Beautiful! That looks great.I have a couple of Falcons myself but as yet I've been too scared to paint them! I will study these pictures carefully....Warburton
Scared of painting? I know it. But the trick with the bigger stuff is to break it down into parts or sections to work on. The falcon is actually quite simple. Top shell, the belly of the vehicle. All the guns (I painted these black, then airbrush zenith highlights, and finally highligt with a brush), the turret, and the 2 windows. Make a Plan an work away. And do not waste much time on the belly of the vehicle...
My word that is beautiful! Love the old school meets modern weathering look.Perhaps a black marking or two on one of the wing panels to break up the red somewhat?
Thanks. Black markings? Yeah! Great input, that might works very well.Maybe some triangles and runes...
That's a lovely colour scheme and paintjob.You have that ability to retain a sligthly "oldschool" style, even with your experiments with textures, which takes me back to the days I discovered the hobby in White Dwarf. Thanks for sharing!--morbäck
"Oldschool" is a weird term isn't it? To me the meaning it very close to "hobby". Meaning having fun, getting through painting some miniatures, and enjoying to see them finished.Thinking about it, my new fast-paced old school approach is very much depending on great miniatures. This is really one of those things we have seen the past 5-6 years; we are getting spoiled by the quality of the plastic miniatures that GW produce. With a great plastic kit like the plaguebearers or similar new models, you can get a long way with basic stuff like washes and drybrushing. The models are designed to be nice and quick to paint and I really love it! And if you want to take them further... the sky is the limit, when we get this level of quality!
Saying "oldschool" to descride one aspect of your painting style, I meant a style that reminds me of the first painted models I ever saw and made me fall into the hobby. So that was a compliment ;)But that's interesting, I totally agree with you that a good quality model paints easily, and is very appropriate for fast-paced painting approach, such as painting armies for example.It is probably the reason why I naturally choose plastic figures to compose my armies.--morbäck
Thanks a lot!Speaking of style my approach is to hit something between super-realistic and boardgame gaming pieces. Miniatures need to have personality and some degree of realism, but they are also miniatures - scale models that need something more than pure realism to really stand out.