Lots to cover over my weekend of sorting, unpacking, receiving packages and painting
I spent Sunday afternoon constructing a workspace to free up the dining table to keep the fiancee happy :p
It is the perfect size and now I have a nice little space to leave everything about in whatever state of work I'm up to without taking up another table or desk
Secondly! Update pics time! first off is updates to my coldstar commander and riptide
I tried my hand at some lens effects, I don't know how I feel about blue on the grey, I may change this in the next round of painting the never ending WIPs:p
Based these guys first and so far I think that these are the first models I have absed and I'm quite happy with the result
These are the first ever models ive based and i think so far theyve turned out quite good, need a lick of paint and some greenery and maybe some objects to help make them a little more interesting but i think they work
Next up is my fireblade, another first time for me with skin tones and I must say, tau skin is easier than I had previously thought, a little on the flat side so highlights and shading are needed i think.
A team of fire warriors that I've finally gotten around to assembling basing and painting, only base coated with slight colours at the moment but so far so good, the new airbrush I bought makes quick work of that whole process and will leave me more time to detail and work on the smaller elements.
I love love love the kit with all the accessory options and individuality of each warrior
I don't think a single model is without a pouch of some sort
Next up is my newest purchase and one im extremely keen to put on the battlefield, a ghostkeel!
Again, I absolutely love this kit with how detailed and pose-able the model is, I hope to have this basecoated and possibly by my next update in a couple weekends.
I found an old devilfish hull that i had a hand at a digital camo pattern, i like the contrast and effect but the end product is a little rough for my liking, i may re do this with the anarchy paint models stencil set and see how that goes for me
This model will also be a conversion to something similar to the angle fish conversion ive seen a couple pics of, just waiting on materials and bitz to get started on that one
Hopefully i can pull it off and make the process efficient for follow on hammerheads/skyrays/troop carriers
And the final part of this update
Ive decided that ill reinstate my older models to active service, i didnt take account of the number of models but there is at least 6 stealth suits, 2 squads of kroot and at least 1 squad of fire warriors that are all currently soaking in the magical dettol solution in order to strip them for re painting.
I made the grave mistake of rinsing them under water so ended up with the black tarry sludge that sticks abaoloutly everything like the plague,
The models have since re entered the formaldehyde looking dettol tubs to try to rectify this :p
I'm super happy with my weekends progress and will have a plethora of new models and updates to report back with in the next update.
Apologies for the lighting in the photos, I need to put together a decent light box to best display my work I think.
All comments, criticism or tips are welcomed and appreciated
Stay tuned and i will attempt to remain a lot more active on the forums