The drop pod is almost done. Missing some weathering and clear coat. I really can't decide if I am only drybrushing on soot or if I go with some brown too. I still have never seen anything that has come from space and gone through the atmosphere.
My guess is that it won't color anything really. If anything it would just burn the paint up :) Metal baby!
I'm alive! I wonder how many blog posts in the history of writing on the Internet has begun that way, and ended for that matter!
But after getting rid of one gallbladder and four wisdom teeth (wisdom, get rid of them early, hurts more when you are older!) I am now back to painting again. Feast your eyes on what I am up to right now. A Space Wolves drop pod (the first of many, many drop pods!).
I find it hard to decide what colors I should use on a model. I had specific issues with the colors on the fins. Ended up being gold:)
First up, one of my friends, a real life Skaven Warlord. One of my 13 (!) pet rats. Reginald.
The Hellpit Abomination model is absolutely fantastic. I am far from the first one to get his grubby little paws on one, but for those of you who haven't, the thing is a thing of beauty. Goes together way better than one would ever think. Makes me want to just get all the "hero" models Games Workshop is so fond of and paint them up.
Gave my new airbrush another spin. A Badger Krome. It's quite nice and really helps with making nice transitions. Let's face it, I am no good at blending, so this is a good way to compensate for now.
I went for a green mossy look on the stone.
Metal and blue veins.
Tried out two of the new washes, or shades as GW likes to call them. I must say that I am a fan. Flows better than the old ones and looks good. I went straight over the green in the "scars" with the Reikland Flesh so I will go over them again with some green glaze. The new paint line really is better than the old. I like the new metals as well. All of them are really good.
Different angle. Enjoy:) Need to touch up the green with some more yellow highlights, make the warpstone glow!
Thing is, I've got one more of these to put together and paint. Think I need to come up with some way to make it look different. Too bad I can't paint it up like the white one on the cover of the box. That one is absolutely fantastic!
White base (on a white primer), Casandora Yellow all over the model, Ceramite White highlight, and to finish it up Lamenters Yellow all over again. That's my new yellow "recipe". Doesn't get any easier to paint yellow as far as I am concerned!
Tried out a few of the other new paints and I am pretty happy with them in general. Used some old ones too. So a mix so to speak:)
It's the metal stern guard with a metal Imperial Fists backpack. In the future I will avoid metal models like the plague. They are terribly to work with for me.
I have no idea of how to add anything to the pauldrons. It's hard to enough to freehand normally, and with all that gunk on them…