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Got him painted last night and thought I'd show him to you all...

Base is snow with some blood spatter here and there:


 

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Dude! I was waiting for this! You did it justice, good job!

I Love the base!

My Criticism-- make the highlights smaller. Otherwise, great!
 

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yeah, the final highlight was a bit bright, it does look better at tabletop quality, I was kind of going for quick and easy with these guys, so I didn't take quite as much time as I usually would.

Thanks for the kind words, the trophy racks werent as difficult as I thought they would be (now that I kinda got a system for them), the pain in the butt was carving off the =I= symbol on the shoulder pads :)
 

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i entirely sympathise with getting things done quickly to look good at tabletop level, so overall its a good job, the main criticisms have been levelled.

i must single out the base, it's awesome. is the whole force snow-based then? can't wait to see more...
 

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thanks for the compliment on the base. Yeah, I will be doing the whole army in the snow bases as it's a great contrast to the red. For those interested, its the easiest snow on earth. 50:50 white glue and water, add baking soda until you get a nice pasty texture. At that point, you can brush it on or use a brush to clump it on (it will blend together if you have it at the right consistency). It will go on pretty moist and then let it dry for about 12 hours. After that you get a great hard snow texture. Gloss coat if you'd like to give a wet snow look.
 

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That does look cool. Aside agreeing about the highlights, I have 2 suggestions.

1) on the bases, where you can see the dirt under the snow, use a wash of Brown Ink, no water, on the dirt as the ground would be wet under the snow. As it stands, it looks dry.

2) paint the raised sections on the legs that look like tubes a different colour from the main armour plates. It will really make the rest of the model pop.
 

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I once thought about doing this, figured it wouldn't look that good. Thanks for proving me wrong, great conversion!
 

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blkdymnd said:
the pain in the butt was carving off the =I= symbol on the shoulder pads :)
I’m with you there brother, had to do the same for my word bearers and for the apostle (used the new terminator Chaplin).
 
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