Woohoo! w00t! Hurrah!
Yes…I really am that happy about it.
So, last night I was really lucky that my wife fell asleep at the same time as the baby (to avoid embarrassing her, I won’t tell you what time that was), so I got extra, extra hobby time. I did spend some of it playing Call of Duty (after about two months of not playing it – thanks to Skylanders – I’m still pretty darn good!) and scouring youtube and hobby sites and blogs.
But I sat down and painted, painted, painted.
I know…more crappy pictures. I promise I’ll find a way to take good ones soon!
In the end, they didn’t turn out as good as the Ortegas did, even though they took a lot longer. But in my opinion they are great at tabletop distance, and I learned a lot about how to do more if I end up wanting more. Hopefully a week from Tuesday (stoopid Valentine’s Day) we’ll get to try Freebooter’s Fate out for the first time. If I do end up buying more, I will do a stage-by-stage tutorial of sorts.
But until then, and because I need to remember it myself, here are all the paints I used on the different parts of the models:
- Skin: Midlund Flesh, Ogryn Flesh wash
- Hair: Beast Hide base, Rucksack Tan highlight, Ogryn Flesh wash
- Uniform: Meredius Blue base, Arcane Blue inside shoulder puffs, Asurmen Blue wash; Greatcoat Grey lapel; Trollblood Highlight waistwrap; Frostbite shirt
- Leathers: Gun Corps Brown straps, belts, boots, Ogryn Flesh wash
- Rifle: Bloodtracker Brown wood, Ogryn Flesh wash; Pig Iron metals, Badab Black wash
- Details: Cryx Bane Base shot cannisters/tubes; Molten Bronze buckles/buttons (I didn’t like this, will change next time)
- Base: Umbral Umber base, Bootstrap Leather highlight; Trollblood Highlight rocks, Badab Black wash
And there you have it! 15 paints, 3 washes…I think 6 different brushes? And too many hours for two deckhand models. Grunts just shouldn’t take so long!
So, yeah, I’m not completely done. I still need to add some grass to the bases, but I’ve never done it before, so I’m going to practice on some WHFB models first. But these two are tabletop ready, so they’re pretty much finished in my books. I also found some bits I need to re-re-touch-up while looking at the pictures I took, so a few more minutes of that as well.
Before I move on to the main characters from the Imperial Armada starter set, I’m going to go distract myself with some other models first. Because I do that sort of thing.
Thanks for reading.