Posts tagged painting
Posts tagged painting
So, just for practicing weathering techniques and working with tanks, I bought this little 1/72 scale German Pz.Kpfw III from the local hobby shop for 20 bucks, put it together, and painted it up like a Black Templars tank. Looks pretty good, though there’s some small things I’d want to change when I do another actual Warhammer 40k tank.
My desk can be a scary, chaotic place sometimes.
I’ve been putting off doing my grail knights, mostly because I want to do them as well as I possibly can, and I still don’t really trust myself with barding. Anyways, I got the idea for the knights to drape their horses with what basically amounts to huge purity seals: I’ve always loved the weathered paper look on miniatures, and it seems appropriate for these ancient, saintly knights.
I did this method on a test model first, as you can see, and now I’m gonna do the same to the knight proper. Wish me luck, Tumbles.
Oh, and here’s how I painted it, more or less:
Of course, throughout this entire process, I was going for a tattered look, with light layers of slowly brightening colours done with almost-dry downward strokes, leaving some spots untouched.
Going to try my best to follow this with the new colours when I start painting my Iron Snakes.
Oooh, that’s helpful.
Shit, I totally forgot to upload this…
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you, King Louen Leoncoeur, the King of Bretonnia! Who I’m considering calling Duke Regnald le Courageoux, on his faithful steed Mordelair.
Because I love me my ridiculous, over-the-top names and fluff, and because I’ll probably never, ever run him as the actual king.
Anyways, I’m absurdly proud of this model, it’s by far the funnest thing I’ve ever painted.
Tutorial: Skink Shields.
Okay so here is a quick easy tutorial on how to get your skink shields looking great.
Step 1. Base coat shields, this is just simply throwing down a base colour on the shields I did a Fortress Grey base for my purple shields and a Regal Blue Base for my Blue shields.
Step 2. Wash the shields, I used Laviathan Purple and Asurmen Blue on these.
Step 3. Detail, go through and paint up all the little feathers and bits of rope holding the metal plates on and.
Step 4. Highlighting, This is just simply painting light thin lines on raised areas/edges etc, on my Purple/Grey shields I highlighted using fortress Grey and blue ones Mordian Blue.
Step 5. Metals, just go round and paint up the metal parts with whatever you like, I used Dwarf Bronze on all of these shields, but Chainmail and Shining Gold work well to.
That’s them done!
I chose to do these because they look really intimidating with all the scales and tiny parts, but as you can see they are a breeze, just a few things to remember:
- Don’t be shy with the wash, make sure it seeps into the cracks, it will do a fair bit of your highlighting for you as it naturally runs from higher surfaces.
- Don’t worry about getting your base colour on things it shouldn’t be on, you’ll clean it up later anyway.
- Experiment, these shields can be any colour using this simple technique or base, wash, detail, highlight will work with everything.
Also You might be thinking why 2 colours? well there are 2 reasons:
- I wanted to show how any colours will work with this method.
- For my army I plan, 30 skinks which will don the purple shields and 20 skink skirmishers which will be taking the blue shields!
Hope you enjoy this and find it useful!
I’ll post a pegasus I’ve done over on biggestlittleminiatures for you to see… Typically, we prime white and use flow improver. flow improver will even out your white a lot, make it less “gloppy.” It takes a moment longer to dry, but makes for smoother coats.
When I do white horses or fabric, I start with a coat of Bubonic brown and drybrush up the white.
True, lots of flow improver does help, but I honestly so like the idea of just endless drybrushing… Sounds like it’d work pretty damned well. The problem with actually painting the white on is just the endless layers you have to do… although priming white is, indeed, a huge help. Shame I usually only have black primer on hand… Oh well.
So here’s tip number 3 again with the basics.
Keep Two Water Pots.
So again this is a pretty basic tip, you may have noticed I have a yellow and a blue cup in the background of some of my photo’s they are my two water pots.
Yellow - Metals
Blue - Colours
So it’s handy to have separate water…
My beastmen! I actually find Ungors really easy to paint. Just layer up your flesh tones, abuse mud wash, et voila. Damned faster than fucking knights, too.