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    My best Warhammer 40k dudes

    Many years ago I painted and modeled these Warhammer 40k models. Some of them are custom made, and therefore cannot be bought in stores (just the parts) - like
    my Khorne Terminator Champion.
    Later I got to much to do in school so I didn't have time to continue. I discovered my warhammer dudes not long ago and I was pretty happy to see them again.

    I am thinking on starting to paint again. Should I?


    My best Warhammer 40k dudes
    My best Warhammer 40k dudes
    My best Warhammer 40k dudes
    My best Warhammer 40k dudes


    These are just some of my dudes.


    I don't know if this is the right place to post them, but I have seen another thread in here with warhammer dudes.

    Correct me if I'm wrong.


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    I use to paint minis. I had such a huge passion for them.
    Here's some of mine:
    My best Warhammer 40k dudes
    My best Warhammer 40k dudes
    I should paint a mini again... it would be fun.
    Yours have barely any depth meaning they aren't shaded or highlighted. Like any other painting they need a light source.

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    I totally agree with his Crit.
    you should be drybrushing and highlighting those things until they could be the focus of a 1000 square foot stage
    break out the pots and brushes and give em a second look

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    Thanks for the crit, guys.

    I am thinking on continueing my painting - that's the reason I posted these dudes.

    Heh, my paintcans have dried up since the last time I painted. Oh well.

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    use dry brush method and ink washes to accentuate the form and details of your figurines.
    Also i mix different paints on a palette to make gradients instead of using the pure color.
    I'll post some examples friday
    Last edited by Uziel; November 6th, 2007 at 06:07 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uziel View Post
    use dry brush method and ink washes to accentuate the form and details of your figurines.
    Also i mix different paints on a palette to make gradients instead of using the pure color.
    I'll post some examples friday
    I'd recommend doing watered down washes of regular paint with water or a glaze medium if possible. Ink washes have a very bad habit of being too shiny and splotchy in the end result, and they pool far too often. It's much easier to control paint, and you get a much nicer, less glossy look.

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    try going to http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/ and logging in there. there are some great artists on the site (some of the best in the world) and some great stuff to be learned there.

    as for my thoughts, i agree with jake, build up your highlights an darken the shading to make the miniature 'pop' more (increase the contrast). also, water down your paints. this will stop the paint coming out so textured and rough. it will also allow you to build up smoother colour transitions

    if you are looking for new paints, i would highly recommend the vallejo paints. they do a game colour and model colour set. they are cheaper than gw stuff and have better pigmentation (the model colour are higher quality of the 2 but the game colour are better for gaming figures and have names that equate nicely to the gw range)

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    Srry for bumping but as promised i posted some pics

    true you get shiny effect with ink washes but some of the citadel paint is a bit glossy anyway so a matt transparant finish almost always necessary + I use ink washes mainly for metallic paints.
    To add realism try to paint some rust & scratches on metalic parts

    Haven't touched those figurines for some time now - It's a good exercise for detailing and having patience.
    It's a nice hobby for when you're bored - but since i'm so busy with other things the figurines are catching a bit of dust.

    some random figurines from my collections - it's Warhammer though

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    my version compared with the example on the GW website
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    Last edited by Uziel; November 12th, 2007 at 08:23 AM.
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    I'm not sure if we're supposed to keep fig painting confined to one thread or not... so let's all share our 40k and fantasy goodness

    All I've got photographed right now paintwise is my Typhus, who was unfortunately rushed for a 3 day long contest period:

    My best Warhammer 40k dudes

    My best Warhammer 40k dudes

    The base looks like maggoty poo! Because it is!!

    My best Warhammer 40k dudes

    ^ A ForgeWorld limited edition Space Wolf bust I'm doing as commisson %

    And:

    My best Warhammer 40k dudes

    Trying out some non Sky-earth NMM, but I don't quite like the way it turned out. It makes my light source look all over the place, but on the other hand I never imagined berserkers to be god-awful shiny.

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    Jake - which components did you use for that Inquisitor? That looks absolutely beautiful....

    I'm aiming to finally finish my Templars by the end of this year, and they'd be a great addition.

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    Man there was a time when i used to buy these by the boxes, random armies, because i didnt know you can't mix them. Now im stuck with like 100-200 models, and like 10 of them painted, ALL from different armies. what a huge waiste of money.I should sell these, would anyone be interested?

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    Well I think you can mix them if they are wh40k, you have to paint a red X on the side of there shoulder plate/sholders and thay count a a traitor/misfit army. They make powerfull armies !

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    Ill post some of mine I did for a junior paint festival.

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