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  1. This was a test model so there was a fair bit of back and forth working things out. If I do any more I'd aim for 3-4 hours which is about what I typically spend on a model. Although if I was going for a kill team I'd put some extra time in to add more personality. Thanks. My issue is that I've never had my own style or method for painting space marines, unlike say the guy Nicky posted. This is the first one that I'm happy with and done in a way I could recreate over an entire army.
  2. I've been reading through the Horus Heresy books which has put me in the mood for painting space marines. The only problem is I really suck at painting space marines. It seems like every decent painter has their own cool way for painting them except for me. Whenever I try my brain freezes up, I get frustrated and eventually give up. So for this emperor's children I decided not to focus on having fun. I'm happy with the end result and I think that with a few more attempts I could refine the method and come up with something suitable for painting a small army.
  3. The necromunda models I painted a year ago finally sold on ebay and the buyer asked for a few extra models for his gang.
  4. @Davros sock drawer You model is looking very good. One piece of advice; don't bother with blending. Spend you time on adding details, contrast and texture as these will make your model your a lot more interesting a smooth blend and are also more enjoyable to paint.
  5. A glaze is diluted paint. If you look at the metal shoulder pad you can see a patch of turquoise which was done with one layer of diluted paint. The rust and dirt was done with stippling thicker paint. As to where it's up to you, just don't do it everywhere or you lose the effect. For example you could put some orange around a few of the nails or on some of the chain links. Here are some crates I did recently. I didn't use such strong colours because it wasn't in keeping with the rest of the project but if you look close you can see some greenish areas and some reddish areas and t
  6. If you want to add more contrast to the coffin try painting a few spots or glazes of strong colours, selectively, here and there. I would go with dark blue and green on the wood, and red and orange on the metal. It's something Sergio Calvo does to great effect on all of his models.
  7. Finished the first model for my own collection this year: Bit much for a gaming piece but it's very important my models look better than the ones I paint for my clients
  8. I could do it! Except I'm in the US which creates issues with customs charges as well as the added cost of international shipping. You might want to check out https://stonecoldlead.webs.com/ I can't personally vouch for him but he's been around for years and does box art work so has the skills you're after.
  9. If you have a desk that can take a clamp, the tertial lights from ikea are the best to get. They are very solidly made and very cheap (at least they are here). The bulbs are a bit yellowish for my taste so you'll also want a couple of 5000K or over bulbs. All in mine cost about $50 for two lights and four extra bulbs.
  10. $10 an hour is pretty good wage for painting toy soldiers
  11. More superheroes Individual photos here if you are interested https://opponenttheory.com/blog/2020/6/20/dc-superhero-commission
  12. There are more photos on my website https://opponenttheory.com/blog/2020/6/15/dc-superhero-commission
  13. More superheroes this time from everyone's favorite miniature producer Knight Models...
  14. A mix of both. For blending large areas like Thor's cloak I'll focus on the transition. Shading tends to be more general as you can see on Hulk. I don't go too wild with the colors like Sergio as that doesn't fit my style but it's still very satisfying to play around with the airbrush this way.
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