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Been Around the Block

hey I'm about 2 months new to 40k tabletop although iv been a fan of the dawn of war series for a while now so I'm not 100% new to 40k. here are some finished models form my first army along with some other models i just figured id try to paint so let me know what you think. also i painted a few of my guard with a more stylized look which doesn't look as realistic but i think will look good on the table so let me know what you think of that as well.
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Hurr! Ogryn Bone 'Ead!


Hey there, welcome to 40K tabletop...and for first timer models they're nice! Nice solid and clean colors on your troops, nice touches on the vehicles (burn marks on the weapons, etc.). Not many new entrants even try weathering on their vehicles so kudos! Do you plan on basing your figs?
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Been Around the Block

thank you very much! and yes i would like to sometime soon I'm just unsure of what i would like. green/brown grass, stone etc..
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Three Color Minimum


Great work especially for a new painter! Some advice if you choose to do it, red looks very nice when highlighted with orange, you can try that on the Carnifex and I personally feel that the drybrush highlights on the vehicles might be a little too harsh, I tend to mix an olive green color with the off-white bone color to make a more subtle effect.

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Been Around the Block

thanks allot! i just picked up another manticore and ill try it on that.
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Veteran Inquisitorial Tyranid Xenokiller

The Peripheral

Nice is an understatement.

I honestly don't believe you saying that this is your first time, have you ever painted before? It seems as though you've done something similar in the past. Trains perhaps?

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Been Around the Block

this is my first miniature army but when i was younger i was into painting on 2 dimensions lol so iv got a pretty steady hand and most of my techniques have simply come from looking at well painted models and figuring out how to get a similar effect plus i had a general idea on things like washes dry brushing etc.
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Fresh-Faced New User

looks good like your tanks, but one thing i noticed was that backplate for the excutercannon is black when it looks to me that it should be green, like the rest of the gunnery backplate
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Been Around the Block

thanks !! yeah i wasn't sure how i should paint that iv seen it both ways but when i got the russ thats how it was painted on the back of the box so i went with it lol
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Nurgle Veteran Marine with the Flu

Eaton Rapids, MI

Experience with other models? My gawd, those look awesome for being new to 40k.
I really like the extreme highlights in the first picture. Do you have the time to do that level on everything? I find that most painters have two modes (at least I do): to the highest level and to a table level. My table level is pretty good (if I do say so myself) and your other guys seem to be your table level (which is pretty good if I do say so myself!). I think that extreme highlighting style might be just too much work for your average trooper.
I like it!

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Nasty Nob on a Boar


Very nice work

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Long-Range Land Speeder Pilot


Good job that army will fab on any table top.

My own chapoter, The Broken Swords. Almost a full company.


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Been Around the Block

thanks everyone for the kind words ill be sure to update my progress soon!
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Frenzied Berserker Terminator

Man, I've been painting minis for 5 years and I don't think I can pull off something like that. Amazing

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Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge

Boston, MA

Your paint jobs are rock solid, but you've gotta do something with their bases! A mini just isn't finished til its been based.

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