Monthly Archives: June 2011
Well, based on the comments on Miniwargaming.com, and on the keen observations of my spouse, it appears that the armour was definitely too dark. Since I used the full palette of colours from the Masterclass, I deduce that I must have made the bright sections too small. So I painted over the chest plates and the front sections of the arms, and here is the result, (which I am much happier with).
Well, I’ve now worked my way through the tutorial out of White Dwarf 364 for the armour, and my results are a bit mixed.
Overall, I’m quite happy with the “six pack”, but a number of the other areas definately don’t look like they have the reflection right. The colour mixes do seemed to have worked though.
Well, I’ve had a productive couple of days now that I’m back from holidays. I’ve finished off the first of my Death Company, except for the glosses. I haven;t tried painting highlights on black in three stages before – I’ve normally just done one layer of Codex Gray. Having a 1:1 layer of Codex Gray/Chaos Black followed by a layer of Codex Gray, followed by Fortress Gray has come out a lot brighter than I’m used to. I’ll have to leave it sit for a while to see if it grows on me or not.
Next project is a bit of a bigger one – I’m trying to learn how to pain Non-Metallic Metal for the armour of my Sanguinary Guard, and then my converted Dante (when I get him converted). I’m using the Masterclass from WD 364. Here’s the end of the first five stages of the armour painting. I need to go and get some Dark Flesh paint before I can work on the next stages. The shoulder guard was painted when I ran out of armour stages that I could finish, and is in the standard Chpater colours of Scab Red with Bleached Bone trim.
I finally bit the bullet and started painting one of my Phoenix Lords (I have the full set, though Fuegan came so beautifully painted that I couldn’t bring myself to strip the model down and re-do it myself. Ditto on his escort of Fire Dragons)
I’ve been dreading putting paint and brush on these models for ages as they are so much a feature point of any table they walk onto. After two squads of Dark Reapers though, I though I probably had the skills to tackle Maugan Ra – especially as the paint scheme is so simple compared to some of the others. I mean, painting black models is cheating in some sense.
Anyway, this was finished a little while ago, and submitted to MiniWarGaming’s Painting Deathmatch for May 2011.