Thank you for the excellent feedback, gang! This is what I love about this forum: no retreat, no surrender and no quarter given to any but the best of a frater's ability. I really appreciate you pushing me to get the best out of my own creations.
You were all totally right - the bone coloured skulls didn't contrast enough with the brass rings around them, nor with the overall armour colour of the drone's carapace. So I went the same route as with the legion symbol: brass skulls with a band of green around them.
Here's the final result:
And here's the promised group shots!
I hope you like them!
Meanwhile, I've started painting the stock Noxious Blight Bringer and the Lord of Contagion from the Dark Imperium sets. I'm pretty far into the proess, and will probably post them finished tomorrow. Sadly, I didn't make WiP pics of the painting process, so you'll have to do with the primed pictures in my ETL vow and the end result!
@ malcharion: You were absolutely right - not in the colour of the skulls, which was bone, not green but with them not contrasting enough. Thanks for telling me. What do you think of the new approach?
@ SkimaskMohawk: It wasn't your phone, you were right!
@ Gederas: Yup, totally right, thanks!
@ KrautScientist: Ha! Malchy, SM and Gederas ninja'd your critique! How do you find the drone now, though? Also, thanks for the kind works re: my conversion skills. I am looking forward to adding GW non-DI Bloat Drone carapaces to the EZ Blight Hauler kits
@ Mechanist: Ah! Oh well, too late now! Maybe I'll do that for the other two drones I have planned, or with the EZ Hauler kits!
@ DuskRaider: You're right - Metal coloured was the way forward. Re: your tanks: how about sculpting corrupted armour, with tentacles potruding, adding bullet and cororsion holes with your dremel tool, scratches with your knife, etc? Or what SkimaskMohawk suggested below your comment?
@ SkimaskMohawk: Excellent suggestions for sure!
@ Hungry Nostraman Lion: Haha, thanks, buddy!
@ Vairocanum: That Daemon Prince is absolutely going to be finished! IN fact, I vowed it as part of my first ETL vow, so expect it before the sixth week!