Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Pilot for the Dakkajet

Hi gang,

I've been able over the last couple of days to get some hobby in, and that entails continuing on with the Ork Dakkajet project I've started over the last couple of weeks. I have the initial work done on the body of the plane and I thought I could get started on the pilot.

So after about a two hour paint job on him, he has been finished and even if I do say so myself he looks delighted to be flying a plane!

His skin was very simple Vallejo Caymen Green with highlights of Vallejo Dead Flesh and a couple washes of the new GW Glazes to bring the Dead Flesh back down a little bit. The Bomber fleece jacket was just Vallejo Desert Earth and a wash of Devlan Mud. But I am most proud of his lips and ear tips with are done in a really simple way. A basecoat of Vallejo Dead Flesh, a wash of purple wash followed by a wash of Baal Red and jobz a gud un!

So now that the pilot is done I've no excuse to put off painting the highlights on each of these paint chips. SIgh..........


Sunday, 12 August 2012

A new hobby room and first use of blogsy!

Hi gang,
It sure has been a while, but I suppose moving back home, starting a new job and commuting about 2 and a half hours a day might be enough for anyone. I have been getting painting in though, so let's see what I've been up to. Ok? Let's go!
First things first, my new base of operations. It's a fairly small room but I don't need much space plus those shelves are great storage space. The only disadvantage is that it's at the back of the house and there is not much natural light, only a small window with a tree pretty much blocking any light brave enough to attempt to approach my minis. Which means the lights have to be on even in the middle of the day.
But what have I been working on? The largest project is a 30 man/skeleton unit for my Warhammer Vampire count army. They all are armed with hand weapons and shields and I really wanted to go for a weathered oxidised look but also somehow keeping them easy to paint. I decided to go with a white undercoat and build the bone especially with simple washes. I was quite pleased with how the first couple turned out as well as the command models.
The colour scheme of black and red isn't exactly inspired for Vampire Counts but hey, you shouldn't mess with a classic too much, right? The bases of all 30 will be done at the same time once the overall unit is finished.
Rank and File Skeletons
Skeleton Command
I have also gone back to my first 40k army and started work on the first Nob in my Warboss retinue. The idea is to have a Nob 'advisor' from each of the main Klans. So I started work on the Evil Sun Nob.

I have to say I'm very happy how his skin has turned out so far. The metals are still the rest of the body pretty much has still to be done.

I'm going to leave the update there for now. Hopefully I will be updating this more regularly again as I've found this fairly sweet blogsy app which makes updating on my iPad a snap!

Until next time........

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