iliketocolourred said: pintle mounted combi-bolter *
I will punch you in the face.
Northeast Ohio is where I am, unfortunately. Super not into this area, but it’s where I was born and raised.
highkingofskyrim said: once spring starts to set in it will be great. we’re getting 3 inches of snow the day after tomorrow where i live ;-;
Ugh, you may have a point there. Apparently we’re getting 6-10 inches tomorrow. Not sure if I believe that, but the fact that the threat’s there is ridiculous.
I just am not feeling it at all. People all outside, I can see all the gross leaves from the winter, sinus and allergy flare ups, bugs, weird light-but-not-bright sunlight.. I’m not diggin’ it, and it’s just going to get cold again tomorrow. Bah humbug, I say.
CSM Rhino WiP (part 2 for today)
Vastly improved the front of this guy. There’s some residue from the varnish I put over the original coats which I need to get rid of, but I’m pretty happy so far. My favorite part is probably the little turret thingy on the front.
I undercoat everything in grey, just because I like to start with a fairly level playing field. I use such highs and lows that it’s hard for me to start with stark white, or especially black. I guess st the end of the day, if you use enough layers, it doesn’t matter.. but I like the idea of starting in the middle.
There are three things that will help:
Thinning your paint, and
Drawing the lines with a soft lead pencil before painting.
It’s best to use a soft but springy sable brush with a fine point. Thin your paint down to probably an ink consistency, and make sure you dab the excess off of your brush before applying it to the model. Also be sure to roll your brush hairs to a point to ensure the finest of lines.
I used a size 0 Winsor & Newton Series 7 for my tau, but the 0/2 (or 00) Series 7 brush has been so much easier for fine lines.
Also, if you’re worried about messing up the design, use a pencil to lightly draw it out. I do that with all of my freehands -you can even use an eraser on the paint (just make sure it’s dry before you start marking it up).
Hope this helps.
CSM Rhino WiP.
I’ve learned something today! Before laying down any color, I tried using a dark grey to kind of “sketch” the shadows on the tank. Then, I used a very thin mixture of red to cover it. The grey still came through and made very smooth shadows, (which I improved with Reaper’s Red Shadow), and added more shading. Planning on the bottom being pretty muddy or scuffed up, and going to freehand a World Eaters symbol on top hatch doors.
edit: This is done with an airbrush, of course, but you could definitely do something similar with a brush.
Trying a new method of airbrushing. Will post progresss later.
Kitty had just been told that she’s a bad kitty.
eBay, actually. Sold 10 thunderers for $20 and thought I was basically the bee’s knees, so I got a Dark Vengeance set and began painting those for eBay as well. My first actual commission was from the person who bought the Helbrute (and I’m still working on his army to this day!)
You are too kind.
When in d-“WARP DRIVE ACTIVE.”
Thanks! My house is covered in various posters of the same ilk. it’s pretty dang cool over here.