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stick with the concrete you can always add rebar and metal debris with rust fx if it doesn't pop enough ;)
Mmm, personally I think the reddish mud would be a winner if only from a color theory standpoint. It would definitely make the blues of the armor pop!That said, the more neutral concrete color would be a perfect canvas for further weathering and detritus as well. Can't go wrong either way!
Red does look better. There is no question about it. I'm trying to get these guys to fit in with my enormous existing ultramarines force. I might have to give up on that notion.
Very nice! I like graduation in the blue and the osl - they help the model stand out.
Thank you! OSL is quite the revelation to me. I hated it for years, but I think it really makes these guys look interesting. Plus, yellow light on blue makes green, which happens to be one of my favorite colors.
That powdery blue finish really make these guys look quite ethereal, it's a really striking look. Personally I think I'd add more colour to the guns themselves, and the power couplings etc, but there's something to be said for simplicity, and they're still a very impressive squad overall, particularly the grav osl.
I realized I forgot to paint the skulls on the weapons, so Ill have to revise them. I might add some scratch marks to the weapons to make them look a bit more realistic. They might even get some weathering powders.
Great work, very striking. That first photos almost makes them look like a cartoon image from a comic book, not real models!
I see what you mean. I think the heavy brown lining is making them look manga-ish.
I agree with Steven. The smooth transitions on the armour look great.