2/06/2006

Progress Report

Got together with the boys and did some hardcore painting. Actually, I spent more time waiting for paint washes to dry, but that's beside the point.

Below, you'll see my latest Wraithlord, complete with greenstuffed rune on his face. Not the most awesome photo you'll ever see, but I like the way he came out. Going to add a few finishing touches and that'll be that. I'm getting started on number three soon...

You'll also see Benoit's Revenant Titan. It's a gorgeous Forgeworld model done in Benoit's usual paint scheme. He has a really nice, bloody red mottling he does on his Eldar, and also adds a very cold, stony Wraithbone. It's pretty good looking.

Speaking of Forgeworld; you'll see my good old Scorpion Mark II tank has been stripped and cleaned and primed and repainted. Well, it's in the process of being repainted. I've applied a wash of Snakebite Leather (simultaneously the best and worst color that GW puts out); notice how Snakebite Leather not only changes in intensity when washed on the body of the Scorpion (compare to the turret, which is also Snakebite), but it also changes in hue? It's much more orangey on the Scorpion body and that orange disappears when applied to the turret. Weird. I've started adding the Wraithbone panels, which you can kinda see. Yes, I'm doing several layers of thinned-out Bleached Bone... a technique which really looks good but in terms of ease can suck it. If you want to get a sense of how the Scorpion look when it's done, you can check out that fully painted Wave Serpent in the back. I'll be using a big blue stripe (like the big red one... remember that?) and adding runes in yellow on it.

More to come soon.

3 comments:

Bourgui said...

Hey Corey!

Nice job on the wraithlord, the rune really makes it stand out! I might do something similar with a dreadnought before you decide to patent your idea ;)

Also, the scorpion - WOW! I don't know why you want to paint over that beautifule 'sandstorm' effect!?! It's one of the coolest tank camos I've ever seen! Unless it looks really different in real life than in the picture. How did you do it exactly? What was your basecoat? This looks truly stunning...

Baast said...

Hey Nick! Good to see you back.

Thanks for the note on the Wraithlord. One trick (if you decide to use the same approach): I used all blue stuff. No yellow. Some people say that it won't harden or stick if you don't mix them but, you know what? They're wrong. I wanted something very hard and not sticky for this rune, and that's what I did.

Hey, I'm glad you like the Scorpion! I started with a white primer coat. Then a very watered-down wash of Snakebite Leather with a big brush. I just slopped it on. The watered-down paint really takes on a life of its own. I can totally understand why you wouldn't paint over it, but I'm looking for a bone effect and I need it to be much lighter. The Snakebite remains in the cracks between the panels though, and I use it on the underside of the tank as well... so there's still lots of that color, just not in the primary areas. I'll post pics soon of what it looks like with the Bleached Bone on top, as I'm almost done doing that.

BTW, isn't Ben's titan *amazing*?

Bourgui said...

Yeah that titan is something else too. I always liked the dabbing effect, but for some reason have always been 'afraid' to use it myself...