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Friday, February 07, 2014

WIP: Dark Vengeance Cultists - Basecoats & Highlights

What the hell?! 40k on my blog again?! Weird. Remember when I converted up the duplicate models in these guys way back in the sands of time? Me neither. Let's finally put some paint on them shall we...

I plan to use these guys as an exercise to learn more about air brushing and to try out a new "secret weapon" I recently got my hands on.
My gear.
My limited palette.
 I'm going to try and do a bunch of the colors with the airbrush to work on control and to see how far I can push it's fine detail work while only thinning with water. I have a new fine detail airbrush, but I really want to see how far I can push the Patriot with it's.03 nozzle. So here is how things look with no masking and just base colors sprayed on...
 Not bad. Will require some tidying up with a brush. Below you can see them mounted on some grey things next to the ones on paint pots. Those are called poly plugs. You can find them in various sizes in your local DIY store in the plumbing section. About a $1.50CAD each. Very handy for squads.
So, here is how they look after cleaning them up with the brush...
 Between the AB and the brush, I only spent about 1 hour getting this far! Yay me! Now I'll stay with the brush from here on out and move onto the highlights mixing only the colors in my limited palette to highlight up with.
 That took about 1.5 hours. The next step will be to use those "secret weapons" I was talking about to shade back down. I'm not just branching out my subject matter anymore, now I'm trying new tools and paints...
Oh... it's gonna be fun XD

Next post: We get a little shady before coming back into the light, also a little look at The Lady Inquisitor's hobby skills o_O What? You thought we share a hobby room to cuddle or something?! No. She's hardcore. So hit me up with any questions, comments or concerns and remember; you can't spell paint without a little pain :)