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I managed to find time to paint today, most of which i spent on this Thousand Son model. As much as I like the traditional yellow and blue stripes, I decided I wanted to try something different. I went with a turquoise blue kinda look… and when I was finished I really liked it. Now, hours later, looking at the photos and the model, I’m not quite as sure…
The home improvement efforts continue but I did manage to get some painting time in this week. I’m batch painting the grunts and weapon crew. So far I’ve made it through the skin tones and laid the base for the blacks and blues. It’s enough that they’re starting to take shape.
I know Rob @ Warhammer39,999 loves it when I do updates to models that have made seemingly little progress and all but here’s an update on my Heldrake :P Seriously though, I do these little updates to keep my motivation going. I often reach these points where I sit back and think, I’ve actually made some progress. This is one of those points.
I absolutely love the Heldrake. It’s been one of my most consistently performing units game to game and I like the model as well. It has also been a model I have not been looking forward to painting because there’s a lot too it. I enjoy painting detailed and intricate models but this thing just has so much surface area that I know damn well it’s going to take me forever with what little time I’ve had lately for painting.
There’s no shortage of articles related to painting your miniatures that focus on technique, color theory and the like. The thing that often seems lacking in most of these articles is style. Over time we all develop a style of painting and some times we don’t even realize it. I know I had a style of painting long before I became aware of it.
The Ork Codex talks about the green tide reproducing by spores released when they die, if I remember correctly. Well, I’m not really talking about that. On Thor’s latest Disciples of Twilight paint posting we were commenting about the painting process and it made me want to make this post, which I had actually thought ahead about.
It doesn’t look like it but I have made a lot of progress on these guys since last week. The armor is now all base coated and the half scheme cleaned up. Now I need to do some more clean up on the sombre grey, pick out details, do some washing and highlighting. It’s the base coating on these guys that takes all the time, getting all that trim, so I’m into the home stretch.
I’d like to contribute to Creative Twilight more than I do but you know how it is: real life’s always getting in our way. But I can at least share another Crimson Fist model with you (I don’t get much painting done so I have to show what I have).
After wrapping up my Cultists last week I figured I’d stick with troops for now on the painting front. I’ve had the other half of this squad painted for a while now and figured it was about time to get the full squad finished.
I haven’t made any progress on the Lascannon team, but the rest of the first infantry squad for my Grethcin Infantry Tactical Strikeforce (GITS) is painted and I’m happy with the results. Plenty of pictures inside:
Well, the latest batch of Cultists is almost done. Not much to say other than I’m working on the basing now and the rest is complete. Usual disclaimer, quick shot and some day (in a time far, far away), I’ll get some proper shots taken.
After a little more green stuff and basing I decided I was ready to start painting the first infantry squad for my Rebel Grots (Imperial Guard allied detachment.) I hadn’t chosen the color scheme yet but I had narrowed it down to a few options. I decided to paint up a quick color test to help me make a decision:
I’m continuing work on my Cultists, trying to get the unit done. The first five are done and will get sealed today. This batch has four as I save the Champion to do last and give him some more attention than his squad. Here’s a quick shot of them.
While I have two blogs (and other projects) of my own to maintain, I am also an occasional guest here at Creative Twilight (thanks, Thor). And i wanted to get my foot in the door over here as far as blogging some of my models rather than just controversial rule-bending. So I decided to send my scouts over to check out the scene and establish a beachhead, as it were.
I haven’t done one of these for a while because I lost motivation. My break from painting after The Standish Standoff kept getting longer and longer. Coupled with all the major ass kickings I’ve been receiving lately, well, interest has not been there. However, it was time to break the dry spell and finish off some Cultists I started months ago.