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Jac "Baneblade" O'Bite
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Theres some nice conversions there, the GK based one is particluer is nice however I have two suggestions.

1. Thin your paints boy!!! and use even brush strokes all in the same direction.

2. Water down some inks and then ink your models and then go back over them with your base color to try get some basic depth of color going on. This is especially important with flesh.

They are a good start though.
 

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they look good, but again saying Jacobite's point with watering down your paints it helps.
 

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You should also try to take more time in painting, and dont stop until it looks as best as it can. clean your paint up. it might be me or the camera quality but i see paint where it shouldnt be. It takes practice and patience and lots of crappily done models (trust me, i did 26 crappy models before i got it.) to pick up tricks that help you do that, you just habve to keep painting, and if buying more models goes against your budget, strip and paint again. (dont strip too much as it can damage the model). Just ask staff for tips at your GW and you'll be fine. You are a mighty fine modeller tho, i cant do that lolz.
 

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only thing to add, arent Chaplains supposed to be black, no matter the chapter? and i agree with the above points, thin your paints and take your time, great painted armies dont just happen :tongue:

@Initiate, im prety sure all his models are as they come out of the packet. except the first
 

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You should also try to take more time in painting, and dont stop until it looks as best as it can. clean your paint up. it might be me or the camera quality but i see paint where it shouldnt be. It takes practice and patience and lots of crappily done models (trust me, i did 26 crappy models before i got it.) to pick up tricks that help you do that, you just habve to keep painting, and if buying more models goes against your budget, strip and paint again.

I will add my own agreement to this as well Sink. Nothing will ruin a model like paint on the wrong spot and it is something I have to continually check for myself. You don't have to be an -incredible- painter if you are a clean painter. It makes all the different in the world. Keep at it, make sure you get a nice smooth coat on for each layer and touch up the spills and you will suddenly see vast improvement in your minis.

Oh, one other thing: grey makes for a terrible contrast with most things. Try to avoid it as a main colour and you will be much happier.
 

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thanks for the replies chaps. I will take in your advice and improve my painting
 

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You are a mighty fine modeller tho, i cant do that lolz.
all i've done on those models is:

  • cut off and glue on bigger swords
  • angle a leg differently
  • cut off a greyknights storm bolter
  • on the termie libraian swap the eagle looking thing for a axe head
none of these are particulay taxing or difficult.
 
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