On my last post I asked how to configure my Stormtalons. I got some really good advice from gamers almost certainly better than I. The idea of have Stomtalons escort bikes and Land Speeder Storms, sounds like the army I have been trying to figure out how to build but have not been able to make all of the pieces work. The ST brings the needed firepower to make the combined force usable! The idea of two storm talons escorting a full sized bike squad with attached Kosoro, and another storm talon escorting a land speeder storm with 5 scouts on board sound really fun to play. Add in a drop pod, dread nought, and that thunder fire cannon I have always wanted, and now I have list full of models never seen on the table top!
Back to the model.
I am painting both sets of missiles, even though the image only shows one of them here. I wanted a color test, so I pulled the missiles requiring the least effort to paint. All of the sensors will be red/orange, so the the idea was to use green to add a little bit of discord. I'll have to do a second pass with the base color, and then a lighter color at the tip.
The canopy was the hardest thing for me to paint on this model. (ignore the flaws to the priming of the engine cowlings...that happens to everyone now and then!) One of the problems with the cowling for me is being able to see where to paint. The lines are not distinct, and the thing is clear. Half way through the process, I stopped what I was doing and got out nun oil, and used the wash to settle in the recesses and show me the raised areas. In areas where the wash got too far on to the canopy I just used a brush to sort of erase it away. I'll definitely use this technique on the other two canopies. Trying to eyeball it without the wash is just aggravating.