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Noble Six by Tekka-Croe Noble Six by Tekka-Croe
Okay, one more figure for now. This is my (heavily customized) action figure of my Halo Reach Spartan, as she appears in-game. Like my other Reach figures, she's completely hand-painted, right down to the tiny Unicorn emblem on the collar. The ODST helmet is from one the extra armor sets, and the Gungnir knee armor is from the ODST action figure. The UA/Buckler on the wrist was fabricated from styrene plastic, and the FJ/PARA shoulders and UA/NxRA thigh-plate are resin casts made from other figures. The knife on the collar was pirated from a spare chestplate.

I'm especially pleased with how the "chipped paint" effects on this figure turned out. Not too heavy, just noticeable enough. This is certainly my favorite among my custom action figures.
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Swatson3rd Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016
this is really well done.  ive recently started having a go at repaints don't suppose you have any advice? 

swatson3rd.deviantart.com/art/…
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Tekka-Croe Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Based on what you linked, it looks like you've got a decent grasp of the fundamentals.  It looks like you're no stranger to using dark-washes to bring out the details.

I'd recommend adding a bit of dry-brushing on the plating sections, using the same base colors, in order to soften the appearance of the wash (especially on the blue arm).

A few years back, I put together a little tutorial showing how I paint my figures, which can be found here: tekka-croe.deviantart.com/art/…

(it also explains what dry-brushing is, in case you don't know.  The tutorial says this as well, but I really can't reiterate it enough: do not use a nice brush for dry-brushing.  It's a really rough process, and it messes up a brush over time.)

My only other recommendation is to be a bit more selective when applying washes.  I generally focus in on recessed areas and panel lines / grooves when doing washes, instead of working it over the whole surface.  It takes longer, but I feel that the results are worth it.
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Swatson3rd Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016
thanks for the tutorial link. il have to have a go
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Sniper0092 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic, dude.
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Incisive-Ferret Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Oh, I love this game, been playing a lot recently. I was thinking of kit bashing my own version of Noble Six like you. Great work! I am very impressed by the unicorn emblem!
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Militant-Jester Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012   General Artist
That is a super cool project.
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Nocturnal-Link Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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shirahitsugaya1031 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
bravo!
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Satoshi-Vampire190 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
Interesting work is very similar to the model console. The details are must precise.

Very well. ^^
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CrashLegacy Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
I would have gone with Grenadier knees to more better match the shoulders. of course as it is now it matches the UA buckler somewhat.
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XRaiderV1 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice work.
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MadJackalDelta Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Student Writer
Great loadout. This looks pretty awesome.
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nightember99 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
This is a pretty good paint job, definitely gives Noble Six's armor the look like it's been around the block a few times.
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