I finaly bit the bullet, and bought an airbrush. I wanted to see just how much I could get done in a couple of hours. After two painting sessions of two hours each, I got 6 tanks, a drop pod, and 36 space wolves undercoated.
The Drop pod is probably the most finished of the batch. I got a little too crazy with the drybrushing and made a mess of it. No problem, I just covered over the areas with the airbrush, and problem solved. I originaly painted this a robin egg shell blue, but decided I didn't want a powder puff team of wolves, and darkened the blue a bit. You can still see some of the powder blue at the top of the pod.( and a paint spot from the airbrush not having the right consistency of paint.)
Can't wait to add some freehand and details to the Landraider.
I am still undecided on whether or not I like the guitar string aerial on this Vindicator. Maybe I just need to bend it in a better arc. You can see on this tank that I basecoated the whole thing with a dark brown/black and then painted the blue over the top of it. Lastly I drybrushed it with a mix of codex grey and space wolves grey.
Magnetized predator. Like the look of it, don't know if I will use him a lot. Gotta love the tanks though.
This shows the color I originaly painted three tanks and a few guys. I think they will match allright once I wash and drybrush them. Sorry, a little out of focus.
Lastly, this shows the difference between a sweet resin base and your run-of-the-mill standard base. The bases are Runic bases from Secret Weapon miniatures. They look great. I can't wait to finish them up.
I learned a few things about the airbrush. I was a little intimidated at first. It is NOT a magic, make everything look great machine. It is another tool that has to be learned. Just like dry brushing, washing, highlighting, etc. It does paint a lot of stuff very fast.
The most important thing I have learned is to get the paint the right consisitency. Too thick and it jams it up. Too thin and you get splatter or watery spray.