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Worked on the metallics today. I remembered a long time ago, Tamiya made a Gun Metal Blue that was really good looking for gun barrels. I figured I’d try to duplicate that on the many, many barrels these dakkajets have.
The base metal color is a 70/30 Boltgun Metal/ Abbadon Black (I miss Chaos Black). I find starting at Boltgun doesn’t give me the depth I want in my metallics so I darken it down to start.
I then washed just he gun barrels in Asuraman Blue Wash (form the semi-old line)
A “wet” brushing of Boltgun to start the highlighting process. Wet brushing is similar to dry brushing but he brush is wet and the paint is thinned. It tends to eliminate the chalkiness that can happen from too dry a paint. I followed this with a wet brushing of with Chainmail (I’ve got quite a few old pots sitting around).
A generous coating of Nuln Oil.
Followed by a wet brushing of Mithril Silver.
Leaving me with a rich, blu-ish (hard to tell from the photos though, it’s metallics) with a layer of dirty grim and bright highlights. The highlights will be knocked down with the Testors Dulcote sealer. Here’s a close up side by side for each of the above steps.
I think I’ll be starting the individualization of each plane next. Specific patterns and markings to more easily differentiate them and give each a little more character.
Need to slowly work back up to speed. I missed my workbench!
These are three dakkajets I purchased and built for the local Apoc back in January, haven’t touched anything since then. I wanted to start painting the blasta bomma but I’m using these three fellas as a test bed since most of the paint range for GW has changed since I painted anything. Based with Khornate Red, a layer of Tamiya X-7 and topped with Evil Sunz Red. I’m now blocking back out all the metallic areas. It’ll be slow, tedious work but a must to keep my style up. I’ve got the blocking out done on one of them.
Now that school is winding down and summer is here, I can devote some bench time and get back into this crazy hobby thing again – Gork I missed it!
So I sliced my finger good (or bad, depending on how you look at it) the other day. It’s still thumping sore but works gotta go on, right? Here’s the cut…
Doesn’t look like much in the photo at left, a small cut. What you can’t see very well in the photo is the deep slice and blood bruising in the perfect shape of a #11 Exacto blade, outlined in light blue. Going to be interesting to see how long this takes to come all the way to the surface.
In other news, I purchased a new tool. A 1 ton aircraft steel punch! I got this for making rivets since my old punch all of a sudden went bendy-wendy on me, not sure why/how. This has various plug/punch dies that fit into it so I can make a few different sizes I’ll be using this soon on the bomma and I’ll let you know how it works.
On the modeling front I did get some of that worked on today. First up, my test scheme for the new ‘umie force I’m starting as an alliance. I like how he turned out except the green uniform is a little light in my opinion, I want something a little more towards an olive drab green. I know how to fix that, just didn’t go back to change this whole thing. I also tried the decals from the box and was sorely disappointed. I think I’ll just go with some freehand of some sort. I might also play with the gun color, changing it to black as I think there might be a bit too much green going on and a little more black should balance that out.
I also dragged the blasta bomma out of mothballs finally and started work on that. After putting the dakkajet together I figured out how I was going to do the turret gunners on top – grot gunners from the burna bomma parts! I just need another dakkajet and I’m good to go there. I started by wrapping up the detailing on the nose/deff arsenal section. Added the banding to “strengthen” the look and bolts/rivets to the bridge of the nose and new banding.
Felt good to start cutting and gluing again. I’m hoping to keep working at a steady pace and completing this by the end of next summer. We’ll see!
Slow progressd on the stormboyz, but progress none the less. I decided since I was using these to waste time until we move into the new house (which we got – probably another 30+ days before move in) I was going to use these to test and push myself. I want to try using a totally NNM technique – no metallic paints. We’ll see how it goes.
The only thing I got done this week was the boots. As with all of the new ork models, the details are incredible and finely done. Since it’s hard to shoot these due to angle and lighting, I’ll just post a few of them…
And I picked up a little bit of usefulness at the local thrift store today…
It’s a bit larger than the Forgeworld Gargantuan Squiggoth but I’m going to make this guy work. Much cheaper!!!
Selling a house (selling it well, anyway) is hard work! Whew! Anyone know of anyone in the central Minnesota area in need of a nice 5 bedroom rambler with a lot of party space?
Anyway, I still have some painting I can do while everything else is packed. A neat bonus is if I finish the stormboyz before the house sells, I’ve got a Forgeworld Bikerboss coming that should help fill in the time til then. 🙂 On to what I am working on though – stormboyz!
I’ve spent a bit of time over the last week or so (more than usual because of the house selling thing) and really didn’t post anything because they were short sessions that really didn’t show much difference. Now the new pics actually look a bit advanced from the old ones.
