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Hardened Veteran Guardsman





Oldham

Finally decided to take the plunge and start an IG army, and i must say their coming along quite well. Iv finished my SGT's for my 2 squads that i have so far. Let me know what you think, C+C is more than welcome.













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Theres something about raiding planets and then bathing in the slaves misery and torment that really gets me. I love DE, and can now play in 2000point matches with the addition of my latest stuff! Kabal of the Purple Blaze.

I also have 2 squads of IG Shock troopers and a Platoon Comand squad as a start to my IG army For Cadia Check out my blog - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/380874.page#3047386

Check out my painting blog - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/371233.page

and my new talos - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/376182.page 
   
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Hauptmann





Calgary AB, Canada

The only complaint I could make is that there are mold lines all over the sergeants chainsword. Other than that they look good! Nice work

Just my 2 cents

 
   
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Fully-charged Electropriest





Hereford, UK

Very good start, although I always hate seeing mould lines! If it's possible you could always try to get you highlights a little finer, but for the moment they look good. Washes work miracles on fabrics so I would be tempted to try some devlan mud on the fatigues and maybe the ogryn flesh wash on the hands and face.
   
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Hardened Veteran Guardsman





Oldham

Bad excuse, but i dont atcually own anything to remove mold lines, other than a large kitchen knife if that would work , but yeah i hate mold lines too i just dont want to hack the model to bits trying to get rid.

For the wash i intend to do that when i get hold of some devlan mud.

Thanks for the tips

Theres something about raiding planets and then bathing in the slaves misery and torment that really gets me. I love DE, and can now play in 2000point matches with the addition of my latest stuff! Kabal of the Purple Blaze.

I also have 2 squads of IG Shock troopers and a Platoon Comand squad as a start to my IG army For Cadia Check out my blog - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/380874.page#3047386

Check out my painting blog - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/371233.page

and my new talos - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/376182.page 
   
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Annoyed Blood Angel Devastator





Sweden

Or else, of you have the patience, you can paint the cloth in a darker shade and then kinda drybrush it on. It doesn't need to be a "real" drybrush, just have enough paint to paint the parts you want in that colour, and then make sure that you don't get to much in the recesses!

Not as easy as a wash tough, but IMO it looks a bit better and might be used on the HQ or other models that stands out.

Just go with what you think look better
   
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Crafty Clanrat





The Netherlands

What is easy for the cloth parts (but takes long.)

Paint them khemri brown, wash them with devlan mud, highlight several layers(!) of kommando khaki.
For the armor I do catachan green with a really thin highlight (on the edges) of camo green.
For the face and hands and such, I do tallern flesh, wash them with ogryn flesh and with devlan in the deeper areas (eyes, etc), then highlight with tallern flesh again, and then a thinned down elf flesh.
For the whites I do black, astronomican grey, and then highlight to white (but leave the grey and black visible. Like use black to seperate white areas, and grey for the shading.. If that is understandable.)

This is how I do mine, might take a while but worth it.
And you might not want to do the eye whites and pupils(?), They make the model look kinda scary and or slowed if you can't get it just right (Which is hard, I just don't do it.)

Although I can see you got your idea down, you might want to work on your finishing, like the moldlines and or any other things, ofcourse I don't know how long you have been painting. So can't really say if its good for your level.
But I can tell you that you are on the right way. (or something like that.)
   
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Hardened Veteran Guardsman





Oldham

About 3-4 week but before these it was the old style DE which are a lot easier to paint.

Thanks for all the advice guys, i think my main priority is getting rid of mold lines, that seems to be my highest priority, the rest will come with practise and time i geuss.

Theres something about raiding planets and then bathing in the slaves misery and torment that really gets me. I love DE, and can now play in 2000point matches with the addition of my latest stuff! Kabal of the Purple Blaze.

I also have 2 squads of IG Shock troopers and a Platoon Comand squad as a start to my IG army For Cadia Check out my blog - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/380874.page#3047386

Check out my painting blog - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/371233.page

and my new talos - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/376182.page 
   
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Hooded Inquisitorial Interrogator






Lost in the warp. Halp!

Removing mold lines is pretty easy with an exacto knife. Use the sharp edge to remove the parts where it connected to the sprue, and then flip it over and use the dull side to scrape at the mold lines (that way you don't ruin the sharp blade). Just don't be a dumb feth-head like I was and cut the crap out of your thumb... twice... in the same day...

