Here’s a guide as to how I panted up my Rebs Force.
The first thing to say is there were a few basic colours that stayed the same throughout the force; the armour, blacks, reds, metals and leather. So here’s a rundown of how those colours were achieved:
Armour: The armour was painted in the same fashion as my Deadzone terrain. Take a look HERE to see how that was acheived.
Blacks: Basecoat with Abaddon Black
Highlight of Mechanicus Standard Grey with a touch of Hawk Turquoise focussing on the top edge of the folds and raised areas
Highlight of Codex Grey with a touch of Hawk Turquoise
Fine Highlight of Fortress Grey with a touch of Hawk Turquoise
Was of Nuln oil mixed with a bit of Lahmian Medium
Reds: Over the Khorne Red base:
Layer of Mephiston Red leaving the recesses the original colour
Many a hobbyist starts the year, bright eyed and eager to attack that backlog of projects that continuously seems to build and build until it finally consumes them and their loved ones.
NAY I SAY TO THEE IN 2014! We shall fight back against the rising tide of metal and plastic!
For 2014, I’d like to bring back arguably one of my favorite monthly features of the (now defunct) Lost Hemisphere blog: PAINT THE TARGET!
Stop making those lofty New Year Resolutions and Paint pledges you can’t keep. Let’s take it chunk by chunk!
RULES: At the beginning of each month, I give you a target (for instance, paint a model with a ranged attack), you paint said target. Email me pics by the end of the month and I’ll make a big gallery for all to see. Random prize draws may also be had every once in awhile. I’ll have to check my coffers first though…
Although my readership is mostly Warmachine/Hordes related, I’m opening this up to any game. Bring on those Infinity, Malifaux, or 40K models as well!
I do believe Cryx-mas has recently come and gone…For the first challenge, an easy one:
Paint a model you received as a gift over this past holiday.
(This last bit I’m cribbing from LH)
Email your submissions to miniarmyhugetimesink [at] gmail [dot] com. Be sure to specify your online name so that I can credit you accordingly. Please get me submissions by January 30th. Note that this is a hard deadline – if I don’t get your submission in time, I’m sorry but it won’t be included in the post. No exceptions without bribery.
Picking color schemes can be one of the most daunting aspects of painting miniatures. Many of us don’t want to sink in the time only to have to redo everything if we don’t like it. If only there was a way to preview paint schemes quickly and easily (and en masse) before ever putting paint brush to model…
Over at Level 12 Paladin, he’s put together a great guide for accomplishing just that in Photoshop.
In my quest to better my painting, I have been watching a lot of painting videos online to glean whatever nuggets of knowledge I can. My quest for 2013 is to attempt many of these techniques that I guess could be considered “intermediate” or “advanced”.
This weekend I was fortunate enough to attend a special 2 day painting class hosted by none other than Privateer Press studio painter, Meg Maples. I’ve mentioned this class before and I was extremely excited to attend. I do want to be good at Warmachine (ha!), but having great painted models that cause people to ooh and aah, is a bigger concern of mine I think. So I was more than happy to jump at the chance to learn any kind of tips or tricks I can, even if it meant facing my dreaded enemy…blending.
Now I have some great pictures courtesy of PG_CrashDummy and am happy to present them to you.
But first, did you guess which one was mine? Read on to find out…