Your paintjob on both squads is incredible! If there is any chance that you have some more Marines to paint and could show us how you use the juices to make the highlights pop, I think it would help a lot of folks out (me in particular, as I have always struggled with making highlights realistic).
I really like the lesser daemons as well, but I don't think I have ever seen them before. Are the FW?
Followed your TS on Ozpainters, and they still look wonderful. Bases work perfectly as well.
They look incredible, great job. Really. Best thousand sons I've ever seen.
One comment--because your loin clothes are the same color as your bases, it's causing an eye tracking issue, where when you're looking at the loin cloth, your eye goes down into the base, instead of up into the model. You might want to think about a different color for your loin clothes (or bases, but I think it's easier to re-paint your loin clothes).
Those minis are absolutely stunning. As you said in my army blog, I would rather see 1-2 squads painted in this regard than an army of mediocre-standard miniatures. Even though they're taking upwards of 6+ hours to paint each, you can't argue with the results! The highlighting is super smooth, and the colors are incredibly vibrant. Don't worry about updates being slow, we all have commitments in real life, and these minis take a long time to fine tune all their details. You are doing a superb job, so keep it up!
How long took it to paint the MarineSquad? They look so brilliant , i think i would need 7hours per marine.
That is looking pretty awesome i must say. However, on the horrors, I'd suggest painting their teeth white, their teeth and eyes kind of get lost in the black areas and I find it a bit hard on the eyes. I think it would really make them "pop".
shadowwalker wrote:minamoto - You obviously didn't manage to read my description! These took 6+ hours per miniature. The first squad (the one shown) took longer due to learning how to paint this way. (These are the first models I have "wet blended")
Quite frankly, both squads are incredible. The colours you chose for the the Rubric marines and sorceror give them a bright yet archaic look, as though their armour is antiquated yet still well maintained. The colours blend smoothly into one another, making a beautiful gradient on the armour. The shadows give a great sense of depth, and the robes look suitably well worn. Overall, utterly brilliant marines!
Onto the Horrors: You mentioned that you painted them quickly, but the colour scheme you chose is far better at representing creatures that are "pure chaos unbound" than the one chosen by 'Eavy Metal. Each one of them looks like a ghostly creature fading in and out from realspace, which suits the Tzeentchian tendecy towards sorcery and magic down to the ground. To be honest, I don't think they really need the teeth to be painted, they look perfect as they stand.
My jaw is on the floor, very nice and inspiring work.
I believe the galleries are for Tau only.
Though are you going to do the mouths and teeth of the horrors? They're my favourite part of the models, and I think it would be a shame not to have them stand out.
The Galleries are indeed for Tau only, but exceptions are made for exceptional work.
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