tutorial on how to build modular canals. At the time I promised they would be painted by the end of the month. Oops! I guess I was waiting to improve my skills. The first set is completely painted now. After the jump are more pictures and some information about how I painted them.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Friday, November 16, 2012
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
rhino I showed on Saturday. I made a few changes for these two. I added an additional highlight using the airbrush. I also painted a few more details (lenses, skulls, etc) by hand. The models were still very fast to paint. I think I spent 4-5 hours in total painting these two. I am also going to test out using this colour scheme on my infantry models. The lighter colour will provide more options for weathering and fun on the regular marine and terminator models. I've included an outline of the steps I used below.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
I finished painting the first Rhino for my Death Guard army. I finished the conversion of this model in March, and started painting it, but didn't finish painting it until now. This is the first 40k vehicle I have painted. I decided to do as much of the painting as possible by airbrush. I only used a brush to apply weathering powders at the end. Most of the rust was done with the airbrush first. The model was base coated with Vallejo Model Air Duck Egg Green and then shadows were painted using Olive Drab. I used VMA Orange and Burnt Umber for the rust.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Monday, November 5, 2012
Imperial Fist terminator. This tutorial uses an airbrush to create the shading and highlights but a similar effect could be achieve using standard feathering and blending techniques. The advantage of airbrushing in this manner is that you can get blended highlights in much less time and without any sharp transitions between colours.The airbrushing in this tutorial is a bit more complex than simple zenithal highlights and gives a bit of a more stylized look with dramatic shadows and shading.