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Hi All this is my Angel Army,

As i go i'll be posting pics to show how i'm getting on,

The first thing i painted was;

Astorath


Yes,I know it is horendous but i had to start somewhere. I'll be stripping this backlater to re-do the whole thing

Next was,

Dante


This was much better in my opinion I'd calmed down with the paint, i'll probably leave this as is as i'm happy with it for the table top (Appart from his axe keeps breaking!)

Next was a Terminator from my newly arived Space hulk (Cheers Ebay)


Not good I know

Next is the Death Company



I loved painting these, i had just got my new brushes so fine detail was in order and as i went, i could see a vast improvement in my work.

Next Furioso


This was fun, however when i make up the next boxed one i think i'll go for Death Company and i will deffinitley paint it pre construction as i know there are quite a few places left out which is a shame(you can only see if you realy look it'lldo for table top), plus my methods are getting better:grin:

next was my Assault squad, this isn't finished yet but two models are now done and all there waiting for is some fluffy stuff



Last for now is another one of the terminators from space hulk


I'll be painting thes gradualy as i only want to do them as i feel i have improved greatly since last time and using these as a bench mark is good for me(leaving the better one's till the end)

Any feed back welcome, as i'm always striving to improve

Cheers,

Col
 

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Finished my Chaplin

Finished this guy but i think i need more practice with the black, going to look through a few of the tutorials to get some hints,




With the rounds i decided to add some tracer, give him more of an authentic look, seeming as how he'll be leading my death company eventualy!

Hopefully have more pics up this weekend, as looking to finish the assault squad, and make a start on the sanguinery gaurd (mega paint session comming up)
 

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You show a huge amount of improvement between the first models and that Space Hulk terminator. As far as I'm concerned, it takes guts to post pics of your work and you shouldn't be too hard on yourself.

If I could make one suggestion, it might be to tone down the number of colors you use on the Chaplain. The variety of colors on the purity seals kind of makes sense from a fluff perspective, but it makes the model seem a little too busy, and draws the focus away a little bit. The black also looks glossy, was this intentional? Other than that, it's coming along great, looking forward to seeing more.
 

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You show a huge amount of improvement between the first models and that Space Hulk terminator. As far as I'm concerned, it takes guts to post pics of your work and you shouldn't be too hard on yourself.

If I could make one suggestion, it might be to tone down the number of colors you use on the Chaplain. The variety of colors on the purity seals kind of makes sense from a fluff perspective, but it makes the model seem a little too busy, and draws the focus away a little bit. The black also looks glossy, was this intentional? Other than that, it's coming along great, looking forward to seeing more.
Cheers, i was thinking the same with the purity seals, so i'm sticking to one maybe two colours in future, the glossy effect is the GW Gloss Varnish, i'll be getting the Matt this weekend, only to protect the models as i have a very adventures 3Yr old (He can get to anything),

Thankyou though,

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Nooooo dont paint on matt varnish.
Use purity seal to protect your minis.
And your improving fast. There is a very obvious difference between your first paint job and your more recent ones. Keep up the good work :biggrin:
 

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Had a play around last night and started one of my Sanguinary Gaurd, i've decide to go for a white theme instead of the standard gold, i'll have pics up from this weekends painting work tomorrow, finished my Assault squad less the fluff bits, and added a little highlight to the last Pic(Terminator), I think it looks realy good.

Pics to follow soon

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See this thread:
http://www.heresy-online.net/forums/showthread.php?t=100750
Do not use gw purity seal multiple cans of that shit and ruined a few miniatures with a frosted look. Basically, it sucks man. Someone might say it’s not shook up enough or to much or the temperature was wrong, but the stuff just sucks.

Now, I would highly recommend “Army Painted anti-shine Matt Varnish,” or any of the Army Painter sprays. In my experience they work well, and I only trust them to finish my mini.
 

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A Taster of my new theme;

This isn't finished yet, still got the gun to do and the jump pack and wings, for the later i'm going to have a play about, as these being Elite's i don't won't the wings taking any shine from the models, once i've finished them all I'll get a nice family photo up.

I decided to go for a white look as it's quite a striking colour and IMO i think it looks good:grin:
 

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The last Termy photo looks much better than the previous ones. You still need to thin your paints a bit, but the last two photos show dramatic improvement. I like the white scheme for the sang guard.
 

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Thanks for all the feedback people, as for thinning the paint down, i'm doing that with water, however what consistency am i looking for as i think i'm thining it enough as it is almost as thin as an ink when i'm using it?

An update from the weekend too, i only managed to complete the sanguiry Gaurd that i'd previously posted, however i did mange to base coat the rest of them so they should be done soon, pluss got a lovely xmas pressie of my sissters, the GW mega paint set:grin:
 

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Bit of a delay since a last update, I had to take a break from the painting last week, nearly finished the Sang' gaurd unit and also started converting Lord Kaldor Draigo for my army, pics will be up soon.

Do you guy's and girls have any problems basecoating finecast? the paint just seems to poolon the model, i've washed him as sugested on another post but it still does it, also i dont like the new finecast the quality is not as good IMO
 

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Nice sangs man. White looks really good. I find white to be a extremely hard color to get right.

Ive only done one finecast so far and I used army painter colour primer spray paint to basecoat it. I found it worked really well, I will definately use it again. I'd reccomend it.
 
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