I’ve completed the clothing (blue to match Zagstruk, not because he’s a Deffskull), the leather straps and the fur trim on the ones that have it. A problem with taking pics of this work is most of it is only seen from the underneath so showing a regular front-on shot of the mob doesn’t really show much. I’ve picked a couple to show the general level of work I’m doing here.
They’re a little better than my standard boyz as I’m using these guys to kill time – I might as well spend a little of it doing a slightly better job. I’m at the point now where I can’t really assembly line paint the same things on all of the models so it’s ‘pick one and finish it’ and repeat. Then off to the rokket packs!
Well. just about everything in the house is packed and it’s all staged and ready for showing at any time. Let’s hope it sells sooner rather than later!
I was smart enough to leave myself something to do if I got a chance. Ten stormboyz and two mekboyz are all I’ve got to work on until either this house sells or someone buys the other house first and we all unpack. Took some time to start the skin and wrapped that up tonight. Nothing big but something to keep the Waaagh! growing in the meantime.
I’m back from vacation and work has slowly restarted on Red Jack’s Battlewagon. As I wrote in my blog yesterday, the battlewagon’s in it’s awkward stage where it’s paint job looks too clean and parts are unpainted and it may be tough to envision what the end product will look like. That’s alright, I know it’s gonna rock when it’s done.
I’ve finally started on the details – checks and glyphs. There are some areas that are not started yet – the boarding plank, the rear deck and exhaust areas. This is because I’m unsure what I want there yet. I’m in the middle of over-analyzing how I’m going to do he rust effect and how to paint the engine housing. I still need to paint the edges of the glyphs and do some research into what I want to put on the big open areas – I eft them open on purpose so I could scrawl graffiti on it, not sure what I want it to say yet. “Die ‘Umie Scun” and “Da Big Waaagh!” are some of the ideas floating around in my head right now.
I know it’s lookin’ all pretty and fresh looking but that’ll change once everything has had a once over, then the dirt/grease/paint/blood will fly!
Deff rolla rocks. I’ve actually taken photos during each step of the finishing of the roller. The plates started off with with a primer black base.
For the first two layers I used a wet version of dry brushing. The brush was wet and paint had been thinned down as normal, only I brushed the colors over tops of everything in very broad and almost all encompassing strokes.
IN ORDER: Tin Bits, Straight Boltgun Metal, hightlights with Chainmail.
IN ORDER: Mithril on highest highest parts and outlined edges and edges of spikes to give depth/dimension, first “magic wash” with black, second “magic wash” with Chestnut Ink.
The Mithril might seem, at first glance, to be a bit bright for an orky vehicle but my experience with washing and sealing with a matte spray (Testors Dullcote) one needs to bring your highlights up at least on or two levels higher than you think since the spray will knock back high spots considerably.
Here it is with the roller in place, I’ve already painted to the arms to match.
The rusted chain is your standard hobby jewelry chain primed black, wet brushed with Dark Flesh, Vermin Brown and then sparsely washed with Fiery Orange.
After test fitting the chain (meaning “wrapping it around ten different times”) I found where I wanted it to start and end. I prepped the start/end points by scraping away a small spot down to the bare plastic so the glue holds well. I glued one end in place, wrapped the chain and glued the other end. The chain is spot glued down in a few areas to keep the chain from slipping too much and coming loose or slipping over the spikes and comming loose.
I then used a short piece of tubing cut vertically to create two end covers to protect the bolts that adhere the chain. At least thats by excuse – in reality it just covers the ugly glue down.
Here’s the wrapped and painted roller.
The boyz got so excited at this point they just had to take the thing out for a ride. Mighty purdy dey iz! And yes, as per the 2nd Edition rules, it will hold 20 boyz.
I’ve got a few things to finish off before calling it complete – paint the spotlight “eye”, paint the lighting bolts on the roller arms and finish painting the bolt-on big shootas. All in all, I should be finished with it this week.
Spent some quality time with the wagon tonight and finally got some dirt on it. I finished up some of the smaller details and little things I’ve been agonizing over (hate it when I do that – they’re jut little things…).
I made up a pot of magic wash with black and did an entire base wash and got it nice and dirty. I’ll do another brown dirty wash to add some color to the grime before moving on to the rusty spots. This is gonna be fun! I will be out all next week with the missus on vacation so work will be put on hold till next weekend.
Later every one and enjoy!
Made some progress this weekend on Red Jack’s sweet new ride. Did some detail painting, adding some graffiti stuff and started painting the Kill Kannon. I’m at an impasse though. I don’t know what I should paint the main barrel. Black? Red? Steel? The reason I’m waffling is I will be writing something along the barrel (something appropriately orky, like “BOOM!” or something) and putting text over metallics will make it to hard to decerne – I learned that on my looted Russ.
Sooo – I’m taking suggestions, I’m leaning towards red but open to ideas.
Here’s how it looks right now…