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Guard Heavy Weapon Crewman

This is my new Riptide battlesuit i have painted up. Sorry about the quality of the pictures, i took them during a miserable morning and i had a cold :/.
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Poor little billy

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Raging Ravener

Maidstone, Kent

Maybe a little too dirty looking where the washes have pooled but on the whole I like it. Good to see a decent repose of the model.

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Sneaky Sniper Drone


I like the colour scheme, but i think you need to use a little less wash. Templars Crusade on YouTube did a riptide tutorial and has some good tips when it comes to washes.
Also mould lines and i think i have seen a bit of sprue stil on there. Take the time to clean up your models before painting, it makes a world of difference.

Overall tho its not bad well done
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Dipping With Wood Stain

York, UK

If you go over the washed bits in the original colour, leaving the wash in the recesses, then that'll tidy up nicely.

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Powerful Spawning Champion

Shred City.

You rely on wash too much to create shadow and the gritty look. I know shades do a lot of the tough work for you and make detail pop, but you can't just wash and forget. After the wash, you need to layer. Layering can be done up as much as you require for the job. Drybrushing and highlighting are the last steps in my order of operations.

Your model has potential, but it's still incomplete in my opinion.

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This Is Where the Fish Lives

It is a cool color scheme and the pose is stellar, but I will echo what some previous posters have said: there is an overuse of washes on the model and the mold lines/gaps should be cleaned up in future projects.

A few more things to add; the base is pretty well done, but under the upright building where all the debris is, you should have put down some sort of basing. Sand and various small rocks would look great, as one would assume that if a building was being toppled over and crushed, there would be plenty of small debris strewn all about. Look up pictures of demolished buildings as reference on what it would look like. Also, the Guardsman is a nice touch and if he is a permanent fixture (he should be!), he shouldn't be on a separate base. Take him off his base (aside from random black disc looking out of place, the static grass doesn't fit with the theme you have going) and incorporate him in to the rest of the base.

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Regular Dakkanaut

Coventry - UK

Love the idea behind the base.

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Nasty Nob

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Love the colour scheme and the execution!

Maybe next time, just try doing 'pin-washes' on a model this size, I think it would help immensely!

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Guard Heavy Weapon Crewman

These are the updated pictures of my riptdie . I made some alterations to it and did a bit of highlighting
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Billy is now part of the base!!!!!

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or was his name Jimmy?

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Long-Range Land Speeder Pilot

Nottingham, UK

Any chance of a wider shot? looking pretty damn cool but i cant see the whole thing properly from these pics

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Stormin' Stompa

Ottawa, ON

Nice glow effect and the guardsmen is nice touch. I think the symbols could be more Tau looking.

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