusader. (IMO Tanks are soo much easier to paint.)

Unfortunately the Crusader had an 'Accident' and now I need to replace the entire TL-Assault Cannon Mount. (Don't Ask . . . I don't even know how it got that bad.)

I'll be sure to update with pics and let you guys know how I'm doing.


(Btw, My Avatar matches my Chapter now lol. The Funny part is I have a Veteran Sergent that looks just like it[Unpainted]. Just wished they had Purple trim for the shoulder pads though . . .)
 
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