Last week, while not preparing for the move, I got down to painting a couple of tanks. I love painting tanks, the minis are big enough to get in to but not too big to take forever, and I love how I manage to out battle damage on them too. It gives them a more authentic feel to them I think – nothing like a grimy tank to show the effect of a good fight! Here they are: an Impulsor and a Repulsor Executioner too:
The decals, when they have been painted over with damage and grime, really sit well with these minatures and I couldn’t resist painting the flames on the centre part of both tanks either. It just adds another quality touch and helps break up the green too.
Both of these tanks sold within an hour of me putting them up for sale as well, so I know there is going to be more tanks in the very near future for me.
Normally I cannot stand a cheesy pun but that one was too good to resist. So far this month, I have finished three tanks. Two of the Executioners and one of the Repulsors. I wanted to show the different colours I have done, and really to just stand back and be pleased with them. I have discovered that I really enjoy painting vehicles and it doesn’t take a great deal to make them look weathered and worn. Here they are in their battered glory!
I love the kits, and now that I have done several of them, I feel that they do not take a great deal of time to put together. I do need to work on making sure they fit together a bit better so there are no gaps in them though, the front panel is a swine for this. I just need to be a bit more patient.
Having an airbrush to base coat them makes them a lot quicker to paint, and I think using Seraphim Sepia to add the grime to the bottom just adds to the layer of battle damage. It applies really smoothly and although I have tried other washes, I just think this one looks the best!