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Hello out there in Mini land! I this is my second attempt to make a successful motivated blog. I am a long time GW enthusiast and am (like most gamers) constantly jumping from project to project. I have many painted armies but in no way would call myself a particularly good painter. Infact I am more of a tournament player than a painter/modeler. Some of you may have seen my other blog some several months ago (thats still a project I am working on lol). Unlike that project which fell to the wayside I plan to follow through with this till I make at least an 1850 list and or paint all the left over models I have sitting around from previous projects. The base from which I am building this army is all unpainted models I had here. I will then add more models to make this army better and more congruent. This is in no way to be a tournament army list (which is my norm).

I am normally a dark angels player for 40k (although I play a ton more fantasy.) so this is a chance for me to switch it from dark colors all the time to something bright and new. I was very fortunate to win round 2 of fantasy ard boyz this year!! This is my second year in a row winning it and I will have an empire army any day now thanks to GW! You may see some of them in here, maybe not lol.

My goal is to update this as much as possible and not go weeks on end with no results. I have painted the first model for the force; a force commander. Heres a few pics. Sry if there not the worlds greatest quality pics. I dont have a great camera. I actually think the model looks better in person, but the pic sure shows some areas of needed improvement. I have never painted yellow before. Yes here and there but not whole models, not in my entire 13 years of warhammer. What do you all think? Q and C welcome!
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I have always liked the Imperial Fists but shied away from them because of all the yellow. I think all he needs is a Badab Black wash on his armor to make it pop a little more and he will be great.

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Black? Hmm ok I will try it in a test fig. Right now hes washed with sepia (Gw). Then highlighted up. Not dark enough?

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You have picked two warm tones. I think your scheme would really pop with some green detailing or blue detailing. Or you could do some bold highlighting for more visual interest. as it is its just a bit boring. Especially for a force commander, Maybe you normal space marines could look like this and you could do a bit more detailing on the more important guys.

Also you could drill the barrels of the gun.

The sword being all one color is a bit too simple as well.

Dont get me wrong the painting is good but just not very interesting.

   
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Even if this wasn't your first time using yellow as a primary color, I like how the model came out. But I would agree that a wash of Badab Black would really help it out. I use that color of wash on almost all of my models cause it has the most effect.


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im liking it! i have so many problems with painting yellow. how do you do your yellow?

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crimsonmicc wrote:You have picked two warm tones. I think your scheme would really pop with some green detailing or blue detailing. Or you could do some bold highlighting for more visual interest. as it is its just a bit boring. Especially for a force commander, Maybe you normal space marines could look like this and you could do a bit more detailing on the more important guys.

Also you could drill the barrels of the gun.

The sword being all one color is a bit too simple as well.

Dont get me wrong the painting is good but just not very interesting.



Hello! and thanks for the comments! I appreciate your advice about the warm tones but I am painting them according to their chapter specific color scheme which is yellow and red, I like to follow those base lines but I will be adding a few things here and there. Also i will try to take some pics in the morning with stronger lighting so you can see the shading/high lighting better as i think it looks better in person then online. I tried adding some "power" effect to the sword but hated how it came out so scraped it. Have an tips for me??


Field_Mouse are you implying washing the entire models armor or just the recesses? As there are already washes in the recesses of sephia. But maybe i need a darker tone.

Thank you sage heart! I appreciate that. I bases them white. Then using my trusty GW spray gun sprayed them Iyaden base. Heavy wash of sephia wash. Then a layer of golden yello (mostly by drybrush but some hard line.) a layer of sunburst yellow (again same as last color). Then a final layer of 1:1 sunburst and skull white.

As a further update, as I was off ALL DAY today (YAY!) I spent the entire day painting a whole unit of terminators (from start to finish minus the base coat i did last night)! I will be posting pics tomorrow as I have to finish flocking there bases. Check back in the afternoon tomorrow for pics! as always Q and C welcome!

