Above you can see some better closeups of the squad. It took me roughly two weeks, give or take with about an hour and a half a night totaling about two to three hours per mini. This is table top quality for me, and I plan to keep the rest of the army at least this quality, or better. Still have not decided if I want to add battle damage. Any suggestions? For the vehicles that will be a must though.
I did my bases earlier and they can be seen in these links here and here. I went for the urban rubble feel with some mudded snow. This is my first time with snow, and I think it came out well.
I followed AmateurDorn's scorch marks tutorial, and I think it came out pretty well. Thoughts?
previous post. Here they are giving you the cold shoulder
- Reds. I spent way too much time messing with my red armor. Luckily I learned that when mixing the highlights, use a bleached bone if you don't want an orange or pink effect.
- Adding an armor wash was shown in the tutorial vids and most walkthoughs. I felt it killed the highlight too much. I will not do so from now on.
- Testors Dull Cote kills metallics. You can see that on the banner top mithril silver highlight..it looks like a flay grey color. I will have to touch that up later.
- Apply color tint to your snow BEFORE you put it on the model. I placed it after I added the bright white snow, and it kind of clumped and muddied the snow texture. Maybe it works well?
- Still need to work on my purity seals and parchment...not sure where to go. More experimenting needed.
Any critique on use of green for the eyes and purity seals? I went back and forth alot, and settled on the complementary green. Please post your ideas and experiences.
So with that, One squad down, wayyy too many to go (2 tacs, 3 ground assault, 3 JP assault, 2 devs, 1HG, an 18 man DC, Sang Guard, All the Characters, Libbys, Chappies, 2 Termie Squads, 5 dreads, and all the vehicles)... Please comment with your advice, critique and commentary. Thanks for looking!