Monday, April 30, 2018

Warlord Titan: Tiger Eyes: Blocking In Color

This thing is a bear to paint, but more progress has been made. I'm still just blocking in color. I think this is the longest base coat in history!

Friday, April 27, 2018

Warlord Titan Color Scheme Reveal

I bring you the lower half of a loyalist Warlord Titan from a 30k traitor legion. As I imagine it, this is one of the titan's purged from the legions prior to them rebelling. Regardless, this thing is a beast to paint. It is heavy. Little bits keep breaking off, and I didn't pick the easiest of color schemes. But I suppose, how many titans will any hobbyist ever paint? (Unless you are Nate. Nate is a warlord titan factory)

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Warlord Paint Test #2

After a quick bath in Simple Green, I gave the Tiger Eyes titan legion color scheme another shot not the spare warhound shin. This was a fast paint job, but I've learned quite a bit already. My enamels have become chunky, and Scale 75 gold does not cover as well as I thought. With that said, I am happier with the hard edged black flames than the soft edged ones, and I think adding green and blue to the color scheme really helps. I think some Legio Furian white script in the blue stripes would look really cool.

Time to dump the shin back into Simple Green for another scrub down.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

6mm Epic 30K Building

I wanted some new Epic 30k buildings, so I designed one use CAD and printed it at home using a cheapo DLP printer. This is the first print painted up to a usable state. I didn't spend much time painting this model, the goal was to see how visible the print lines were. I'm fairly please with how it turned out, but there is some waviness to the front of the building. Weirdly, if I print the building at a 30 degree angle instead of straight up, it prints better. Lesson learned. (or relearned in this case thanks to my helpful guru Brian)

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Warlord Titan Paint Scheme Test WIP 10

I haven't done this in a while, but I grabbed an unused warhound titan shin piece and tried out the first potential paint scheme for the warlord. This is definitely not the paint scheme I am going to pick, despite it having the greatest decal sheet of any titan legion. I almost didn't post this, but I figured it was worth it to share some failures with everyone now and then.

The next test I had to do was with GW varnish. I haven't used any GW varnish product in years because they have been almost universally terrible. While I didn't get any frosting, the varnish dried semi-gloss, which I think ruins most models. The varnish does have a use though. It is durable, and can be used instead of Tamiya semi-gloss varnish to protect paint jobs from enamels and oils.

In the shots above, the shin has had AK-Interactive Ultra-Matte varnish sprayed over the GW varnish.