Thanks E_E! Not near to your quality, but I'm slowly getting to a level I'm satisfied with.
Looking crisp and clean Bryan!
So, I lied, I'm not going to make it to a full squad of anything before posting, because these little bastards are takin' me about 3 hours or so just to get the lining done. I really, really hope I can get this paint scheme down so I can start cruising a little faster. However... *cue some horns: Duhn duhn duh duuuuhn!* I have one guy done with both the black and green lining, and I got his company badge on his knee.
With his currently only black armor grey-lined combat squad:
"Tricord.. er.. I mean Auspex readings show that we aren't finished yet, Captain!"
Link to Completed Tactical Squad Guias
I tried to adjust the way I finished up the purity seals to match closer to what I was doing on the Terminators (boot on the right, lined in w/Dark Grey, boot on the left, no lining yet):
I don't think I entirely like the way the green armor highlight color came out, and it took way too much paint to do (4 drops of DA green:1 drop Bleached Bone), so I'm revising that particular idea at the moment. I want to do some starker, brighter highlights on top of the full lining currently done and I'm planning on having some battle damage as well, but I want to get them to a completed, "clean" state so that I'm not trying to go back and paint torn up icons "behind" the battle damage after the fact (as I might have to with my Terminators).
(Sadly, these guys were the first squad I ever put together when the new Space Marine Tactical Squad kit came out, so they have a ton of mold lines, I know, however...)
Any CnC is appreciated. I know the company marking is a little wonky on the straight lines, but does it look alright, or just way too busy? I currently have the entire company marking set up drawn up by hand, but I haven't decided if I'm biting off more than I can chew for complexity and actually being interesting. I figured the large bleached bone areas would look good on the Company Master's shoulder pads to add in some personal heraldry or something as well.
Please let me know what I could improve!
Edit: removed old images and added link to completed squad.
Edited by Bryan Blaire, 09 June 2012 - 03:28 PM.