OK, so on the Brick of Scrutiny now are the Deathwatch Kill team figures. They're here so we can talk about painting.
Red. Blarrgh ! I know a lot of people grumble about painting red. Here are some red ones.
Now the green team.
There he is, looking for Alpharius within the ranks of the deathwatch.
Lighter colours. Yellow.
More yellow, he actually looks slightly better from the back.
Hell's Spangle. I was feeling quite pleased with my progress here and thought to myself "I'll look at Karitas' Whitescar biker as a point of reference." I won't do that again.
And my fluffy ffaves, the grey team.
So what you're looking at here are ten unfinished Space Marine figures. I get so far, and then run into the law of diminishing returns. By the time I get them to this stage, I've burnt through my mojo. One of the reasons they are in their Chapter colours with black arms is that the variety of colourschemes are what maintains interest.
But I get 'em to here and then the steps required to finish them seem just beyond reach. Picking out those final levels of detail is something I tend not do. Long time readers may remember me talking about not enjoying painting (hence contracting it out), having neither the time nor inclination to practice in order to get to a level I'm happy with.
Now let's avoid a load of bollox where we blow smoke up someone's arse about their minis deserving a better paintjob than the one I'm currently putting out. Two girls of primary school age eat money. I need to improve my painting because contracting out painting is expensive. There are a certain bits out there which I'm still getting help with, but I need to improve my painting to a point where these guys can look finished.
One thing which will need to improve is paint discipline - applying it where I want it, currently it goes a little bit further which means touching up. Sometimes the touching up goes too far and needs touching up. Better paint discipline in the first place would be a good start - go back up the picts and look at where the lenses are. see ?
But I have a plan.