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Old 17 Oct 2007, 04:04   #1 (permalink)
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So our LGS had a painting competition. First one I've ever entered. The store owner let us each choose a bunch of bits from a chaos space marine sprue. We then got to build and paint each model however we wanted.

I was a tad skeptical, but then after looking at the bits this model sort of built itself. I added some stuff from my own bits box. The camera work is horrible and seems to show up every mistake I made on the paint, but I'm still proud of it, mainly because this piece was a labour of love. I really didn't expect it to win first place, but it did.

If you can't see clearly, the Dark Angel (my faction) on the ground is firing a bolt pistol into the chest of the chaos marine standing over him. His right hand is swinging a melta-bomb up and is about to smack him with it (I figure they're both toast after that). the other side of his head has a bloody gash from a glancing round (not too much blood) it came out well.

He was supposed to have a damaged looking helmet on the ground next to him, but I felt at the last minute that it would just be too much. So I'm going to stop blathering now and show you the model.



And a closeup of chaos dude showing all my painting mess ups:



Left side view:



Lastly a view from the back:

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Old 17 Oct 2007, 05:27   #2 (permalink)
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The diorama looks very neat, tough I do think you need to re-highlight about everything after inking. Especially the face of the red marine really don't look that rather good.
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Old 17 Oct 2007, 08:15   #3 (permalink)
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I actually agree with Warwolt here,
Looks very nice man, you have excellent brush controll, but I think you should re-highlight after inking.
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Old 17 Oct 2007, 13:40   #4 (permalink)
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I like the way the two models interplay with each other, and how they are aiming at each other, although the Chaos Space Marine's bolt pistol isn't quite square for a kill shot. Nice paint job too.
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Old 17 Oct 2007, 14:55   #5 (permalink)
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although the Chaos Space Marine's bolt pistol isn't quite square for a kill shot.
That was the whole idea. I wanted it to look like they'd had a fight something like the one in the end of Equilibrium. Missed and glancing point blank shots being smacked off target at the last possible moment. The Dark Angel is sporting a long, thin bleeding graze along the right side of his head. Anyway, while my paint job leaves a lot to be desired, I'm happy with the 'soul' of the model, and the poses came out exactly, if not better than the way I'd planned.
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Old 17 Oct 2007, 19:46   #6 (permalink)
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It looks great!
The painting is far from bad, you don't give yourself the credit for it you deserve. I love the mood in the diorama, I can feel the excitement and tension of the piece.
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Old 18 Oct 2007, 15:01   #7 (permalink)
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Wow! i think it looks fine!
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Old 18 Oct 2007, 17:12   #8 (permalink)
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I really like that. Is the side of the berzerker a bionic bit? Hard to tell for me.
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Old 18 Oct 2007, 19:52   #9 (permalink)
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I really like that. Is the side of the berzerker a bionic bit? Hard to tell for me.
which bit of the side?
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Old 19 Oct 2007, 02:21   #10 (permalink)
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Some more pics that somebody with better camera skill took.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/12673021@N08/1451128969/

This shows the bionic bit more clearly. Yes, the left side of the CSM face is bionic, I added the topknot from the helmet to the head with the bionic bit from the normal SM command sprue:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/12673021@N08/1451986600/

This is the guy that came second in the competition. Personally I would have placed his first, as his painting is completely off the scale from mine. However he didn't do much with his base, which apparently gave me more points. Still, I would love to make another model like this and get the other guy to paint it using NMM and OSL techniques. He's got a far smoother style and a much better eye for lighting.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/12673021@N08/1451983924/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/12673021@N08/1451125461/

And thanks for all the comments guys, much appreciated.
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