Thursday, February 21, 2013
Allrighty people, I'm back form the dead (again!) and painted this squad during one evening. and did the finishing touches next morning.
I've been extra hurry with school, and life, and with horse blah argh. No time for fun. I've storaged my paints under my table more than one month and I wasn't sure if they still were alive and good to use. Long story short, I think paints are ok but the painter is rusty.
I basecoated this minis first with black and then gave them a smoke of white primer to make zenithal lightning. After I painted these I realized they could have been easier to do over to a plain white... Well, my goal is to get these ready for battles, not to stay in my dusty cabinet! Just some washes and metals, and minimal highlights, and that's it. The basic green I used here is kabalite green+black ink.
You maybe can see all the parts I skipped for the sake of completing the unit in time - and I don't care! As a unit it looks quite cool, but when you take closer look to the minis, they really are roughly brushed...
Next step is to paint the Dark Angels Hell's Angels! Did you get it? hoo hoo!
-> the motorbike squad...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
I am making slow progress on painting the Nurgle Lord, who I have tentatively named Anguis Lumbricus, King of Worms. Some basic colours are on and shading started, but there's still a long way to go. I have been slowed by, what else, a bout of illness, which knocked me out for three days!
Green armour is a bit of a cliche for Nurgle figures, but in the end it seemed right for this figure. I reckon on the pink of the worms and the red raw boils (still to be done) to really stand out on the green background of the armour.
What are you guys working on at the moment?
Saturday, February 16, 2013
I glued on the shell to the plastic can top using superglue, then let it dry while I had a spot of lunch. Then I decided to drill holes into the base to pin the figure on to it. Of course, the shell immediately came loose from the base. So I have now fixed it on using grey stuff putty, it acts as a glue for me, I rarely ever sculpt with it.
There, you feel better now don't you?