Completed my first land speeder and i must say i really enjoyed building this kit. The fit was quite good and i had a lot of fun painting it up. As with my skulls drop pod, i used a lot of black into the scheme in tribute to the classic Silver Skulls rhino which i saw in a very old SM codex....don't remember which edition.
I wanted the scheme to look really retro/old style and went with simple block of silver and black. I'll share why i choose the Silver Skulls in another post. What i didn't realise was that they have been around for a long time in 40k lore. Am really happy i decided to paint this chapter.
This being my 3rd 40K army i'm experimenting with the weathered look. No clean models for this Wildhost version. I know i could have done more with this model but i just ran out of time and steam. A secret to good weathering, i believe, is knowing when to stop.
I still need to put some flock on the base but otherwise i'm happy with the end look . Thanks to Jeff for the assault marine shoulder pads. And Dynath for designing the Silver Skulls shoulder pads. More on that in the next post :)
Tomorrow, we change from painting vehicles to some infantry models....in the shape of 6 mean rough tough 1st company terminators.
As always i appreciate all comments. Cheers guys :)
Started on my land speeder tonite and spent most of it on masking. Its tedious work and reminded me of 3 colors camo scheme i used to do for WW2 fighter planes. In hindsight i shouldn't have assembled the whole kit to make airbrushing easier. Lesson learnt for the 2nd speeder i guess.
I used normal masking tape and tissue rolls. A tip from my aircraft modeling days. Just stuff the cockpit area with tissue until it covers all the internal area snugly. With careful airbrushing you'll manage to avoid over-spray from getting inside.
I used GW chainmail as the silver color for this vehicle. After some washing, the color will be toned downed and should fit the Skulls scheme nicely in my opinion. Didn't want to use boltgun because for large surfaces it'll make the model look dark esp after applying washes.
I painted on a layer of boltgun on the front metal bumper guard and that's all i managed tonite. The masking process really took a good portion of my limited hobby time. But i'm glad it's all done. I should be able to make better progress tomorrow nite. So stay tuned :)
I'm starting a Silver Skulls 1500 points army and setting myself a time frame of 10 weeks to complete it. This project actually started last Monday. My list will be :
HQ : Prognosticator (Chaplain in terminator armor)
Troops : Tactical squad A (10 men)
Drop pod A
Tactical squad B (10 men)
Drop pod B
Elites : Assault terminators (6 men)
Fast Attack : Land speeder squadron (2)
Heavy Support : Devastator squad (10 men)
Land raider Crusader
37 infantry models and 5 vehicles (42 in total) in 10 weeks should be doable :) Let's see.
I decided to paint the first drop pod last week since i've never painted one before. And yes...it is the very same drop pod that i won from the Gameforge event hehe. I forgot to take daily progress pictures but i'll do that for next week. In the meantime, this is the my humble take on a Silver Skulls drop pod.
I've decided to build the 4th company and have green as the company color thus avoiding my unconscious preference for red :)
Nothing to shout about but one drop pod is completed and we're on schedule :)
Next up is a landspeeder....another model i've never built. Progress pics tomorrow.