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Black guard
« on: February 09, 2014, 03:12:21 PM »
To focus my distracted mind as much as possible i will be working on two armies, Tyranids and Space Marines.
I have decided to collected and paint Black Guard.

Meet Shadow Captain Coran.

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Re: Black guard
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2014, 01:12:00 PM »
It waws pointed out to me over at the Independent Characters forums that the white lacked depth.
The commenter suggested a blue wash.

I tried the GW blue wash undileted on Coran's plant leg. The result was terrible. The leg ended up being far too blue. I then tried a 2:1 mix of the GW medium with the GW wash and it came out looking pretty good. To fix the Coran's armor as a whole, I amde am approximately 1:1 mix of Uthluan grey (sp/) with GW medium creating a glaze. I then painted over the Cioran's armor leaving some of the blue wash visible. I then made a 1:1 glaze of white scare and GW medium, and went over the more promient areas of the armor leaving the uthuan glaze and blue wash visible.

Attached are the results.  I'll post different angles when I get home from work.

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Re: Black guard
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2014, 01:22:27 AM »
honestly, I thought he looked great before the blue. I am just a tabletop quality painter so take it with a grain of salt but in your first set of pics it only looked like he was missing some sweetness for his power axe.
Check out my thoughts and below average painting as a member of the FTGT team.

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Re: Black guard
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2014, 03:11:12 AM »
Painting white some times can be difficult and very easily yo can end up with blueish, or greyish tones instead of white when you try to do the shadows. I think your end result in pretty good. I also attached here a tutorial I did to paint white just in case it can help you:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mw1deWQTWfk
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Re: Black guard
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2014, 02:04:58 PM »
That white looks great.  I think I will stick witht he blue wash because I plan on basing the army on either grey or green and I think the blue will create a better visual effect with a grey or green base.  That said, if I end up basing things in brown then I will use your white techique.

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Re: Black guard
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2014, 12:37:31 PM »
I had so much fun painting my test model, that I exchanged my NIB 'Nids for Marines, (and the imperial knight came out ).


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« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2014, 12:41:42 PM »
They are all still WIP, nut this is the most complele Tactical I haqve done so far.

Almost fun story.  I was panting this guy while watching House of Cards season 2 with my wife.  There is a scene in which the main charaster is paiting historicals and says, "you probably think this a big waste of time but it relaxes me."  My wife said to me, "I'll never hear the end of it now."  Thanks House of Cards!