Originally Posted by The Wraithlord
Wow it has been so long since I checked in with this log that it took me quite some time to catch up lol. Xeno, this is a stunning army with some amazing work, colour me most impressed.
Thanks, Wraithlord, always nice to see you've stopped by. Even though I'm a pretty slow painter I have been able to finish quite a lot of things recently. I'm only lagging behind in weathering and fluff texts at the moment.
Those pictures, and progress, are made a big difference man. I take back my previous comments about the contrast between the blue and the black. The addition of further highlights on the blue and the infusion of purples into the black did wonders. Looking forward to seeing the star patterns and stuff on the black side.
There won't be any huge difference in the black parts. Just the occasional star twinkle and falling star where it's suitable. At least that's what I'm planning at the moment. I could go overboard and add planets and what not but I don't want to spend forever on this miniature
Void Sharks are looking good...nice to see the original idea finally reach fruition
On another note I saw your picture on the Forge World Facebook page. Pretty radical hair I must say
Radical times. Old picture. Still have a very similar haircut though. At the moment it's my natural boring colour but I'm thinking of doing something with it soon...
I've had problems with my primer going on the model all gritty and rough. I've had to take a toothbrush to the primed models and scrub them down to where they are smooth. Otherwise, all those bumbs show through the paint.
Have you had this problem before? Know a good way to correct it?
I don't use spray paint as primer at the moment so there's not much for me to say about spraypaints - sadly. I tend to use foundation paints for the first layer. I stripple it on in thin layers. I'm considering getting an airbrush though to use for priming and varnishing. So far I haven't gotten one of those though...
Originally Posted by Disciple_of_Ezekiel
Xeno...WOW man, you really are doing a stunning job as usual, the blues and purple look wonderful man! I need to build my confidence up in painting vehicles!
I'm glad you like him. I think vehicles can develop your skills quite a lot just because they are challenging with all the empty spaces. I've decided to go overboard on mine and freehand them - which is kind of the easy way out if you're good at it. I'd be a bit more reluctant to just paint them red and then try to weather them to a good look tbh
Quite a lot of work gone into the dread now, but most of it doesn't show that much in pictures. I'm slowly trying to finish of the legs so I can secure the miniature to the base to facilitate the painting of the rest of the miniature. Right now there are only a few highlights left to do! What I've done is basically picked out specific details in the armour plate colours (blue/black) and done the metal parts on the legs as well (with loads of washes, looks really good IRL - not so much in pictures). I've also done a basic spacepattern on the shin armour (as you can see on the added picture on the side). I'm still considering if I should add any designations to the Dread (company number, words and such) - I'm not quite sure on where I want the fluff to go on these guys as far as that matter goes.
I'm also realizing that I'm going to need to varnish this piece but I have no good way of doing it (spray varnish is a bitch for me and painting on the varnish will disrupt the weathering)...
Anyway, here he is once again!
Till next time