There are many mistakes you can make while painting, and here is one that has just struck me down - highlighting with a colour that is far too bright compared to your base colours.  You can see on the far arm that it almost works in very thin highlights, but most anywhere else the huge colour jump ruins the highlight.

I'm going to have to go over the armour again with the basecoat colour and then retry the highlights with a darker mix.  That, or I might try washing down the highlights with a wash of the base colour.  We shall see how that turns out.

Other than that I'm pretty happy with the Warjack so far.  There are a lot of areas that need tidying up, and the metals could do with another layer or two of base and highlights, but overall there's no huge mistakes.

 Start of the colour scheme for my nascent Tyranid force.  I really need to start using the camera rather than the phone to take these photographs, the blue is much lighter than it appears there.  Glad the orange base for the plates worked out well, I'm hoping to try a slightly more advanced layering technique into yellow for the edges.  That's assuming it doesn't increase the time-per-model to something unsustainable for a Tyranid army. Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...