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Long-Range Ultramarine Land Speeder Pilot





Thessaloniki

Nice painting!

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Lest disaster swallow us whole."

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Hardened Veteran Guardsman





Oldham

^^ thanks

@ Candroth, im buying a hobby knife shortly :p so hopefuly ill have rid of these pesky mold line s:p

Theres something about raiding planets and then bathing in the slaves misery and torment that really gets me. I love DE, and can now play in 2000point matches with the addition of my latest stuff! Kabal of the Purple Blaze.

I also have 2 squads of IG Shock troopers and a Platoon Comand squad as a start to my IG army For Cadia Check out my blog - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/380874.page#3047386

Check out my painting blog - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/371233.page

and my new talos - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/376182.page 
   
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Hooded Inquisitorial Interrogator






Lost in the warp. Halp!

It took me forever to learn that mold lines should be removed. Don't worry, I think everyone does it.

It's a pretty fine start!! If you want to add a bit of depth, may I suggest using the 'pro painting in a bottle', aka Devlan Mud wash. Slap a layer of that over the khaki pants on your Cadians and they'll look ten times better. I'm not kidding, Devlan Mud is magic.

Angels of Nezeria (Dark Angels successor chapter)
Tau Marines: Defectors to the Tau Empire (let the nerdrage begin!)
Fledgling Cadian Imp Guard: because I want to paint tanks
Member of the Cadian 642nd -- even in death we serve the Emperor!
DR:70--S+GM+++B+I+Pw40k09#+D+++A++/wWD-R++T(F)DM+ (except i really suck and my last game was during 6th ed)
KamikazeCanuck: It's more like a big, giant red button in a glass case with a little hammer that says "Break in case of Galaxy on fire" 
   
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Hardened Veteran Guardsman





Oldham

Iv definately thought about it, but im worried it ma make the khaki colour darker? Are my worries founded or will the wash just run into the recesses and not colour my khaki, I dont mind some darkening but definately not alond the lines of badab black wash.

Theres something about raiding planets and then bathing in the slaves misery and torment that really gets me. I love DE, and can now play in 2000point matches with the addition of my latest stuff! Kabal of the Purple Blaze.

I also have 2 squads of IG Shock troopers and a Platoon Comand squad as a start to my IG army For Cadia Check out my blog - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/380874.page#3047386

Check out my painting blog - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/371233.page

and my new talos - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/376182.page 
   
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Shrieking Guardian Jetbiker






The Void

For a fist timer these look fantastic! Keep in mind to have your pupils looking the same direction. One of your sergeants looks a little googly-eyed.
   
Made in us
Crafty Bray Shaman





Try some devlan mud, it blends the highlights all together and adds more natural shading than badab black.

Other than that, I don't see anything wrong. The bases look nice.

 
   
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Hardened Veteran Guardsman





Oldham

Thanks guys, im going to go with the devlan mud, as soon as its done and i have more of a squad done i will get some picks up.

Another quick question (rather than starting a new thread) How can i get the end of my flamer on my guardsmen look scorched and burnt out?

Theres something about raiding planets and then bathing in the slaves misery and torment that really gets me. I love DE, and can now play in 2000point matches with the addition of my latest stuff! Kabal of the Purple Blaze.

I also have 2 squads of IG Shock troopers and a Platoon Comand squad as a start to my IG army For Cadia Check out my blog - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/380874.page#3047386

Check out my painting blog - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/371233.page

and my new talos - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/376182.page 
   
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Hooded Inquisitorial Interrogator






Lost in the warp. Halp!

I painted my Tac Marine Sergeant's robe with Bleached Bone, and gave it a wash of Devlan Mud. It definitely darkens it some, but the effect is AMAZING:



There are a couple other angles in my gallery, if you want to look at them.

