Wednesday, 11 January 2012
Blowing the dust off...
Oh wow, it has been a while. A long while since I touched this thing. I could list multiple excuses and reasons but honestly, it's because I was lazy and didn't feel like painting. I have started to game more (and having more boardgame fun too! :D )
On that note, I was about to open up this thread again. I have painted two models! YES, TWO! First off we have the Empire Explorer that was painted for the Secret Santa. It was a random model and one I wanted to be a bit different. It was fun to paint, I chose quite bright colours as this guy is a nice proud fellow.
The second model I have been doing is an Ork. I have been playing with them more often and the army I have doesn't work amazingly well and I have no flexibility. I am slowly going to expand the army. (Here is a link to the army pictures if you need reminding: http://s198.photobucket.com/albums/aa172/Kuffeh/Orks/ ). The colour is almost the same, but I have added blue into the turquoise. I might have to test more and make it bluer - the turquoise is quite strong. The other thing I have done is play about with the skin. I usually have gone for a darker green, this time I wanted to go brighter, to make the skin stand out. The metallics I am not a fan of, I need practice with them. I have never been very good painting them, so more practice required. I tried to add a splash of colour to his gun and helmet, but went a bit OTT on the metal showing through. Next time I'll pull that back it a bit, as I am planning on each squad getting a colour/pattern unique to them, thus making them easier to identify during games.
I haven't thought about the base much, I was considering an ash waste look or the quite typical urban one. Not sure yet. Ideas?
I am hoping to do another one later, to sort some stuff out - metallics for example. Also, any ork bitz you kind folks have free will have a nice home. ;)