VERY cool models! Now I got what you were doing with the hair... sorry for doubting.
That will teach me to have faith on you! HA!
I like the paint job! The cammo is not the way I do it, but yours is VERY effective... I'm not sure, but I think I like yours better than mine. Wow... that sounded really bad!
Anyway, in our
tradition, we will all push you to improve!
I think that dr!zzt, Kadzik & 02laney are right. Your models would benefit from a nice wash/ink. Laney made an AWESOME tutorial on washing. It would help you. As an alternative, I would also reomend 'Dipping'. I made a nice tutorial (if I may say so myself) that would work WONDERS. Both techniques have pros and cons, and they come down to materials on hand and personal preferences. In my humble opinion...Dipping
+ Excellent technique for novices or hobbysts with minimal painting experience. You paint basic colors (3-7), then dip (or brush) the model, wait 24 hours, then spray Matt Finish (remove gloss) and base.
+ Produces superior table-top quality models. The dip would produce amazing detail levels of 'black-lining' and 'shadowing' that would produce models of an extremely high table-top quality that require no highlighting nor detailing
+ Masks errors aused by brush control. If your pouch is a few mm off mark, the dipping will cover that 90% of the times... it forgives mistakes attributed to innexperience.
+ Easy to mass produce. If you have 100 skeletons to paint... base 'em with white primer, paint shields and few other items with solid colors and dip. You will be done in no time!
+ Provides SUPERIOR model protection. The dip is a type of varnish, and you have to put a coat of Matt Finish (another varnish) which also is lacker based... so your model will be VERY protected against scratches.
- Higher initial investment. The can of the dip is ~$25... it will last forever, specially if you brush it.
- Longer drying period. After you dip, you HAVE to wait at least 24 hours. It will feel dry after 2 hours (which still very long!) but if you put the Matt Finish the, you see the paint "crack" and go to hell in flames.
- Does not favor further detailing. Once the model is dipped, you can detail it... but you won't get blending or shadowing correctly. So if you are trying to achieve a further definition, you are not going to get it.
- Does not favors further technique development. If the only thing you do is dip, then you won't learn blending or inking or dry-brushing... and forget weathering and NMM. Your models will always look 8 out of 10... but you never pass that point.
- Can never reach Award Winning models. Models seem 'mass-produced' and there are several techniques that you can NOT reach with dipping... so no Golden Daemons for you!
Personally, I prefer WASHING... because I tend to aim towards that elusive 10 out of 10 (right now I'm on a 7.5 if I get lucky!)... but the models I have dipped BLOW my mind. Reduces the painting time significantly and the results are impressive on the table. As a matter of fact, my Catachans WILL be dipped... once I get around to painting again.
Think about what to do with your models. The way you have them is nice... but since they are 13 models (I think), I suggest pushing your limits. I understand how hard is to see a 100+ model army and having to paint it all! In this case, you already reached the MAJOR goal and you could push yourself a little more. You would be surprised!
ABOVE all... we are here for you, backing you up all the way to victory! Good luck, and thanks for sharing your painting adventures with us!!! ... and thanks for the pictures!