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Made in sg
Fresh-Faced New User





O.k after a 2 year hiatus, I have finally found time to paint a little again. Nothing fancy, just an Ork and a home brew Space Marines Chapter. I tried to go for a fairly gritty and realistic feel, but may have overdone it on the space marine.

I am also unsure on the Ork. I went with quite a bright/light green but wonder if it is too cartoony and whether darker might be more menacing?

Plus I need to work out how to take better pictures

C & C most welcome
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NH test front

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NH Test rear

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Ork test frnt

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ork test rr

   
Made in gb
Longtime Dakkanaut





Muscat, Oman

Gritty and realistic is very hard to do I think, I'm still trying to figure it out myself. It's not easy to make black look good either - not as the main colour anyway. It's a nice idea you have for the colour scheme, but miniatures are so small that you need to paint the details to make them stand out more, for marines most people like edge highlighting to make the armour "pop" (grey or metal highlights would work for black).

It could just be the photo, but the ork skin does look a little bright. Other than that I think he looks very good. Those checkered dags must have been very hard to paint, I wouldn't even have the courage to try!


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Made in au
Violent Enforcer






Australia

Soul Samurai wrote:
Gritty and realistic is very hard to do I think, I'm still trying to figure it out myself. It's not easy to make black look good either - not as the main colour anyway. It's a nice idea you have for the colour scheme, but miniatures are so small that you need to paint the details to make them stand out more, for marines most people like edge highlighting to make the armour "pop" (grey or metal highlights would work for black).

It could just be the photo, but the ork skin does look a little bright. Other than that I think he looks very good. Those checkered dags must have been very hard to paint, I wouldn't even have the courage to try!


Pretty much this,
I think if you used a fine detail brush and did the highlighting and picked up the detail level a touch you'd have a rather nice couple of models

When taking a photo find an area with a good amount of natural light and keep the models in the same position so as to remain consistent with the lighting.

Hope that helps,
Peace

 
   
Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut





ware

i love the ork. its clean and well finished personally i like to pick the wireing out on my models but other than that its a beut

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Made in ca
Storm Trooper with Maglight





Ottawa, Ont

Not bad. The ork looks better than thE SM.



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