Media - painting
I wish I'd gotten onto this airbrushing thing earlier. It's SO much faster to paint terrain, I'm actually going to finish all of the Kill Team stuff from Octarius! These aren't finished yet, but there's two more identical pieces to go, then it'll just need a splash of colour, a coat of quickshade and then some drybrushing, and it'll be 100% done. And then I might even try to make a dent in the Sector Mechanicus terrain from my old Kill Team starter box from 2019 that I've assembled and undercoated and then done absolutely nothing else with. 😮
Posted on 25 January 2023, 22:05
I've had my painting table inside because it's been mostly too hot in the back room to paint, but I need to do my airbrushing out there because I can't do it in the house, which in turn means I'm back to using the extremely dim LED side lamp when I'm airbrushing at night. Solution: LED light from Bunnings held up with a phone holder that is far stronger than it has any right to be!
Posted on 24 January 2023, 18:44
I decided that I should really bite the bullet and actually get started on the large pieces of the Kill Team terrain from the Octarius box that I bought in the middle of 2021. Figured it'd be a good opportunity to actually try doing some airbrushing in a fashion other than a zenithal highlight base coat, and I'm pretty pleased with how it's coming out! I'm less worried about obviously sticking within the lines because a) it's terrain and I don't care nearly as much, and b) in this case it's Ork terrain which is completely ramshackle anyway. It's weirdly shiny because I'm using Army Painter's "Strong Tone" shade paint, which is sort of like Citadel's washes but oil-based and far thicker, and for some reason they thought a glossy finish would be the go. Once it's dry (which takes a good 24-48 hours 😮) I'm going to give it a drybrushing with some gunmetal silver and then will hit it with a matte varnish to get rid of the shine, and I reckon it's going to look pretty tops.
Posted on 22 January 2023, 16:39
Just finished the test miniature for my colour scheme for the Genestealer Cults squad for Kill Team I have. Pretty happy with how it came out, the usual thing with the GSC is that they're all wearing industrial gear so I wanted to do something different and so made it look like they're wading through a swamp instead. There's also a pool of gross-looking green swampy water at his feet but you can't really see it at this angle due to the grass. I'll have to make a point of not covering that up so much next time, oops.
Posted on 15 January 2023, 14:22
Remember the absurd amount of terrain I put together from the Kill Team: Into The Dark box? FINALLY got it finished today! I realised I was massively overthinking it and that I didn't actually need to do remotely as much detail as I thought. I primed in black, did a low airbrushed zenithal highlight of this wonderful dark blue metallic colour, then a higher one of copper, airbrushed white for the lights, then picked out a few details in red, and it looks fantastic on the tabletop.
Posted on 11 January 2023, 23:06
And that's the Looncourt assembled and undercoated! I did the Gnarlspirit Pack from the Gnarlwood core box as well, and the keen-eyed (and/or Warhammer 40,000 nerds) amongst you will notice that the leader's arm doesn't quite look right. That's because it's the arm of a Tyranid Genestealer that I put on because the thumb on his regular arm had broken off in the box, so I just chopped the whole arm off and replaced it with this one. Annoyingly I had a similar issue with the head of the leader of the other warbands from that same box, the Sons of Velmorn, the box must have been REALLY banged up in transit. 😕 I'm undecided whether I'm going to actually spend the time to paint up the leader with the replacement arm, haha. (I contacted the place I bought them from and it's no hassle to get new sprues sent out, just annoying.)
Posted on 30 December 2022, 22:05
The entire Scion squad is finally done! 🎉 Absolutely stoked at how good they look, the base on the leader especially.
Posted on 26 November 2022, 22:04
We had another "refresh day" at work today, so I naturally I did more miniature painting. Extremely happy with how the leader for my Scions is coming along, she's very nearly done. Just need to do the plasma glow effect on the gun and put the snow around the base and then it's finished!
Posted on 25 November 2022, 22:15
That's my Scions done! The new ones are the five in the front, the back four painted ones are the ones I finished back in June. I just need to paint my leader in the middle there, and my Kill Team squad will be fully complete!
Posted on 20 November 2022, 18:40
I ordered some more basing materials since I've started doing more of my Warhammer 40,000 miniatures that don't come with any sort of sculpted bases. Really keen to see how the swamp water comes out!
Posted on 16 November 2022, 14:58