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    Hi there,
    as a first post on this forum I wanted to show some of my WIP Blood Angels. Hope you like them and I am open to Critics and Comments.

    Tactical Squad WIP:

    Tactical Marine with Missile Launcher:




    My other Marines:





    My Sergeant with a fellow brother




    One of my priests:




    A Terminator Test Model:




    And last but not least my Chapter Banner Bearer for the Honour Guard (WIP)





    Christian

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    Looking good. How many points are you playing?

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    You've got down the science of blending and the workings of some potentially great NMM there. The biggest thing , however, is that you need to get into the practice of thinning down your paints with water. I reckon your stuff will look a looot better. Right now it looks like it's a bit caked on.
    Not to rag on you or anything, just some advice
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    im no great painter by any stretch of the imagination so take this in the spirit its intended, i would agree with torn blue sky your paints a tad too thick which is a shame as your blending seems to be dead on but would definately benefit from thinner paint in multiple layers. keep up the good works.
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    Thanks for the comments. Like everyone you also tell me my paint is so thick which I really appreciate. But the problem is I really really thin down my paints already and I ask myself why in the end it still comes out so thick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ebonbuddha View Post
    Looking good. How many points are you playing?
    I am playing at a tournament with 1600 points.

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    Do you prime the mini first or paint straight on to it? if you're painting straight on it'll take more layers usually.
    For Blood Angels, my personal preference would be white and starting with a thin layer of dark red and build on that. I'm not sure what you're doing just now, but it might be an easy fix with some understanding of how you're doing it.
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    I am using an Black undercoat, then adding mechrite red to it then a thin layer of blood red and then always highlighting up more with thin layers of a red/orange mix.

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    Hmnnn, maybe try a white undercoat. With black you'll have to add more colour to get it up to brightness you want. For the darker bits try and blackline the cracks with watered down black. Also make sure the undercoat is no more than a dusting, use it very very sparingly, sometimes a thick undercoat can add to the "cakey" look.
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    Yah will do that. Thanks for the tip. Well new pictures from the last 3 marines will come on tonight or tomorrow have to see how far I come.

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    i like these, the tactical marines are really cool. things like temperature and the wind (if you spray outdoors) can effect the spray a lot also so be careful when you spray, the tactical marines look much smoother imo so its probably the undercoat as mentioned above. Just a note there's a few areas where mold lines could be cleaned up a little neater, kind of thing that i mention because i still miss some and its so annoying so if you keep that in mind it might help you to recheck to make sure they are all gone! Keep up the good work.

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    I will Electromancer.

    Well here is an update to the tactical marines. These, in my opinion, don't look as good as the others because I have to hurry up painting. I still have 25 marines to paint in 5 days. So here some pics:








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    my first tip would be also thin the paints more; but you say you already do that.
    The problem could then be that the aereas that contain different colours (like the highlights) are not clearly defined.
    This could be because the area did not get enough of the wetblend or other colours have gotten into that area.
    For instance the last pic the colour on the left models left leg seems brighter then below and the right model.
    A fellow painter and i are trying a 1500 piont ultr marine army and are running into some of the same problems you're having

    http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/...arine-army-WIP

    Good luck on you're army!!

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    mechrite red, ahh yes, the intrepid issues with this wonderful color. mechrite unless used properly can really and i mean REALLY cake on. when i paint my reds i almost always do a thin layer of mechrite red watered down with 50/50 water/mechrite. then i add a thin layer of dark flesh/scab red. then scab red/blood red..... also you may want to consider shading with scorched brown it provides a nice base to make a more clear and concise bright red in the future.

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    So mechrite red is the reason...Probably I should water it down even more. Thanks uberdark!

    And here's another Update: My Honour Guard WIP. I finished the red on these two, on the other two its still in progress. I want to finish all four models tomorrow.


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