I have never actually painted any miniatures from the Tau range, so when I was asked to paint some Kroot I was more than happy to accept, even though they were finecast. It took a bit to get them together, as the warriors are old kits and they took a good deal of cleaning up and messing about with so they looked decent. After that, it was a case of airbrushing the base greens onto them and going from there. They were pretty easy to paint, and I did enjoy them.
Although I am not a huge fan of Tau, I did like these miniatures. It would be amazing if the sculpts/kits were updated though!
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.
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!
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!
This last week, I have been working on the first part of a gang for Necromunda. This was a great chance to work with someone on a colour scheme, while also being able to use our talk to take the colours where I thought they worked best. The colours settled on were bright green and brass for the metallic. I also wanted to use different tones for the skin, which was fine by the gang owner! Here is the result:
Although the initial colour discussed was bright green, I reserved that for the final highlight colour rather than making it the base. I used Incubi Darkness as the base for the cloth, which helped tie the colours together.
As there was no stipulation with the hair colour, I decided a range would be good. I think Necromunda is quite a vibrant game, and this is reflected in those choices.