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Subject: Gwyn's Table: Zombie #8, the Phaeron's Guard, and Death From Above
Not Online!!! wrote:I'd say that looks promising Gwyn.
I hope so! It's never until I start getting a few of the details in that the miniatures start coming together for me, until that point I'm just barging forward in a panic hoping it comes out ok!
gobert wrote:Good to see the Flesh Tearers coming back. They look to be working so far
I've expanded my Space Marines collection a bit so there's gonna be a lot more Flesh Tearers in the future!
youwashock wrote:Looks good. I like the high-contrast highlights.
Thanks youwashock! I'm going for generally higher-contrast on these guys as I settle on a scheme for the Flesh Tearers. We'll see if the high contrast takes a way a bit of the menace of the dark red-and-black scheme. As you can see in the images below, I also went higher contrast on the black, tried bringing a tiny bit of blue hint into the highlights. Not sure if it came through at all, and a lot of it on the backpack is going to be re-tinted red from OSL anyways. We'll see. We're always experimenting, always iterating. Always improving.
Olthannon wrote:Yeah that looks great, tear that flesh!
Viterbi wrote:Great start on those Primaris! Although it brings back flashbacks of the horror getting them on their flight stands
Don't worry Viterbi, I have plans... Those curved flight stands are absolutely awful aren't they! I want to avoid using them whenever I can.
As I hinted above, the black is done. I might have gone too light with the highlights, a lot of it really looks more grey than black. But we'll see how it looks once it's all together, I'm not panicking yet.
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You’ve got to love it when a plan comes together! It’s always funny how minis can look a bit off to the painter until the last few steps, then Whammo! Push on to the end now Gwyn, and good luck with those stands everyone complains about
Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and Void Panther Marines, with side projects along the way
Subject: Re:Gwyn's Table: Zombie #8, the Phaeron's Guard, and Death From Above
Thanks Not Online and gobert. Luckily we're at the phase now where we do the exciting details that I love doing, so I expect the pace of updates to increase the next few days (plus I have a few days off work!)
To start off the details, I decided the Sergeant's skull markers are going to be gold. There's no gold elsewhere on the minis, unlike the Tacticals who had some imperial eagle iconography, so he'll stand out.
Thanks all! Yes, I figure if he's gonna wear a helmet, he should at least have a helmet with a nice "laser sight here" marker on the forehead. My Tacticals I put a big red blood drop on the Sgt's head! So there'll always be something.
Next is bullet casings. I actually love painting bullets, something about this particular brass recipe is just so satisfying!
What do you guys think, do you think the black panels on the side of the gun need some freehand?