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Old 28 Jun 2007, 01:18   #1 (permalink)
Shas'La
 
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Here is my army

Shot with Canon PowerShot A430 at 2007-06-27

my stealthsuits

Shot with Canon PowerShot A430 at 2007-06-27

my kroot

Shot with Canon PowerShot A430 at 2007-06-27

my gun drones

Shot with Canon PowerShot A430 at 2007-06-27

devilfish

Shot with Canon PowerShot A430 at 2007-06-27

hammerhead

Shot with Canon PowerShot A430 at 2007-06-27

ethereal

Shot with Canon PowerShot A430 at 2007-06-27

firewarriors (NOTICE suicidal one in top left corner near the one covering his face)

Shot with Canon PowerShot A430 at 2007-06-27

my shash'o and crisis suit (flamer was ment to be burst cannon)

Shot with Canon PowerShot A430 at 2007-06-27

my broken crisis suit

Shot with Canon PowerShot A430 at 2007-06-27

So what do you think?
Got any tips or help? Criticize away!
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Rolling up 'cos I'm a Space Marine,
Heavy armour so it ain't hard to be seen, I ride, ride and they see me lean, Soritas and a TV screen, Yeah the Canoness, she likes cola, Mixed in a stolen drone controller, But then I just try to hold her, One smack and great, I'm in a coma
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Old 28 Jun 2007, 01:49   #2 (permalink)
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Your paint coverage could use some work. You should base your models and maybe try giving the metal bits a watered down wash of black or black ink. Other than that congratulations on having a painted 1500 point army.
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Old 28 Jun 2007, 02:36   #3 (permalink)
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Im not sure about how I feel of the all NMM shas'o, but it is your first army. I was the same way with my first army of Orks (all metal Ghazkhull with some green thrown in there -_-). But hey, now that you have that to play with, you can take your sweet time and make a kick D'yi second army. All in all you should be proud. Painting an entire 1500 point army is no easy task.
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Old 28 Jun 2007, 03:08   #4 (permalink)
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I like your devilfish, it really has a worn down feel to it. I'm in the same boat as you, and I have to say, my Crisis suits looked pretty similar. I went back and did some highlighting and added a few small details, it definitely makes them look a lot better. Also, for bases, my method is to paint the base with PVA (or elmers) glue, dip it in Games Workshop Flock, prime it with chaos black, dry brush Codex Grey and add small splotches of Games Workshop Static Grass or some Gravel if you wish. This is great for beginners (I actually came up with it myself ;D) and really takes no time at all. It adds a whole new dimension to your army. Great job, and keep up the good work ;D.
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Old 28 Jun 2007, 03:49   #5 (permalink)
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It's not bad for your first, but you need a lot of detail work to get moving on.
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Old 28 Jun 2007, 14:49   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks for all the ideas, i really want to use them but im gonna have to wait a while till I earn more money. Plus I have to wait for someone to take me to any gaming/hobby stores seeing as im 13 and my parents are pretty restrictive ( I barely got my dad to let me play 40k but he's letting up alot more now).
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They see him rolling,
They hating,
Patroling and trying to fix him with a dark lance,
Trying to fix him with with a dark lance
Trying to fix him with with a dark lance
Fix him with a dark lance,
Try to fix him with a dark lance.

(rap)
Rolling up 'cos I'm a Space Marine,
Heavy armour so it ain't hard to be seen, I ride, ride and they see me lean, Soritas and a TV screen, Yeah the Canoness, she likes cola, Mixed in a stolen drone controller, But then I just try to hold her, One smack and great, I'm in a coma
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Old 28 Jun 2007, 14:56   #7 (permalink)
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Well, I have to say that the paint is a little tad thick. But hey, this is your first army. My first models look like yours actually.

Well, as the others might have suggested to you, black ink wash on your metallics.

As for the blue, I suggest that you use ice blue for your highlights, as it is a little flat. In addition your red is est highlighted with a mix of blood red and orange.

As for the kroots, a little watred-down flesh wash or chestnut ink will make them stand out more.


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Thanks for all the ideas, i really want to use them but im gonna have to wait a while till I earn more money. Plus I have to wait for someone to take me to any gaming/hobby stores seeing as im 13 and my parents are pretty restrictive ( I barely got my dad to let me play 40k but he's letting up alot more now).
Lol. have the same thing as you. My dad once said that I could use my money for something else.

My answer?

"At least I am ot spending that money on drugs."

He endorsed my hobby ever since.
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Old 28 Jun 2007, 15:56   #8 (permalink)
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You know the funny thing about the weathering on my tanks is that while i was painting my devilfish i put it down to dry and i came back and found it like that. I didnt do anything besides put the paint on. I was really mad but then i thought how cool it looked. I painted my hammerhead it came out the same. Wierd, huh?

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Imagine some Space Marines rapping this, to the tune of Riding Dirty:

They see him rolling,
They hating,
Patroling and trying to fix him with a dark lance,
Trying to fix him with with a dark lance
Trying to fix him with with a dark lance
Fix him with a dark lance,
Try to fix him with a dark lance.

(rap)
Rolling up 'cos I'm a Space Marine,
Heavy armour so it ain't hard to be seen, I ride, ride and they see me lean, Soritas and a TV screen, Yeah the Canoness, she likes cola, Mixed in a stolen drone controller, But then I just try to hold her, One smack and great, I'm in a coma
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Old 28 Jun 2007, 16:34   #9 (permalink)
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Did you water down the paint at all?
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Old 28 Jun 2007, 16:58   #10 (permalink)
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No, I just put some water on the brush because i didnt know u didnt need to while painting them.
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Imagine some Space Marines rapping this, to the tune of Riding Dirty:

They see him rolling,
They hating,
Patroling and trying to fix him with a dark lance,
Trying to fix him with with a dark lance
Trying to fix him with with a dark lance
Fix him with a dark lance,
Try to fix him with a dark lance.

(rap)
Rolling up 'cos I'm a Space Marine,
Heavy armour so it ain't hard to be seen, I ride, ride and they see me lean, Soritas and a TV screen, Yeah the Canoness, she likes cola, Mixed in a stolen drone controller, But then I just try to hold her, One smack and great, I'm in a coma
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