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23-09-2009, 00:07
C&C please people!


23-09-2009, 00:09

23-09-2009, 00:10

23-09-2009, 00:15
very well painted but I'd dirty up his coat a bit if I were you, he kinda stands out being spotless with all the mud, blood, and snow around.

23-09-2009, 00:42
Thanks, I will rectify this. the only other thing i need to finish is adding tyranid blood. I am not sure what colour to use though! Any ideas?

23-09-2009, 00:43
Great poses, although I would say that most of the colours on the commissar appear a bit 'flat' - try a little more contrast with the blue of his jacket, more highlights and lowlights. The same goes for the Tyranid flesh (the carapace has been done quite nicely), it's very monotone, try to break it down with some washes and subsequent highlights.

23-09-2009, 01:18
I would open up the hatch, and lower him into it, Commissars are brave, but if there is a hatch to hide behind, they'll do it.

The Tyranid Ravener would probably leave a big hole in the ground after popping up (if thats whats going on, I don't see the rest of the tail) and the Commissar would not have an expression as though its all been there done that with him.

Other than that, amazing, better than anything I can do.

23-09-2009, 10:25
Pretty cool, diorama's are always very interesting for me as i love seeing actual depictions of the nitty gritty darkness that is the 40K universe. I like what you've done so far, but here's my suggestion as to how i see it. The ravener looks a but static at the moment, almost as if its actually been caught by surprise by the commissar whereas i'd image it'd be lunging at him.

I don't exactly know how to describe it, but it feels like an unlikely situation at the moment. In my mind it makes more sense if the Ravener has been caught by surprise because it been occupied with a kill, so maybe you should paint up a dead guardsmen beneath it? Certainly in my mind it would be a more cinematic moment.

Besides that it still looks great! Your painting is quite clean and crisp which is good, whilst the dead tyranids are posed realistically. Good job!

23-09-2009, 10:30
I think I can describe situation on scene as Imperial Comissar Picnic. :)
Anyway good painting, but still it is missing something. Strange pose on Comissar, I think this thoughtless pose will be better if he has Heavy Bolter in hands. And whole battlefield, comissar and tank looks too much clean.

23-09-2009, 11:05
I'm actually a fan of the Commissar - he does need dirtying up a little, but I think the somewhat relaxed pose works. He's accepted he's about to die but he doesn't care because, well, only in death does duty end ;) The Ravener is a little static - perhaps adjusting him to be lunging would work better and make the Commissar look more like a fanatical warrior preparing for death and less like he's smirking as he shoots a rabbit.

23-09-2009, 11:13
The Hormagaunts are in similar positions. Maybe a bit more variety in death-poses would be nice.

The Ravener looks a bit pasive. In 0.3 seconds he'll be tearing up the Commissar, so shouldn't his talons be up and ready? Right now his torso is holding back, while it makes more sense if it was charging forwards (or does it represent being hit by the boltpistol?)

Finally, I'd make the plateau smaller. It's pretty big with too little going on to warrant the size. By making it more compact you'd zoom in on the action more, amplifying the moment.

23-09-2009, 16:08
I think it's a really great piece. The commissar doesn't look scared at all!

23-09-2009, 18:51
Thanks for all the feedback, ill definately go to town on the weathering shortly. Any ideas on Tyranid blood colour? im thinking a medium blue to tie in with the commissars coat. I did the pose on the ravenor and the gaunts deliberatly like that, the ide is that the commissar is the last survivor, and is taking as many as he can with him whilst remaining calm about his inevitable death. He has just shot the 3 gaunts while the ravenor has slithered up, and it has stopped and is hissing its defiance at the bolt pistol aimed at its forehead before it goes in for the kill. The Commissar knows he will die, and the ravenor knows its going to have its brains blown out as well, but the swarm is endless..

23-09-2009, 19:26
Vey very impressive indeed...could we have more close ups of the general diorama plz?

23-09-2009, 19:30
Extremely well painted. But does anyone else feel like there is a lot of negative space? Especially as height goes, it's very wide in comparison to how tall it is, almost feels like the commissar and the ravener are islands.

23-09-2009, 19:47
Ok, I am adding a few more little details on to fill in the gps on the base itself, and a dead guardsman to tie in the commissar and the colourscheme. In regards to height, I see what you mean. How about a whip arial on the turret? with a small triangular flag at the top? higher than the commissar to give it some sense of scale? I cant really think what else to put on to add height. maybe a thin tree trunk?

23-09-2009, 19:59
Something like this?

and some of the details I can add

Col. Tartleton
23-09-2009, 22:17
It looks solid, though I'd change quite a few thing if I was doing this.

I'd put a tyrannid warrior as his enemy and put a half dozen hormagaunts mid leap coming at him while his dying troops stare intensely at him in awe from where they lie on the ground.

Sort of like a man standing, soaked in blood in a shredded commissar uniform draped in a acid soaked flag with his dying troops clutching at his ankles meekly seeking protection as they hold in their blood and guts. All the while he fires again and again taking out the gaunts in a desperate attempt to keep his men alive. He is utterly determined to sell himself to protect his men while a brutally efficient warrior organism detaches itself from the horde with the clear intent to kill him. He winks as it bounds towards him shrieking and he pulls the trigger deftly blowing a chunk out it's shoulder, but it continues on.

He dies smiling.

Don't put models on a base, paint a picture in miniature sculpture.

23-09-2009, 23:05
What is the recipe for your IG? They look amazing!