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Made in jp
Trigger-Happy Baal Predator Pilot






Sydney, Australia

this is not my first army see ;ater posts for details


My camera sucks, so sometimes the flash has to be on for a clear photo, which distorsts the highlighting, such photos will be labled with the word 'flash

(And yes, the models do not have any decal shoulder symbols yet, I am in the process of ordering the paper online to make some.)




Close ups of these models were taken before I based them.


My first ever model.






My razorback.


















Another Squad 1 Tac Marine



And the flamer from the same squad






And finally my WIP attempt at a conversion. I am making a librarian from just the tactical sprue and AoBR
since taking these photos i have file down the green stuff and the book looks really good now, not the lumpy thing it is there.





Comments and advice welcome.

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Made in jp
Trigger-Happy Baal Predator Pilot






Sydney, Australia

Could a mod please change my country flag, too? I am an Australian living in Japan, so the Australian or Japanese flag would be good, but I'm not American

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Rough Rider with Boomstick




New York city

Please tell me you where into some sort of art / painting befor these cause if not thats very crazy .

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Made in jp
Trigger-Happy Baal Predator Pilot






Sydney, Australia

slann wrote:Please tell me you where into some sort of art / painting befor these cause if not thats very crazy .


Can't say I was. But I spent about a month and a half reading every pdf, article, forum and guide I could get my hands on, such as the ones here, How to paint citidel minatures, etc.

Also it seems I only get the American flag at work (or that a mod has already changed it for me, thanks if that's the case!)

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Made in gb
Member of the Malleus





Glasgow, Scotland

Nice librarian conversion and good paint jobs for some of your first mini's!

Cheers,

Dante

   
Made in au
Member of the Malleus





Vahalla

Abuh...

All the aussies on this forum ASTOUND ME. I still find it very difficult to paint that well on my characters, and then your missile launcher dude is there and it's BAM! Shame for Jimi.

Keep it up and bring us more pics!


Jimi supports METAL

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Nasty Nob on Warbike with Klaw





Buzzard's Knob

Very nice work. My first mini's were painted in near-total ignorance and they were terrible! I especially like the chapter symbols on the rhino.

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!!!!! 
   
Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut





Lancaster

This really is excellent for your first attempt! Keep up the good work.

My blog:
http://miniaturemiscellany.wordpress.com/ 
   
Made in de
Hollerin' Herda with Squighound Pack





I totally agree, it´s nearly unbelievable that these are your first models. The red turned out especially well, it´s very deep and has a great highlithing. Also, great interior detail and bases!

Blessed be the mind that is too small for doubt! 
   
Made in jp
Trigger-Happy Baal Predator Pilot






Sydney, Australia

Thanks for the kind words guys, really appreciate them, the next tactical marine should be finished after a few more hours tomorrow night, spend tonight highlighting his body tonight, so just need to do his backpack and gun, and his eyes (I am going to attempt to do the advanced eye highlighting for the first time, rather than the solid green I've done so far).

After that I'm going to take a break from the Tac squad so I dont get bored and do my Librarian, then go back and finish them.

   
Made in au
2nd Lieutenant





Australia

Horah!

another marine joins the ranks! for your first ever model im in awe
you have to tell me your method on the red, the highlighting is spot on!

*Ex Username: Gutteridge*


 
   
Made in ca
Regular Dakkanaut





Canada

my view on this thread:
Hai guyz, I just started this game k?
*people look*
*people are shocked by amazing looking models that would embarass the armies of some who've been playing for 10+ years*

10/10, looking great so far!

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Sneaky Kommando





Baltimore, MD

I'm having difficulty believing that these were your very first models. They are really well done. You've used some very advanced techniques quite well, and I'm impressed and a little envious of your ability! Quite fantastic, indeed.

   
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Pete Haines





Up North

Unbeliveable these have to be the best first time minis I've seen, I mean you've actually painted the inside of the tank! And had a go at some good freehand! Keep on going and you'll be brilliant!

"Model collector why are you wearing friday socks, its thursday today."
"We live in hope."


 
   
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Speedy Swiftclaw Biker




Edinboro, PA

That is some great fine detail work, especially inside the Rhino. I would personally like to see more than one angle of each of the minis you showed, just a point-of-view ground level shot doesn't do them full justice. How long would you say you spent painting per model? I am fairly proud of my first foray into painting (I'm a recent starter myself), but seeing your work makes me a little ashamed of myself! If you have any tips about what brushes to use for the detailing and other sundry info, I'm all ears.

