Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Philosoraptor on Bridge of Worlds. 1.

Just trying to get my coolzors Meme Generator working. Photobucket didn't like it being uploaded to it, for some strange reason....

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


Now this Myrmidon certainly belongs to the Caster it was made for, Ossyan. ;)


And here is ...Rahn's? ...Ravyn's! personal 'don, 'donna? Discordia:

The photos are still giant, so I don't know what is going on with blogger....

The Banshee.

I received my package in the mail this week from the USA and after having some fun building Gators, turned my hand to building that dual- sword wielding Myrmidon, the Banshee!

The Vyre Myrmidons can look a little stiff, so I tried to get a bit of movement into the pose and I feel that I have achieved that.

Winding up to cut down anything that gets in its way:

For some reason the sizing has gone AWOL. Sorry about that XD

Friday, March 2, 2012

What colours and paints did I use?

I thought to post what paints I used for painting the Invictors and Halberdiers. This makes it easier for anyone hoping to ape my work, and to help me remember and not forget, lol.

Undercoat - GW Skull White or Chaos Black spray.

Invictor basecoat - GW Bleached Bone.

White touch ups - P3 Morrow White which is much whiter and nicer than Skull White, tbh.

Black lining - Secret Weapon's Soft Body Wash Black.

Green areas, such as Halberdier trousers, etc - GW Gretchin Green foundation, washed with GW Asurman Blue wash.

Grey areas, such as the under-armour suit - GW Codex Grey, washed with GW Badab Black wash.

Grey Metal areas - I did two methods, but this is the one I'm telling you about :P
GW Chainmail metallic, washed with GW Badab Black wash.

Green Metal areas - GW Chainmail metallic, washed with 1:1 GW Asurman Blue and Thraka Green washes.

Glowing bits - GW Bilious Green and Vallejo Model Colour Sky Blue. This was an odd mix, as the GW paint is far richer, so I had to use much more Vallejo to change the colour. Strange but true. I just kept messing around with it until it happened, and used my brother to be my spotter, lol. Thanks bro! :D

Flesh.... hmmm, still not happy with how I went.
Basically, 1:1 P3 Khador Flesh mixed with GW Bleached Bone, washed with GW Ogryn Flesh wash, then add some P3 Morrow White to the first mix. I'm still not sure how much white to add XD. Maybe just a drop....

Bases - GW Chaos Black, then GW Scorched Brown drybrushed [drybrushing from here on]. Less GW Bestial Brown and then less GW Snakebite Leather and then even less GW Bubonic Brown and even even less GW Bleached Bone.
The rim is then covered with GW Graveyard Earth via normal painting [not drybrushing].

Painting, painting, painting....

Hello one and all,

So after some painting, I have some pictures to show you :) I have painted a full unit of Halberdiers and 9 Invictors as the gun for one of the grunts didn't come :(

I have used two different techniques, to figure out how I want to paint the army. As mentioned here: painting my RoS

For the Halberdiers, I used the method that Spikey James said he used on the White Scars in C:SM. Undercoat with Skull White spray can, and then use some black lining, then touch up the white pieces after painting the rest of the model.

For the Invictors, I have tried out my new airbrush. Spray the whole thing with GW Bleached Bone, and then try a zenithal approach with P3 Morrow White, then touch up the white pieces after painting the rest of the model.

To be honest, I wasn't wow'ed by the Invictors, but I trust that is because I am an airbrush newb, rather than any deficiency with the airbrush. There are a multitude of controls to make it happen, besides just actual control. But I'll not give up on it yet, but perhaps it will be better as a vehicle painting tool, rather than the small soldiers. Time will tell.



I also used this product as discussed by Ron of From The Warp fame, as discussed here: lining white and Secret Weapon Soft Body Wash. The reason why this product is so good, imo, is because the wash is grey. Lining white with black is very harsh and looks a little unnatural to me. The grey looks much more like shadow. And of course you can always use more of it to get a near black effect if you so wish.


In summary, I am pretty happy with my new dudes. The photography hasn't done them true justice, but that is okay :D

The next batch will either be full Rifleman, or Battle-Mages and the three sets of UAs I have.