I guess Ill take that as a compliment since I only shoot for game table quality and spend about an hour total on each of the vehicles from start to finish. The metal wear though is good advice, i dont often pay that close attention to its positioning some times but will in the future.
It was a compliment, sorry if my comments came across otherwise.
Years ago I was a voracious model builder. Combine that with an art school education, I get nit-picky quickly. It's easy to forget that they way you are trained to look at, dissect, and deconstruct other peoples work can come across harshly to people without that background, even though it is meant as constructive and helpful.
Art school = You do work, you take critique, you evaluate what was said, make adjustments based on what you agree with and you tell everyone else to F- themselves, repeat.
Both of your Allied scout armor models look great. The subtle weathering and good mud and dirt coverage make them stand out to me. These look fantastic if this is your table top standard.
The German walkers look good and are consistent style wise. My taste lends to them being a tad over loaded with rust, but if the whole army looks that consistent, the table would look great.
The Cromwell and half-track look good, but they lean toward that 40K-highlight-every-edge-asthetic that I have a hard time not laughing at. They look good, but when compared to how good your German walkers and scout armor look, they just aren't in the same class. That said, the Cromwell turret swap is great, and, to me, looks much better aesthetically than the Sherman turret.
No worries pal I was an architecture student. Work 3 weeks straight on a project 24 hours a day and get torn down in 30 seconds by the professors. Plus I have run large manufacturing companies my whole life so im used to all kinds of feed back. No worries at all. A keen eye is always go to have a look at your stuff. I dont have a lot of free time right now so im just trying to get a decent army together. I still do a lot of experimenting with powders and finishes and wish they could all be winners but thats not always the case. Plus I hate to confess it but I grew up with the GW paint style practically shoved in my face where ever I went so it was hard not to pick up on.
I will say one thing the two Allied models you mentioned were photographed prior to applying the clear coat while the others were after clear coating. It sure makes a big difference when photographing. That is one area I definetely have issues. The old Iphone just does not cut it. Anyway again No Worries this is a great site to exchange ideas and opinions. Yours are always welcome and I apologize in return if my reply was offensive.