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Cadian Sergeant - Las Pistol and Chainsword!

My first in this group of models that I went and tried out. He turned out really well, and I'm pretty pleased with how he looks on the tabletop.



Cadian Infantryman - Las-Gun and Detached Bayonet!

Second go at the Cadian paint scheme which again turned out pretty nicely to my standards, I later tried a lot harder though due to the khaki lacking the depth I wanted.



Cadian Infantryman - Las-Gun and Attached Bayonet!

Now this guy has to be my favourite since I layered a ton more with the khaki and brown undertones, thanks to a heavier wash of Agrax Earthshade.



Cadian Infantryman - Las-Gun and Detached Bayonet!

Just about the same result with this guy as the first infantryman, albeit after painting my favourite model so far, I hope to keep up this standard quality with the rest as I continue onwards with my project. Sorry for posting such a lengthly and boring topic, but please feel free to offer some advice for the next bunch of Cadians, which have already been primed black and are ready to be painted.
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Due to some feedback from other sites I'd posted on, I decided it would be best to liven up the bases a little with some debris and such, including the Sergeant's base which has a supposedly deceased Imperial Fist marine's helm laying on the dirt.

Alongside the basing improvement, more care was taken to highlight the khaki uniform which now comes off as a more bright white than a yellowy sandy colour.

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Really nice! I definitely think the khaki looks much better now, with the additional highlights. A suggestion: perhaps drybrush the base a bit to take it higher, like ash (or something), so it's more distinct from the boots. The marine head works well as a spot color for the sergeant, helps distinguish him from the squad.
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Posted 8/19/14
Very well done, i think it might even be overboard for IG and the hordes of inf that come with it!
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Posted 8/19/14
Great stuff. I hope you can stick with that detail for your entire army. It would be an honor to play against that.
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Whoa, are you really only 16? If so i am impressed times two! Seriously, Your stuff is great now keep it up and in a few years your going to be one of the best painters around ! Your lucky to not grow up in the GW era, of "Dry brush every thing"
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Posted 9/16/14
Solid work, do you have any tanks in your force, if so, seeing them would be awesome.
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Posted 9/23/14

uberbaron wrote:

Whoa, are you really only 16? If so i am impressed times two! Seriously, Your stuff is great now keep it up and in a few years your going to be one of the best painters around ! Your lucky to not grow up in the GW era, of "Dry brush every thing"



Thanks! I really appreciate all of this positive feedback, I might consider making a full-on army of IG at this rate. But mostly, I tend to just get models to collect and paint them. This last weekend for my birthday (turned 17!) I picked up a regiment of Warriors of Chaos, some of the most awesome sculpts yet. I'm working on them so soon you'll see a big ol' post of them coming your way in the Modeling Corner!

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Posted 9/23/14

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Solid work, do you have any tanks in your force, if so, seeing them would be awesome.


So far no, I don't have any Russes, but I'd absolutely love to get King Russes on the field, they're so frickin' cool!
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Great stuff. I hope you can stick with that detail for your entire army. It would be an honor to play against that.


I can totally stick with the detail, it's just that it'll take lots of time and effort, which I'm willing to put in! I hope they turn out great in the future as I start to get more and more soldiers and perhaps some King Russ tanks, as mentioned in another reply to another poster on my thread, they're so cool!
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Really nice! I definitely think the khaki looks much better now, with the additional highlights. A suggestion: perhaps drybrush the base a bit to take it higher, like ash (or something), so it's more distinct from the boots. The marine head works well as a spot color for the sergeant, helps distinguish him from the squad.



The reason why I left the bases so dark was to not drag away attention to the model itself. Sometimes I notice these really gorgeous bases that people do for their armies, but it really detracts from the actual paint job, which is why the only model to get a spruced up base to bring attention to him out of the squad itself was the Sergeant. Maybe I'll change it around, I'm not sure, I just love the end result personally.
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Ok, that's a fair point about the bases. On another note, how are those WoC coming along? I agree, they're some of the coolest infantry models out there (with a lot of potential for conversion, as well, if you're into that).
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Ok, that's a fair point about the bases. On another note, how are those WoC coming along? I agree, they're some of the coolest infantry models out there (with a lot of potential for conversion, as well, if you're into that).


Well I only just started them, I've got ONE warrior on the way, but my plan is to actually stick to the lore and make it so it's like a warband of wandering Chaos Warriors, a lot like the Chosen are. Each has their own nordic-looking house colours painted onto their armour, or at least they 'will'. So far the first warrior's got a straight down the middle split two-colour pattern, Red on the right, White on the left, finished the red a few nights ago but I've been having trouble building up whites without the helmet looking butt ugly.
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CaptainRehab wrote:

Ok, that's a fair point about the bases. On another note, how are those WoC coming along? I agree, they're some of the coolest infantry models out there (with a lot of potential for conversion, as well, if you're into that).


Well I only just started them, I've got ONE warrior on the way, but my plan is to actually stick to the lore and make it so it's like a warband of wandering Chaos Warriors, a lot like the Chosen are. Each has their own nordic-looking house colours painted onto their armour, or at least they 'will'. So far the first warrior's got a straight down the middle split two-colour pattern, Red on the right, White on the left, finished the red a few nights ago but I've been having trouble building up whites without the helmet looking butt ugly.


That sounds really cool, actually. As for the white, are you thinking of a more bone-like color, something more bluish, or just a straight-up white? For the first one, you'd start with brown and work up to a khaki color, then bone. With the second, start with a pale, dark blue and move up; this one tends to look either sort-of ethereal (think ghostly tendrils of mist) or pallid (like Dark Eldar skin) depending on what you do specifically. For a straight-up white, start with dark grey (or even black) and work up to white. This one's the hardest to do correctly, and in my opinion doesn't even look as good as the others, so I'd recommend one of the first two. As for technique, I've always found that using lots of thin layers works best for any color, but white specifically. Really water it down (but not too much). Hope that helps a bit!
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So I ended up canning that idea, and I painted one up in nurgle colours. I've cropped image together on my paint program so it's easier to fit in. The basecoat was done with Castellan Green, which did end up making it far darker than I imagined, and turned out quite nicely to be honest. I worked it up to a Warboss Green highlight, but then reverted to highlighting up to a bright white after a heavy wash of Athonian Camoshade. My basecoat brush and detail brush are all worn and flayed so I think it could've been better if my Kolinsky was delivered beforehand, but it's supposed to arrive near the end of the month or so, so oh well, maybe next time my lines will be more neat.

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