Thursday, April 30, 2020
Gem work...more gem work. I decided to sort of rough in the gems quickly in order to make them stand out from the model. This will help me as I smooth out the blends because...I should be able to spot them. The gun barrel will get gems as well. I just couldn't bring myself to start it at the same time as the main body.
I think this is looking cool. I need to find a place to store this army. Having it sitting on my desk for weeks on end is beginning to drag on me. I think that might amplify the weird loss of time that comes with stay at home orders. I barely know what day it is anymore. I hope everyone is holding up well enough.
Saturday, April 18, 2020
This model came to me 'expertly painted'. Naturally, I dunked it in simple green and scrubbed off all the offending paint and glue. The transparent canopy provided some difficulty though. It was painted over and had loads of super glue all over the inside. Fortunately, I think this old Forgeworld model is saved. There are still a lot of parts unpainted on it, but it is getting there, and I'm happy to have this super heavy titan killer flying again.
Friday, April 17, 2020
This has to be one of Forgeworld's best models. It really nails what I think the eldar aesthetic is. This is just a WIP. I went a little more vibrant on this guy by accident, but I am liking the result. At some point I will spend an entire day highlighting the bottom of paint chips, but not today.
Friday, April 10, 2020
The great gem painting fest continues. While these guys are still not finished, at least they have a first pass at painting gems. It may be time to switch it up and put the angry orange gems on the white weapon areas for a while. Or maybe I should finish working with the enamels. No matter what I decide to do, I'm still really excited about this force. I even managed to snag two cool forgeworld models off of eBay to augment it. One of those is soaking a bath of Simple Green at this very moment. The other little 'gem' of model is primed and waiting. Normally I would like to finish a model before moving onto another one, but I think I need to paint the newest edition. So that is next. Stay tuned.
Sunday, April 5, 2020
There are so many gems on these models. At least I thin I have my final gem cocktail recipe done. I can now paint these relatively quickly, which is a vast improvement in the earlier gems. So, do I go back and repainted all the previous ones.....Hell no! Embrace change.
Saturday, April 4, 2020
I'm really enjoying this army build, but the speed at which I am pumping out WIP models without completing them is getting out of control. There are just so many gems and chip highlighting to do. Still, I love this little guy.
Friday, April 3, 2020
Since I'm painting these fast, I've been cutting corners. One of the things I wish I had done was spray a layer of solvent over the paint job before continuing. This is an old military modeler's trick that smooths out the surface. It basically melts the orange peel effect away that comes from airbrushing, producing a perfectly flat surface.
Next time. I really like these.
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Painting fast and loose can be a load of fun. This is still an early WIP, but I wanted to do a side by side to see how close my color scheme was to the Forgeworld one. I'm very happy with the results. My grey-lining isn't great, but like I've said before...fast and easy. I'm focusing on the parts I like and sort of slopping through the parts I don't like. Wise? No. Relaxing? Yes...absolutely!