Personally I like them. In fact I love them. Battle damage might be getting to the extreme end but they have obviously been in the field for a while.
Every thread where someone has Imperial Fists someone asks how they painted the yellow. This time its going to be me. So I must ask, how did you paint them? I'm looking at painting an army of Lion Warriors and would love to do them this colour and battle damaged.
1) thanks -- battle damage is a matter of taste to be sure, some people like none, some like lots. I'm in the 'lots'category
. I figure every time a 9 footish, 500 lbs + weight of gear space marine runs into something, or even bumps something, that's a ding on the armor. When you factor in the constant running into things, diving for cover, scraping against things, etc. that happen in the course of a week of fighting in the life of the Imperium's elite super warriors, painting extreme wear and tear becomes called for imo.
2) I've spent a looonggg time looking for a good yellow recipe that is both easy and gets good results. my method is:
1. prime white
2. paint 1:1ish mix of darksun foundation and white, maybe 1:2. I can't remember the exact mixture, but you a want a terrible bright lemon color.
3. paint 1:3 or 4 mix of darksun foundation and golden yellow, maybe even more yellow in that ratio. I just pour a tad of darksun into a pot of golden yellow. The result is a an off-yellow, sandy color. When applied to the model, the dried result is more yellow than it looks in the pot. you will get excellent coverage with 1-2 thin layers, i promise
then line in with scorched brown, highlight with sunburst and bleached bone. weathering streaks are done with watered down bestial brown.
Edited by augustmanifesto, 23 July 2010 - 12:28 AM.