Wednesday, February 10, 2016

WIP Dark eldar Grotesque Unit

Here is a pic of my progress on the Grotesque squad.  I've since added some orange, and some Nihilakh wash on the copper.  I hope you like them.

 The abberation is missing his magnetized left arm.  He had a Ichor injector which I was using as a scissorhand.  My corpse thief claw formation stole the Ichor injector.  I need to make a new scissorhand.
 Real fish hooks.  Careful moving him.

Friday, February 5, 2016

How I paint Dark Eldar Grotesques and Wracks.

Here's a quick tutorial on how I paint Grotesques and Wracks.  First start with a good basecoat.  I use black for my dark eldar.
Then I heavy drybrushed the whole thing this Brown color.  Brown is a good base for coppers and golds.

Next, drybrush the model with the copper.  This way it picks out all the little metal details.

I paint the flesh areas with the base Deneb Stone.  And wash with Ogryn flesh.

 Next, I started picking out the armor plates with the foundation, mechrite red.

New Space Wolves! Iron Priest and Ulric the Slayer

I really like the new Iron Priest model.  Love the Hellfrost pistol.  Ulric is great too.  He's what I have always pictured a space wolf lord to look like.  Can't wait to get these two.  The iron priest would look great on a thunderwolf.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Storm Wolf Diagonals tutorial

Here's a simple tutorial for adding diagonal patterns on your vehicles.  I started by looking at the GW paint job, and saw that one yellow triangle fit on the corner engine piece, or about 7mm.  I then used a pencil and ruler to draw in the triangles.

 More pencil work.
 Then I started painting the yellow.  I used the yellow base color, Iyanden yellow (now Averland sunset).  The most important thing about painting straight lines is paint consistency.  You want it watery enough to flow well, but thick enough to lay some color down.
 You can see on these pics I magnetized the turret.  That is a piece of thin sheet metal across the hole for the turret.  The magnet is on the underside of the turret.
 Then I went back and added in the black.  I still need to touch up a few spots, but am mostly done.  Pretty straighforward.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Space Wolf Family pic

Every so often, I like to pull out one of my armies and do a family pic. I always am surprised by how much more I need to paint, and surprised by how much my squads have changed with each dex.  I swore I had 15 finished blood claws.....

I also did some triangle Dags on the engine of the storm wolf.  I may do a simple tutorial if anyone is interested.  I like how they came out.  They just need a little touch up.
 The space wolf air force so far.  The raptor is finished, the storm wolf about 80%, and the Xiphon is just base coated.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Storm Wolf WIP

 WIP Storm Wolf.  still needs a lot of work.  Need to tone down the streaks.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Lukas and Harald

With winter hitting, I got the itch to start wolves again.  Here are some WIP pics of Lukas and Harald.
For airbrushing, I use a grey primer, then airbrush with vallejo intermediate blue, making sure to get all the under surfaces covers. Then after it dries, I prime grey again, in a top-down spray, leaving the dark blue on the lower parts.  Then I airbrush a custom mix of light blue, grey and true blue.  It mixes well with the grey primer to get the blue of my wolves.  Too much airbrushing this color on, ruins the mix.
 After airbrushing, I drybrushed with Enchanted Blue (now Caledor Sky)
 Flesh and Hair.
 For the runes, I left the blue in the rune, and dry brushed the grey over.  Then finished patching up the grey.

 For my gold, I start with tin bitz, then dry brush gehenna's gold, then Auric armor gold.

They both still need some work.