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.