Saturday, May 15, 2010

What Not To Do When Pre Shading A Tank

Rather than show you what to do today, I am going to show you what not to do. If you look back a few blog posts you'll see my first experiment with pre-shading my Blood Angles tanks. I painted a LR and two Baals this way and had a great time doing it. If you look at those posts, and then look at the pre-shading in this post, it is clear that I pre-shaded too much. Basically by not leaving enough black I removed much of the interesting shading. I think I will soldier on with this tank as it is, but I was hoping to go two steps forward rather than two steps back.

Oh, those are my finger prints on the tank as well. I mixed my paint too thin this time as well! I should have listened to the spluttering of the air brush and known to back off and re-asses.

oh, one more thing totally not 40k related. I am running in a 10k tomorrow. Wish me luck!


  1. I was trying to figure out why your tanks were so low profile, and then I realized it was their lack of treads...

  2. Hey hope the 10K did well. I started painting my Tau tanks!


  3. 10k was great, just recovering! I need to get back to painting soon.