Monday, August 20, 2018

Stuck in it

 Thankfully the boys are pretty much 99% .. I think I'm going to do one more black pin wash but that is really it. I think they came out looking good. Gritty ... dirty ... out in that thick of it.
 I think the the bases match really well with the gritty look. I did add a little verdigris to the copper areas to add a little more detail and color.All the detail took time but I think it was worth..
 Pics of the second squad. One has the red markings and the other white plus I went with most of the guys crouched down in one squad with the standing in another.

 I gashed their cloaks a bit to make them look even more worn.
 I went with purple lens for the gun scopes.
I was playing around with the model I'm making for Strike Captain Alvarex, I just started playing around with the sword and it's not showing up too well in the pic but I'm pretty unsure of it.I'm going to keep playing around with it and see if I can make it look better. The sword has cool designs on it so I want to do something different with it.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Digging in the Dirt

 The Recon/Tacs are almost done.. thankfully! Last night during the Hobby Hangout I pretty much worked on annoying little bits haha.. I missed a few straps which I finished up as well as an internal battle as to whether to paint the grips of the combat blades on the BPs.. which I was thinking about going with leather for ease but it already had too much brown so I went with a red.. I didn't want to add a completely new color so since the lens and seals are red I stayed with that.
 But .. (as John mentioned last night) it's pretty hard to see after the weathering haha.. I got the first coat of weathering done on half of them which is drying in the pictures.. I'm pretty happy with them as I took a long painting break and on a short time schedule they are really coming out nice.
 This weekend I should be able to wrap them up which is keeping me on schedule.. other then the weathering I need to finish the bolter lens and a few other small details so it shouldn't take too much time.
The highlights are strong so they are still visible after the weathering. I'm also up in debate about the sides of the bases.. I normally paint them black but they also look good metallic as the GW bases also have details on the side. But will it looks weird not matching ..  I'l probably pull the others down and line them up for a visual..

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Rough enough..

 It won't looks too exciting but I've been working on the rough blending on the Armor and Cloaks. Since I apply heavy weathering to them I have to exaggerate some of the blending or it will be washed away. I learned that the hard way when I blended everything just to watch it disappear .. 8(
 I'm almost done this step.. I only have 5 more to blend (the five guys on the right in the pic). Once it's done I'll start working on the digital camo on the cloaks and the final details like the lens and some brass bits.
 I'm pretty happy with the so far and I'm hoping to have them done by this weekend so I can finish up details on the Pod and Dread.

And here is a cool pic of my daughter who is painting one of her Littlest Pet Shop (LPS) figures. ... She is very crafty and is super awesome at drawing. I don't know if it's because Daddy paints little models or the LPS videos she's been watching (I'm saying its me 8) ) .. she's been into customizing them so I've been priming and then airbrushing them a color. Then she is going in and painting the eyes and other sections, plus making accessories like a phone and books .. she's a crafty girl 8) ..