Sunday, 30 October 2011

Sunday's Valkyrie Update

So as promised here is the update. As I was saying I was hoping by Sunday to either have it finished or a good way there, and to be honest looking at the instructions I am almost there, and by finishing the wing's and gluing them on has helped me start to reach the end goal.

But to be honest I don't like it as much as the original Forge World model I feel that it does not have the same character. For example I like how with the Forge World model you get the seat's that go down the centre, even though it was a pain to fit. But also I liked the little imperfections you get with it.

But anyway I digress. The wings were done the same way as the rest of the model, a spray coat of white then a coat of Red Gore. This was then inked with Red, with a highlight of Blood Red and Blazing Orange. The weathering was done by sponging Charadon Granite on which was watered down, followed by Boltgun metal. I used a mixture of Brown and Black ink mixed with Johnsons Clear (which acts as a varnish) around the fuel cap. I also finished the engine area by dry brushing the black around were the exhaust fumes will hit.

Well that's it for now, and because I am not going off any were with work I should be able to get some painting done this week as well. Just before I go, I worked out how many points my Army will be once I have got everything painted, and it worked out at a staggering 5,955 points. So that just leaves me with another 3,000 plus points to paint, as I have only done around 2,000 points. So with out further ado here are the pic's.

Updated Profile Picture

As you can see I have updated my profile picture at last. I thought it was about time I updated it as my camera skill's have improved, and I now use a white background. I also thought it would be nice to let you guy's see the model in all it's glory as I never really did take any good photo's of it. This by the way is the model I entered in Golden Daemon last year but did not get any were, not even looked at. But any way here are the pic's, and I will do another post later for the Valkyrie.

Friday, 28 October 2011

Another Valkyrie Update

Wow I really am spoiling you guy's at the moment. So I have got a bit more done last night by doing the engines and the tail wings. The tail wings are not finished yet as they still require the weathering effect to be done. But I wanted to get them on so that when I do the exhaust smoke on the tail wing, and the side of the tail pods I can get right and in the right place.

I'm really happy with the way the engines have turned out. They look well worn with the depth of the metal coming through really well. The only thing I'm sure about is the heat effect on the end of the engine and at the mid point. I use a thinned down red and purple ink as directed in the Imperial Armour Model Masterclass book, but I don't seem to get the right look. But I will let you guys decide and let me know what you think.

But anyway that's it for now, no painting tonight as I am off to play a few games. But here are the pics of what I have done so far.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Valkyrie Update

Hi folks, so I have progressed a little further with the Valkyrie but not much as I had to base the hull by hand instead of spray paint. I did it this way so that I did not ruin the interior and because of that it took me a little longer. But I did commit the cardinal sin of a veteran gamer and painter I forgot to do the highlights before doing the weathering.

So I am hoping the fact that I haven't highlighted will show with the amount of weathering I have done. The mud and dust stains will be done when the whole model is complete so that I can get the effect right and all the same. I will get a bit more done tonight and I am hoping by Sunday I will have most of the model complete, that's the plan anyway.

Well that's it for now along with some pic's, as always your comments are appreciated.

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Quick Update On The Valkyrie

So after another busy week at work I managed to sit down and get a bit more done on the Valkyrie, not much but some. I also managed to get a game of 40k in as well on which I got a draw against a very difficult Guard Army.

But any way. I have finished the crew and the guns off as well as glue it together, I left the top off to get some pics but that has now been glued on as well. I have also undercoated the outside the old fashioned way with a paint brush, which you won't see in the photo. So that's it for now, but I should get quite a bit done this week as I am not in work at all this week. I am taking some well deserved leave while I can, so here are some pic's and until next time have fun.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Moving On With a New Project

So I'm back from spending a week in the darkest depths of Wales, which was very tiring. So I did no hobby on Friday as I was absolutely shattered, but I did start again on Saturday night. So what am I doing I hear you all ask? Well it's a plastic Valkyrie that I started over a year ago but never got round to finishing. So I felt it was time to get it finished especially since my weathering technique has come on so much of late.

Because I had already started the interior it was very difficult to do anything with it really, but I did do some weathering of the floor and some parts of the wall but apart from that I have pretty much left it. So I am going to try and finish off the interior by doing the door guns and gunners. Then I will start doing the out side in the same colour scheme of my army, and because my Thunderbolt turned out so well with the colour scheme I think the Valkyrie will as well.

So as always here are some pic's of what I have done so far and as always I will keep you up to date with regular updates.

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Chimera Finished

I know I know there was only a few things left to do, but I just simply ran out of time. Also it has been another crazy week for me with no time what so ever to get any hobby done, till today.

So I sat down and decided to get it done and finished. I also decided to put the tow chain on as well and use the Rust pigment as I have never used it before, and I wanted to see what it was like. The only other thing I finished was the heavy bolter and some purity seal. Which I like as it dulls down the weathering powder a little bit so it's not as bright.

I decided to keep this Chimera very simple as I didn't want it to be with the Vets all the time but to get to were I want it quickly and drop off and then get out of there, but also to have a little bit of a punch in the fire power.

So that's it for now and here are the pic's. I might also be a little quite on the blog site for a week as I am off again to some remote part of the country and won't be back till late Friday. So until next time have fun and stay safe.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Chimera Update Pt2

As promised here is an update for the Chimera for my Vets. I have managed to get quite a bit done which has surprised me some what.

So what have I done. Well I have done all the oil marks that I wanted, and the weathering. I am really happy with the way it has turned out and I think it has turned out better than my Command Chimera, but I will let you guy's decide. The oil stains was done the same way as I always do it, which is to use brown ink first. Then a mix of brown and black ink mixed with clear to give the wet dark oil stains.

The mud was created using MiG powders. I first use a paint thinner on the model in the area I want the weathering powder to go, I then put Dark mud on and let this dry. Once dry I then use African dirt on  top to give it a lighter colour to show the upper mud drying and also to bring it in line with the rest of my army.

I have decided to keep this Chimera very simple as my vets are not planing on staying in it for long, and would do any long trips in the Valkyrie as this would offer better protection.

So all that remains is the Hull mounted gun and a coat of Purity Seal, and it's done. Well that's it for now and if I get it finished tonight I will put up pics tonight. As always your comments are appreciated.