Working on some more veterans at the moment, but I think I'll knock up your sentinel pretty soon Redcuffs - It was almost going to be this one, but I couldn't find a way to fit Duski on the base without cluttering the thing. I'll make sure I do her justice if I can though
Post by Happyorange on Nov 30, 2009 15:54:38 GMT -5
I agree with everyone, that Sentinel is great! Your painting has really improved!
I use Purity Seal sometimes, and the only time it works for me is if it's about 15 C and there's high pressure, which judging by the weather we're having in the UK, isn't going to be soon. Even then, the seal can still makes it slightly 'dusty' sometimes.
Oh and always use very thin coats! If you're not sure whether you've done a spot yet, leave it until the other bits are dry so you don't over do it. I learned that hard way. *sighs and looks at the multiple Frosty the Snowmans adorning his painting station*
Wow, thank you again. I don't think I've ever had such a nice response to a model - it's honestly just the lighting hiding all my mistakes or something, it won't look as good in person In terms of the scenery, I just hacked away at one of the GW city of death kits and made some mini posters with the help of a few board members! The poster is actually a mini evacuation notice, but I kinda blurred it up a bit when I glued it on. If anyone's interested, you should be heading for the Marshall Militiary Base, off Marriot Way in Pinepoint. Go! The orks are coming!
@happyorange - thanks for the tips! I'm dreading using this stuff, I've heard so many horror stories - nothing like a frosted baneblade to scare the crap out of you, right?
Also, CONGRATS ON MAKING WARMASTER!, uhhh... sir. Pardon my impudence
Thanks again! Seriously, you guys are spoiling me now! I've got a bike or two lined up to paint, but at the mo I'm restructuring a couple of lists and just want to make sure they're going to be in the 1000pt one so I know to paint them first
IN FACT, you could really help me out if you have a sec by having a mosey at this list here. Y'know, only if you want to
Ok, it's gone half 4, i'm knackered after nightshift, and i've run out of goddamn coca cola, but i've still finished up another remnant. Dedication to the board, right there
This here is Freimann, recruited by Laughingman. He was originally a practice at speed painting, but ended up taking just as long and being worse quality. What can you do? Standard lighting problems, it's 5am. What do you think?
And this one I included because I love the look on his face. The worst part of being a vet must be knowing what you're up against!
Post by ElegaicRequiem on Dec 3, 2009 9:32:03 GMT -5
Well, in fairness to snipers, I was once witness to a big nasty carnifex being completely shot to death turn one by SM scouts. There was almost 20 of them, though. And I would have given the faster, closer 'nid things higher target priority...
So, four squads or so of BS3 snipers to a single enemy MC, or maybe three of BS4 snipers. Plus, IG have so many better ways of pasting 'nids...
I do think snipers are cool, though. I have a lot of SM snipers... But have I used them much since 5th? No.
Edit: It really depends on how he moves his army, and how well you roll. If you get lots of sixes, then snipers might work for you.
Thanks guys! And ReWolf, be as harsh as you can, I need to improve! BUT - those aren't mould lines, he just presses his uniform wrong so the creases are on the sides
1) He irons his shoes?! (Mould lines... )
2) The right shoulderpad, two things:
2.1) Specifically the red symbol could do with another layer (you can see the line beneath it)
2.2) There's some blob thing on it. At the tip of the red arrow. Probably a small lump of paint but it really stuck out for me.
3) Brown of the shoes could do with more layers of brown. As it is it looks a bit blotchy, 'cos the undercoat shows through a bit.
4) The head. As it is now you can see that the head is separate (The neck turns inward before it meets the body) I would advise next time you drill a bit of a hole into where the neck goes so the head fits a bit better with the body.
5) Highlighting. Some highlights on the dark brown would make a lot of difference.
6) You can see where you've swashed and it's pooled in the wrong place, like on his left thigh/knee. Try fewer, thinner washes instead; takes longer but you'll get a better effect. Just make sure you [lightly] wash evrything you need, or the bits you've left will stand out (Although in theory it shouldn't matter as you're doing thinner washes).
Summary: More layers, more lighter washing, drill neckhole out, highlight, mould lines.
Thanks so much ReWolf, I really appreciate the criticism - gives me something to work with! Not to make excuses (though I totally am), but I blame some of it on being kinda rushed with this one, and some on attempting to speed paint (and failing miserably!). The lump on his shoulder is actually a defect in the resin - I ought to have sorted it out, but in typical form, I didn't notice til after I'd started painting the damn thing I will bear the neck thing in mind, as that's something I haven't thought of before, and I'll take the advice on layers and washes to heart too. I'll see if I can improve before I get my next vet up.
@er - You're definitely right, and you definitely have one hell of a lot more experience in the field than I do Still, snipers hold a special place in the spot where my heart used to be, and they really fit my fluff, so I might keep them in anyhoo - I play more for the fluff experience than to win anyway ;D Cheers for the tips though, and I'll bear it in mind if I ever try to write a properly competitive list!
Thanks so much, both of you! I feel like my basing is slowly improving, and I'm trying out different techniques all the time. Nothing special though - I just feel like bases give a model some more character
And Req - the vista was the reason behind the slow frigging update. Computer's running at the slowest rate imaginable cause my motherboard has basically (I've been informed) melted. I'm getting a new desktop as soon as Dell get their act together, then it'll be up to crazy speeds and full attendence on the board again ;D