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@ Khornes fist: sorry! unfortunately the storm bolter (neither the terminator one, the smaller power armoured ones and a small one I tired to convert) were all too large to be mounted on the left hand fist, forcing me to mount it on top of the sword.....one thing led to another and the left hand looked too empty so I thought that a severed daemonhead would complement it.....

I am sorry I desacrated your favourite model, however in an attempt to make it up to you I have the beginings of my terminators justicar from another sliced and diced finecast model...



 

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So "Ancient Iassus" is basically done. This is the stage I want to get most of the army to before I double back and touch things up. Iassus still needs basing and a coat of gloss on the lenses/Gems and his Force Weapon.

From the Front


Top half done, particularly happy how the gems and lenses came out, but o only the red one underneath the book comes out properly in the photo. Legs have the base colours done and im finishing them off as we speak.

Engine Pack


Didnt know how the "Danger!" black and yellow stripes would come out, but they seem ok! Just need to retouch the silver and maybe add some burn marks from the exhaust pipes/Vents. Any suggestions on how to do this would be great!

Nemesis Doom Fist (Still WIP)


Still havent found the ideal way to paint force weapons yet, but this doesnt seem bad for a first attempt. Still need to finish the metals on the rest of the arm, and highlight and add text to the purity seals like on the chest.

Plasma Cannon


Nice bit of free space on this shoulder. Im thinking if I get the time/Good enough I may try and do a bit of free hand of a sword wrapped in scrolls or something. Never done any free hand before, but hopefully by the time Ive done this log my painting skills will have improved enough to pull it off!

Anyways enough of my snivelling, all feedback and help welcome!!

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Good, stable work for an army! For the metal parts I recommend you to give them another wash to make the recesses darker and make the paintjob look more neat (not that it's not neat, but a very dark and really dillutes wash can fixe the few misstakes you see). Use a real dark color, but thin it ALOT! That way it wont obscure the brihgter parts. I get the thing of using blue for shadows on the sliver parts, but I would still go for something warmer -maybe devlan mud with some water in it and then drybrush the very edges with metal, very sparsley. You can tell from the red areas that the placements of your highlights are fine, but they could easily get smoother if you thinned your paints more! I always mix my colors with water -saves you alot of time blending and the result gets alot less patchy!
 

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Discussion Starter · #27 · (Edited)
Couple of updates really,

Firstly, @ Sponsra, thankyou, the whole army is very WIP at the moment, but the main base colours are done and and the silver simply needs touching up and then highlighting. I find equal parts of water, mithril silver, and skull white in a single line makes a very effective highlight, but the camera doesnt show it up well enough so I will have to take photos of my experiments tommorrow.

In the mean time I have been playing around trying to find a way to paint the robes. Ive been reading a lot of painting tutorials, and watering my paint down as sponsra suggested and it does create a lot smoother coat. Here is a Familiar that i have painted up to be an objective marker





The flash unfortunately doesnt show the highlights, but thats the price too pay for having a crap camera and not photographing in dayligh!
 

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Discussion Starter · #28 · (Edited)
So terminator base colours done: Particularly happy with how the gems on the Aegesis and highlights on the parchment came out. I have ordered a micropen to complete the scroll work some gloss varnish to coat the gems and swords.

Does anyone use gloss varnish regularly and have an sucess?









Comments and criticism welcome! Particularly looking for advice on how to improve my painting
 

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Discussion Starter · #29 · (Edited)
So terminators with swords finished!




Halberd and hammers have all the basic colours done on them and are awiting the details. Converted Justicar From stern is basecoated, and will be painted up after the rest of the squad is complete!

I will keep you all posted!
 
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