September 22, 2009

Dreadnought progress - WIP

Been working on the metal areas of the dread since they required a lot of drybrushing layers and layers plus lots of washes.

Pretty happy with the banner so far. Still needs a name on there and the blue to be made to look like cloth. Still undecided what to paint on the back. Should it be blue as well or cream?

I needed a break from metals so did most of this guy quickly, he still needs his skin done.


Saw on Frothers someone had the idea to convert plastic bloodletters into Aliens' Aliens. I had to try it out for my plans to pimp out my old copy of Space Hulk with EM4 Colonial Marines and proper Aliens. Of course a day after I did this the new version of Space Hulk was announced. Kinda killed off the project, ah well I'll still do these up as Aliens as I have time.

September 17, 2009

Dreadnought Banner - WIP

Worked on the banner last night, I'm trying to get the look of the heraldry being embroidered onto the banner. Not sure if the effect is too large to work properly. Seems to work at a short distance away.

The desert yellow base is given a wash of devlin mud for initial shading.

I start adding the embroidery lines on the eagle with yellow then white mixed with yellow then straight white.

Now I've done the skull and Ultra symbols. The Ultra starting from Space Wolf Grey and working up to white, the skull from a light coffee brown up to white.

A few layers of shading is added to the eagle give more of a gold look using several washes.

That's it for now, lots more to go.

September 11, 2009

Dreadnought Base - WIP

Got to work on the dreadnought finally. Messy stuff always needs to be done 1st so I started with the base which involved a fair bit of drybrushing and washes, and individually painting all those tiles.

I'm pretty happy with the way the stone work has a concrete colouring to it and a good level of dirtiness to it.

edit: Here's the paints I used to paint the concrete

basically it was a series of drybrushes followed by picking up the edges carefully with white.

September 6, 2009

Greenskins WIP

Finally got started on painting some of my greenskins for this years GD. Got started on the skin on all of them and got one gretchin done in the 1st day of painting.