söndag 29 december 2013

Bloodletter test

Hi there. This Christmas I treated my self to some plastic drugs. I more or less walked in to the local hobby store and started picking out boxes of models I have wanted to paint for some time. The only restriction was that it had to be infantry as I have way to many big models left to paint and I need something I can finish in one sitting. Amongst the models that ended up in my shopping cart was some bloodletters. I have had my eye on these for some years but never gotten around to actually painting them. Well to make a short story short, I assembled one this evening and gave it a quick paint job to try out the paint scheme. After having a look around the net I decided not to go for the traditional light red bloodletters that GW and most other people (on the net) are doing. Instead I wanted some contrast as I had decided that the whole model would be the same colour to represent their demonic nature. I am quite pleased with the look, but it is quite far from a traditional bloodletter, so what do you think, should I paint the rest the same way?

fredag 27 december 2013

Dropship done

Finally I have finished the Dropship. I am very pleased with the over all look, but I have learnt a lot about plasticard and the importance of symmetry. More measuring, less cutting. I hope you like it.

tisdag 17 december 2013

Fallen Dark Angels Champions

Just a short update. This week and last? I have not had much hobby time. I am still painting away on the dropship but progress is slow. I have just started preparing the engines which are the last part of the dropship proper. Then I just need to paint up some missiles and missile pods to finish it of. In the mean time I have tried to finish the chaos champions from the Dark Vengance set. As I have shown before, I choose to paint them up as fallen Dark Angels and I think they look good together with the rest of the FDA. I also tried a new way of painting the power/demon weapon on the leader. On the FDA terminator sergeant I painted some lightning pattern which turned out ok, but not great. So this time I thought that I would try some drybrushing to get I nice glow to the weapon. It did not turn out exactly as I had envisioned but I am still very pleased with the result. I think the blending is rather smooth if I might say so my self. I might try this out again for other power weapons in the army.

söndag 8 december 2013

Prgress, dropship and Fallen Dark Angels

Once again I have been travelling with work and has not had much time to paint or blogg. Add to this the tedious work with large surfaces on the dropship and we are in for a bit of a wait for some clear progress. I have also been adding some time on the fallen Dark Angels and their serfs just to break up the paint scheme and add in some models I actually can finish in an evening. All in all I am happy with the result, now I just need to finish the last parts of the dropship and I will be free to work a bit more on the Opus and some other builds I have in mind. I have learned a lot during the dropship build, both a bout plastic card, scratch building and painting scratch build parts. One thing about building with plastic card is that you have to file the edges. When you snap the plastic card after scoring it with a knife, the edges are really sharp and will stand out when paired with casted parts that have more rounded edges. I have also noticed that the plastic card surface is much smoother than normal plastic kit parts and are more sensitive to scratching when painted, so one thing I will start doing in the future is to roughen the surface with sand paper to get the paint to stick better. Another thing that I have found to be true is that as with paint, plastic card needs atlest three layers to look believable, be that three sheet layers or two layers with ribbons or one layer with two layers of detail. Anything less and it tends to look flat and not blend in with the rest of the model. That beeing said, the most important par is to get the things symmetric and make it fit well together from the start, it is really hard to cover any gaps up with green stuff and any asymmetry really sticks out. So even if I am happy with the over all look of the drop ship it will not stand up to any closer inspection. But I will take these lessons to hart when working on the opus.