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Been Around the Block

I'm about 2 months new to 40k tabletop and tabletop gaming in general and would like some opinions on how i should paint my troops. iv painted up some models and they look fairly good in my opinion but when i started fielding them they looked a little bland on the table so i tried to paint one up more stylized which might look better on the table but what do you think should i go with the more realistic look or the stylized one for the rest of my troops thanks!!!
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Me personally I like the realistic one, I think when you get to the Tanks it will look really good. I'm sure people will disagree though.

Overall you are a good painter for never been into table top gaming before, great job on both paint jobs.

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Been Around the Block

thanks allot for the advice!! yeah i actually have some tanks painted up right now with a realistic look and i think there awesome so I'm not changing them lol
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Freaky Flayed One

Are you also new to painting? because these look really nice!
I'd go with the realistic version. personally I like that better, and I love to put some wear and mud on my vehicles.

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Been Around the Block

thats awesome man! how did you get that texture in the mud would love to know

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and I'm new to painting minis but i used to paint a lot on paper when i was a kid so iv got a pretty steady hand just not much knowledge on painting miniatures.

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Freaky Flayed One

The mud is very simple. Just get a bag of earth at a gardenshop. you could get it out of the garden straight away but then it isn't as "clean". mix it with a 50% water, 50% PVA glue mix. stir it until it becomes actually muddy and sticky, then just apply it with an old brush. Let it dry overnight before you start painting it.

Hope this helps!

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You are really good at painting minis, both models look great. But I prefer the realistis look.

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Trustworthy Shas'vre

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They both look great. Also love the vehicles.

I think the mini on the left is a bit more ...unique, but your gaming skills are even close to your painting, you must be doing well with the dice too!!!

thanks for sharing.

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1.) You've gotta trim those mold lines prior to painting. They really distract from the excellent paintjobs.

2.) The one on the right, IMO, is definitely better.

3.) An army of these must look terrific.

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As an IG player, I would tend towards the realistic as we have plenty of real world reference to go by. Aliens and space marines I feel are more suited to the extreme highlighting and stylized painting as there is no real reference to say otherwise. Nice painting by the way.

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I really like the realistic painting. I agree with commissarbob as I am getting ready to paint a SM army. No real world references for those. However I do plan on incorporating the more realistic style into my minis as much as I can. Skin tone and faces are going to be my biggest challenge. Great work on that in particular by the way! Especially for someone so new to painting minis.

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