Friday, December 30, 2016

The after picture: XV-15 Stealth Suits (showcase)

Didn't take long, but now the XV-15's are done. I just layered up the Fenris Grey and german grey, then highlighted just like the XV-25's I did.  Not bad for a couple night's work.  They look much better next to the new models now.

..and a quick side-by-side.

I also used Vallejo Surface Primer to prime the rest of the models I have built. That takes a bit of time to cure so I'll be sure to get the airbrush back out when it's their time.

So that's probably it for the year.  Once January starts I'll be working on a model car for a group build on YouTube most of the time. Luckily the Necrons paint up super fast.  The Ghostkeel on the other hand, will be quite tedious..

Monday, December 26, 2016

The before picture: XV-15 Stealth Suits

While I was putting away my XV-25 suits I just finished, I saw these guys in the tray.  After looking at them, I decided to try and update them mainly because they are decent.. just a base and a wash.  A layer and new highlight will bring them up to be the same look as the recent ones. I want to make sure and document the change. 

They will also be re-based in 32mm, and that will allow me to put them on cork so they look closer in size to the 25's.

I also thought about just dumping them in the stripper and staring over as they are metal.  But I don't think I need to go that far with them.  I think layering up the color and then doing the edge work will be enough.  And of course the much-needed varnish.

I'm also working on the Ravenwing bikes and I finished assembly on the 2nd box of Wraiths and pulled the scarabs out of the stripper.  Conoptek harvest fully built!  Nice thing about the Necrons is that they will paint up super fast. 

That's it for the holiday update. I hope everyone had their 40k wishes fulfilled!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Showcase: Tau XV25 Stealth Suits

yay! finally finished these guys.  I've been busy on a model airplane, plus not wanting to do the line highlighting.  But it's over and they came out pretty good.  Also, did you know stealth suits are on 32mm bases now?

Came out great in the end.  I have another unit and a Ghostkeel assembled waiting on primer.

In the meantime I decided on a color for the Necrons..yellow. Looks awesome. Now to order some yellow acrylic rods.  Did you know warriors are also coming on 32mm bases now? I need SOO many of them!  Might break down and buy the 100 for $40 soon-ish.

Next up will first be the rest of the warriors, followed by the 3 Ravenwing bikes.  Once the new year comes around I'll be working on a new model car and deciding on what to paint from there.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Hobby moving slowly but surely...

Over the last couple of weeks I've been slowing working.   Just having fun and doing other things for the holidays and my new upcoming job.

I didn't feel like paining much so I pulled out all the Tau and Necron models I bought last February  and put them all together.  Magnetized everything on the Ghostkeel and I'm deciding on magnetizing the whip coils or not - they are not yet glued on.

I've also got myself some deals from my FLGS. Picked up a set of DV bikes for $10 and then these metal Plaguemarines for just $14.  They will be rebased in 32mm to match my Ork and Chaos armies, and I will repaint the plasma pink.

But when I do paint it's been slow and steady progress on the Stealth Suits. I've just not been very motivated so far.

Right now my previous choices of the next army build might add one more option: Deathguard.  Maybe not a full army, but a more competitive version to supplement with some Orky goodness.  We'll see.