Friday, 17 April 2009

Tyranid Carnifex

Here are some pictures of a carnifex I've just finished. It didn't take too long to do and I'm pleased with the way it turned out. I still can't figure out how to achieve a smooth finish - I keep ending up with a rather grainy/powerdery effect (much like the Howling Banshees - see previous post). Any suggestions would be much appreciated!

It's been a good week for painting (holidays do help) but I'm stuck for what to tackle next. I've got the Orks from AoBR (as well as two mega-armoured nobz I bought last week) to do which are reasonably easy to paint, there are just a lot of minis (20+). Or there are some Eldar Guardians (which I've already started) but I'm struggling to create a deep enough yellow for the Iyanden colour scheme I want. In a recent White Dwarf, there was a yellow effect for a Bad Moon Ork (using Iyanden Darksun etc.) which I could try. Does anyone have a solid method for a good yellow colour?

I'm sure I'll make it past what is clearly a difficult decision...thoroughly enjoying the painting side of the hobby at the moment.

Saturday, 11 April 2009

Howling Banshees

Here are some pictures of the Howling Banshees I've just finished. Whilst the pictures pick up every little detail (good and bad!) I'm pretty pleased with the result. My ony issue is that the paint on the metal minis seems to chip off far too easily (compared to the plastic ones). Does anyone know how to solve this? I'll try some 'ardcoat (unless there is a cheaper, effective alternative).

Any comments would be apprecitate - particularly how to achieve a smoother finish for the armour (my method involved drybrushing/overbrushing the armour to ensure the base colours and shading came through).
My next project is a carnifex painted in the Leviathan colours.
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