21 March, 2012

Servo Skull Collector, paint phase #1

First painting session. Airbrush. First some yellow - GW Bubonic Brown to be exact. Then a light warm brown - similar to Beastial Brown, but P3 equivalent. And som final spray of Bubonic + White:


Btw, I also worked on some buildings with the same colours. Using the airbrush is still somewhat new to me. But fun and very effective in regards to time, the area(s) to paint, and the number of models. I suppose it is just another tool in the box.

7 comments:

  1. Seems like you achieved some success with the air brush. I got one late last year and I'm a bit intimidated by it. I was hoping to use it to paint my Necromunda terrain, but I just haven't been able to get started.

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  2. What airbrush/compressor are you using?

    Can't wait to see the Servo Skull Collector in paint!

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  3. Skeller: It is all about takinig the chance and jumping right in. It is not a wonder tool, but it gets the paint onto the model fast and very effectively. I am sure that smooth blending with the airbrush takes practice, just like using a normal brush.

    izeColt: It's an IWATA revolution CR. The compressor is a IWATA Ninja. Not very much of a "ninja" since it makes a lot of humming noise...

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  4. I have to say that this is one of my favourite sites/blogs to visit on the net, I pretty much check every other day to see if you have any updates. I wondered if it was ok to ask a question in relation to this character, airbrushing and some of Forgeworlds models.

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  5. Cheers Wayne. Ask away. I try to update and answer as often as possible. Sometimes from day to day. At other times a singular post every second month...

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  6. With you servo skull collector you used an airbrush to create a zenithal lighting effect. Im currently prepping a khorne based army which will have bloodletters, World eaters Space Marines and Vraksian Renegades (khorne traitor guard kit). I just wondered how you would do the traitor guard in a brown/beige scheme to compliment the reds of the Bloodletters and red Khorne marines. At the moment i am using GW paints (new versions)and would really like to know how you would go about doing them.

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  7. Mr. Alner: Depends a lot on how you are doing the red on the bloodletters and other troops. Don't know the new paints so I am giving suggestions in more general terms.

    I'd go with the zenith-style airbrush highlights. Black primer sprayed on first from underneath the model. Then white primer from above. Then, for the uniforms, a thin light coat of beige - or a grey - with the airbrush. Then paint in some shading using for instance a wash mixed with a midtone brown. finally stipple on some white for highlights. From here I would move on the the armour bits, helmets and the like. These parts I would do in a simple basecolour, shade, highlight style. A bit more stylish I suppose. So a weathered, realistic uniform, and more stylized armour and weapons.

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