Ive been commissioned to paint a Tau commander in some specific colours. Ive been waiting too long for this to come into the shop, but in the meantime I thought I would have stab at the colours the customer wants. I had this Tau Tower lying around for years and thought it would make a great objective marker. Here is a w.i.p shot of the yellow the client wanted. Preshaded with purple. The main body of the model will be very dark blue so I thought Purple was the ideal colour to pre shade the yellow. Of course this will be given to the client as an extra bonus for his patience. A freebie :)
Thursday, 26 March 2015
Ive been waiting on some models to arrive for commissions. Not one to be kept idle for too long I decided to paint up some Wraithguard. Ive not painted this craft world before and this was just an excuse to try some pearl effect paint. The usual paint scheme is white and dark green. I went for a more "real" natural green and then used the pearl white on the head and back vanes. The clothe I kept an off white to be more natural. Its not a traditional paint job.....but I think it turned out well.
Wednesday, 18 March 2015
Saturday, 14 March 2015
up next is a Tau Commander commission with a really cool paint scheme that has some lovely spot colours that will make it really pop on the table. Im just waiting for the model to be delivered and its full steam ahead with that project. Really looking forward to it.
Thursday, 12 March 2015
As you can see the weaponry is all interchangable and nearly done. I have some gold painting to do on the swords handle, the shield and some of the joints as well as the trim around the centre gem on the chest. after that he will get some transfers and then a flat coat of varnish all over followed by gloss for the gems. He is supposed to be going on eBay but I'm tempted to keep this one.
Monday, 9 March 2015
Riptide On eBay
So Im now onto painting this bad boy and here are some wip shots. I really need to be adventurous and try to repose the next one but Im really happy how this guy is going. The arms are how ever fully posable as is the head. I didn't want to go with a jet black colour so I went with "Coal" black instead and it was then highlighted with German grey. It will be darkened down a bit with the oil wash when it goes on but so far so good. The armour plates are bone to white and I really like the contrast with the dark body. I was going to do purple as my spot colour but went with blue instead. The cover photo on the Eldar codex convinced me this was the way to go. I will introduce some gold to the model, namely the sword hilt and the shield are brace.
This model has also convinced me to rethink my dropping 40k as a gaming system. Whilst I'm sure Warmachine is a great game, the miniatures to me are just inferior build quality. Maybe I hit a couple bad ones but I really have been put off the game by the models poor sculpts. I will likely paint up the rest of the stuff I bought and sell it. I just loved painting this Wraith knight so much it really makes me want to start another Wraith Themed army. Funds are low so
it will be a slow project, but one I can really take my time with and paint models I really know I enjoy.
I will use the Iyanden codex but I've been thinking for my own army a Yme-Loc colour scheme could look really nice. with warm oranges, cold greys and blue accent colours I think it could look great.
Friday, 6 March 2015
One thing I have learnt for myself is how to match up your guide pins to the holes your going to drill on the corresponding piece. In the above shots you can see I have done as Nick did and added two pins to help hold the torso in place. I was worried however that the holes in the bottom of the torso might not match up with the pins. Solution was to blog a dot of PVA or white glue on the heads of the pins, place the torso on the pins and your left with two spots telling you where you need to drill, paint could work too but the PVA is what I prefer.
I am 65% sure its going to be a Black, Bone and Purple colour scheme, so if there are any differing opinions please say now as I plan to start painting in the next day or two.
Once again I have to say thanks to Nick, his tutorial really was excellent and very easy to use. But then its not my 1st use of Nicks conversion ideas. The Cannons on my Eldar Jetbikes was another. I knew I was onto a winner.
IDICBeer The Wonders of Warhammer 40K Heres the link to his channel, well worth a look.