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Old 08 Aug 2007, 13:10   #1 (permalink)
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This is the Shas'O of my army. I'm not that good a painter, although I'm rather proud of this one. It's not to a great standard, but I like it, and would like your feedback on it.

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Old 08 Aug 2007, 13:21   #2 (permalink)
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With a purple that light (I guess it's purple, excuse me if I didn't quite see it clear enough), it would've been best to have a white basecoat, instead of a black, because now, the black underneath is showing, and 'reapplying a purple paint-layer' isn't going to help, that would make it too thick. Other than that, it looks pretty good. Nice basing too.

PS: again, a lefthanded XV, almost everyone does that, I don't get it...
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Old 08 Aug 2007, 13:26   #3 (permalink)
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I like it. The only thing is that there seems to be some black blotches on it.

Other than that, Excellent, especially the base. 8)
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Old 08 Aug 2007, 13:47   #4 (permalink)
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Hmm, I think you may need to water down your paints a bit and have less on the brush, because the paint looks very thick to me. You might also want to try neatening up the areas around the black lines.
Not a bad colour scheme though and I really like the way you've painted the lenses on the head.
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Old 08 Aug 2007, 14:22   #5 (permalink)
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Wow 2 posts and hes already got karma :P

Well done. How long have you been painting? As the other guys say if you are going for lighter colours, use a lighter basecoat.
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Old 08 Aug 2007, 15:36   #6 (permalink)
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Wow 2 posts and hes already got karma :P

Well done. How long have you been painting? As the other guys say if you are going for lighter colours, use a lighter basecoat.
Well he's only got two posts and he's posting pics of his mini's for us.
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Old 08 Aug 2007, 15:45   #7 (permalink)
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Wow 2 posts and hes already got karma :P

Well done. How long have you been painting? As the other guys say if you are going for lighter colours, use a lighter basecoat.
Well he's only got two posts and he's posting pics of his mini's for us.
If I had known that... :-[
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Old 08 Aug 2007, 16:17   #8 (permalink)
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Its just about effort dude. Anyway, you have +3. 8)
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Old 08 Aug 2007, 16:22   #9 (permalink)
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Thank you very much for the kind words
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With a purple that light (I guess it's purple, excuse me if I didn't quite see it clear enough), it would've been best to have a white basecoat, instead of a black...

...again, a lefthanded XV, almost everyone does that, I don't get it...
It's Ultramarine Blue and Blood Red. The arm is also easier to cut away and repose as it is slightly lowered.

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Old 08 Aug 2007, 16:24   #10 (permalink)
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Its just about effort dude. Anyway, you have +3. 8)
Yeah but not for my models... Mmh, I sound like a brat. Best to hush now... :-X (this is a hush-smiley, not an 'I'm going to vomit'-smiley, right?)

On topic: how was the purple done? It looks a bit 'mauve' to me, sort of 'lila', and the only GW-paint I know is purple is Liche purple (not taking midnight blue in account of course, cause ... I say so)
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