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My efforts at painting the armies of the mortal realms

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Making Progress on the Celestar Ballista

Painting the Celesta Ballista easy to build kit now. Going to have two of these including the one from the Soul Wars box- they're slightly different designs so should look good sitting next to each other on the table!    

hughwyeth

hughwyeth

Next unit finished!

Next unit finished!

First unit of evocators done! Mix between Soul Wars and regular box. Unfortunately, these guys are indistinguisahable from my Knight Incantor from a distance, so I'll have to think up a colour to add to the robes of the knight-incantor. Blue maybe?? Or some white lines?

hughwyeth

hughwyeth

The start of my Anvils of the Heldenhammer

The start of my Anvils of the Heldenhammer

I'm one of the few that kept the stormcast from the soul wars box and sold the nighthaunt. I've decided to go with Anvils of the Heldenhammer as I like the black and gold and I tested out the colour schemes on some easy-to-build liberators. Here's the first finished model- the force will be entirely Sacrosanct chamber!

hughwyeth

hughwyeth

Finished the Great Unclean One

Finished the Great Unclean One

So i finished him! I started him halfway through working on my Glottkin, which I worked on entirely by hand, no airbrush. I think with massive models like this, the airbrush saves so much time and more importantly, gives a lot more consitency to the shading than doing it by hand! It's been a struggle with the Glottkin to get the same shading over the whole model, whereas with the GUO, it was done in 15 mins with an airbrush!

hughwyeth

hughwyeth

 

Detailing up the big fella

Having taken a break from the GUO for the London GT, where I fielded the Glottkin instead, I'm back to detailing him now.      The speckling issue with the airbrush basecoat is now much less apparent after some layers of washes and detailing have been applied! I'm still unsure if the speckling is an issue with the cheap chinese airbrush I'm using or an issue with how I'm maintaining it. 

hughwyeth

hughwyeth

 

GUO Basecoat complete!

I completed the basecoat on the great unclean one with three colours- a light green called Dead Flesh, a dark green called.......Dark Green, and a bright pink/red for the wounds.    It looks very airbrushed right now, which is not a look I like, but hopefully some washes and detailing with a brush will help! I found consistency with this airbrush to be pretty difficult. I'll be painting with perfect coverage, nice smooth gradients of colour, and then a minute later it's all spotty!

hughwyeth

hughwyeth

 

First painting session

The airbrush arrived along with airbrush cleaning fluid, an airbrush cleaning station and this airbrush paint station from HobbyZone (my whole desk is covered in their stuff, so I felt confident this thing would be great, and it is!) With the airbrush all set up I decided to test out on a Gnarlmaw and base coat it. Success! Now on to the Great Unclean One.  Having base coasted with Vallejo Primer black, I then used GW's White Scare Air in an attempt to shade a little before p

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hughwyeth

 

Airbrush ordered

So I've just ordered the Switzer AS186 (From here) as my first airbrush. It's gotten some good reviews  as a first airbrush. I'm intending to follow this tutorial. Terry is an excellent teacher and he uses airbrushing for basecoating and the base colours, with zenithal highlighting, which I think should be manageable for a first time user. The rest is washes, drybrushing and regular layering techniques.  I'm a little apprehensive of using a £70 airbrush/compressor kit! I'll post again

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hughwyeth

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