Monday, June 27, 2011

Veteran squad Aquilon

Finally, veteran squad Aquilon is finished :)

This makes 19 marines painted and i have just 25 more to go for this 1750 list...more than 50% to go........ouch.

I have another 1 squad of veterans to paint and this time i'll be using the death company set. Much much easier to convert than metal.

Appreciate your comments guys :)

Monday, June 20, 2011

2/5 Vanguard Veterans

Managed to get only 2 veterans done over the weekend. I'm really a slow painter...sigh. Gotta learn to speed up the process pronto else this force will never set foot on a tabletop anytime this century.

Also am suffering writers block = lazy. But does not the saying goes 'a picture tells a thousand words'. So 7 pictures i give you, worth at least 7000 words. Am sure you'd rather see pictures anyway.

Simple conversion to give them a thunderhammer and a lightning claw. Cutting metal is not fun.

Cheers all.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Vallejo paints and airbrush highlighting

I'm officially in love with vallejo paints. Thinned it with glass cleaner and it sprayed on smoothly. Vallejo provided equivalents to GW paints and i'm very happy with the results. The drop bottle design is heaven for airbrush thinning as you can control the number of drops you use so once you get the formula right, subsequent colors are a no brainer.

For the base i used scarlett red, the equivalent of GW scab red.
This time though i decided to experiment highlighting using an airbrush so gory red was sprayed next from an above angle. This was followed by bloody red and finished with hot orange.
The secret i believe is not to make it to obvious but then again this is my first attempt at this. Hopefully the effect will be more apparent after i'm done with some washing which i'll do tomorrow.
It's not very obvious from the photo but there are slight color differences on the high edges.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Vanguard Veterans

Managed to get these done over the weekend. Not much but they have been kitted to my needs and primed. We'll let them dry for the nite and sprayed base red tomorrow. I'm gonna be using my new vallejo (wooohoooooo!!!!) game color set with these. Really looking forward to painting these models after going all white for the past few weeks.

Cheers all. Have a good week ahead :)

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Sanguinary priest brother Heracles

Brother Heracles, the 2nd sanguinary priest in my 1750 list is finally done. This will be the last model in this list that will be in all white armor. And i must say that i've quite enjoyed the experience. With my earlier interest in a white scars army, it's nice to be able to paint some white marines for my angels sanguine force.

I had loads of fun choosing from the death company set to make these 2 priests. The set gives a lot of nice shoulder pads option that you can really go crazy over. I enjoyed giving them some extra treatment as compared to my usual 'let's get this done quickly' attitude towards painting.

My 2 priests together :)

Next up is either the vanguard vets or a assault squad...

Or maybe just a trial emperor's children....hmmmm