Sunday, 15 March 2015

Paint. Actual Paint.

Yes, your eyes do not deceive you. I have painted something!

So, as mentioned in my second post, I'd be following this method to paint my Imperial Fists. Now, it's certainly a very clean scheme and I know one or two expressed that it might be needing 'dirtied' up a bit.

Well, given the outcome of the test mini as it is so far, I'm not sure that I'll need to do much to tone the yellow down. It's clean, but not overpowering. Partly that's down to the fact that I'm running a Heresy era Marine with lots of armour panels and segments compared to a quite spartan looking 40K era Marine with plain and relatively unblemished armour as shown in the how-to guide, so I've got more shading and such to do.

I'm also not being as neat as possible with the highlighting and 50/50 mixes either.

So, here's a couple of shots that I took as I was mucking around with the paints.

Please excuse the quality of the photos, I've got an iPhone and an environment with lights and wall colouring that tends to mean the photo's aren't picking up the colour gradient as well as it should. The ones where the yellow's on are a prime example of this, they look far too flat. I'd have to say the last photo though, is probably the closest to what it actually looks like.

But still, I'm very satisfied with it as it stands. I've started on the black trim and metallic parts and I'll have a look at what else I need to do tomorrow and see if any new paints need picked up.

Still not sure over the urban basing folk are wanting though...

Spray painted with the Army Painter Bone.

Agrax Earthshade painted into the recesses. Tidied up a bit with the new Bleached Bone equivalent.

Highlighted up to white now for the edges and such.

Washed with the Lamenters Yellow.

Washed with the Lamenters Yellow.

Probably the most decent photo of the model as it stands just now.

Cheers for looking!

Sunday, 8 March 2015

The Third Album - Battle Brother Something, Something Bob

One Down...

I can't stress how much annoyance and frustration trying to line up both arms when you're not planning to attach the bolted until after the undercoat generates. Oh how I've missed such aggravation.

That said, now that I've got the models out their bags, cleaned up and ready to be built, I've actually now taken the time to go over how detailed they are. They're fantastic. All the panels, rivets, joints; it's superb. So much going on with them, I can barely summon the thought of ever going back to the 40K era Space Marines sprues. They're far too boring now.

So, here's the first Battle Brother I've made up. I'll be basing him with some fine gravel/sand tomorrow, though I've yet to fully settle on whether they'll be urban, desert or something else entirely different. 

Anyone have any ideas/recommendations? 

Here's a few shots of him though. I've got nearly all the paints I need to get him done, so over the comings days, I'll try out the scheme and see what happens!

So, cheers for looking!

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

It's A Start...

An update of sorts...

Well, it's not quite like I'm going to be dropping a set of painted Imperial Fists on you all of a sudden, but I've started off down the road that will lead to there.

That's right, they're now unbagged! Cleaned, even.


I know, hardly akin to unveiling the Mona Lisa, but for me, this is quite the deal just now given how utterly dispassionate I've been for a good number of years now when it comes to modelling.

So, these are the first 5 of 10. I'll select one or two and try out the scheme I have in mind, potentially even dragging out a spare 40K era-Space Marine and trying it on them first.

For those that are interested, here's the method I plan to try out.

Quite a nice yellow, not too over-powering in my eyes, and above all else, seems easy enough to replicate. Before I took the hobby hiatus, I was no Golden Daemon (does that even exist nowadays?) finalist, but I could certainly do better than just table-top quality. So I'd like to get back to that stage, but I'm not fool enough to expect that straight out the box. So better to start off with something along these lines and make good progress I feel, rather than demoralising myself by expecting top notch outcomes straight away.

Anyway though, pep-talks aside, I'll build up these guys over the next few days. My spray paint's on order, should arrive in the next day or so, then I'll pick up the paints from my local store and get on it!

Cheers for reading! And Si, shut it.