14 March 2016

Linus' Raven Guard project part 1





So, finally a unit finalizing first step in a hopefully longlived and fun hobby project.

Sorry for the bad pics - black is't easy. I guess the best would be somwhere between the ones with flash and the ones without,

I landed on some blue/grey highligting on the armour, finishing off with subtle edge highlighting. Time consuming, but I think it ended up ok. The lines could always get better though, but some time you just have to say stop and go on. Please say what you miss, what you think I have left out and what could have been done better.

I know there is no such thing as weathering or other worn effects here. Not sure I want that. What do you think? I will be using som weathering techniques on some vehicles, though...

The only thing missing now is the squad numbers flying in from China and the sergeant's power weapon.

Next up: Shrike, Korvidae and Solaq, then a couple of vehicles and of course finishing the knight from last summer.

Cheers

3 comments:

  1. Nice! Dark ans sneaky-like.

    Did you use flash when you took the first first couple of pics? The highlights looks too pronounced there, while in the last two pictures it looks perfectly subtle.

    Eagerly awaiting the next (few) Ravens... Do not hesitate to let us know as soon as you have enough for even a small game!

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  2. I think they look great! Congrats, and welcome to the … side ☺

    I would have considered weathering, and some battle damage, but in the end it is of course a matter of taste. But since you plan on doing it on the vehicles it would tie everything together (my opinion).

    Looking forward to your next post!

    Cheers,
    Ørnulv

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  3. Yes, flash on the first two photos. They are far too bright.

    The plan is doing the Talon Strike Force, with the addition of a couple of interesting Raven Guard formations. Their rules are quite good and I really like their bakcground and fluff.

    My plan is to do a simple chinese weathering trick (Typhus corrotion and drybrushing as shown by Next Level Painting) on the tracks and lower part of the rhino and other similar non flying objects.

    Sometimes less is more. I fear that weathering will be too much for models that are supposed to be dark and shadowy... Of course, when the heat is on, they get as dirty and hurt as anybody else.

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