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Fantastic work I_F he's absolutely stunning!

Just thinking now that your meat technique would work wonders on Khymearae

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Thank you very much Nev and Ynnead. I totally agree, the proper applications of washes and selecting the right wash can be all the difference between a model that looks ok and a model that looks amazing.

I think you're right Ynnead, it'd look great on Khymerae. I likely won't try it out however as those are one of the models GW hasn't put much effort into making easily available for a decent price. In fact any of the beasts as well as grotesques suffer from single model/mono-pose and stupidly priced for what you get. It really sucks because I wouldn't mind trying my hand at running beast packs in games.

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Inevitable_Faith,

Haemonculus was outstanding...at your usual level.

Sorry for the later reply, had very limited time and access the last week.

Yellow is not a hard colour to paint as long as you do a sand or ochre base coat.

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Thank you CB, I picked up an averland sunset spray can from GW to try out my yellow with, I'm seeing where people get frustrated painting the colour, it feels almost like painting white. Many thin layers trump fewer thick layers as always.

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Personally, I find yellow hard to paint and I really don't know why.

I love painting white, its honestly one of my favorite colors to paint. But yellow just always seem to be streakier and hard to get a good base down for.

   
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I can understand that sentiment gummy. I'm using a second hand model to try yellow on and the paint stripping was... less than perfect. I feel my yellow is going on streaky as well but I wasn't sure if it was the irregularities in the models surface or the paint itself. He's coming along though and I'm learning a lot so it's all good.

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You sir, are a tease. Speaking of some delicious new project and not sharing.

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Soon-ish I'll show off what I've done, I have some colour combos I did that I didn't like and had to restart certain parts of the model. Truly don't get your hopes up though it's just a little experiment so it's nothing spectacular.

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The thing is, your 'nothing spectacular' is usually leaps and bounds above my 'put a decent amount of effort in' looking forward regardless

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Ok it's been a long time coming but I finally finished my little experiment. This guy was a learning experience through and through. Yellows are definitely higher on the list of difficult colours to paint (they just take more layers than you'd expect, paint them almost like how you'd paint white) and dealing with second-hand models is tough. This poor guy had so much thick paints and and far too much glue on him that much of his crisp details were lost. I stripped him down as best I could but stripping models is also fairly new to me and what I was left with to paint was, less crisp than I would have hoped for. those aside I had fun doing this. I'm not totally sold on all the colour choices yet, the green frag grenades make sense but I don't know if they clash too much, the blue pants may be too dark for my liking too, I wanted a dark navy blue similar to our local EMS but I may need to start with a lighter base. Lastly the faceplate I'm on the fence on, his face seems to be hiding or drowning in the big sea of yellow that attracts your attention. Lastly I may go back and do more on him. I'd like to try my hand at weathering and I feel he'd be a good candidate for it, it'd pop nicely on his bright armor. Let me know what you guys think, comments/critiques are always welcome.
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Looking great! The grenades are a dark enough green they don't clash with that wonderful yellow. My only suggestion is do the weathering. With all the muck on his base he looks too clean.

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Thanks ChaoticMind. I'm really coming around to the idea of weathering him, you've really strengthened my resolve that that's what I'll do.

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Nice. Yellow and blue is a winning combination. The only think I don't like is the hazard striped cable, it sort of gets lost in all the yellow armour. Not sure what would work better though.

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I think you're right about his mask being a bit hidden. In a squad of them, you're going to see the yellows and blues very strongly, but the faces will be a bit overwhelmed. I think that weathering might help that a bit, but possibly some sharp edge highlights of a bright silver would help pick out some details.

I agree about the hazard stripes as well, but weathering up his legs will definitely help with that.

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Nice! I like him

Add another vote for weathering. From the few times I've seen it done on gritty Imperial Fists and Bad Moons, nothing takes to weathering like bright yellow. Some chips where you can see the silver of the metal underneath, and a splash of mud or two and he'll look phenomenal

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Thank you very much guys, I appreciate your input. I've started researching weathering techniques and I will be using it on him, I'm fully convinced now it's the way to go. I agree about the hazard striped tubing, it does get lost in the rest of the yellow and isn't as strong as it should be. I'm not sure what to do otherwise as I don't really want to make both tubes the same colour and I think going straight black on it would be the next best alternative but that just seems boring to me. Perhaps once I weather his armour the tubing may have more impact, for now at least I'm on the fence whether to do anything about it. For his face I'm going to go back in and re-highlight some of it to see if I can make it stand out more. Failing that I may consider an entirely new colour after I weathered his amrour. Perhaps, however, his face may stand out more with just a highlight and after the weathering is done so we'll see there.

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