Buffer - I basically agree with everything you said, which is why I have darkened my DA down a bit. It is now basically, toned down lights, with, hopefully, black and caliban green making up much of the model. I also decided I wanted black bolters instead of red.
Zab - Grimdark, is that a word now is it. Well, I've gone for Stevebland, which is my new word for a poor attempt at Grimdark. :p Thanks for the input, I've hopefully made a bit more of the shadows.
Si - Yeah, that test model was from the 3 in a box thingy GW does, no markings, I just put the numerals on for a bit of scaling, but then I realised that all the Dark Vengeance marines have iconography attached! Read on I will explain the force...
Basically, I've never played 40k. I want to learn, but for various reasons including the fact I don't drive, that I am lazy, that Krieg are expensive to break/damage/lose I have decided I want a very quickly painted force of Marines. The bonus being, they can be all infantry based, which means one carry case. Furthermore, they're plastic, thus less liable to damage and because I wanted Dark Vengeance anyway I have basically a full force of plastic Dark Angels which can be added to down the line. So with that in mind, I have developed the following ethos behind painting these guys.
That I want something quick, compact (i.e. facile) and relatively easy to paint. I can answer these points, with the fact that it's an all plastic army, they're all infantry (bar 3 bikes) so can be stored/transported in one carry case, which makes train journeys easier. Rather than carrying seventeen cardboard boxes full of artillery and resin and I can paint these easily and quickly - onto my new slogan...
The Sixty Minuters!
Lord Flashheart of course, stole from the rich and inseminated the poor.
So, yes, 1 hour a model, which is impressive for me. So they're a tabletop quality model (certainly not my best painting) but an hour a model means that theoretically an army could be painted over the course of a weekend. Of course it won't be done like that but you get the idea.
Onto the models.
|They aren't the best painted but together they look alright.|
Anyway, thanks all. And errr, stay tuned!