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I hope this works. I would like your opinions on my third painting project, a Dark Angel terminator.
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For a 3rd model, this is extremely good. That being said, you are going to need to do A LOT of work to make it in the GD. Trust me on this. Blending the paint layers is going to be a huge thing for one, contrasts and highlights as well. However, you are off to an excellent start so don't be discouraged either. Just as an example however, check out my Daemon Prince of Tzeentch model/battlescene. I entered this model at Gamesday Canada in the battlescene category and didn't even make first cut. That gives you an idea of where you need to be to get to GD level.
 

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Hey, im new to painting too.

I'm trying new skills out all the time now.

That is great for your 3rd model.

I like the grey streak look thing.
 

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Not bad at all! I've been painting for 12 years now, and you still beat my best. I'm not sure that this is Golden Daemon quality, but it would win first place in my local tourneys and comps.
 

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marbel effect

Well I started be base coating with dark red primer. For the skulls I dry brushed with codex grey then skull white and finally I put the diagonal crack lines on with boltgun metal. Keep the dry brushing and the lines going in the same direction. For the shield I painted it codex grey then drybrushed with boltgun metal, then dry brushed diagonally with skull white. Finally the cracks were in boltgun metal. Start the cracks from the edges in so the lines taper off like real cracks.

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Like Torealis, I hate you. I can't paint Deathwing for crap. My best Deathwing squad so far ended up looking like Albinos.
You should post a guide on how you do them. I quite like this. Its different, yet........ (lost for words)..... Very well done :mrgreen:

Keep up the good work.

Please post a guide.

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Very nice dude - thats a bloody amazing model beats any thing that I can do.

Things to work on could be the face - getting some depth in there and the gold could do with some highlights

Heaps of potential there man keep on working at it - you'll get there. But like I said its far better than anything of mine.
 

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Third model? Holy crap. I wish I painted my third model that well. It took me an entire army to figure out painting.

If you want to make it in a GD, here are 6 things I'd suggest:
1. No metallic paint, only NMM. If you are going to use metallic paint, use it in small areas and highlight/shade it very well.

2. Smoother blending of colors to get a softer transition.

3. Freehand work (banners, scroll work, etc).

4. Dynamic positioning. Don't just put the model together; make its stance give the feeling of action.

5. Custom sculpting and converting. Add addittional things to the model. (purity seals, extra bits of armor, alternative weapons than the normally accepted ideas).

6. Dynamic theme. Pick a good theme to convey with your entry.
 

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Yeah, unfortunately Path is right. NMM is a big thing at the GD's for some reason. I myself hate it with a passion as it makes amazing models look like cartoons and generally only looks good from certain angles.
 

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Same here, though I admire the skill required for good NMM (especially gold) I just don't like the look. Mostly too cartoony for me, I prefer dark, brooding realistic schemes....as much as fantasy/sci-fi miniature can be realistic of course :wink:
 
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