02 July 2010

Test Figure 1

I'm experimenting with different paint schemes to find the Reiklander gimmick that I like. Since the metal gun crews are heavily individualistic anyway, they present me with a unique opportunity to get my scheme right before I paint my first Core model.

If I have one regret is that I didn't take my time with this figure... but since I knew I wasn't going to like the colors anyway I opted to "get done" and move on to the next one.

Painting Notes

Used Reaper Master Series paints... overall I'm not happy with the fig. However some things came out right. Those are the only notes presented here:

Ratios listed for washes use "wet water" (10 parts distilled water 1 part Liquitex Flow-Aid).

  • Primer Tamiya white
  • All over wash with 5:1 Rainy Grey
  • Cleanup with Dragon White

  • Reaper "Rosy Skin" Triad (Rosy Shadow, Rosy Skin, Rosy Highlight)

    Basic Concept
  • Outer garments are white/pipeclay leather/etc. - hats white (belts and scabbards white?), shoes brown or black?
  • Undershirt is linen (5:1 Golden Highlight wash, Linen White, Dragon White highlight)
  • Hose are white, stockings are undyed wool (see undershirt above for linen recipe), if legwear has slashes, the inner fabric is red.
  • 01 July 2010

    Great Cannon Number 1

    So I began my army with one of the most distinctive items of the Empire... a great cannon!

    This is one of the old metal ones. I recovered it and its crew from my garage.

    Painting Notes

    Primer: Tamiya Spray Surface Primer/Plastic Metal (White)
    "Wet Water": 10 parts Distilled Water to 1 part Liquitex Flow-Aid

    All paints from Reaper's "Master Series" product line

    1) 5:1 Wash Rainy Grey (5 parts "wet water" 1 part paint) over the white primer
    2) Wheels and "trailer hitch" area were washed with 10:1 Earth Brown around the edges to suggest mud stains

    Ammo Box:
    1) Basecoat Earth Brown
    2) Applied 5:1 Dragon Black Wash

    Steel Metalwork
    1) Painted Dragon Black (1:1 wet water to paint)
    2) then Honed Steel
    3) then fine highlights with Polished Silver

    1) basecoated with Palomino Gold (1:2 wet water to paint)
    2) then painted with Ancient Bronze
    3) washed with 5:1 Earth Brown
    4) then highlighted with Antique Gold
    5) New Gold in only a couple of highlights.
    6) Then 5:1 Dragon Black wash was touched by hand around the fine detail just to give it more definition.

    The base is a 40mm x 80mm piece of sheet styrene, painted Earth Brown (Permanent Marker around the edges), then Woodland scenics flock (Earth blend for the ground and some clump foliage for the leafy stuff) which was attached via white Elmers (aka PVA) glue.

    30 June 2010

    Guten abend

    Here begins my Warhammer Empire blog. The last time I played Warhammer Fantasy was the 4th Edition. The 8th Edition looks interesting, so I've decided to start an army from the figures I had sitting around in boxes.