What parts did you use for your old guy? The only thing I think I might recognize is the head....
The head, legs, and sole surviving shoulderpad are from OLD chaos marine plastics. The chest pieces is from a Tac Marine sergeant and I used thin plastic strip to make the trim around the bottom of the "rib cage". First, I glued down the strip, then I took more of it and cut it at sharp angles to make the triangles, glued them down and filled in the seams with superglue, did a crapload of sanding, and then painted.
The size is intentional, since it was once a banner or a cape or something that belonged to a vanquished foe, but as for the rest of it, I think you hit the nail on the head. Thanks for the honest criticism.
I thought about the bigger size and the fact that it was a captured banner not a proper tabard right after I posted my comment so you can disregard the size part. The honest part is my pleasure and a fault I suppose. I have always expressed my honest opinion about "little men" and it is part of the reason that I have some very close friends in the hobby. It's also the reason why the local gamer that painted his Ravenwing army in Ultramarine colors complete with iconography won't talk to me anymore.
I've been banned from a few modeling forums in the past for giving honest criticism, so I'm sparing with it these days. I grew up with a grandmother who had painted for most of her life and was a high school art teacher for four decades. Every time I did a new drawing or painting, my mom would drive us out to the grandparent's house so I could get it critiqued, whether I wanted it or not. As a result, I have some thick skin but it's also made me think other people really don't want that sort of thing when they say "C&C WELCOME!" when usually they mean "TELL ME IT LOOKS GREAT, NO MATTER HOW BAD IT REALLY IS!"
There is such a thing a destructive criticism, and that I won't do. I'm not going to tell someone "that sucks" because that only serves to drive them away, and even though there's a LOT of things I don't like about GW, I love the setting and the figures and the huge amount of variety and inspiration that can be found from all the other people that feel the same way.
I'm critical enough of myself, but if we never look for the faults or the things that can be done better, or have them pointed out to us, how will we ever improve and grow?
*gets down from soapbox*
Edited by Brother Chaplain Kage, 13 August 2013 - 04:30 AM.