Another set of intercessors but this time in dark green. I used the airbrush to create the effect again but this time did not use a medium colour. I still like how they turned out and the red adds a bigger contrast to them too. Here they are:
I recently painted some blue assault intercessor and mentioned I had done some others using the same airbrush highlight technique. I have enjoyed the results of the blue, and think the red has turned out well too. Here they are:
I definitely like this type of highlighting and shall be using it again very soon.
For a friend’s birthday, I bought them a Necromunda gang. They welfare the Corpse Grinder cult, and shall be used in a weeks time when there is a Necromunda Day at our house. All the gangs will be painted and as this friend isn’t a painter, they asked me to do so.
I agreed of course but when I asked about the colour scheme, they said I could pick. Here is the result:
I decided against adding blood splats because I wanted that pink to be seen by all.
My friend loves them!
Between orders, I have managed to get some Assault Intercessors painted, in blue, red and green. Today, I finished the blue ones. Here they are – I’ll talk about what I did with them underneath!
So, these handsome lads were painted initially with the airbrush. It feels like AGES since I did shading with the airbrush, or zenith highlighting or whatever it is the cool kids are calling it these days. I base coated them with dark blue all over. Used a medium blue at 45 degreed and then light blue from the top only using a light blast.
I then picked out the details, did some recess shading and washes and here we are. All ready to be sold and find their new homes soon!
Hurrah! Here we have another tank that I have worked on recently. This time, it is one of the new Land Raider Spartans for the Raven Guard army I have been painting through the year. I absolutely love tanks, and of course, this one was as good as all the others I have done. Every one I do just reminds me how much fun tanks are. Here it is, in all it’s glory.
I’m so pleased with how it turned out. The scuffs and battle damage make this tank seem as though it has already been in combat and of course it matches the others in the army too!
I am not quite sure how I got tricked into painting this truck. It was placed on my desk when I was undercoating some other things and it ended up getting done. It was quite fun, and I wanted to play around with some damaged designs – putting battle damage over the top. Considering this was a freebie I just happened to end up with, I think this worked out well. It is going to be used with the Goliaths in Necromunda and was a 3D print designed to carry the crates made by Games Workshop.
The designs turned out well – one with a decal and the other freehand. I felt strange putting battle damage over the top of them, but I think they look alright!
The whole thing was tied together with an airbrush layer of Seraphim Sepia and then placed alongside the other Goliaths in the cabinet!
Another miniature I have painted recently has been for a D&D campaign. The print was done at the Foundry and was designed on Hero Forge – a service that we provide as part of the 3D printing business. It was my pleasure to also paint this character and then see them used in a D&D campaign that I am also playing in.
This time, it was a Tiefling Bard with white skin. Here he is:
He was a fun character to paint – I just hope he survives long enough in the campaign to realise his potential!
Necromunda has become a feature in our household for some time! The gang have already finished one campaign and are now on about starting up a new one, with new gangs. One of them decided to play the Palanite Enforcers this time around, going for a dark blue and yellow colour scheme. Seeing how they are meant to be the police. As it was her birthday recently, our gift to her was a truck. The design and printing was handled by Dave, I did the painting. This is how it turned out:
It was a huge print, but a complete joy to paint. Battle damage seemed to be a must, considering that it’s Necromunda! The best part was how much she loved it though.
This last week, I have painted a lot of vehicles! The first of which was a Kratos Tank for the Raven Guard. It is a wonderful vehicle! I loved the shape, the size, the amount of guns it had. Everything about this tank made it cool.
I painted it in the scheme of the Raven Guard I have done several times before, as it was for the same person, and I am particularly pleased with how it turned out. Here it is:
As you can see, this tank was too big to fit in my lightbox properly, so I had to use the painting desk as a background, albeit with clean paper! I did not want to send this tank to its new home, and look forward to eventually getting one of my own in the future.
Some of you are aware of Menskera already. I have written a short story about how he and his companions steal a Reaver Titan in 40K. I had a miniature of him built as a part of a miniature exchange three years ago too, which can be found here:
I have now assembled and painted a 30K version of him! I want to learn how to play 30K – in an attempt to get to a point where I can enter a tournament, and as such, I need to have an army that’s painted. I have started with the recently released box set, and the Praetor seemed a good one to start with. Here he is:
He has to have a galaxy cloak! When you have done something enough times that an author makes it canon, you have to continue to do so.
Anyway. I also wanted to make sure his skin was dark. I figure that as Tizca is a desert, that most skin tones would be darker. I also really like painting darker tones so that works in my favour.
This is the first time I have used Tamiya paints through the airbrush as well. First I had to base coat the miniature silver, drybrush the highlight silver over it and then airbrush the red over that. It is a bit of a process, and I am not keen on the smell, however the end result looks amazing. Especially when the gold has been added to the trim.
I have a couple of squads to work on next, and then a land raider. I want to take learning the game steady, as I do not want to overwhelm myself with loads to remember. I am looking forward to it though!