A blog that will hopefully inspire me to become a better gamer, modeler, and painter.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Overdue update!

Man has it been a LONG time since I did an update.  School really likes to take up all my time (and working 3 jobs).  Luckily I have had some free time, so I decided to do some painting.  I have been getting 1-2 models worked on a night.  My goal is to get all the orange done on all the models before breaking it down to squads to get finish things.  I need one more command box and I can finish 2 squads!  (plus add tons more to bitz boxes)

The color scheme is really simple.  All the cloth is Macharius Solar Orange.  Armor is Iyanden Darksun, and the weapons and few things are Calthan Brown.  Metal parts are black with some silver drybrushed over, bleached bone for skills, some gold on wings, and the eyes are painted (first time doing it).  Skin is being painted with P3 paints, which I like WAY more than GW paints.

Also started working with a wet palette that I bought at Dick Blicks for liek 5 bucks (love discounts).  Only used orange so far but I like it.  On to some bad quality pics!  The ones with valkyries belong to Flekkzo.  If you haven't yet, check out his blog!  www.flekkzo.blogspot.com

And just a pic of the pretty valkyrie!

Valkyrie number 2 is almost done getting painted I am told.  The pic above is not the finished product, as a few things changed, but close enough to get the idea.

And finally, some new pretty things that are getting added to the IG list.  One for the Corsairs, and one for the Catachan army I have (which has no name)

Hopefully in 2 weeks I will be posting about how great they look in paint!
Back to painting.


  1. The troopers are looking good. Have you thought of giving them a little weathering?

  2. Maybe if someone wants to help me learn some weathering ;)

    I kind of want to keep them cleanish. I imagine them more coming from a place that doesn't have a lot of dirt. Like a giant hive world or something.

  3. I'm more than happy to teach whatever little knowledge I've gained. I think an extra wash should be a good beginning (rather several careful washes than a giant one, can do the first wash just in the crevasses and end with a light all over one).

    One can weather with other colors than brown. Can make the uniform look a little worn for instance.

  4. It did get a wash over most of it. I may try something with some oil based washes to give me some extra work time. I am also tempted to dip the whole model and then dullcoat it.

    Or somehow find a way to make the clothes slightly more faded. A grey glaze may do the trick.