Afternoon #WarHamFam and #WarhammerCommunity I've been #PaintingWarhammer I know it's only four figures but I'm really chuffed with these. The thing is that despite not technically being on my TO DO LIST they actually represent 'decide on how I will paint my Primaris...'

This has been an internal debate I've been having with myself for years now and this has helped make the decision. I'll come back to that in a bit, but for now I just want to talk photography again.

Rather than power up the old phone and go Ektacam these are a mix of my phone's native app

 and Camera360 with the Velvia filter. You should be able to see the difference. Velvia is bringing its rich saturated reds, but the filter is making some of the detail smooshed up all painterly like.

All the remaining pics are Camera360, and you can really see the loss of detail in places, which annoys me no end.

It's so hard to get the colours I want with the detail.

Very frustrating and it dissuades me from wanting to do my TO DONE pics, which is actually one of the best bits of the hobby.

 Especially when you're addicted to the dopamine of getting things done.

But just to mention I think I got that red spot one, not too much on the highlights and the gold adds a nice touch in places.

I kept the highlights on the black simple too - for speed.

Another Bloody Great Big Bloody Stamp of Bloody Approval!

Here we get them on the white background and you should be able to pick out the freehand crossed swords chapter symbol of the Guardians of the Covenant. I'm so happy to finally settle on this.

I genuinely enjoyed painting these, which I can't honestly say is the case with my greenwing. To be able to keep my first born separate [as I always wanted] and find a connected colour scheme that is quick and pleasurable to paint is a G.O.D.send.

There'll be more touches I can add to the marines in the end. I will have some blessed verdigris 🗽 in places and the chapter are renowned for litany scripts written/inscribed on their armour.

It should help to tie them in with existing army but still differentiate them enough.

I am looking at some 3D printed chapter symbols though, or even decals. I mean the freehand isn't bad and even OK freehand looks awesome but part of me wants to streamline things further.

That said adding decals can be a fussy process, to get them right, so we'll have to see. It's worth pointing out how little difference there is between these two, despite the difference in approaches.

And also to point out the subtle use of weathering powders on the Red Planet BASE!🔴 model. It's something I always wanted to do, but currently it's really only on my Ravenwing and vehicles. 

I just think it adds a touch of realism and helps break up the main colour a bit. It should help more on figures that don't have a lot of fabric, so are mainly silver rather than this silver/red split. That's it for now, I've some battle reports to try and write up, weeks down the line so I won't remember what happened.