Adventures in Painting

In the last few months, I have done some serious damage to the remaining Warhammer 40k models that I had not yet painted. I didn’t have too far to go to get to the end of my queue, but it had been years since I actually did any miniatures painting.

I didn’t even give myself much of a chance to brush up on my skills. I pretty much jumped right in to painting some of the more awesome models that I had saved up. I painted the Warboss that came with the Assault on Black Reach set almost first thing. He has been my profile picture on facebook for about a month now. I am actually very happy with that particular model.

Black Reach Warboss from the front

Black Reach Warboss from the front

Black Reach Warboss from the back

Black Reach Warboss from the back

I’m feeling super happy about the way that my Nobs turned out. I tried a new technique with all their guns and banners. I used to paint guns black and then dry brush silver or paint them silver and then ink them black. This time, I painted them brown, dry brushed them silver and then inked them black. They look awesome! They look all rusty, old, and orky!

Nobz!

Nobz!

Nobz!

Nobz!

Nobz!

Nobz!

Nobz!

Nobz!

I painted 20 gretchin in the span of an hour and a half with the help of one friend painting their bases and one or two other minor things.

I also jumped into painting some Ratling Snipers for a friend of mine. I warned him that I was not going to base them. So you won’t see any effort into the bases. I am so used to painting orks and tau that the faces and some of the details were a real challenge for me to conceptualize.

Ratlings ready to hide

Ratlings ready to hide

Ratlings ready to hide

Ratlings ready to hide

Ratlings ready to hide

Ratlings ready to hide

When posting some of my pictures and discussing things on facebook, I remember a debate sparking between two of my friends about various painting techniques. I was sad to say that they quickly left me in the dust with the technical chat. I want to learn how to do washes and what those are all about. I do a lot of dry brushing and inking, but I don’t really understand the whole “Wash” thing.

TO DO:
Get some texturized paint and paint and grass up all the bases for my ork and tau army. I want them to just look awesome beyond the fact that they all actually have some paint on them.

I need to paint my PainBoy so that I can have some nobz with Feel No Pain.

Query:
I want to do a warboss on a bike with a power klaw and a I want it to look good. Does anyone have any tips or know a good model to start with to pull this off? Having a boss with toughness 6 and a strength 10 attack is really just too good to pass up!

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Visit my Facebook Fan Page to connect: http://www.facebook.com/DavidHunterPhillips While not working as a GeoInt Analyst in the Washington DC metro area, D. Hunter Phillips enjoys a life-long love of sci-fi, fantasy, role-playing games, and a great many other nerdy things that he explores through writing and games. D. Hunter regularly writes board game reviews at BoardGaming.com. Through his writing, D. Hunter hopes to inspire and speculate on the future and the past. He seeks deeper meanings within pulp genres of fantasy and sci-fi. D. Hunter enjoys the tales of John Ringo and Charles Stross. D. Hunter's readings lead him in a never ending cycle of sci-fi, history, physics, and psychology. D. Hunter enjoys going to DC area Goth clubs and seeing some of his favorite bands, such as VNV Nation. He also loves his home life with his partner in crime and several pets.
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