Wow that is a ton of deathwatch marines and options!
You are good at painting faces! They are always very challenging and intimidating for me... and I can never seem to paint the eyes right!
So many options some are not even in the codex. Lol
I had I think 11 different marine armies at one point so made my DW to condense them, they didn’t have a codex and never had, just some metal pads and I liked the lore.
All my jump packs were bare head as well with eviserators so had to update them which is what I’m now doing, I normally hate lack of helmets but did this army as an exception, shame I’ve had to undo most of it to make it codex complient now but lesson learned, next time make my own chapter. Lol
These were done at start of 7th which is why the big gap in my old stuff compared to new in painting levels but I’ve been doing it 20 years and there are people who have done it 5 and make me look like I paint with watered down crayon. Lol
Best advice I can give is surround yourself with people who are better and you will be elevated by learned from them, also watch sort tutorials, long ones for me I can’t do and bores me to sleep but just small bits like how to paint seals or this colour really helps.
What I do for my faces is find a base flesh colour I like and is light enough, if not I’ll add white it lighten it up then water it right down, flesh takes me 3 coats, then once dry wash with Agrax lightly then I’ll use the same flesh with different amounts of white on the most raised areas as highlights, eyes are last and I keep a sharp knife read to scrap if needed but just a really fine brush and brace your hand resting on something solid to avoid shake and test the constancy of the white before applying, too thick won’t apply and will cling to your brush unless you squash it into the models face which would make a mess and too watery will mean it flows down, test on the back of your hand first if possible.
As always sorry if I’m telling you how to suck lemons, I just like to share and with lockdown I don’t get to sit at a table with a few guys and talk hobby whilst painting in the past.
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