Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Using Junk Models To Test Color Schemes: Mymeara
From about two feet, this model looks ok, but get up close and personal, and the dozens of layers of random primer begin to show through. The coarse surface and loss of detail is extreme. The rider is almost solid paint. That makes this model a terrible ebay purchase, but a great model for color testing. (three jet bikes, two unbuilt, one lightly primed!)
After painting epic Eldar, I decided to break out the 28mm 40k Eldar I've been hoarding for years. Having just painted 6mm Samm Hain, it was time for a more difficult color scheme. Mymeara it is. Enter the Ebay trash model.
This model was based with Lupercal Green + black. Then shaded up to Temple Guard Blue, with a final spritz of Mortarion clear green to create the green tint Mymeara need. The incredibly rough surface of the model makes it hard to photograph, but I think I'm close. I added paint chipping because...I'm me.
I think this is the first 28mm eldar I've painted in 25 years. Ironically it is also a model that was available back then. Perhaps I should throw this model back up on Ebay. Return from hence you came vile paint saturated beast!