Angels of Nezeria (Dark Angels successor chapter)
Tau Marines: Defectors to the Tau Empire (let the nerdrage begin!)
Fledgling Cadian Imp Guard: because I want to paint tanks
Member of the Cadian 642nd -- even in death we serve the Emperor!
DR:70--S+GM+++B+I+Pw40k09#+D+++A++/wWD-R++T(F)DM+ (except i really suck and my last game was during 6th ed)
KamikazeCanuck: It's more like a big, giant red button in a glass case with a little hammer that says "Break in case of Galaxy on fire" 
   
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Trustworthy Shas'vre





Cruising in my CRASSUS ARMORED ASSAULT TRANSPORT

Great paint job, but you should maybe not use such bright higlights? (IDK, just my opinion) Other than that, magnificent!

I guarantee you that I'm not really as smart as the test says:

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[DCM]
Naval Gamer






Norfolk, VA

Good job! I definitely agree that a wash will make a huge difference. The eyes and the highlights on the armor look great, although I would never have had the patience to do I on all of my guardsmen!

 
   
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Hardened Veteran Guardsman





Oldham

^^, I got my devlan mud wash today, done both the sgt's and a flamer, it looks amazing, im contemplating highlighting the crease joints in the fatiugues but ill get some photos up later and let everyone else decide because i think they look amazing as is but i want them to look better


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I also got my command squad today so my first platoon is built (minimals for a platoon anyway)

I think ill make this a PandM blog.

EDIT: Just a quick question, how do i get a nice finish white, iv been doing my standard on my PCS and it look sok but not like some of the other dakkites whites :/

Anyone got any tips?


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Update;, Devlan mud wash is on, and it looks better in person but i still think it looks cool on picks, theres a pick of my first platoon, and also one of my standards base colour of white.

Hoping to have a leman russ next week so lots more to come



















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Theres something about raiding planets and then bathing in the slaves misery and torment that really gets me. I love DE, and can now play in 2000point matches with the addition of my latest stuff! Kabal of the Purple Blaze.

I also have 2 squads of IG Shock troopers and a Platoon Comand squad as a start to my IG army For Cadia Check out my blog - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/380874.page#3047386

Check out my painting blog - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/371233.page

and my new talos - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/376182.page 
   
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Lost in the warp. Halp!

See?!? What did I tell you -- sure, it's darker, but it's GORGEOUS!!

It also sounds a bit strange, but try a semi-light layer on a face to see what you think of it. Devlan Mud is good for EVERYTHING, man, it'll smooth out the detail lines.

Angels of Nezeria (Dark Angels successor chapter)
Tau Marines: Defectors to the Tau Empire (let the nerdrage begin!)
Fledgling Cadian Imp Guard: because I want to paint tanks
Member of the Cadian 642nd -- even in death we serve the Emperor!
DR:70--S+GM+++B+I+Pw40k09#+D+++A++/wWD-R++T(F)DM+ (except i really suck and my last game was during 6th ed)
KamikazeCanuck: It's more like a big, giant red button in a glass case with a little hammer that says "Break in case of Galaxy on fire" 
   
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Hardened Veteran Guardsman





Oldham

How would i get the wash lighter for the face?


@anyone , does anyone have an idea how to do the banner, i totally messed up with the white and decided rather than suffer the pain all over again i would go with a dark colour. any ideas?

Theres something about raiding planets and then bathing in the slaves misery and torment that really gets me. I love DE, and can now play in 2000point matches with the addition of my latest stuff! Kabal of the Purple Blaze.

I also have 2 squads of IG Shock troopers and a Platoon Comand squad as a start to my IG army For Cadia Check out my blog - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/380874.page#3047386

Check out my painting blog - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/371233.page

and my new talos - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/376182.page 
   
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[DCM]
Naval Gamer






Norfolk, VA

Well, I'm always fond of blue myself, as you can do some nice gold, red, and white details on it and they will really pop. Dark greens work pretty good for that as well. The white doesn't look too bad, though. How did you apply it? did it go right down over the primer? If you are using a black primer, it would be better to put down some grey base coats before the white. After that, it just takes many thin applications of white to get it to pop.

The troopers look much improved! Isn't it amazing the difference a wash makes? As for lightening it up for the faces, my preferred method is to either use a lighter wash entirely for skin (like Ogryn Flesh), or else dilute the Devlan Mud with a little water.


 
   
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Lost in the warp. Halp!

By 'lighter' I meant more that you don't lay it down really thick, not diluting it. Though if you want to, you can probably just add a touch of water to the pot to make it last longer.

