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Old 18 Feb 2007, 20:55   #1 (permalink)
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Hey Folks,

I randomly took the Battle For Macragge Brother Octavius model, and painted it up, Blood Ravens style.
First time experimenting with 'natural' shading, i.e. darker red between the legs.
Let me know what you think, and there's a nice edited treat at the end.

I know the gold and the bone came it really messy in the pictures, and it's sloppy, but oh well. Another model I'll just toss in a box.

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Old 18 Feb 2007, 21:16   #2 (permalink)
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To me, the pics look a tad dark but I will see what I can do from there. The Red looks good in most places, and the only thing I can say about it is that you should water it down more and apply a couple of layers, to make it look smoother.

Secondly, the Shoulder pads don't look quite as good when they're gold. likewise, you should use a subtle way of getting the colors towards white bfore applying gold (if you didn't). Can't say much for the rest of it but if you took a little more time and were a little bit more steady-handed you would do great!
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Yeah, the paint is quite thick. First I painted it as a Dark Angel, then as an Ultramarine, now as a Blood Raven.
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I like it, looks like you did a good job with it.

Although, the paint does seem a little sloppy.

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Old 18 Feb 2007, 22:51   #5 (permalink)
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Red is a bit patchy... it does give a bit of a weathered look, but it needs more layers I think. Shoulders would look better in red or black given the gold trim, and perhaps darken the eyepits.
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Old 19 Feb 2007, 07:39   #6 (permalink)
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Old 20 Feb 2007, 13:24   #7 (permalink)
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Hey AC!

As LeeStar said, if you can make the paint job a bit cleaner, it would be a nicer model. It's not a bad model but some places on the armour looks a bit brighter then other (first pic, on the left tigh for exemple).

Another place you could try to clean is the chainsword on each side of the metal teeth.

It's a good start mate! Keep it up!

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Old 21 Feb 2007, 19:05   #8 (permalink)
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It's not a bad model, I like the colour, but I must say that the red looks a bit messy on the legs... but I think that if you'll make the base it will look really nice ;D
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