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Morning, I'm going to start compiling a bunch of my finished miniatures for my Death Spectres.
So far it's early days but I hope to keep adding and grabbing a few games as well.
Please feel free to give unbiased critiques.
And ask any questions I'll try my best to help.
Cheers
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Here's a couple more
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Wow - fantastic stuff. Very well done weathering and dynamic poses. The painting is top notch.

The Death Specters have some great fluff - I'm always hoping GW will expand it one day. Great choice of chapter.

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This is the painting style that I wish I could replicate. These miniatures look brilliant, and to me are the perfect mix of grubby and clean

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Wonderful brush work - and I'm so pleased to see nicely painted marines who are on standard bases and not twenty meters of marbles or cork, or volcanic stone.

The only thing which seems out of place is the cockpit frame on the flier (plastic dyed red I guess?). That's really the only thing which stands out to me.

Beyond that, these are without reproach.

 
   
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The brushwork and weathering are top notch!

My only critique is that the red canopy on the flyer is a very jarring break in color and theme. It's not quite the same red, and it really breaks the lines on that portion of the model. I think it would have been better if it were left clear. One possible fix may be to draw the framing elements in the same bone color as the rest of the cockpit.

   
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Really Nice work!

I have to ask, what method did you use to create such a realistic Mud effect?
   
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Really nice work! Black is always a tricky color to make look good and all the weathering on these miniatures really kicks them up to a new level.
   
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Great Work but, I also have to agree about the canopy on the flyer. It being one solid color really takes away from the whole model. Maybe doing the Trim a different color may help some. Or even clear would of been a better choice IMO.


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Gordy2000 wrote:Wow - fantastic stuff. Very well done weathering and dynamic poses. The painting is top notch.

The Death Specters have some great fluff - I'm always hoping GW will expand it one day. Great choice of chapter.


lipsdapips wrote:This is the painting style that I wish I could replicate. These miniatures look brilliant, and to me are the perfect mix of grubby and clean


Elbows wrote:Wonderful brush work - and I'm so pleased to see nicely painted marines who are on standard bases and not twenty meters of marbles or cork, or volcanic stone.

The only thing which seems out of place is the cockpit frame on the flier (plastic dyed red I guess?). That's really the only thing which stands out to me.

Beyond that, these are without reproach.


En Excelsis wrote:The brushwork and weathering are top notch!

My only critique is that the red canopy on the flyer is a very jarring break in color and theme. It's not quite the same red, and it really breaks the lines on that portion of the model. I think it would have been better if it were left clear. One possible fix may be to draw the framing elements in the same bone color as the rest of the cockpit.



LJT Minatures wrote:Really Nice work!

I have to ask, what method did you use to create such a realistic Mud effect?


mdauben wrote:Really nice work! Black is always a tricky color to make look good and all the weathering on these miniatures really kicks them up to a new level.


Sammoth wrote:Great Work but, I also have to agree about the canopy on the flyer. It being one solid color really takes away from the whole model. Maybe doing the Trim a different color may help some. Or even clear would of been a better choice IMO.



First off thanks for the feedback here, it's the best response I have had here. So I'm doing something right.
The weathering basically makes up for my lack of edge highlighting skills.

The mud effect was done with lifecolour colonial sand and forgeworlds dark earth powder.
I'd like to get a better effect on my next tank though.

And a few of you have mentioned the red canopy, I was cheating. I haven't painted the pilot, he is zenithial sprayed white and the red filters it to look like he is lit up.
I may add the bone color the parts on there.
But that can wait for a day when the army is at a good size.

Once again massive thanks folks. Appreciate the comments and suggestions.
   
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The attention to detail on these miniature is excellent! They really look battle worn and are everything I want my own marines to be

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Great work. I have been collecting a Death Spectres army and ordered sholderpads through a 3rd party 3D printing site. Very inspirational work.

I do agree with the canopy from the Stormtalon. The frame around the glass should be painted as it looks a bit incomplete, especially when you look at all the detail work completed on your Rhino.

Thanks for sharing.

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Great looking guys. Subbed for sure.
   
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Some truly excellent fine detail work here.

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Wonderful looking minis! Great weathering.
   
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Fantastic weathering
   
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AirborneAnto wrote:The attention to detail on these miniature is excellent! They really look battle worn and are everything I want my own marines to be


Sarigar wrote:Great work. I have been collecting a Death Spectres army and ordered sholderpads through a 3rd party 3D printing site. Very inspirational work.

I do agree with the canopy from the Stormtalon. The frame around the glass should be painted as it looks a bit incomplete, especially when you look at all the detail work completed on your Rhino.

Thanks for sharing.


whalemusic360 wrote:Great looking guys. Subbed for sure.


firepower wrote:Some truly excellent fine detail work here.


Floyd73 wrote:Wonderful looking minis! Great weathering.


FeindusMaximus wrote:Fantastic weathering


Thank you for the feedback on the weathering.
It's something that I feel would happen despite the fluff of their armour is repaired and cleaned to new.
I want to have an in the fight look.
Also it helps me raise my level up a little since my highlighting game isn't strong.


