So I’ve got a serious backlog of posting going on, between the rest of our Ogre-Daemon batrep, things I’ve been painting, and new toys I’ve gotten.
I’ll start with this one, being the most recent.
Last night I found myself with some extra free time (the wife and kids were asleep and I had no one to chat with on Hangout), so I decided to paint up a test model for my Screaming Eagle unit. When I was painting Yuri the Axe the other day (that post coming shortly) I used some colours that I made a note of for the Screaming Eagles, thinking they might work, so I went with those. From start to finish this guy took maybe an hour, including drying time. That’s without the basework, which I might do tonight.
I think he turned out great, I am super happy with him. I am glad the colours turned out, because before I gave him a wash he looked like this, which I was quite worried about.
He looked really light and I did not think he would work. But the magic of GW washes saved the day 🙂
So, these are the colours I used:
- Prime: Vallejo Desert Tan
- Uniform: P3 ‘Jack Bone
- Patches: P3 Ordic Olive
- Webbing/Pouches/Pack: P3 Trollblood Highlight
- Helmet/Scabbard/Shovel: P3 Traitor Green
- Gloves: P3 Rucksack Tan
- Boots/Holster: P3 Bloodstone
- Thompson: P3 Pig Iron, P3 Bloodtracker Brown
- Wash: GW Seraphim Sepia; Ogryn Flesh on boots
And voila, a Screaming Eagle. As you can see, I managed to get my favourite paints in there, Rucksack Tan and Bloodstone. It’s amazing how much you can paint with a limited palette 🙂
I’ll get the basework done tonight, I think, and then I have to think about the shoulder patches. Do I look for decals, or do I just go free-hand? Hrm.
Well, I’ll try and get those other posts done over the next few days, while at night I keep painting. I’m not going between Ogres, Khador and Screaming Eagles. Between those, I’ll be pretty busy for a while. And I’m pretty sure I’ll throw some other painting projects in there as we go along.
Anyway, thanks for reading.