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.
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.
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:
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.
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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