Hi, thanks for dropping by!
So after the enjoyable year I've had with my Chaos Daemons (see sig) I felt it was time for a change and with the new paint range just released, what better time than to get back into painting!
Having seen the Iyanden Guardian in White Dwarf, I felt a quick test of this on a Space Marine might yield intersting results, and here they are:
Imperial Fist Test 1 by SteJohno, on Flickr
1. Skull White spray
2. Washed with Cassandora Yellow
As you can see this is a nice easy way to produce a bold yellow colour. The new washes stain much better than the old (very much like the old Yellow Ink).
Imperial Fist Test 2 by SteJohno, on Flickr
3. Drybrush of Hexos Palesun
4. Glaze of Lamenters Yellow
5. Sharp highlights with Skull White
The dry paints are quite something! No chalky residue for this guy (although this is only a rough test remember)! The Glaze tied all the layers together and gave a very strong yellow overall.
Imperial Fist Test 3 by SteJohno, on Flickr
6. After tidying up the non-yellow areas with Chaos Black, Adeptus Battlegrey (old range) and washing with nuln oil i started basing:
7. Paint on Astrogranite
8. Drybrush Longbeard Grey
9. Wash Nuln Oil
10. Middenheim Turf
I'm quite fond of the new texture paint range, I'd read some bad reviews suggesting it needs one or two coats or that it needed large clumps of paint to fill a base, but I found it quite easy. It does use more paint than you would using just sand but it's worth it for the time saving! Plus none of the sand is rubbing off and it dried in about 5 minutes!
So all in all this took me around 60 to 90 minutes to paint. Its only a rough draft and was just a way of trying the new paints but I'm happy enough with the results to try it on a full army. This will start out as a small scout themed army and will hopefully expand over time. In particular I've got my eye on the Storm Talon concepts floating around. If they prove accurate, I'll be all over them!
Meanwhile, heres whats coming next:
Captain 1 by SteJohno, on Flickr
Brother-Captain Memnon, Master of Recruits, Lord Cavalier
Leftovers 1 by SteJohno, on Flickr
Chapter Banner from the 25th Anniversary Marine. As its covered in Fist iconography, this guy makes a perfect Captain. Not sure how I'm going to incorporate the banner yet but I've shaved the "crimson" letters from the upper scroll. The base will make a nice objective marker or terrain piece. Suggestions welcomed!
Updates in the next week or so. I'm down at Warhammer World in June so I'll be planning on having a 500 point force painted and ready by then! Feel free to comment/ask questions, I'll respond asap!
Until next time....