Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Imperial Knight Paladin

Working on a nice big model is a good change of pace from doing the same camo scheme over and over.  Well, here's a nice big model that doesn't have a spec of camo on it.









The pictures make it obvious, this is an Imperial Knight of the Paladin class.  My friend picked this up at first because it was a great deal.  It was a kinda fun build to be honest.  I put it together in an afternoon a few months ago.  I needed some palette cleansing from all the tanks, so here it is.

The blue armor is the same technique as the Taurox I did a few months back.  Black primer>The Fang Base>Thunderhawk Blue>Reikland Fleshshade in recesses>Fenrisian Grey Drybrush.  The Fang and Thunderhawk were both applied by an airbrush, such a nice time saver on a big model like this.  

The brass was the same Black Primer>Balthasar Gold>Nuln Oil>Balthasar Gold>Shining Gold>Runefang Steel.  The first Balthasar was applied with the airbrush.  Then the shade with Nuln Oil, then the next three colors were dry brushes with a lighter application on each coat.  

The little bit of Steel was just Ironbreaker inked with Nuln Oil and light Runefang drybrush.  

I pretty much did this guy in a 24 hour period.   It was like I was painting a huge Mech back from my Battletech days.

I'll probably finish the Sentinel in the next few days.  I still have a Russ in the stripper to work on if I don't get anymore stuff from him until next weekend.  

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Astra Militarum Chimera

 The squad of Cadians I finished the other day needed a ride.



This is now the 5th desert camo AM tank I've worked on, so I've go the process down and can really finish quickly.  I primed it awhile back, but once I actually started to hit it with a brush it took only a few days.  

If I'm not mistaken, the Chimera kit is still the same one they originally released.  I do really like the track guards on this guy.  On the Russ it's OK, on the Chimera I think it really adds to the model. 

Hopefully those Shadowsword sponsons don't take too long.  I'd really like to finally finish that beast. There's another standard Russ in the stripper that I'll start this week most likely.   

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Yvraine Emissary of Ynnead

 I finally finished this little lady.  Honestly, I just got tired of her sitting on my desk being mostly done.  Obviously the cat isn't done, that's for a later date most likely.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Astra Militarum Leman Russ Vanquisher

 Hey look! There's another tank.  A real one this time.  No weak open top indirect fire deal this time, the real thing.  An honest to god armored vehicle with a big ass gun.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Astra Militarum Wyvern Suppression Tank


Hey look, it's a tank.  Not just any tank though, an Astra Militarum Wyvern Suppression Tank.  To be honest with you, it was a lot of fun to paint.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Astra Militarum Commissar


Here's another IG/AM model from my friend's army.  It was in the box of Scions I was building so I thought what the hell, i'll assemble and paint him.

He's a pretty simple model, but has some character in that simplicity.  My friend likes plasma, so he's got the plasma pistol.

I went with the same blue I used on the Tauros and am using on the Scions.  It's a fairly simple technique that gets the job done.  The red is a few levels or layering and an orange sharp edge highlight.  The gold is just a shade with silver highlight.  The only thing I spent extra time on was the pistol.  I did some different levels of highlighting for a bit of a glow effect.  I think for the level of work put into the model, it came out rather decent.

Currently Yvraine is my focus on the table.  She's real early on in the process.  Theres also some Scions, Wraithblades, and the 3rd Vargheist.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Eldar The Visarch Sword of Ynnead




I had to pre-order the Triumvirate the day it came out being the Eldar player I am. A lot can be said about the fluff being good or bad, but damn the models are top notch. The packaging was the best I've seen from GW. There was one slight piece of damage on Ynnead though. Looking at the three, I knew I had to paint him up first.

With the mix of Eldar, Dark Eldar, and Harlequin design aspects, I think they did a nice job combining them. He has a much stronger Dark Eldar feel to him, but that's OK to me.

As for painting him. I went with a fairly traditional color scheme. The armor was a lot of fun to highlight. I'm really liking the sharp corner highlighting technique. The cloak was almost step for step from the tutorial video on him. I decided to go with ad different color arrangement for his gems compared to my Craftworld models so he'd stand out a bit. His cloak I think came out the least successful. It's serviceable, if not dull.

The point I want to talk individually on is the sword. I used my new airbrush to do some blue and white blending before I glazed it and highlighted.

I have some more finished models I just need to take pics of. Of course I've started the next of the three, Yvraine.




Thursday, January 12, 2017

Eldar Warlock II


I had finished this Warlock before the Vargheist, but just now took some photos.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Vampire Counts Vargheist

 Lots of painting has been done lately.  My issue right now is just getting them photographed and put up here.  As you can see, some Vampire Counts have been seeing the painting table.