Just finished painting up my new FW Tetras and I thought I would share the results with you.
It's funny how popular these little machines have become lately....well it's no surprise really, they are awesome pieces of kit!
I also used some of GW's new paint range and I'll share my thoughts with you on them.
Firstly the new base coat, Ceramite White is fantastic! I used this as the base for the bleached bone areas on my minis and it works a treat. You won't have to loads of layers bleach bone, or white to get a nice smooth coat anymore.
Now, GW has done away with regal blue and there is no direct replacement for it
. Yeah, I'm scratching my head over this one too; it's such a wonderful rich, deep blue. But, they have giving a base paint called Kantor Blue as the next nearest thing to it. Well, it's not the same and I think they need to bring back regal blue pronto as the base paint comes out to dark and lacks the richness of regal blue. Fortunately I know a shop where I can get the 'old' paints still. It does work well as a base but I still had to go over it with regal blue.
I used Calgar blue to highlight the Tetras and I love this colour! Its a great paint to use and is a lovely light shade blue, no more mixing ultramarines blue and skull white for me anymore. I'm not sure if this replacement for an older paint but it is great.
To base the models I used the new texture paint. I have mixed feelings over this. On one hand, its a great 'paint' to use, it's easy to apply and you can build nice little peaks of texture using it. I think it would be great for rust effects. But on the other hand, it doesn't achieve anything that some PVA glue, fine sand and some colour cannot. It's kind of smelly too. Worth trying out though.
Nuln oil is a new shade paint, basically a wash/ink so you what to expect. Does exactly what it says on the tin, to borrow the phrase. I think this is a replacement for devlin mud. Does exactly what it says on the tin, to borrow the phrase.
Anyway here's the pics. Thoughts, comments, tips etc are as always, welcome.