dinsdag 16 februari 2016


My airbrush setup is far from perfect.
I'm confined to an old, 'airy' garage for my airbrushing.
This kind of shuts me down for most of winter in regard to airbrushing.  Now and then I have a good day where fair weather coincides with some free time.  Some of these lucky breaks allowed me to prime the next batch of 5 breachers. I primed them black and white, then "upgraded" the basecoat and now I need to wait for another lucky break to spray some very thin coats of light beige over this high contrast base.

I also finished their bases. This way I can mount them on the base as soon as they are airbrushed. Ok, I'll have to be a bit more careful with my brushstrokes around the feet, but I can integrate the models much better in the base. On the picture the bases weren't completely done yet. The sandy area is tinted and drybrushed after this stage to add extra depth.

Just as I was about ready with Mortarion (who actually deserves some better pictures but consider this as a teaser), the weather changed.

Gone were the hopes for further advances into my next quarter squad of breachers.
So I started on a model that I had worked on right after last years Scale model challenge. To be completely honest, a lot of pent up frustration about the judging at that event was put into the model. I also promised myself that I would stop whining about it after I finished the model....but the model got sidetracked and my whining continued.....:-/
No More!!! I'm just about to wrap this one up!

And then we'll see what the weekend brings as I'm looking forward a lot to the upcoming Banshee workshop. Colour, colour everywhere.....my more muted style can use some more bright colours!

And just a reminder: I'm extremely interested in your opinion, pointers, comments etc....

maandag 1 februari 2016

Slow but purposeful

Last post has been a while again, but I slowly progressing on Mr. death himself.
Again I have a couple of pictures of actual progress. Not the best pictures but they are quick phone snapshots that I'm sharing with my painting buddies, horus heresy lovers and some facebook groups.
I'm pretty pleased with how he's turning out as it is the Mortarion as I envision him after reading and rereading a couple of his appearances in black libraby & forge world books.
I'm even more pleased that my ploy worked. After almost finishing the primarch I'm now bursting at the seams again with enthusiasm to paint some troops. So another set of 5 breachers are standing- cleaned and primed- ready to be painted. Still a slow crawl but any growth is nice....right?