Cheers for the interest Frater! Well chuffed with how much ya like Manasu so far
Unfortunately am away from home for the past couple days so no more immediate progress to report, but grabbed a pic of the rest of the squad. They've been through some minor conversion work, with two given MkV helms, a couple of cc weapons added, and decided to make one of them a techmarine-in-training, one of the specialists in the squad. Had done the skin colours few days back when I was having a shot at Calgar, before I realised how pale the carcharodons are, so they're gonna have to go through some repainting What do people find works for really pale skin? Was thinking of trying a rakarth/palllid wych/white layers with a purple wash thrown in but if anyone has some suggestions they'd be welcome!
@Galloway: Cheers! Hopefully I keep on cruising at the same level haha
@Gederas: Glad you like him, think he'll look ace when he's in a full squad for sure!
@Sock: Thanks Aye I think the markings are one of the make or break areas. Having looked over some tattoo art I'm considering trying to incorporate some more complicated designs over time than simple 'tentacle/swirly thing' but will still keep it fairly subdued on the model.
@Fenbain: Thank you!
@Bjorn: Cheers, I hadn't actually decided on the base yet, that's just the one that the model comes on. I'm considering cutting around and removing them from the 'set' bases as I quite like putting them on other styles, though I don't think the current design I use (snowy rocks) would contrast well enough with carcharodons :/ Do you think they'd suit a ship/boarding action style base?
@Kriegs: Haha heya mate, good to see ya! Been a while but still knocking about, glad you like him
@Observer: Aye, been a while, and some NL aren't far off to get back into the swing of it
@Soldier: Cheers man! ya doing alright? Aye thanks for the heads up, I'll sort out the fan when I move onto the highlights round there. And yeah, think black or the grey should work on the pistol. Probably the grey and make the axe black with markings you reckon?
@Closet Skeleton: Yeah know what you're getting at. Going to try to have something on every marine to keep them separate from just grey marines (scorpions) but will try and keep it bit more subtle. Considering mixing in some black markings on the grey armour on some marines instead of white on black.
@Pearson: Thanks, happy you like it Was defo a 'wait, what the hell do I even do? Lets just do some curly things' moment at the start
@Dosjetka: Cheers, seems to have gone down well Don't have a definitive grey recipe, im far too in the habit of not noting what I work with, but hoping to have a look back home and nail it down. From memory was black spray, heavy drybrush of eshin grey, light/medium drybrush of a fenrisian grey, 50/50 wash of nuln oil/nuln oil gloss (love this for darkening armour but keeping it with a bit of shine, just one or the other never seems to work right) then line highlights with a grey between the two previous, and final highlights/chips with a grey like dawnstone. I'll see about getting an accurate version up at some point. And aye, black for the pistol would probably work. Think black on the axe with markings on that as well or too much?
@Steamius: Thank you!
@Naryn: Cheers, shouldn't hopefully be long!