Thursday, 28 July 2016

Necromunda Repainted : Flesh Undercoat

I normally start with the fleshy areas... they are typically a bit fiddly to get to later and my aim is not brilliant at the best of times. I have gone for a Vallejo Model Colour of Dark Flesh this time.

I dunno. I normally use Dwarf Flesh. This Dark Flesh looks pretty light to me. I will have to see what it comes up like once I give it a flesh wash.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Necromunda - Repainted - Bases

So I have painted up the resin bases and they have come out ok. I am not the best painter in the world but I did mean to go for a muted dirty, muddy looking base and that is pretty much what I got.

They were undercoated with cheap acryclic paint. I then did several base coats of various colours (I mainly use Vallejo paints, Game and Model color, I like their Tinny Tin colour in particular for metallics). These were then washed (I have a large tub of dipping formula sepia wash from Vallejo that I cracked open for this purpose. It seems to be pretty much the same stuff as in their dropper bottles, which I use a lot, but works out a LOT cheaper).

I tried several layers of different colour browns. I also tried different colours for drybrushing (various greys and blacks for the stone, silvers for the metal pieces and grey for the edges of the bricks).

The lighting is not brilliant but whilst dirty and muddy you can see different shades, as well as the odd spot colour (the bases have various metal gubbins embedded in the mud here and there). I am quite happy with them and I have ordered another 10 as I realised when base coating the miniatures that I have more than 20 Necromunda people in my gang box. I think I will probably paint up some of the hired guns and ratskins first before I decide on the colour scheme for my Orlocks.

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Imperial Guard - Platoons and Command

So I have a lot of infanty. A Lot. I have been collecting IG since the days of 2nd Edition. Many of them are the original box set models you got (I loved those boxes. Each one with a different 'regiment', sergeant, special weapon and heavy weapon. I seem to recall they were decent value for money too).

Some of them are the plastic sets. Both the original Catachan plastic set (which I think receives too much poor press. It was and is a good kit. Yes the sculpts make them all look a bit too Rambo ish and their armour seems to be mainly big muscles, but hey, that is what the Catachans were all about!).

You may be able to tell from the painting styles that some were done way back, 20 odd years ago. Painting in big blobs, straight from the bottle, with little or no consideration for the details on the models. The better painted ones are the ones done in the last few years, when I had more inclination to do it as a hobby of painting rather than getting them on the tabletop as fast as possible.

Most of them are GW models. There are the occasional non-GW ones such as the casualties and a couple of the command models (can you spot which ones?).

Some of the models are ancient. There is one I use as an assassin that goes back a fair way, before 2nd Ed. The original stormtrooper plastic models I just love and I wish I had picked up more of the metal versions back then. The Frateris Militia models make an excellent basic guard model in my opinion and can be swapped out for militia, PDF, conscripts, Penal Legion or Necromunda.

I believe I have a couple more Ogryns lurking in one of my tank boxes and I must get out all the heavy weapons one day and match them up with the loaders.