Sunday, January 27, 2013

Ork skin done

Finally the skin is finished. Five layers in total, and I think it is good enough. The skin is very important for the overall look o the orks, and if I put some extra energy on that I think the army will really pop on the table.

As the "army" stands now, it is 358 points strong. I will not rush an expansion yet, instead I will try to coerce my friends into playing low point games with me. But Lootas are high on my todo list. :)

Friday, January 25, 2013

Ork boyz, part 3

Layers 3 and 4 done. Some kind of definition is starting to show. Only two layers left on the skin, and each layer goes a lot faster than the last. When I get the metal and yellow areas basecoated these guys will start to look playable. Can't wait!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

5 shades of green

Tonight I amused myself with timing each Ork as I laid down the second layer of green. It takes consistently around 2 minutes per Ork and layer. Think I have to cut down on quality... :)

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Got to be startin' somethin'

So my AoBR warboss is painted and done. I followed the 'Eavy Metal masterclass pdf that details the painting of that very model, albeit with a bit more conversions going on. Turns out I loved the new techniques I learnt so much that I feel I should put them to use.
So here goes nothing. Batch one is 22 boyz, with 4 more incoming as soon as an eBay purchase for 4 pairs of legs arrive (the boxes have bits for them but no legs). Not much to see yet, just the skin basecoat laid down. Working on 22 detailed models at once is a daunting task. Enjoy!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Contemptor done

Finally! I actually learnt some new techniques on this one, plus it was super fun to build. I also really hate my gold paints, I have to I get me some of those new GW pots. Anyhoo, here it is. Hope you like it.

Here's an imgur album with more angles:

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

OOP is the new black

One oldschool powerfist sergeant I bought on the cheap on the Internet. Good stuff. Painted in one evening.


Using the Citadel sculpting tool and some water I was able to get this AoBR warboss arm in a much more gangsta-like pose. Happy with the results! Now to let it cure over night...

PS. Why do I sculpt on an Ork? They are my secret passion... ;)

All her children

So the basecoats are done on the regular termagaunts. I'll sleep some on the highlighting; right now I'm thinking drybrushing is the way to go.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Tyranid speedpainting training

Back again on my good pal's nids. This time it's an effort to get lots of grey plastic up to tabletop level. A good chance for me to practice speed and "good enough".

The method is currently:
Prime white
Wash in sepia
Drybrush bone
Basecoat shields
Basecoat claws and hoofs
Paint bases (maybe)

I'm down to about 8 minutes total per termagaunt at the moment, but those are probably the least detailed models...


Army shot January 2013

Oh my, so much plastic. It's easy to see that by focusing on getting some stuff at least basecoated blue, the whole army would look a lot better.