sea.man`s WH40K Iyanden Eldar

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Re: sea.man`s Iyanden Eldar

Post by Pandadosmares » 10 Aug 2010, o 11:07

Great idea, now your models are always undercover :lol:

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Re: sea.man`s Iyanden Eldar

Post by sea.man » 11 Aug 2010, o 20:18

next 4 dire avengers assembled!
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Re: sea.man`s Iyanden Eldar

Post by sea.man » 18 Sep 2010, o 19:21

I have been working quite hard and long to get the yellow I wanted. Here are the results.
The first pictures shows yellow with shading, the second with few layers of highlights. The armory will next be edged with white.
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Re: sea.man`s Iyanden Eldar

Post by sea.man » 24 Nov 2010, o 10:50

First Dire Avenger is finished :dance: Next 4 are almost done :) I was trying to be as consequent in my painting scheme as possible. It isn`t standard Iyanden - I have changed it a bit :angel:
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Re: sea.man`s Iyanden Eldar

Post by Nameless » 24 Nov 2010, o 10:58

sea.man in my eldar thread wrote:This must be speedpainted mini, did you only use two colors for the armor? The white could be given some simple shadows
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nice one, can't wait to see the rest :) do it quick, perhaps I'll find motivation for my own tale again :?
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Re: sea.man`s Iyanden Eldar

Post by Pandadosmares » 24 Nov 2010, o 11:06

I like it, but i think you need some dark line to separate the gems from the shoulder pads

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Re: sea.man`s Iyanden Eldar

Post by sea.man » 24 Nov 2010, o 11:13

Nameless wrote:
sea.man in my eldar thread wrote:This must be speedpainted mini, did you only use two colors for the armor? The white could be given some simple shadows
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I thought the blending is nice - the armour has about 5-6 layers...
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Re: sea.man`s Iyanden Eldar

Post by Nameless » 24 Nov 2010, o 11:27

I've never understood the painters' X-layers fetish. I don't care how many layers there are. 2, 5, 10, 500. I care about the final result.
and no, blending on that mini is not really nice, not that I'm looking for it on a gaming piece. transitions are pretty rough actually, especially on the gun.. You've already shown you can do better.
white kneepads are not shaded at all.
I'm not saying you should try to improve this one, as it's not a showcase mini. keep on painting and build your army :) It will look nice even with all the shortcuts taken
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Re: sea.man`s Iyanden Eldar

Post by sea.man » 24 Nov 2010, o 14:09

It is obvious that painting a unit/army differs much from a single model. I am not looking for such quality in my tale here and I didn`t look for it in yours.
I just don`t get your point, why did you quote my post from your tale. As I have already explained to you I don`t think that 2 layers are enough even for average TT. We have to make a decision to make and find a compromise between having a painted army in a reasonable time - I think you took too big short cuts on whole miniatures and not single elements. You are a good painter, I like your minis, but this time (or rather that time) I made a constructive comment what could be improved. I make nitpicking in threads where (I hope) you are looking for detailed criticism.
Talking about the layers is not my fetish. Even on mine crappy photos I see a difference in both armies and that is why I think my comment on your tale is not adequate to mine.
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Re: sea.man`s Iyanden Eldar

Post by Nameless » 24 Nov 2010, o 14:27

czlowiek.morze wrote:I just don`t get your point, why did you quote my post from your tale.
because I don't agree with you that
czlowiek.morze wrote:my comment on your tale is not adequate to mine
quite the opposite, I think that this comment is perfectly suitable for your dire avenger.
This must be speedpainted mini, did you only use two colors for the armor? The white could be given some simple shadows
you dire avenger looks like a speed painted mini. I don't mind it, I know it's a TT trooper, not showcase general. still, blending is almost non-existent, transitions pretty rough at places. no matter how many layers you painted, and how much time you spent on it - it looks like a speed painting (which, let me repeat, is perfectly acceptable for army minis).

two colours - ok, you mentioned armour, but check guns on your mini. Are there more than two colours? I can't see them.

white colour - check avenger's knee or shoulder pads and tell me if there is shading on it.

I believe I've proven that your comment could be used to describe the presented mini.

peace and love sea.man, ToG is just a fun project, so don't take everything so seriously :) especially comments with special emoticons after them :)
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