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Edmonton, AB, Canada

Always wanted to do a diorama piece. However my terraining skills not being where they need to be, I decided to try something smaller scale. I proudly present, "Splashdown", Ultramarine w/ Jetpack splashing into water.

As always, C&C are welcome and requested.
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Chosen Baal Sec Youngblood

wow....thats pretty fething impressive! nice work!
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Lancashire. England

Wow defo looks awesome!


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Marvelous work! I really like the pose of the marine and the splashing effect that you achieved.

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Ferocious Blood Claw

That looks awesome! I love the pose. The glow effect you've done on the jump pack looks great as well.
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Shas'o Commanding the Hunter Kadre

Richmond, VA

There must be some awful heresy in that water. Why else would it need to be powerfisted.

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It looks beautiful, very well done

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excellent work, totally awesome.

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Blood-Raging Khorne Berserker

Los Angeles

That's awesome!! Looks great.

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In awe, that is awesomely awesome!

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Fresh-Faced New User

Edmonton, AB, Canada

Thanks for all the kudos guys.... wait for the next scene, just getting bigger and better each one.

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Blandford, MA

man I like that !!!! great job !!!!

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Dude you got it man. All you need to do now is just work out how to get even more detail on the whole and you will rock in dioramas.

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Fresh-Faced New User

Edmonton, AB, Canada

Yeah, working on one right now.... hopefully it turns out the way i envision it...

you can see the wip here


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Gargantuan Gargant

Binghamton, NY

The application/sculpting of the water effects is fantastic and I quite like the pose. The painting, honestly, is what's most holding the piece back. As those skills continue to improve, keep playing around with the occasional diorama - I think you could pump out some really great stuff once the surface matches the substance, if you get my meaning.

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Bravo! Looks great. Only criticism is the green glare, if it was eyes only i would say good however as on a bit of his shoulder pad it looks like light directed on only a small part of his upper torso?

Water off PW looks outstanding.

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I like it a lot.
I do however, think that painting could do with some improvement. I would just recommend practice. Skill comes with time.
I have no doubt that in a year or two, you'll look back at this and see how far you have come
May I enquire as to how the water was modelled?
I have an idea for GD, and would be grateful for assistance.


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Speedy Swiftclaw Biker


Absolutely Amazing! im totally blown away by it, i feel like i have splash back on my face when looking directly at it

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Fresh-Faced New User

Edmonton, AB, Canada

I was at the local craft store and found an Acrylic Medium Gel Super High Gloss. Brand name is liquitex.

Just layered it up...it goes down white but dries clear. You can tint with a little bit of paint....

For the gloss, I picked up a botttle of GW water effect from my local GS for cost.

I'll get a tutorial done.

From a distance the mini looks great, I was really disappointed in it once I blew the pics up on a 46" monitor. Meh... I will just end up stripping him down and redoing him as a BA...

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Dusty Skeleton

Sheffield, United Kingdom.

That water looks fantastic.

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Stalwart Space Marine


That looks great. It's a creative and unique idea and you pulled it off. Looking forward to the next one!

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Hardened Veteran Guardsman

Looks really nice, the paint looks a little thick though :S
Try using a wet pallet and take your time with thinner paints.

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Perfect Shot Dark Angels Predator Pilot

Vancouver WA

Rad! Love the lighting.

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Really nice modeling and painting.
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Hellish Haemonculus

Boskydell, IL

This is one of those dioramas that I wish more people would try and emulate. It's absolutely beautiful, and incredibly dynamic. I love that it looks like it's a shot of real action rather than a pose. The water rebounding off the sword is an inspired stroke.

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Way to throw in personality!!! I really like this piece quite a bit. He obviously shall know no fear.

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Androgynous Daemon Prince of Slaanesh

Norfolk, VA

Like it, however, would like to see smoother paint on the armour and the ultra sign looks a little loose.

Otherwise, the pose and effect are great!

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