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Sanguinary Guard by willy238 Sanguinary Guard by willy238
So, anyone sick of seeing these guys yet? I know I sure am. But man... so pretty. Also, very educational. I learned very much from this guy, despite how intensely time consuming they are to produce (the wings! Garrgh!). I reckon the squad shall take me the better part of a bloody year to complete at my current procrastinatory pace.

Comments on my slipshod paintjob are always fair, but I re-he-he-heeeeally don't give a hoot about your opinion of the model itself.
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Foxhunter65 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
amazing paint job love it
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Fear712 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
ZOMG!

i love the shading! and the effect on the poweraxe is also stunning!
did you paint that "cross" on the kneepad or is that a crevice? because it looks super realistic!
+fav +watch! :)

teach me pls :P
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Altsien Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
OMG O_O.......please tell me how you made those axes look like that.
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willy238 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
The Blood Angels issue of White Dwarf (can't recall issue # off-hand) had a tutorial for doing a sort of NMM mirror look for swords. I ham-fistedly attempted to duplicate it and this is the very bland result. It involves Hawk Turquoise, Regal Blue, Bleached Bone, and white. It would probably look better if I possessed even an iota of blending skill.
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ColonelYeo Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very splendid work. He looks good enough to be in the Blood Angels Codex.

Fantastic work on the gold. And even more so for the wings. I can't believe how you got the white so smooth and strong looking. :wow:
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ColonelYeo Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very splendid work. He looks good enough to be in the Blood Angels Codex.

Fantastic work on the gold. And even more so for the wings. I can't believe how you got the white so smooth and strong looking. :wow:
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theoggster Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
nice
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Vanxee Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
Really good paintjob. Clean, precise and smooth.
Very good NMM.
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falhandir Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very smooth work. The silver metals need deeper shading, and the metals in general need a stronger adherence to a light source. For example the way the knees highlight towards the centre is a little bizarre. Overall a very nice model :)
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Comrade-K-Rad Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Very nice work. I have a suggestion on painting squads. Don't ever do one model at a time. Go through and do each step for every model before moving on. I.e. Paint all of their gold. Highlight all of the gold on each model. It really ends up saving a lot of time and helps ensure you get them all done. Other than that keep up the great work! I think this is the best job with actual metallic paints I've seen on these guys. Most of the time they are done in non metallic colors.
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willy238 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
I've done my rank & file troop squads like that and found it to be much more tedious. I will agree that it's probably the faster route to go, but I like to see tangible progress in the form of completed models. It's probably some form of OCD, who knows :P
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Comrade-K-Rad Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
In the end it's all about you enjoying it, so then, take as long as you like.
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gorkensgork Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
slipshod paintjob? haha... I hope you realise what a joke that is :P
Can't a finger on anything regarding your paintjob... well except the base looks alil bland compared to what skill you are showing on the rest of the mini ;)

He looks crisp clean well kept oiled prestine god of war, like he should :)
very nice job indeed sir.
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brit92 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
oh my goodness! that is some 1st class painting! :)
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CaelynTek Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Umm... Wow?
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ranger1977 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
nice job mate, i have some of these i made in to van guard, still awaiting the brush work though.
good clean paint job.
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GlauG Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
I love how he's looking, especially the Glaive Encarmine. But if you think they're slow now, imagine painting the whole armour NMM like I foolishly decided to do... -_-;
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ReinoutJansen Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
damn.... mine look so... inferior, compared with these... Good luck painting the lot of them!
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precinctomega Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
I think the painting's gorgeous. I'm painting a squad of these myself, albeit in a rather different paint scheme, and I totally agree with how hard it is to do the wings. You've done them really well, though. Hope mine turn out as nicely.

Main crit is the base. I guess it's a matter of taste, but I hate bases that are just raw, unpainted sand. They need something, even if it's just a Devlan Mud wash, to give them some depth.
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vanchet Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Am I mad to ask what colours you used to make the armour? I never been fond of painting whole armour metllic but this is incredible :)
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willy238 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
Basecoat: 1:1 mix scorched brown/shining gold, washed with devlan mud
1st highlight: dozens of layers of exceedingly watered shining gold(like 3:1 water/gold)
2nd highlight: 1:1 mix shining gold/burnished gold (again, terribly watered down)
3rd highlight: burnished gold on just the highest areas (watered, yadda yadda)
final highlight: 2:1 mix burnished gold/mithril silver
Corners and stuff get edge highlights of mithril silver.

I'd never done gold on this scale before, so I just sort of bumbled my way through it. The next ones may not be so complicated.
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vanchet Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Sweet :D Thanks =D
wish I did it on my guard but how gws did theirs looked too easy
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squirrels-are-evil Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
very menacing
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archaeum Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Who the hell could bitch at this work? Your paintjob is masterful, sir. Well-painted jewels? Check. Perfect highlights and color fades? Check. Lack of thick layers of paint? Check. Sanded and detailed basing? Check.

There. Now no one can say anything bad. I love Sanguinaries. Wings are win, no matter what.
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Raazorfiend Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
they wings came out well :)
any tricks you want to share (got mine lying about but just haven't gotten around to them yet(working on 20 death company lol)
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