Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Ugly Land Raider Part 2

Based on some good comments from my last post, I've added more rust streaking near the spikes, and tried to weather-away(TM) the purple. I'm afraid I just cant't get ride of the purple at this point. So, is this starting to look like one of my vehicles? It is kind of strange, but I don't even recognize this as one of mine!

I think my next step is to add grey/brown/blue streaking to this. Maybe that is too much.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

One Ugly Land Raider!

Sometimes things work, and sometimes thing just end. I haven't painted the lenses yet, nor have I hit this thing with mud, or added the rusty chains, but man is this land raider ugly! At this point I have painted everything for my Death Guard. This Land Raider will be used to ferry zombies around the battlefield. If someone could point out a source of decayed human models that I could use to cover this think with bodies it would be great.

Now on the issue of weapon systems...whoa! The new rules make this tank a fortress of destruction. I think I might have to paint one up for my Ultramarines now.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

FW Plague Drone WIP 3

A matte finish really helps to pull the shading back into focus. I still have to work on the flesh tears. I think those will be purplish.

Forgeworld Blight Drone WIP 2

If I had a dozen of these models I would paint them using all kinds of different techniques and not get bored. This model is such a pleasure to paint.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Paint Chipping A Plague Drone WIP 1

I've painted all of the new Death Guard models, so while waiting for more releases, I decided to paint up the original plague drone. I much prefer this model to the new one. Perhaps I should have used the same painting techniques. Once the protective coat of lacquer dries I'll be able to start working the flesh portions. Those will build from purple all the way to skin color. This model will probably look out of place in my army, but so be it. It is a blast to paint. 

1) Spray model with various rust colors
2) Spray flesh purple. 
3) Lacquer the model. 
4) Spray several coats of chipping fluid
5) Paint the model normally
6) Using a wet brush agitate off the painted surface to reveal the rust beneath. 
7) Lacquer the model.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

First Strike Death Guard & Pox Walkers Completed

I've run out of Pox Walkers to paint. Whatever shall I do? :)

I am having so much fun with the Death Guard. I massively over weathered these guys, but since I enjoyed every moment doing it, it was worth it!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Pox Walkers From First Strike Box Set

On Saturday a package from GW came in with the First Strike box set and an additional box of Pox Walkers. Had I known the miniatures were the same I would have only order the box set. The miniatures are just as interesting as those from the Dark Imperium set, but the edges are a little softer. Still, I really enjoyed painted them. I'm using a wet on wet method with generous amounts of wash. Pigments and blood splatter rounds out the miniatures. I'm very pleased with how nice these look in groups, and how well the miniatures contrast with the Plague Marines. (the newly released PM models are up next!)

Friday, July 14, 2017

Death Guard Army Shot

I had to shuffle my painting area around to make space for more Death Guard models, so I figured it was time for a quick army shot. I'm looking forward to brining this army to a game. I haven't figured out what points or power level it is yet, so that is a bit of a problem. Once my pre-ordered DG stuff comes in, there will be more pox walkers and plague marines. That should round it out nicely.