Monday, March 30, 2009
The black was done with Polly S "Grimy Black" and makes a wonderful near black grey colour. Using straight black on top of it allows for decent chipping.
The white was done with VMC "Off White" and a touch of GW Fortress Grey. The highlight was... white. Go figure.
The whole of the army should be up to this standard if I can actually get it done.
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
I also have updates on "Not Corbulo" but I haven't had time to get decent photos. Even this guy looks seriously washed out thanks to a quick photo under the sun. Ah well. One of these days I'll take photos I'm happy with -- until then I'll have to be content knowing the model looks better than the photo does.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
I was inspired by the Russian coats and German uniforms of World War Two and found paint recipes online for both. The helmet and armor were done with two layers of white wash -- and I'll do one layer on future models.
The head is from Pig Iron but I'm going to try another test model on a standard Cadian head to see how I feel about it. I'd much rather use straight GW products, so it's a competition legal army, but I'm not terribly inspired by the available heads.
The snow was made with baking soda and PVA glue. Nothing exciting there. It's still my favorite snow recipe. A bit thick on this one, perhaps, but that too can change for future models.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Now he's sent me the start of his all Krieg army. They're being painted to a lower standard than I usually do on commission these days -- but I couldn't say no to him or the project.
Without further ado I present the work in progress on the first batch - a Centaur and crew in flecktarn camo:
Saturday, March 21, 2009
The helmet and armor improvised camo effect was achieved using a sponge to apply white. The snow effect was done with a Tamiya Weathering Stick -- and while I like the effect on vehicles I'm not sure about it on infantry.
There will be a number of changes for the actual army quality models -- but as a test model I'm really pleased with the results so far.
Friday, March 13, 2009
When I got back into the hobby just a couple of years ago my painting level was roughly equal to what's in the set. One of the models was even painted in 2008! It's nice to see what a bit of practice and access to folks on the intarwebs can do for a fella.
This model - for those that don't know - is the original Ghazghkull Thraka. Really.