Friday, July 2, 2010
Veteran Landes, WIP
Some in-progress pics of Veteran Landes of the Storm Wardens chapter. I'm not saying I'm a master painter or anything, but these photos don't do a whole lot of justice. They were taken on top of my grill on the back deck with my camera phone. Be that as it may, you can still get the gist here of how it's going to look and what I'm shooting for.
What I'm doing differently with this model than most of my other ones is simply taking my time. Not in general, but taking my time specifically, with the details, with my brush, with the paint; slow, methodical steps. Instead of hitting an area in one go with a quick stroke, I'm surgically building up that area with multiple small layers.
The other thing I'm changing my style from here are those layers mentioned and the color selection. In most cases I'm doing a three color combo, building up from the darkest to the lightest edge highlights, I'm also using small, focused areas of washes and inks in a fairly controlled manner. This is the kind of project I don't want to screw up or rush, and it's also the kind of project that makes me lament two things; my lack of decent brushes, and my procrastination in developing these atrophied painting skills all along.
My palette here doesn't contain any surprises really. I went with green frag grenades because, well, even 40,000 years in the future grenades need to be green. To balance out the red purity seal I painted the two krak grenades red as well. For the hair and rocker 'stache I went with my favorite, Nordic blonde. Face it, if this guy's not fighting the enemies of mankind with a bolter, he's shredding the axe on stage. For that, he gets to be a blonde.
Remember, you can actually take command of not only Veteran Landes shown here, but of an entire Storm Wardens army, the works; fully painted and unlike any other Space Marine army out there right now. Just visit Storm Warden Command for details.