Not much done this weekend however tactical marines 8 and 9 are complete.
Just the sergeant to go.


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awesome stuff very impressive

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 En Excelsis wrote:
The brushwork and weathering are top notch!
My only critique is that the red canopy on the flyer is a very jarring break in color and theme. It's not quite the same red, and it really breaks the lines on that portion of the model. I think it would have been better if it were left clear. One possible fix may be to draw the framing elements in the same bone color as the rest of the cockpit.
I think a good fix for that is to paint the support frame some distressed metal look, the thickened bits of clear canopy looks strange.
Actually, it is because the rest of the model is done so well it seems to highlight this area: either the canopy is replaced all the time or it is tougher that the fuselage: no scarring.
I half expected you to drill a hole here and there and spider-web around those.

Ha! people think red is jarring: it IS your accent colour: I would have painted it all green like the old style green CRT monitors. A nice contrasting colour!
PLUS red is how you light military vehicles when you want to preserve night vision.
The glowing red cockpit would freak out the enemy (nevermind make a good target but they ARE marines).

Am I a bad person where I see that cockpit I think this?:
Spoiler:

COBRA!!!!

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Awesome. One of my favorite chapters with a very nice work and weathering. Hats off!

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Zognob Gorgoff wrote:awesome stuff very impressive


Talizvar wrote:
 En Excelsis wrote:
The brushwork and weathering are top notch!
My only critique is that the red canopy on the flyer is a very jarring break in color and theme. It's not quite the same red, and it really breaks the lines on that portion of the model. I think it would have been better if it were left clear. One possible fix may be to draw the framing elements in the same bone color as the rest of the cockpit.
I think a good fix for that is to paint the support frame some distressed metal look, the thickened bits of clear canopy looks strange.
Actually, it is because the rest of the model is done so well it seems to highlight this area: either the canopy is replaced all the time or it is tougher that the fuselage: no scarring.
I half expected you to drill a hole here and there and spider-web around those.

Ha! people think red is jarring: it IS your accent colour: I would have painted it all green like the old style green CRT monitors. A nice contrasting colour!
PLUS red is how you light military vehicles when you want to preserve night vision.
The glowing red cockpit would freak out the enemy (nevermind make a good target but they ARE marines).

Am I a bad person where I see that cockpit I think this?:
Spoiler:

COBRA!!!!


RazgrizOne wrote:Awesome. One of my favorite chapters with a very nice work and weathering. Hats off!



Many thanks. Haha Cobra? I'll take it.

Just finished off the tactical squad today.
On to finishing the scouts and assault marines now.


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You've got a gorgeous force here. It almost strikes me as more of a skirmish warband given the individual nature of each Marine and your focus on small groups of them in the photography.

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Love these guys, let's see some more pictures



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Very nice! Always love a nice red/bone/black scheme, and you've executed it beautifully.

   
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Wow these are superb! I'd love to know how you paint your bone colour and the serial numbers seen on some of the shoulder pads are an excellent touch. Really dig the guy with the glowing red eyes too

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Great squad! The sergeant especially looks lovely to me. Agree with the comment about the individuality - your force is brimming with character. Need to have a little steal of your ideas and use mk.4 bits with my marines

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The armor and gear certainly tells a story for each guy.
Well done.
I applaud your active war dirty look.
I just cannot get away from the fresh from the factory look for my guys: marines by Hasbro!

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superb painting. there's not a single bit of criticism i could give to improve it!

in the fluff, IIRC, Death Spectres have pale white skin and black eyes. why did you choose to paint them in normal skin tones? not a criticism, just interested?

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 daddyorchips wrote:
superb painting. there's not a single bit of criticism i could give to improve it!

in the fluff, IIRC, Death Spectres have pale white skin and black eyes. why did you choose to paint them in normal skin tones? not a criticism, just interested?


I seem to paint my flesh work dark all the time.
Believe it or not I thought this was pale, I started with kislev flesh instead of my usual bugmans.
Haha so just and accident.... Lets say they've got dirty faces.


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Meatloafwarrior wrote:Awesome, very cool looking!


Brother SRM wrote:You've got a gorgeous force here. It almost strikes me as more of a skirmish warband given the individual nature of each Marine and your focus on small groups of them in the photography.


IGtR= wrote:Love these guys, let's see some more pictures


MajorTom11 wrote:Very nice! Always love a nice red/bone/black scheme, and you've executed it beautifully.


Brother Payne wrote:Wow these are superb! I'd love to know how you paint your bone colour and the serial numbers seen on some of the shoulder pads are an excellent touch. Really dig the guy with the glowing red eyes too


lipsdapips wrote:Great squad! The sergeant especially looks lovely to me. Agree with the comment about the individuality - your force is brimming with character. Need to have a little steal of your ideas and use mk.4 bits with my marines


Talizvar wrote:The armor and gear certainly tells a story for each guy.
Well done.
I applaud your active war dirty look.
I just cannot get away from the fresh from the factory look for my guys: marines by Hasbro!


Thanks folks this is all great and pushing me on through my next squad.
Although the terminators kit is shockingly static so no extra character for them.
I'll be soon off to watch with these guys so I'll grab a few tabletop shots.

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