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Made in nl
Pragmatic Collabirator





First try eh?
That is Pretty. Damned. Impressive.
Your work shames the pants off of several of the "veteran gamers" where I live.

Good job!

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Made in gb
Boom! Leman Russ Commander






Bloody fantastic, to put it bluntly haha ! For a first try these are great, cant wait to see more of these, never have been a great fan of blood ravens,
this may change everything

   
Made in jp
Trigger-Happy Baal Predator Pilot






Sydney, Australia

Thanks for all the great comments guys!
I was more worried about some of the flaws, and wasn't sure if they were very good or not, so your kinds words inspire me!

For the red, I do,

2 thin coats of Mach Red Foundation paint.
Then 2 thin coats of Red Gore.
A wash of red ink over the entire red surface.
Highlighting;
A 50/50 highlight of Red Gore/Blood Red
Blood Red
A 50/50 Highlight of Blood Red/Bleached Bone.
A very thin glaze of red ink over the highlights, like maybe 8 parts water 2 parts ink, glazed 3-4 times.






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Bounding Assault Marine






Arkansas

Very nice! where did you get your bases from? or did you make them?

   
Made in jp
Trigger-Happy Baal Predator Pilot






Sydney, Australia

dashrendar wrote:Very nice! where did you get your bases from? or did you make them?


I ordered them from www.back2base-ix.com

They are very cheap and had the bases here to me in Tokyo from Australia in about 8 days.

   
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Thrall Wizard of Tzeentch





wow, great stuff! I cant honestly say I belive these are your first models, but if they are, mass Kudos!

   
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Trigger-Happy Baal Predator Pilot






Sydney, Australia

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Thrall Wizard of Tzeentch





Well, skepticism aside (and its only there due to the execution of some more advanced painting techniques), they really are nice models. You should be very proud.

Ill say right out that your vet serge and razorback were the 2 models that more than anything made me think you’d been painting for years. The detail and execution are very high, and the little extras you chose to add are rarely seen (I’m talking about the freehand inside the razor).

In fact, the only criticism I feel is justified at all is that you did not drill out the barrels on some of your guns (namely the storm and heavy bolters). That’s just a matter of taste though.

Again, very nice work.

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Made in jp
Trigger-Happy Baal Predator Pilot






Sydney, Australia

I drew inspiration for the inside of the razorback from these pictures,

http://www.minivault.com/BloodRavenRazorback.htm

And he gave me the inspiration to attempt a lot of interior modelling, and I drew a lot of ideas from his work on blood raven's as my own.

My attempts paled next to his, but I hope someday to freehand the Blood Ravens chapter icons to his level of ability.

The writing freehand proved to be really, really easy, compared to everything else I did. Probably the easist part of the models.

I'm currently working on eye details, and I want to try 'glowing' eyes for my librarian HQ model.
I feel now after painting 3 models since and the razorback I could have done a much better job on the vetern sgt's banner, as well as on his purity seals.

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Agile Revenant Titan





Raeford NC

A phenomenal beginning into the world of painting 40K miniatures. You put to shame many 'veterans' of this hobby. Your Rhino is especially inspiring with all the interior work.

Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to seeing more of your work on these forums.

For all the GW hate, they've done something right as I've been playing 40K since 1989. Very excited for 8th edition! 
   
Made in au
2nd Lieutenant





Australia

I did the same attempt with my librarian (avatar) its fairly easy and knowing your painting ability, should look outstanding (pretty much just highlighting of blue)

*Ex Username: Gutteridge*


 
   
Made in jp
Trigger-Happy Baal Predator Pilot






Sydney, Australia

Some WIP shots for people who were curious about my style.

All are very WIP, nowhere near finished.

First ts a tac marine, second is a librarian, with a basic blue coat down, now highlighting him up.




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Made in ie
Stalwart Space Marine






Wow those are really good I love the interior of the razorback

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Made in gb
Pete Haines





Up North

If your wanting to know more about glowing eye's P4nc4k3 has done some good ones on his necron models and orcs.

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"We live in hope."


 
   
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Moustache-twirling Princeps






A garden grove on Citadel Station

Your flag is based on your internet provider.
As for your models... wow. That's truly amazing for a beginner... actually its just great in general. Good job!

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