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Old 05 Jun 2010, 16:22   #1 (permalink)
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These are from my battleforce, so some of the first models i've painted.
Mostly basic, not much detail or highlighting etc, but i'm quite pleased with them ;D





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Old 05 Jun 2010, 16:43   #2 (permalink)
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I like then. you've pluuled of that colour scheme on the Devilfish really well. Its not the easiest to do but you have managed.

Whats the black "mess" behind the "vents" on the devilfish?

I know alot of people paint them up as engine vents, but in never sure why, because the engines are in individual pods at the back, so there isnt anything that would really come out of them to mess up the hull.

Not a slight on your work, its good. I just wonder in general. :P
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Old 05 Jun 2010, 16:52   #3 (permalink)
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near the front?
yeah, that's meant to be exhaust fumes etc messing up the hull.
i figured something would be coming out of them....but maybe not ;D

it won't be on my next vehicle, cause i wasn't keen on messing up the camo i'd spent so long on :P
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Old 05 Jun 2010, 16:57   #4 (permalink)
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I always saw them as intake vents for internal cooling or something.

But yeah, the engines exhaust are on the back of the engines.:P
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Old 05 Jun 2010, 20:20   #5 (permalink)
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Very nice, and infinitely better than my first paint jobs! The kroot weaponry looks particularly good. All I can say is that the flesh portions need more depth somehow. I would try a light wash or ink on the kroot and on the fire warrior hands, then go for some highlights if that makes everything too dark.

I hadn't noticed it until Jayne mentioned it, but I really like the smoke / oil stain from that vent. It might not make sense for there to be exhaust coming out there, but who cares? It looks cool, and that's far more important in 40k than whether it makes sense!
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The air condintioner could be broken or overheating. And the flesh on the kroot does look a little flat.
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Old 06 Jun 2010, 12:03   #7 (permalink)
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The painting is fairly solid throughout, but I would suggest more depth where you can make it. Don't be scared to go further with your shading and highlighting.
Also, for weathering the skimmer, try using some weathering powders, or crushed pastels. They look subtle but effective, especially combined with some washes. Seal it on with a coat of spray varnish.
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I really like the devil fish you did much better than my first attempt.
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