Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Well i think its a great success and encouragement for someone like me who is trying to improve my painting and still unable to notice any improvement. I needed somethink like that as im currently depressed working on my ghost ark. As i ruined the model by my indecision as i ve switched between few colour themes while painting, unable to decide whitch one i want and it ended as it ended. But more about ghost ark, wip pictures, final pictures, maybee a showcase if i ll manage to save this model from the depths of basic table top quality this weekend. I still belive i ll mange to enhance it somehow, but im affraid not everything turns out as happy end:-/ Thanks for your support, comments, youtube subs and see you in couple of days with an update!;-)
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
As i quite enjoyed few necron pieces i did recently i ve decided to start another small army. Dont get me wrong, i still like my imperial guard but currently i dont know whitch models to buy as i ve got core of army finished allready, but with next edition of 40k rulles around the corner i dont want to buy models i ll dont play due to rulles changes. So i ve decided to put guard on hold and start doing somethink elese. Originaly i tought my next 40K army ll be Tau, but then i saw necron second wawe and knew these are the models i really want on my display shelf. As you know i did few testing pieces and im quite happy with the ressults.
Im still not 100% decided to go for necron battleforce as a next box im going purchase from my limited nerd budget but i think it would not harm me if i ll have big guard army stationary at our local game club while having small necron force at home, sitting on my display shelf waiting for occasionall games we are having time to time in my kitchen. In addition when i took a look at the number of visitors to this blog and positive feedback i ve received since i did first necron testing pieces i think it ll not hurt my painting diary either as it ll add little more variety to this place. Well i think it is time to say: except more necrons soon and thanks for reading! See you;-)
Monday, May 14, 2012
Painting of this piece was...well if i had to say it by one word it would be dissaster. Not because of the model it self but day before postman delivered me package with this spider the light bulb in table lamp cracled. Well that was no big deal i replaced it with one i found in my storage boxes but it was much stronger and at first i was impressed how much light i have on my desk now but it was emiting extreme heat, i was sweating during whole painting and whats worse, when i was trying to speed up drying of the wash by just holding model near the bulb then after few seconds i noticed there is black smoke comming from his carpace part, damaging the coat, ruining the effect i achieved by about 8 layers of wash. I had to paint whole carpace again, but as i had too many layers of paint on it i had to simplify it to about 3 layers and here is the messy ressult. Then i realized there is to much heat on the table and found out that was the reason of many distractions during painting as i had to complete dissasemble and clean my airbrush about 4 times during painting as the paint was drying really really fast even inside of it, cloging an creating uneven surfaces.
Enought of excuses, now lets tell you a bit about whole painting process. I chose really simple approach, same as with necron warriors i was showcasing about week ago as i wanted clasic color scheme with few little adjustments to fit my personal taste and knowing the less im going to do on the model the less i ll be able to mess. After priming, model received coat of model air steel and then i started airbrushing vallejo washes. First layer was just dusting sephia wash around to create illusion of dusty metal, but i ve been careful not to add to much as it can turn in to really rusty look very fast and i wanted to avoid that. Then i ve added several coats of black wash to all the black parts to rehighlight them again with sephia wash once more. And thats it, i chose washes over black paint as surface created by this way is much more interesting and its really mat while still showing some of the steel basecoat. You can do chipping on this surface really easy as surface created like that is really fragile and all you have to do is to slide nail against the edge and you ll receive nice crackle showing the base colour underneath. Then i ve just sealed everything by matt varnish and here is the ressult. Hope you like the model as i do. I know its not going to win painting competition, but i think its a nice gaming piece, what about you?Let me know in the comments and thanks for reading, see you!
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
See you by weekend as i ll be working on allready mentioned canoptek spider! See you guys and thanks for reading;-)