Posts Tagged ‘Tutorial’
Tagline: Project Thunderbolt – build log part six and a half.
Yeah, I know, it’s no "in space no-one can hear you scream" is it? Today, I present a mini-update because I realised that I had something that I could easily step-by-step and would take up a ton of room in another update. So a tutorial is born!
This is a surprisingly nippy technique, took about 15 minutes to do both
After the success I had painting the tiny TIE Fighter squadrons for Armada, I figured I ought to have a go at the Rebel X-Wing squadrons as well. Whereas the TIE Fighters are pretty uniform and a simple monochrome palette of greys and black wash can bring them to life, …
Last year I designed a shipping container kit so that I could build some terrain for my Across The Dead Earth games.I know there are already plenty of companies out there that produce shipping container kits, but none of them really worked for me. some…
A little while back I posted about assembling some Drop Pods for one of this year’s NOVA Open Charitable Foundation Charity Raffle armies – The Sons Of Orar Space Marines, to be exact. At the time I asked if anyone would be interested in a walk-through of my build and paint. There were a few who expressed interest, so here we are : )
After going through and cleaning all the parts for three Drop Pods, I started to create the sub-assemblies. You can see them above. They basically breakdown to:
• Engine and stormbolter
• Center console and harnesses
• Base and doors
• Five fins
Here’s what it all looks like when three sets of sub-assemblies are gathered in a pile. After this, all parts (except the fins) were primed black. More on the fins later.
The bases, engines, and consoles were all heavily dry brushed with VGC Tinny Tin.
Everything was then dry brushed with AP Gun Metal.
I then washed the parts with my “super secret wash”.
And drybrushed everything with VMA Aluminium.
I flipped over the base and repainted the armor panels black…
…and then masked off the engine base.
I sprayed the tips of the doors with Mephiston Red (not pictured) and then I used a custom cut mask/sheet of styrene, and sprayed the rest of each door.
Here’s a shot of the doors before removing the masking tape.
I then painted the edges of edge internal door with Averland Sunset (shaded with Skrag Brown).
These hazard stripes were hand painted – nine per side, 90 per Pod, 270 in all.
Back to the fins. I primed them white, shaded then with some Mechanics Grey, painted the panels black, masked them off and finally sprayed them with Mephiston Red.
After some detailing on the parts, here’s a look at a set ready for assembly.
On each of the center consoles I painted a silhouette of an Eldar Craftworld, with three glowing points representing the three Drop Pods.
They Pods were then assembled; glue the consoles to the base then one fin in place; glue the engine to the fin then glue the remaining fins in place.
I then gave the Drop Pods a healthy dose of chipping and weathering.
And here they are. All ready to deliver Sons Of Orar directly to the heart of the Alaitoc Craftworld.
In the coming days we’ll finally have photos of two of the NOCF Charity Raffle armies ready to go up online. When we do I’ll be shouting it from the rooftops! : )
Slow Play makes Steven sad.Tournaments need to move along for most people to have the most fun. With the scoring in Flames of War the way it is, it is very hard to win a tournament dealing with a timeout, as both players lose. If your play …
How to paint your tiny TIE Fighters for Star wars Armada. This is purely the method I came up with and isn’t any kind of definitive guide as there are probably lots of different ways you could go about it, they yield better or faster results and I certainly encourage experimentation. That said, this particular […]
How to paint your tiny TIE Fighters for Star wars Armada. This is purely the method I came up with and isn’t any kind of definitive guide as there are probably lots of different ways you could go about it, they yield better or faster results and I certainly encourage …
The first step of this fantasy pedestal mounted stone statues tutorial is to gather the needed supplies. To create the pedestal for the actual statue you will need some square and circle shapes of the desired measurements. These can be either cut from …
If there’s been a theme to this weekends painting it’s probably “multi-tasking”. With a number of projects needing curing time between priming or varnishing, I’ve been jumping back and forth between three different miniatures over the course of the two days. For Flames it’s been the Vietnam Huey “Hog” and …
The MSU (Multiple Small Unit) approach to army list design was commonly understood and widely employed many years ago in the latter half of 5th Ed. It fell out of favour in 6th Ed, but strangely has not resurged in 7th Ed—even though it naturally synergises with Maelstrom missions and counters ‘titanhammer’ very nicely. With Codex Eldar Craftworlds sparking a new wave of D weapon proliferation, I expect MSU to quickly regain its rightful place as king of army list paradigms—if enough players understand how, and why, to do it.
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Hi all!Today I thought I would show you a little side project I have been pottering away with for a while.As I haven’t painted very much in the past, I want to learn different skills and styles to try and do justice to the Batman sculpts.My main set of…
ClearHorizon Miniatures (MrHarold) writes:Hi everyone! I have put together a video showing every step I take painting a 15mm HADES Ghost Team Sniper Operative.I go over paint choices, brush choices and techniques. I hope you folks enjoy it and fin…
Evening all,It’s been quiet around here, but I’ve been beavering away on various bits and pieces. First to completion has been these vineyards, built in anticipation of some 28mm Chain if Command Espana games this year. I made eight strips to give me a…
Another model finished! It’s almost as if I have some mojo back! Well, almost. Anyway the Malanthrope is done.I actually lost my patience with this part way through, all those sacks and tentacles became a real chore so I splashed on the toxic glow effe…
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