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Old 13 Apr 2007, 01:42   #1 (permalink)
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this is going to be my entry for the painting competition held by games workshop. the green stuff will be painted a glossy pink and i have some touchups to do but this thread is in the hopes that i get feedback from you for what i need to change to make these guys better... I WANT TO WIN!



heres a full squad shot




and another squad shot




close up of two, the guy on the left needs some work




and the rest of the squad



please i need comments and feedback so i can improve the squad, im eager to try new techniqes and work extremely hard to make this squad a winner
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Old 13 Apr 2007, 02:02   #2 (permalink)
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looks to me like you've gone to a lot of trouble to make a very nice glow effect, rendering it beautifully, and then skimped on the blending of the armour

so yeah, that's what i'd be fixing. smooth out the blending on the armour. it shouldn't be too tricky from where you are now. simply glaze and work it back with the base colour to blend in the highlights and make it look nice and smooth
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Old 13 Apr 2007, 03:13   #3 (permalink)
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Well they need to be based but it seems you are in the process of doing that. I would also suggest adding a sgt. model to the squad. It looks like the one in the middle might be the sgt. but maybe add a more characterful model. Someone with a dynamic pose and a few cool wargear options.
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Old 13 Apr 2007, 04:25   #4 (permalink)
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Whatsup with the random scroll? Is that supposed to be hanging from his gun at a weird angle or something?
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Old 13 Apr 2007, 06:59   #5 (permalink)
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Looks nice ! It looks like you inked them but you couldnt have right ?

I agree with the comments from other people though.

And I think you have done the black a bit easy. Like I dont know what colour to put here, oh just put black in youre done quicker that way 2
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Old 13 Apr 2007, 13:44   #6 (permalink)
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Whatsup with the random scroll? Is that supposed to be hanging from his gun at a weird angle or something?
I think if you look closely it looks like the marine is holding the scroll, reading a prayer or something.

Great models man, I really love the glow effect.
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Old 15 Apr 2007, 01:33   #7 (permalink)
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i got some work done and have new pictures, i took your advice and scrapped the scroll and added a srgnt model, I also made the plasma cannon less black

here they are




two group shots




interesting because the black and white shows the highlights and shading more clearly




new sergeant

i hope the changes really improved the squad, bases should be done tomorrow please keep the comments coming
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Old 15 Apr 2007, 03:23   #8 (permalink)
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Definitely better now. I actually liked the scroll and thought the detail on it was good. You could glue it to the sergeant's shoulder pad maybe. But the added bits to the sergeant make it look alot better and he clearly stands out from the regular squad members now. You may want to add a little detail to the white tabard on him though. Just a wash of space wolf grey in the grooves to give it some depth.
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Old 15 Apr 2007, 08:04   #9 (permalink)
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i prefer the new sergeant looks lots better than the old one i didn't like the scroll that much
wash the tabbard like the execution said and make it look weathered if you can because it looks too clean
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thats a very unique design which if not painted well might not look very good, but you have definately got it down pat. great work
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