Catching up on my years old painting queue. Had this built and primed for > 2 years. Finally finished it. I didn’t matte coat it and weather it like my other contemptor, so it’s a bit shiny, but I have SO many models to get through I’m honestly lowering my standard just a bit, especially on stuff I can always circle back on and enhance later (like matte varnish and weathering).
I just finished airbrushing the atmospheric ‘burn’ on the two ForgeWorld Lucius Pattern Dreadnought Drop Pods tonight. It’s difficult to tell from the picture because the standard drop pod isn’t there for size reference…but they are huge!
Excuses: I didn’t have a large enough back-drop to show one closed and one expanded like i’d like…and just moved my little light-box photo studio and don’t have the lighting like I like it yet… so I’m not supra happy with the pictures but am very happy with the models themselves.
- The main external metallic is Alclad II golden titanium over gloss black.
- The internal metallic is Alcad II steel with some dry-brushed mithril silver highlights.
- The red is Createx Wicked Crimson over primer gray and black shadows.
- The atmospheric burn is Alclad II jet exhaust.
- Throw in a few Reaper MSP paints on the details and that’s it!
Finally finished up a land raider redeemer today. Of course photographed with a macro lens I see all kinds of things I want to change. :/
I had primed it and painted the base red shade months ago… and in the time it had set the front doors ‘froze’ in place. When I forced the door open the plastic hinge actually twisted off. So… I had to drill it out and replace it with a brass rod. Unfortunately, it doesn’t completely close now.
I also switched to a different color scheme for the forgeworld land raider doors… went to ‘black’ wings and I’m really happy with how they turned out. I could do more work on the comms relay metallic, the ‘burn metal’ on the flamer sponsors… Generally I’m happy with it and will move on to my next projects (2x Lucius pattern drop pods, a whirlwind, assault terminators, 2x Warmachine Hunters, Astorath the grim…ug, have too many projects going on right now!)