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Old 17 Jul 2006, 04:40   #1 (permalink)
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wide shot of all but 1


first 3 assalt marines


last three assalt marines

please note these are second hand marines and i had to paint over the original colors
are these table top quality?
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Not to bad, you might want to go back and clean up. Also a black ink wash on the metal would add depth to it so its not 2D looking.

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Old 17 Jul 2006, 05:36   #3 (permalink)
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I love them all. I like the bumpy shoulder pad on one of them.
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These are you first models or your first Marines? If they're your first models then you've done a good job. My first were rubbish by comparison, but you've managed to achieve a nice flat colour first time, well done!

In future though, you might consider trimming the mould lines with a craft knife or a file...they spoil even the best model if you don't to get them before you start painting.
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lol,yeh. i like the sheme,and as said,mould lines and ink. but its not bad for first time,its better than my first tyranids :P
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These are you first models or your first Marines? If they're your first models then you've done a good job. My first were rubbish by comparison, but you've managed to achieve a nice flat colour first time, well done!

In future though, you might consider trimming the mould lines with a craft knife or a file...they spoil even the best model if you don't to get them before you start painting.
they were my first painted modles before i just played with unpainted plastics
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Old 18 Jul 2006, 02:41   #7 (permalink)
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Kudos to you then! Few people are this good the first time they pick up a brush. Furthmore, good man for finally bothering to do it! Most people are too undisciplined to paint their models and just go on doing the other things they want to do with what little free time they have. We have an unlimited capacity for watching TV or playing on the computer; we can do that on Monday and there'll still be more TV to watch on Tuesday, but you'll never have to paint these models again! Short of stripping them and starting over, they're done for life! Now go paint the rest of your army and delight in taking the moral high ground when your next opponent fields a hideous grey legion with missing limbs and invisible weapons.
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For a first time painter, these are very good mate.


My only real question is what size brushes you own/were using
The aforementioned mould lines will also make a huge difference, seriously.
Lastly, it might be worth going back and carefully touching up certain areas, for example the silver shoulder pad on the bloke with the power axe.
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