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The_Flip
08-11-2006, 03:02
Before Necrons, my original army was Chaos-World Eaters. I plan on going back and finishing them, as I never really got around to it. I would like to get some painting tips on my work so far so that I can improve before I begin again. First, I'd like to post my Aspiring Champion. Here he is:

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y39/flipfire911/DSCF1878.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y39/flipfire911/DSCF1885.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y39/flipfire911/DSCF1888.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y39/flipfire911/DSCF1889.jpg

I also have 2 squads of 8 Khorne Berserkers which I will post pictures of later, as well as a Predator which I am in the middle of building.

Let me know what you think of my Champion, and hopefully I can get some good tips to improve him with. Thanks.

Sam
~TF~

TanithScout
08-11-2006, 03:11
thats a pretty sweet looking model, but since you're asking for help, let me see if i can give out some.

the gold looks a little flat to me, though it could be the photos, the easiest way to combat flat metallics is hitting them with an ink wash. grab some brown ink, water it down a bit, and wash it over the gold.

the red also looks a little flat, im not sure how your doing red, but it looks like your using blood red? if so try basing it in a darker red, like red gore, and add blood red highlights, and then use watered down red ink to make them blood soaked : )

of course, there are other red colors out there, specifically check out reaper master series triads. they are a godsend. the $8 triad comes with a shade, midtone, and highlight straight out the package, rarely have i had to mix the colors. for my reds, which are darker than yours, i used reaper blood triad.

http://www.reapermini.com/Paints/master

just some food for thought, your on the right path, keep up the good work!

Scorpio
08-11-2006, 03:29
Looks pretty good. I would say it table top quality. As said highlighting over a darker color would help the red and maybe even another color all together as they seem static with only 2 colors. The gold seems fine to me but if you want a good general highlight take black ink and water it down pretty good then go over the entire model with it vwola! Its not the greatest highlight ever but it works.

-Scorpio

The_Flip
11-11-2006, 01:36
thats a pretty sweet looking model, but since you're asking for help, let me see if i can give out some.

the gold looks a little flat to me, though it could be the photos, the easiest way to combat flat metallics is hitting them with an ink wash. grab some brown ink, water it down a bit, and wash it over the gold.

the red also looks a little flat, im not sure how your doing red, but it looks like your using blood red? if so try basing it in a darker red, like red gore, and add blood red highlights, and then use watered down red ink to make them blood soaked : )

of course, there are other red colors out there, specifically check out reaper master series triads. they are a godsend. the $8 triad comes with a shade, midtone, and highlight straight out the package, rarely have i had to mix the colors. for my reds, which are darker than yours, i used reaper blood triad.

http://www.reapermini.com/Paints/master

just some food for thought, your on the right path, keep up the good work!
Thanks for the paint ideas, but I didn't use any Blood Red. I under-coated it with Chaos Black, then did two base coats of Red Gore. I will try the Blood Red highlights, however.

Any more advice would be appreciated.

The_Flip
21-11-2006, 03:49
I am now starting to put together my 1000 Pt. List, and will be building/painting figures accordingly. I will post those pics when I get started.

Still wouldn't mind some C&C. :)