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Lighting is making it difficult to see how the sepia wash looks. Does the
photo match reality?

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Not particularly. I will be attempting to take better pics in a few hours.

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Looks good. put some darkening on him. To make him look weathered.
   
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His backside is very yellow, maybe you could paint the eagles in a diffren colour, or perhaps painting his mantle red?

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Lookin good!

But yea, paint the eagles and fancy bits gold or sumthing. Also, I reckon you give him a red cloak or black or something. A bit too much yellow.

Badab everything then paint over it again basically.

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Ok well here's a short update. I finished the termies as stated earlier but couldnt get the pics done before work so I will be posting later. Also I will be taking (hopefully) better pics of the commander to maybe show the shading better. If you guys still don't like it I will try the wash.

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Ok so here we go! I got the termie pics now. What do you think? is the yellow better contrasting? Also i noticed 2 errors before anyone speaks up lol. I forgot to paint the black recesses in the inner thighs of the termies and one of the termies needs his back of knee black cleaned up. Working on that today and also a new ride for these termies, a land raider! Then i have 2 tact squads then need to start planning for the future of this army!

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I have an imperial fist army and i'm liking the look of these.

   
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ceorron wrote:I have an imperial fist army and i'm liking the look of these.


Thanks!

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They look a lot better in the lighter pictures at the bottom - make sure you get some nice clear light on them when you are taking pictures.

The yellow looks very flat in the other images and without much contrast, but in the more natural light of the last 2 images they look a lot better (especially the last image).

Might want to consider painting the power cables etc a different colour, but that is up to you.

   
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Oh on I didn't think abiut the cables. I think I will. Also the last 2 are with no flash I will take more like that next time.

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Short update. I have the base layer of Iyaden down on a Landraider and my first 10 man tact squad. Hopefully in tomorrow or the next day i will have some pics of them as there coming along, as well as pics with the touch ups i needed on the termies!

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Id paint that cloak on the Captain red with black trim.

Your yellow looks good.

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Thanks alot for the comments i really appreciate it. another laer of yellow down on the raider and tac squad so pics soon!!

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Lookin really good now dude!

Yea, those last 2 lighter pics look well better. Nothing beats storming though your painting waiting list!

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Ok Its been 1 month since my last post! Sry for the delay I am trying to use this to keep motivated so I am back on track. I am almost finisihed with the first tactical squad as said before, but @ and a half weeks ago I got married and all gaming related anything stoped cold! But back from the honeymoon I am in the game again. Pics very very soon (day or two at best.) Also i got 3 new shelves to display models on and I will be posting some pics hopefully of my collections/ dark angels soon!

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word, would love to see those pics

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Ok! As promised with far too many breaks inbetween here are some pics of the first finished tact squad. Here are also pics of the finished terminators and the captain. Included are a pic of the WIP Land raider also.

I have included a few sparse (not close up) pics of me dark angels. Yes i know i know there are a few unpainted models, but like 85 percent are done. Last count was over 12K in Dark angels and I have more than that for sure. Over 70 terminators and 8 tactical squads. So this is just a pic to drop on some of my other projects like my necrons too. I think you can even see some of my blood angel "adeptus mechanicus" army in there as well right above the necrons.

So here we go, and as always comments welcome. Thanks!

Btw as stated before the long delay is part because of getting married and being away for 2 weeks, working on a commision (skaven) and just painting some non yellow stuff lol. Sry again for the poor pics, they destroy any good yello contrast.

Any one have good tips for my picture taking??

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Wow got enough marines?
   
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haha never!! i actually have alot more than that unfortunately lol. I would say about 20k between all my marines (not including my chaos marines lol) 15 years of collecting will do that to a man...

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Icelord wrote:haha never!! i actually have alot more than that unfortunately lol. I would say about 20k between all my marines (not including my chaos marines lol) 15 years of collecting will do that to a man...

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Haha I get that a lot. Anyone have comments on my imp fists?

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