Friday, November 26, 2010

Mixed WIPs

I'm back with a lot of WIPs today. I hurt my leg when playing football,
so I currently have a lot of time sitting at home and painting.

I started with two old-school rhinos for the crimson fist. I tried-out the salt technique that Raffa showed on Massive Voodoo. Worked pretty well, but I need more
different sizes of grains to get a more convincing effect. Did a little freehand too on them. Those old models look way too boring wtihout them. ^^ Those other guys standing around are just some Death Korps troopers that I basecoated with my airbrush.

Then I tried the same technique on a Forge World Tau Battlesuit guy. Not too bad, but the effect doesn't look as good when you use warm colours for the armour. I'll only do a quick paintjob on this one.

The Angry Marine got some attention too. Unfortunatelly I have to redo the base, since I fucked up the mixing the 2-component-resin-water correctly. ^^ So the marine is currently on a piece of cork.

And, last but not least, I did some fresh mud on the base of Captain Rodriguez. I used Scorched Brown, water effect and dark brown pigments. I also applied a thin layer of dust with my airbrush.
That's it for now, I'm out.


  1. Love the angry marine. What paining techniques do you use most often? I would like to give some of them ago

  2. I mostly do wet-in-wet followed by very thin glazes to soften out the transitions.

    Wet-in-wet painting is hard to explain. I'll give it a try:

    I usually paint a basecoat with a medium colortone, Then, when the basecoat is dry, I apply it again. I then immedeatly load a little bit of my shadow color on my brush and mix it in the still wet paint, starting at the point where most of the dark color is supposed to be. I blend them together by moving my brush up and down, pulling it to the lighter area. Same thing goes for the highlights: Start at the lightest point and pull drag the color to the darker area.
    When I have my first rough blending, I mix more water in my colours and do the sam thing again. The more water you use, the finer the result will be of course, but it takes more time.