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Towering Hierophant Bio-Titan





Fareham

You just killed any liking i had for shrike with that comment
But paint wise, its looking great.

Glad your back to painting now though.




Ive had time to get some painting done for once on snikch!
Also had enough time (ok, finished it at 5am) to get a HPA done.
Just needs paint now.

   
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Alluring Sorcerer of Slaanesh





Union, Kentucky United States

I hate to be that guy, but honestly shrikes ok and a average table top standard. You would have a easier time with the white, and find more effect out of your painting if you primed in white. The reason being colors primed in black do not show the true color you are painting as they do in white. Also the black is extremely glossy you have on him. Your stuff is alright and clean I will pay you that complement, but like I said not amazing.

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Made in ca
Mutated Chosen Chaos Marine






In a Toyota, plotting revenge.

I think if the black wasn't so glossy, it would look soooo much better.
But it is definatley above tabletop standard.

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Mallax Untain






Svalarheima, MA

You must play in an area where 'tabletop' means something other than, well, 'tabletop'!

I think this Shrike is a notch or two above tabletop!

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Longtime Dakkanaut







Empchild wrote:the black is extremely glossy you have on him


Its been glossed purposefully for this guy, ardcoat watered down.

Im deffo going to try out priming white when I get a chance to work on something spare that I dont mind wrecking. In general I can see it be a lot easier to get stronger pastel and pale shades using it, but a bit less forgiving when it comes to mistakes or problems with paint thickness.

I guess it will be a whole new way to learn to paint.

Edit: As a note, gloss tends to look pretty bad in photos, at least any I take do anyway. I have a feeling its because of the lighting I use. To see him in normal electric room light or day light, its quite a bit less overpowering then it is with a whitelight directly aimed at it. Ill try to take some at normal lighting tomorrow to see if I can show what Im trying to explain

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Mutated Chosen Chaos Marine






In a Toyota, plotting revenge.

I'd apply a coat of matte varnish so it won't be as glossy, but still be protected against the elements.

metallifan said: I almost wonder is "Matt Ward" another pen name for C.S. Goto?
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Munch Munch! wrote:I'd apply a coat of matte varnish so it won't be as glossy, but still be protected against the elements.


It doesnt have gloss to protect it, its a commission and was part of it Only on the black armor parts. Ill try and get less horridly stark lit pics when I get up for sure.

   
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Mutated Chosen Chaos Marine






In a Toyota, plotting revenge.

Sorry.

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Longtime Dakkanaut







Ah no Munch Munch I didnt mean that in a way you should apologise for, just explaining a bit of method behind the madness.

I took these two just now. Why I am up at 7.30 taking shots of a toy soldier is beyond me, but it shows what I meant about the armor not being as in the flesh.





I was thinking about it last night and if people still think the shine detracts from the armor, what I can do is quite easily repaint the plates and offer the owner the choice when he collects, its not like painting on watered ard coat is hard to do afterall

   
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Mutated Chosen Chaos Marine






In a Toyota, plotting revenge.

that's sound very resaonable.

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Jealous that Horus is Warmaster




Malta

I love the colour contrast on your ravenguard, I might only prefer the leather tassels to be painted in browns or other earth colours, but overall great palette


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Longtime Dakkanaut







Thanks for the advice Armorum Ferrum, it's what I joined the site for

I have sent pics to the owner, if he is happy to go ahead as it is, I will keep the colouring, if not I will be neutralising it a bit, toning down the colours used.

Maybe try a brownish gold tassle instead for sure.

   
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Towering Hierophant Bio-Titan





Fareham

May be random, but have you thought about grey priming?

While white helps with light shades, it is also very unforgiving to even the slightest mistake.
Black is great for pre-shading and adding highlights, but also darkens the whole model and makes light colours a real pain in the ass for multi-coats.

Grey however gives you the best of both worlds with less problems ive found.
allways primed grey, never had any real problems.
The only exception to this was snikch, but thats simply because i wanted him shadowed and dark.

