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Made in ca
Mutilatin' Mad Dok

Bowsers Castle

Well this is my first time posting a thread here on Dakka and my painting skills are.....not up to par with what i have seen here on the forums, so if anyone has any sugestions to help improve on the painting of theses not so "grey" Grey Knight Terminators, then please any constructiove criticism will be welcome.
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the whole squadron, and yes Brother Captain Sturm is in there

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WAAAHG!!! until further notice
Made in au
Swift Swooping Hawk

Canberra, Australia

I think your little men are fine. It really depends what level of painting you're after though. Your quality is more then fine for gaming anywhere.

The photo's arnt the best so I can't really give my opinion (but Im no master painter anyway!). Ill try anyway...

I like to highlight my models and use blending techniques (I try to anyway). I would do some blending with the robe parts of your mini's (your HQ has a purple robe). This can make it stand out SO much more. Find some YouTube vids on doing this.

It looks like you may have used metallic paints? Nothing wrong with that, they can look rather cool. I personally stay away from metallic as I find them too hard to highlight\shade etc. Plus the reflection\shine they give off is something I dont like as it can hide detail. Thats just me though. 8)

The only real thing I can comment on is to try and make parts of your model stand out more. For me that would be the head and weapons. Think of colours or highlights that can bring these out.

Once your bases are done they will look so much cooler. Good work I reckon.

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Regular Dakkanaut

Flower Mound Texas

I'll agree they look good.
It's a tasteful use of metallics. Personally though I feel that non-matalllic "matallics" are a the bee's knee's. However, I understand how difficult it is to pull that off.

good job

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Made in ca
Mutilatin' Mad Dok

Bowsers Castle

Hey thank you guys for the positive feedback. The way that I have been painting my army relies heavily on metalics though for details and the such, I will definatly try and base these guys sometime tomorrow after spendin time with the girlfriend. Also after posting these pics I have definatly spotted a couple of boots, or a spot on a hand that definatly needs a bit of a gold touch up on it.

WAAAHG!!! until further notice
Made in fr
Longtime Dakkanaut

Chaumont, France

The purple details fit well with the golden tone, that's a nice colour scheme...

Apart from this, they seem pretty nice!!

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Imperial Recruit in Training

Southbury, Connecticut

I think they look pretty awesome. They came out pretty nice.

I found that highlighting the baroque features of the armor really enhances the look, specifically the lettering across the chest and legs. I also wanted to put some attention to the shoulder pads as well to help them stand out. I found that Brazen Brass and Red Gore (to give the shoulders a worn contrast with the metallic color) to work really well.

Much like everyone is saying, it depends on your style and skill. I think they are great the way they are though!
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Thought I'd share how my THSS guys came out.

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Here are my NFW guys... about 90% done...

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Veteran Wolf Guard Squad Leader

Reading, England

Very good

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Regular Dakkanaut

A technique I have been trying out for NMM gray in my Dark Elf Black Guard has been to do a few shades as per norm for the NMM but the to ever so slightly edgelight with a metallic color for armor (in this case I've been using chainmail silver).

For a metallic job the painting looks pretty eye-pleasing though nice job
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Mutilatin' Mad Dok

Bowsers Castle

Well i would ahve pics of theses buddies based by now but, i ahve misseplaced my stactic grass and sand so its goin to be a few days longer becasue if i cannot find the bassing materials tehn i have to go to the FLGS which is open on wednesdays to sundays..... just another reason to hate mondays

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Made in nz
Pauper with Promise

Hehe, bling knights. I tried some of those.

Let's just say yours are a lot better.

Hoping to get a Grey Knights army going...  
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Regular Dakkanaut

I like 'em,
But the purple cloak of the sarge (or whatever he's called) could use some shading

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