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Old 27 Feb 2007, 05:49   #1 (permalink)
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Well, I finally got my brother started at painting his IG army (which isn't fully assembled yet...)

Just to show him the basics, my girlfriend, he and I all painted up one trooper (the front ones in the group photo...), with my brother doing the Vox Caster. Now, my I'm looking for C&C, as I'd like to know how he can improve the scheme etc.





And the Russ, that he started.. (no details painted yet)



Sorry about the lackluster picture quality.. they were taken in a hurry, as I was packing to back to school, and set the shutter speed too slow, since I was afraid there wasn't enough light.
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Old 27 Feb 2007, 13:37   #2 (permalink)
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I'm blind I'm blind.... however the eyes on the IG in the second shot are darn good.
I'm sorry to say that about all I can comment on :-[
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Old 27 Feb 2007, 17:47   #3 (permalink)
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I'm not sure if it's the burred picture, but wouldn't a wash of back paint v.v.v.watered down be of use (on the creasts on helms, or all over)I do as it allows quick shading to areas, without using different coours up.

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Old 28 Feb 2007, 15:33   #4 (permalink)
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have you undercoated? that russ doesn't look undercoated!
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Old 28 Feb 2007, 18:42   #5 (permalink)
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have you undercoated? that russ doesn't look undercoated!
i agree. you should always undercoat your models, it improves the quality.
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Old 01 Mar 2007, 05:55   #6 (permalink)
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No, they aren't undercoated... I had sprayed his metal models the last time I was home, but not the plastics. We decided to paint without undercoating for the moment, and we went out to get him some spray, so the rest should be nice and undercoated.
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Old 02 Mar 2007, 22:28   #7 (permalink)
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They're not too bad, perhaps some brown ink over the fatigues?
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Old 06 Mar 2007, 01:41   #8 (permalink)
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You must undercoat!
I command thee!


...other than that it looks pretty good from what I can see. As suggested before, an inking would help, as well as highlights, but I'm not sure how experienced your brother is...
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Old 07 Mar 2007, 00:03   #9 (permalink)
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Your girlfriend paints miniatures too?! Where did you find her?! Heheehe...

The Guardsman with he Vox Caster is not bad. I don't think its your brother's first time painting miniature, right? If it is, then that's impressive. But that's not to say they are perfect. He can keep improving and learning new and advanced painting tricks.
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Old 07 Mar 2007, 03:47   #10 (permalink)
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well.. he has painted before, to be fair... but it was a cheap Airfix model fighterplane, and he BUTCHERED the paint job. Lets just say, with a couple painting lessons from me, he has at the very least grasped the basics of a good paintjob. Which is sweet, because I've been getting a few people into warhammer, and teaching them to paint well, rather quickly
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