Also, the glossy look isnt bad, makes it stand out alot and look more ceramic, rather than flat.

   
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Longtime Dakkanaut







Update from the owner: He wants to keep it as it is, so not going to be repainting the plates or tassle, though I might darken the tassle rope down a bit to finish it off.


Jack, that could indeed be something to test out. I just need to get some spare time where I am not justy doing commission work and can work on something silly for myself, I have tons of eldar and HE's that a white -grey prime on would be fun to use.

Hopefully I have 3 days completely free this weekend, so fingers crossed for that. Still have my Khorne knights to get going!

   
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Battle-tested Knight Castellan Pilot






UK

Wow. that is shrike to the x treme. Lovin it. Can't wait to see your take on Korvydae... Is he a commission too?

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Longtime Dakkanaut







He is indeed, from the same owner.

Plan for him is to basically keep him the same as Shrike palette wise, but I'm going to be giving him very small amounts of burnt gold trim on some of his detailing, whereas Shrike is all silvers when it comes to metallics, bar his darkened parts on the back of his jetpack.. thing.

   
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Sneaky Chameleon Skink





Mississauga, ON

Looking good on the Shrike...one of my favorite SM models. Can't wait what else you have in store.

Keep it up

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Longtime Dakkanaut







Thanks Scipunk.

This thread has done wonders for my moral painting wise, and I have had some really good critique feedback which is great.

I've learned a lot from working on Shrike as he is my first Showpiece standard SM, so I am looking forward to putting what I have learned into Korvydae, hopefully he will move along faster and turn out better

   
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Water-Caste Negotiator





Perth, Western Australia

Looking really nice, I tried white for a while, but found it extremely painful. Took far too long to get a white scar painted :S

I think so many people are in love with shrike is the idea of fleeting terminators and the like as well.

Keep up the pics!

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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Looks tremendous Ifalna... thanks for sharing your process. Been fun to see.

   
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Longtime Dakkanaut







Cheers Gitsplitta

He is all finished now, so I will get some pics up tonight.

Will be starting on Korvydae either tonight or tomorow, and getting the metals done on my Knights.

Thinking of white priming a random plastic too and trying it out, have a good few lieing around.

What should be my first attempt, Orc, He, Nid, Beastman, Chaos war or Sm?


   
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Monstrous Master Moulder






I dunno...

I would go Beastman, there aren't many Beastman blogs kicking around on Dakka.

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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

In my experience... white priming usually helps "light up" a figure... so whatever you choose should have a bright color scheme in order to take advantage of the primer. Bad Moon ork, slanesh chaos, any brightly colored marine, the right nid. Just make sure the fig isn't so "busy" that you lose your ability to assess the effect of the primer on it's overall look.

   
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Longtime Dakkanaut







Gitsplitta wrote: any brightly colored marine, the right nid


Emperor's Children full pink Sm and a pastel Niddly? Haha

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

LOL... yeah... that would do it!

Though, if you really wanted to explore what the white primer did for you vs. your norm, you should paint a figure very similar to one you already have using your normal primer, that way you can set the two side-by-side and make your assessment with clear examples.

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

Hey there, gitsplitta recommended this thread to me, and gotta say, most impressed! Lovely clean colours (sorry shades )

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Man that Shrike is awesome! Looking forward to your next model!


 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut







Thanks all.

He is all done now and being collected tomorow.



Just going to repaint the claw tips to get rid of wear, and there is a slightly wonky white line on his right fist that a spec of paint will fix up.
Starting on Korvydae tonight, and went through what I have available for my white prime test model, seems I have a lot more boxed models then I originally thought

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Sweet. Someone's going to be very happy with that model, to be sure.

   
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Water-Caste Negotiator





Perth, Western Australia

Agreed. It looks pretty great in its finished state, nice clean white with just enough contrasting colours to break up the black and white dominance.

Very nice!

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