Productivity Update #14 – ALL THE THINGS

Alrighty, so my last productivity update was actually around a month ago.  A lot’s happened since then!  So I will summarize with photos and captions.  Seems to go over pretty well.  🙂

So… where to… where to even start here…?

I guess I set down the Spawn of Cryptus for a while and got to work on the Warriors.

Hoo-boy.  Really happy with how these guys turned out.  Beautiful kits, and should look really swell once they're fully based...
Hoo-boy. Really happy with how these guys turned out. Beautiful kits, and should look really swell once they’re fully based…
Dat Carapace.  Man, it'll look good once an entire army is done.
Dat Carapace. Man, it’ll look good once an entire army is done.

I guess once the warriors got their love I moved into the Genestealers…  Which are now pretty much finished.  I have some final line-highlighting on their armour plates to do, but that’s about it (and basing, obviously).

Da Stealer!
Da Stealer!
not so much doing in terms of carapace highlights on these guys.
not so much doing in terms of carapace highlights on these guys.
The gang's all here!  I just need to finish some details on the Barnifex's Stranglethorn cannon and base them all and we'll be good to go :D
The gang’s all here! I just need to finish some details on the Barnifex’s Stranglethorn cannon and base them all and we’ll be good to go 😀

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!

I've actually done some friggin' bases!  What?!
I’ve actually done some friggin’ bases! What?!

They’re absolutely nothing fancy.  I snapped one day, staring longingly at my black primed bases, thinking how much of a pain in the ass it would be to start gluing sand down at this stage of the game, painting on primer, inking, painting, etc.

So I went out to the shop, vented for about 20 minutes, and came up with this stop-gap solution.  Easy, 2 step bases to success.

  1. Agrellan Earth – GW Technical Paint that induces dry-earth-like cracking.  SUPER cool.
  2. Army Builder grass flock.

Again, not going to win any friggin’ Golden Demons but it’s a far cry better than simply black bases.

My one issue with the cracking texture is that you have to be right up in the model's face in order to see it.  Once you get in there, you'll be all like: "WOOOAHH, CRACKS",  at which point you'll probably be saying: "That grass flocking looks like crap".  From further away, it looks like I've just painted it a dirt colour and glued on some flocking.  Which is precisely what I did, I guess.  *sigh*
My one issue with the cracking texture is that you have to be right up in the model’s face in order to see it. Once you get in there, you’ll be all like: “WOOOAHH, CRACKS”, at which point you’ll probably be saying: “That grass flocking looks like crap”. From further away, it looks like I’ve just painted it a dirt colour and glued on some flocking. Which is precisely what I did, I guess. *sigh*

But then there’s more still…

I started mucking about with the colours for the Blood Angels components of the Deathstorm boxed set, which will likely be getting some attention in the near future.  I’ve never painted beakies with this kind of detail before (my Dark Angels from 3rd edition were simply base-coated, and looked pretty terrible…) so this is an interesting and unique challenge for me, particularly with all the ‘Nids that have been getting love lately.

So this is a test model of sorts.  It includes the black armour that I’ll be giving the Death Company (and other miscellaneous black bits as req’d), and a panel of almost completed red armour (for the sake of argument).

I’m pretty pleased with the result, just need to apply the concepts across the entire model now.

Here's the almost completed armour panel.  Shaded with Agrax Earthshade, back in with Mephiston, and Evil Suns over top that.  I might hit the edges with Firedragon Bright afterwards...  We'll see.
Here’s the almost completed armour panel. Shaded with Agrax Earthshade, back in with Mephiston, and Evil Suns over top that. I might hit the edges with Firedragon Bright afterwards… We’ll see.
And then the black armour pad... Skavenblight with Dawnstone.  Looks pretty clean, too!  (Especially considering sometimes when I'm painting I feel like I've got Parkinsons or something.)
And then the black armour pad… Skavenblight with Dawnstone. Looks pretty clean, too! (Especially considering sometimes when I’m painting I feel like I’ve got Parkinsons or something.)

…And then there’s this guy.  Who I’m going to leave as the subject of another post entirely.  He deserves it.

COME AT ME BRO
COME AT ME BRO

…and then there’s THIS guy… who will also be another post.  Someone gifted him to me as part of a Secret Santa.  Note his swords of conquest — the demonblade and Wraith-sword…

THE SWARMLORD -- He was modelled leaping into the fray.  I don't mind this.  He's going to be a blast to paint!
THE SWARMLORD — He was modelled leaping into the fray. I don’t mind this. He’s going to be a blast to paint!

Anyways, been a busy month.  It’ll be a busier weekend as I try to finish the Trygon and Swarmlord for a game on Sunday 😀

Cheers, and happy modelling guys!

-Oak

Advertisements

5 Replies to “Productivity Update #14 – ALL THE THINGS”

  1. Your nids are looking awesome man and I cant wait to see some close up shots of that brood lord.

    You going straight Blood angels or are you thinking some successor chapter the black shoulder pads with the red look really good.

    Been up to some stuffs meself

    https://adragonseerie.wordpress.com/

    Wouldn’t mind picking your brain a bit at somepoint about using. WordPress

    1. !!! Awesome stuff DC! Feel free to hit me up any time! I tend to use google hangouts these days, but am open to suggestions otherwise (skype, etc).

      I’ll be going with the straight Blood Angels chapter stuff. In their official fluffy colour schemes, apparently sergeants get black shoulderpads. This guy’s a sarge thus he’s got black pads.

      I don’t know why, I’m a sucker for the GW standard colour schemes. My cadians are cadians. my blood angels are blood angels. My nids are leviathans… Only homebrew colours I used are my Tau but they’re defunct and I really don’t care for them anymore.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s