Monday, October 11, 2010

Washed and Weathered: Beat Up Devilfish




Here is a quick update to the devilfish. right before this step I hard lined the blue and orange areas and was really pleased with how the thing was looking. Then I tried shooting sepia through my air brush. That did not work out so well, so I had to resort to a brush to finish off adding the wash. Post wash it was two quick spongings and voila!

I have the forge world tau transfers, so I think I will try to get them on tonight. The gun drones and turret will be a combination of red and orange, much like my red fire warriors a few posts ago.

I got my mojo back, and painted up two piranhas with my base color scheme since I first posted this. I went with a red body and green wings for these guys. I also finished off the devilfish by adding the turret and hatch thing.

8 comments:

  1. Looking good so far, I like the weathering a lot.
    Best way for me to hard line a vehicle is to give it a gloss varnish coat with the airbrush and then use some enamel based wash thinned down with white spirit. The surface tension is minimal so you are guaranteed that the wash is only going to run in the recesses.

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  2. sweet as a taco man!!! id like to ask a question on how you make your weathering, cuz id like to try it out some tau minis i am soon to work on.

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  3. It is pretty basic. I spray on a coat of sepia wash to sort of ruin the factory finish, and then then I dab on chardon granite using one of those sponges from the blister packs. Once the chardon granite is on I go over it with bolt gun metal. These models started out so clean I was tempted not to weather them at all.

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  4. Reminds me of Star Wars. The weathered muted metally look. Bob a Fett could easily jump into one of those and zip away:)

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  5. I hadn't thought of that! They really do look like star wars vehicles now. I may have to paint up an R2D2 drone as joke to add to my 'command' devilfish.

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  7. You have picked great colors for your Tau, one of the better schemes/armies I've seen. Very nice

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