Angels of Nezeria (Dark Angels successor chapter)
Tau Marines: Defectors to the Tau Empire (let the nerdrage begin!)
Fledgling Cadian Imp Guard: because I want to paint tanks
Member of the Cadian 642nd -- even in death we serve the Emperor!
DR:70--S+GM+++B+I+Pw40k09#+D+++A++/wWD-R++T(F)DM+ (except i really suck and my last game was during 6th ed)
KamikazeCanuck: It's more like a big, giant red button in a glass case with a little hammer that says "Break in case of Galaxy on fire" 
   
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Oldham

@Candroth, i will try that after their all painted up, im leaving faces until last as i geuss my painting will improve a bit by then .

@ruckdog i decided to strip the white and go for a khaki washed with devlan (i decided the banner was to fiddly for my skill). It looks good as is and will be easily workable on when i have improved.

Will upload more picks tonight

Theres something about raiding planets and then bathing in the slaves misery and torment that really gets me. I love DE, and can now play in 2000point matches with the addition of my latest stuff! Kabal of the Purple Blaze.

I also have 2 squads of IG Shock troopers and a Platoon Comand squad as a start to my IG army For Cadia Check out my blog - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/380874.page#3047386

Check out my painting blog - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/371233.page

and my new talos - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/376182.page 
   
Made in gb
Hardened Veteran Guardsman





Oldham

Quick update and a request for help.

Update is iv just purchased a battleforce madly cheap, i mean rediculously... £20 and £3 postage , built but not undercoated.

so will ahve more pics up soon

The help i need is painting faces and flesh, i cant do it, i need some general advice that is easy to fulfil, i don have a steady hand so i need something easy but effective .


Any help is greatly appreaciated.

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Theres something about raiding planets and then bathing in the slaves misery and torment that really gets me. I love DE, and can now play in 2000point matches with the addition of my latest stuff! Kabal of the Purple Blaze.

I also have 2 squads of IG Shock troopers and a Platoon Comand squad as a start to my IG army For Cadia Check out my blog - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/380874.page#3047386

Check out my painting blog - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/371233.page

and my new talos - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/376182.page 
   
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Unteroffizier





mikeb2817 wrote:





This guy is the cutest guardsman i have ever seen, although this might not be the most advantageous thing on the battlefields of the 41st Millenium.

The best thing about this particular signature is that by the time you realise it doesn't say anything it's far too late to stop reading it. 
   
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Oldham

^^^lol he looks really timid, i cant brin gmyself to stripping his face though , my officer has had his face cleansed but not this little guy


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Update !!!MASSIVE AMOUNT OF PICS!!!... Redid my cute guard , finished my officer and standard bearer and drilled some barrels

Spoiler:

my officer is horrendous, but unfortunately its the best i could do :/















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Theres something about raiding planets and then bathing in the slaves misery and torment that really gets me. I love DE, and can now play in 2000point matches with the addition of my latest stuff! Kabal of the Purple Blaze.

I also have 2 squads of IG Shock troopers and a Platoon Comand squad as a start to my IG army For Cadia Check out my blog - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/380874.page#3047386

Check out my painting blog - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/371233.page

and my new talos - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/376182.page 
   
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Hardened Veteran Guardsman





Oldham

Just a quick update of my WIP sentinel



Does ny one have any tips on how to do the light things on the hatch

By the way i know its porrly built but i bought it like that and its been superglued so i cant really do much without destroying it , and the highlights dont look as dark in person

Theres something about raiding planets and then bathing in the slaves misery and torment that really gets me. I love DE, and can now play in 2000point matches with the addition of my latest stuff! Kabal of the Purple Blaze.

I also have 2 squads of IG Shock troopers and a Platoon Comand squad as a start to my IG army For Cadia Check out my blog - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/380874.page#3047386

Check out my painting blog - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/371233.page

and my new talos - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/376182.page 
   
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Sneaky Kommando





why you askin? Huh, Huh!?

nice senitel, you know how big it is?

You mess wid da waaaagh, Da waaaagh mess wid you! 
   
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Witch Hunter in the Shadows





Earth

Looking good! Just be sure to take care of those mold lines on future builds! Your armoured sentinel could also use some greenstuff work around the crew compartment. Its a bit of extra work but it will really add to the finished product.

   
 
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