Wednesday 28 May 2014

What do you do on holiday - FW Avatar WIP

At the moment I'm on holiday in Wales with the family, having a great time because it's not raining... And at nights I'm having a beer or two and a couple of hours of painting, this got me thinking, is it just me that insists on taking my paints away on holiday with me?  My wife has gotten used to it after 9 years of going away and with me taking things out of the car to make room in the car for all the stuff I'm going to paint, but she still gives me THAT look, you know the one I mean.  If you do take things away with you what do you take?

I normally take 20 - 30 troops in a carry case with my paints, but this time I have taken a Forge World Avatar I'm painting for my friend Scott's 40th birthday present which I gave him last month, the problem is I haven't got any tools or equipment for any problems that arise and yes it's good to dedicate a week to paint one model, but I'm missing the production line of troop painting and the feeling of when you get back from holiday and all your troops are finished.  The problem I have is I forgot to undercoat his loin cloth hair and base which is really annoying me because I have 4 days and only touching up to do.  Oh well I'll have to spend more time with my wife, not sure how she will feel about that with 2 book to read and wine and beer to drink :)

Friday 23 May 2014

So what is it? Part 3 Tau flying base

I just thought I would put a quick post together showing my work in progress, I have painted the torso and head of the Ethereal just to see the tonal qualities and I have air brushed the Barracuda a dark red, I personally feel that the contrast in colours will work well.

Monday 19 May 2014

So what is it? Part 2 Tau flying base

Well that's it no going back, it's finished and it just needs a lick of paint and my most ambitious flying  base is ready to go.  I have added an Ethereal for scale, what do you think?

Saturday 17 May 2014

So what is it?

I have finally got over the come down from Throne of Skulls and the distraction of the Militarum Tempestus, time to set Chaos aside and start a new army.  I had intended on airbrushing my Riptides but I got a little distracted making this.... Believe it or not it's a flying base for my Barracuda, it's not quite finished but I thought I would share it, I am struggling with what to do with the plinth (which is made from the feet of the Forge World Tau sentry turret) - at the moment it's cut to the edge of the base, I thought it would overhang too much but now I'm not sure?

It's taken about a week to make and 3 and a bit packets of Milliput, I have used grey stuff for the head and the Tau Ceti flying base is 95x120mm this gives you an idea of scale. My intention is to paint it an off white which would create a contrast to the dark red Farsight Enclave Barracuda.