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Offline Ulricsberg

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Some pics of my painting so far (very pic heavy)
« on: February 07, 2010, 03:31:42 PM »
It's been a while since I stopped being a lurker on this forum, so it's about time I showed some pics of my min's.
I started painting about a year ago with no prior experience, so ive tried to show my pics in order of my first attempts to the most recent.

Im aware the eyes look a bit odd  :icon_eek: and the banners are not done, but all C&C is welcome.

































« Last Edit: February 07, 2010, 03:34:14 PM by Ulricsberg »

Offline Warhammer-Weib

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Re: Some pics of my painting so far (very pic heavy)
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2010, 05:38:58 PM »





Wow, a highlighted 'Sackschützer' (no idea how they call it in English) :biggriin:

Edit: Okay, I've asked an expert - it's codpiece.  :-)

I like them - especially the blue sleeves!  :eusa_clap:

No further comments or proposals for improvement from me though as I am a beginner myself.
« Last Edit: February 07, 2010, 05:53:46 PM by Warhammer-Weib »

Offline Lord Quiran de Lancastre

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Re: Some pics of my painting so far (very pic heavy)
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2010, 06:06:20 PM »
I like the coloring and the clean lines.

That being said, everything is so shiny. A wash here or there of devlan mud or badab black would do wonders to bring out more detail.

I thinned wash of black on your barding would greatly improve the look of your cavalry, and a flesh wash and single highlight would make your skin look far more realistic.

Offline Badwolf

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Re: Some pics of my painting so far (very pic heavy)
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2010, 06:15:30 PM »
Looking good. I love those Tuetogen Guard, the gold wolf heads on their hammers look so cool.

I have to ask, have you used a gloss varnish on them or a dip? It's just that the shiny finish is probably the one thing I'd change were it my army.

Offline Ulricsberg

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Re: Some pics of my painting so far (very pic heavy)
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2010, 06:29:43 PM »
It is a dip, im not too keen on the glossy finish myself either. But it does add some protection to the paint, so it's a sacrifice im willing to take.

I think a wash as mentioned to bring detail out might be my next step.

thanks for the comments everyone, keep them coming. Good or bad it's all constructive..

Offline warhammerlord_soth

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Re: Some pics of my painting so far (very pic heavy)
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2010, 06:44:16 PM »
Matt varnish.

Really matt varnish =


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Offline Badwolf

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Re: Some pics of my painting so far (very pic heavy)
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2010, 06:48:15 PM »
I suspected they were diped. I use Army Painter dip on my WW1 stuff but then I dull them down with AP's anti-shine varnish and then GW's purity seal on top of that to restore some of the colour.

Offline Wolfsgaum

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Re: Some pics of my painting so far (very pic heavy)
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2010, 06:52:35 PM »
Get thee Testors Dullcote!

Offline Lord Quiran de Lancastre

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Re: Some pics of my painting so far (very pic heavy)
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2010, 09:33:34 PM »
I have no experience with actual dip such as varnish, but I understand that the GW washes give a similar effect without the gloss.

I agree that testors dullcote will do wonders.

Offline Valetus

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Re: Some pics of my painting so far (very pic heavy)
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2010, 11:02:52 PM »
The armour on the knights and the guy with the hammer should be applied to ther knights' horses as well, the contrast of one with shading/highlights/wash and one flat just seems sloppy. I would agree about your varnish as well and it also makes it very hard to touch up your first models when your painting skill improves.