As most of you know, I love painting tanks. I’ve had this one kicking about for a while, and decided to paint it yellow. Most people do not like painting yellow! I am not too bothered by it now as I have done it a fair few times. I find that if you get the undercoat right, then it is a lot easier to apply. I try and use a red based brown – like Doombull by Games Workshop – and then apply several thin coats of Averland Sunset. You can also use pink to highlight it, which I have done here using P3’s Carnal Pink. Here are the results:
I used the airbrush for the base yellow, and for applying the grime at the bottom of the tank too. The top part with the gun on I have not attached as yet. As I do not intend to keep this one, it will be easier to post this way!
I painted him using dry brushing (for the most part). I wanted to remind myself that bright colours look great alongside dark ones and that spooky ghosts are awesome. I used the neon method that I worked on previously, and this is the result:
I am pleased with the result, and think that the bright green looks great with the dark purple underneath. I enjoyed creating the lighter parts too, and the dark silver just finished it off nicely.
This miniature didn’t take all that long to do either, and was a good way of getting back to painting after the Christmas break.
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.
This guy was a prize for a recent give away from Simply Warhammer. The winner of this character give away picked the Biologus. He was a delight to paint. I loved the contrast between traditional Death Guard grunge and brightly coloured jars. The puddles on the base made a difference, and I think that adding flowers just make the colours stand out all the more.
All in all, I am super pleased with how he had turned out and I know the winner is too. I hope to paint more Death Guard in the future – they’re just loads of fun!
This week, I have mostly been working on the next set of Raven Guard! I enjoy painting these gusts, and feel they turned out really well. I particularly like how the claws turned out and the crazy shadow Captain – who I definitely do not want to meet either on or off the battlefield!!
Every year, I make a diorama for my husband using the bits I have spare in the hobby room. For me, it is an excuse to try out different techniques and create something fun. I really enjoy doing these and this year was no exception. I got to try out two new things. First of all though, let me show you what I made:
The two things I created that were new this year, was the river and the barrels.
I have wanted to try rusty barrels for a while, and this was the perfect excuse to do so. I found a recipe for it online and I am pleased with the results – I shall do a tutorial on this in a few posts time!
The other thing was the river. For that, I found some dried leaves outside and scrunched them up until I had small flakes. I then used PVA glue to put them on the base in a river, including the little waterfall area. When that had dried, I went over it with Vallejo’s Water Texture goo (which smells pretty interesting) and then let it dry. When I had done so, I had a river!
For those who are unsure what is going on in this diorama, here is an explanation. The Space Marine, is playing Humanity Ascendant – a sci-fi, post apocalyptic LARP, which uses QR codes as a method of passing on information about the world to the players. He is using his scanner to see what those barrels are! More info on HASC can be found here:
I have recently painted up a bunch of gravewalker zombies that are going to be used as pox walkers. I had loads of fun painting them up and they didn’t take long to do either. I went for a green and grimy look, and did not need to do the bases as the client will finish them off to match other minis.
I love painting undead things, and these for right in!!
The only thing I might add is some slime here and there, just for extra nurgle grossness!