Sunday, March 14, 2010

Hydra and Leman Russ Pt2

I have blocked in most of the color, and dry brushed the hulls of the tanks. I deviated from my normal pure dehneb stone dry brush and mixed in yellow for the yellow parts, and then green for the green parts. The slight tinting of the paint really helps the models stand out. I wish I had done this for all of the tanks. These still fit in, but have a little more pizzaz. I still have all of the layering to do on the red, and canvas portions, as well exhausts, but at least there is not primer left on the models.

I am really happy with the plasma turret, and it was surprisingly easy to do.
  1. watered down sky blue over all of the coils
  2. blue wash heavy on the edges
  3. 75/25 sky blue/ white on the edges
  4. 50/50 sky blue/white within the previous layer
I don't know if I want to do the other details first, or go back and add the rust. Regardless, rust for me is done differently depending on where it goes. For rivets and around hatches, I use a very thinned mix of blazing orange (we are talking 10/1 sorts of ratios here). The tracks are treated differently, and have forge world weathering powder applied. There is a lot of work to do, but at least they are fieldable if I every get around to gaming with them. (I have only used my guard once!)

So after all of these tanks, I wonder if I can still paint a mini.


  1. I'm very envious of your painting ability. That hydra is just so realistic.

    Excellent work mate, serious kudos to you.

  2. I was looking for your email address... drop me a line would you?