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Old 19 Aug 2008, 21:22   #1 (permalink)
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Default Assault on Black Reach Captain.

Painted this guy to be as close a match to 4th Company Captain Uriel Ventris. Obviously I had to embellish it with more details and colours. But i'm really happy with this model and will probably use it despite the lousy weapon configuration. The sword is larger then a standard powersword... might even be the rumoured str6 relic blade.





More pics of Assault on Black Reach can be seen here before anyone asks.
http://www.thepainteddragon.co.uk/fo...p?topic=1193.0
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Old 19 Aug 2008, 21:41   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Assault on Black Reach Captain.

Woah! :O
Nice dude.
But I'm not too sure if the basing fits...I feel it clashes a bit the dark colors of the Captain. Perhaps tone it down with some washes?

Can't wait for the Black Reach box myself.
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Old 19 Aug 2008, 21:44   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Assault on Black Reach Captain.

Im gonna say the exact opposite, I do think it fits. It gives a nice contrast to the mini. Which is wonderfully painted The cloak and the banner is amazingly highlighted
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Old 19 Aug 2008, 22:07   #4 (permalink)
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(there are no words that can say how amazing this model is)
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Old 19 Aug 2008, 22:30   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: Assault on Black Reach Captain.

Haha nice! The sword is exceptionally well blended. Although maybe slightly more patterns on the back of the cloak.
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Old 20 Aug 2008, 00:37   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: Assault on Black Reach Captain.

Dang that looks great. I just wish I could paint that well.
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Old 20 Aug 2008, 00:46   #7 (permalink)
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Default Re: Assault on Black Reach Captain.

Everything looks great as always. However, posting in your topics saying "Have my babies Gareth" is something I try not to do (however, if you'd like, I'm sure we can arrange something :-*). So, onto what I find you could improve on:

The green and the blue are both a little on the flat side to me. The cloak is MAGNIFICENT, and the ropes and all the yellows, reds, and other colors are great. However, I think the green could use one more highlight (maybe two) and the blue could use 2-3 more highlights. Compared to the rest of the model, they just seem a tad bit dull.

However, great work as always. You never cease to impress.
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Old 20 Aug 2008, 01:56   #8 (permalink)
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Wow, that is really spectacular! Sure the weapon configuration sucks, but the model itself looks great!
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Old 20 Aug 2008, 05:57   #9 (permalink)
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Default Re: Assault on Black Reach Captain.

fantastic paint job over all and the mini looks really good for snap fit at least, I'll definately be buying the black reach set to boost my dark angels. The only criticism I would have is the thin blue line on the cloak kinda looks like it's just been tacked on as an after thought.
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Old 20 Aug 2008, 12:34   #10 (permalink)
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Nice work as always Gareth. I really like the off-white on the cloak, the blending is stellar. And your reds are impressive (as usual). The model itself is terrible, in my opinion. The hand positioning for the bolter is awkward and the figure is far too busy (it looks to me like they tried to cram as much bling as possible onto it). But, being a snap-fit model, none of that is under your control. You made a "starter" model look very professional.

My only critique would be that the purity seals on the model's right hand side blend into the red cloak and could perhaps use a slightly exaggerated highlight to draw them out a little more.

Nice job.
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