I absolutely love your dirt, both on the the two minis and the terrain and seeing them in a single shot makes them both more impressive.
Best part about that dirt is that it's fairly straightforward to make and only leaves a slight mess on my entire desk behind when I do it!
Basically follows this setup:
Primer – Vallejo Black Primer
1st Coat – Vallejo Air 71.036 Mahagony - Fixate with spray coat with varnish (any type)
2nd – Forge World Orange Rust Powder - Fixate with isopropanol (hence varnish in previous step)
3rd – Forge World Light Rust Powder - Fixate with isopropanol
4th – Forge World Black Soot Powder (if applicable) / Forge World Faded Green Powder (if applicable) followed by Games Workshop Nihilakh Oxide (if applicable) / Forge World Bone Dust Powder (if applicable) - Fixate with isopropanol
5th - Coat with Satin Varnish
Love your painting and enjoy your wit mate, keep it coming.
It's sporadic, but I do my best. Even the simplest miniatures appear to take ages to finish these days. Even just putting on a few highlights takes me a weeks worth of evenings. Meh - basically.
I'm doing some tweaking with pictures. I have this super nice thread idea that I'd want to launch in a "better world scenario" (ie if I had time and capability to achieve what I'm looking for). So here's a header picture I took for the Alpha part of that thread, obviously a placeholder till I could get more miniatures painted:
In other news I did manage to finish not one but two* miniatures the past few days. First one is the stand in army leader / sergeant. He's magnetized in the right arm and the left wrist so he can swap weapons if needed. Haven't painted any of his weapon options though (which is typical for me). I must say I'm fairly pleased with him apart from the fact that his armour shade is like 5% brighter than I would have preferred - alas this is something that varies between every miniature so it's not like it's something that's easy to control and or fix:
The second* miniature finished is actually the first Alpha tester that I did some minor adjustments to and completely repainted the backpack on. I'm much more pleased with him now and he doesn't stick out as much when in company of the other 3 finished miniatures:
And I will end this short update with another "Army Picture". This army is now quickly accumulating points. I mean, depending on how I define these marines they could easily approach 200 pts in illegal unit choices now! Are you impressed? You should be, because I am!