Friday, May 19, 2017

Beware what you seek..

 This week I got in some time at the table and finished up my Seeker Squad. Time is counting down quickly to Nova and I still have a bunch to finish. I'll have it done one way or the other haha but it would be nice to have it done with some time. The time frame I'm looking at now I might not have anything in the painting comp sadly. I don't expect to win anything but it's nice to have something in there.
 These guys came out looking pretty solid and I'm happy to have 5 more guys wrapped up.
 The Seeker squad will be running all melta and will most likely be my main anti armor. I'll have stuff to pop weaker vehicles but serious armor will be tough.

 I need to knock out their Drop Pod too ... which I'm not looking forward to haha. But the number of RG vehicles I need to paint are getting shorter!
The first Rhino is built and in the process of being painted. The main blends are mostly done but I'll be adding white sections and the Raven Symbol on the top doors. Once that's done I'll start to weather. I also need to get the tracks all done up...  well..   progress at least 8)

Friday, May 5, 2017

Form Up..

 Hey hey .. I got some more work done on the Storm Eagle getting it pretty close to being done. I've been sick and/or busy for the last month or so .. so I'm actually happy to get some progress done. Though .. now Nova is only 4 months away and I still have a bunch to get done haha..
 Last night I joined finished up the first layer of grime and soot. There are a few spots that need to be done and more added ... no weathering on the canopy yet as I just finished it yesterday and wanted the clear to completely dry.


 I think they are looking pretty cool together and it will be nice to have both of them knocked out as they were a large part of my army build. When painting the SE I wanted to keep it very similar to the FR but also have some slight differences.
 I ordered the Secret Weapon bases I'll be using for them and they should be here soon.
For the canopy I gave it the same look roughly.. I added a little more white on the reflection and changed the angle a bit.. I'm liking the look but I'm in debate on the harder white line .. though usually a reflective light is pretty harsh. So .. still thinking on if I need to mod it a bit ..

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Mor is Better..

 This weekend I got seven dudes complete.. well almost. I don't know if it's just the way the camera took the pics but some of the blue glow doesn't look right. But when looking at them in person they seemed fine. Maybe I'll go over them again with a couple of washes to smooth them out. I've been working on the Apoth and the Praetor/Cent for a bit and I wanted to wrap up the combi Mor Deythan squad so this weekend I put in the time to get them close to completion.
 I think the squad came out looking decent but I do want to add a little more fatigue to the barrels of the combi's. When I started adding weathering I thinking I might have brought them down a little too much. You can see the blue and purples in there but it's very light.

 The squad looks good with the combi weapons and the plasma gun. I like the look of them with the Sniper Rifles as well but I think these guys looking like they mean business. They are ready to murder some enemy leadership!
 They got the weathered digital camo look to go with the existing look..


 The Apoth is almost done but sadly when I reached for my Tamiya red to add blood spatter I realized it was dried up. When I clsoed it last it must not have completely sealed .. other then I couldn't finish up some spatter it was pretty old and almost empty anyway. I'll have to stop my the hobby store or order some.. I want to add some gore spatter added to the apron and his Narthecium (maybe a bit on his shoulder... maybe). I usually mix Tamiya Red Clear and Smoke together to make a very realistic spatter look.
 I also noticed I forgot to finish up the yellow lens on his backpack so I'll need to add a few details and reflections.

 I also finished up the Praetor/Cent, I just chopped the Crozious and added a blade to give him the sword option. I'm in debate on ordering the FW Praetor but I don't know if I want to spend the extra money at the moment so this guy might be getting the job for one but I'll need another for the events I'm playing.
 I'm not too happy with how the plasma pistol looks in the pictures but it seemed fine in person. So when I get home I'll be taking a deeper look to make sure doesn't look all jacked up.
I kept going with the realistic look and I think they look solid. I'm just not sure how well they pop. I'm so use to Eldar units that are like BOOM here I am haha.. Well ..  7 more guys done .. 35 or so more guys to go. I"ll probably put together a four month NOVA count down soon putting together what I have done and what I still need to do.