Sunday, August 31, 2014

E-100 Krokodil - Heer46 - E100JK


Hello everyone!

So I spent most of my day today teaching a friend of mine how to paint with an airbrush, since he had just purchased one. So I thought I'd might as well just start painting my awesome Krokodil from Heer46.

This kit is simply awesome, the cast is beautiful and everything just looks great and fits together perfectly. I sadly just noticed I have forgotten to remove some flash from the front headlight....which is quite annoying, but will probably fix during my next painting session.


Painting

So basically same procedure as last time. Primer first, then the Dunkelgelb, varnish, mask, paint camo, varnish. Then I masked of some parts to spice up the model a bit more and painted them brown/rusty'ish, then the last layer of varnish of the day.  










I feel like the modulation could have needed a few more highlights, both the dunkelgelb and the green camo. Ah well this was done rather quickly while talking with my mate and showing him stuff.

Day 1 result

The result after a days work. As mentioned earlier the headlight still has some left over resin attached to it....which I know I can't live with and have to fix at some point..... 
The modulation could have been more interesting, a few more highlights wouldn't have hurt it, otherwise very happy with my progress.










Well that's it for now! hopefully I will get some more work done tomorrow unless I decide to paint on my Deathstroke instead :)

Until then.

Chris


Thursday, August 14, 2014

Deathstroke - Knight Models - K35BAO006

I wish I could paint figures like this....

Hello everyone


I'm not really sure this this update should be on this blog or my other (probably the other), but since this is the one that people actually visit, I'll just throw the first post here.

I recently purchased this awesome figure from Knight Models because I'm a huge comic book lover, and after having watched season 2 of Arrow, my love of Deathstroke just increased so I had to get this figure when I saw it.




Assembly

The Box!

The figure is beautifully sculpted and had very little flash that needed to be removed. There's a choice of two heads, the iconic Deathstoke mask and one without the mask with an eyepatch.





I decided to spice up the base slightly, so I tried to sculpt something very simple and city'ish looking. Think I did alright.




Painting

I primed the model black and started painting the armor first. I did initially consider if I could paint some of it with airbrush, but decided against it. So brush only paintjob.


In the game Deathstroke hasa sort of blu'ish grey color on his armor, but I didn't want it to be too blue and just look like my space marines....sadly I might have overdone it with the blue and too little grey :-p so it will look a bit more cartoony than intended.



 After the blue was done I started with the orange and afterwards I did a black wash to create a bit more shadow and tone down the blue slightly. I still need to do some wear and tear, I really like the worn look of the box art figure, so might try something similar (just more blue...)







I have slowly started doing all the accessories, but don't have more time to paint today, so might do a bit more this weekend, really want to get this done so I can start work on my next FoW build.


Hope you enjoy (and sorry for the 'fantasy' build on this blog)


Chris


*Sorry for the shitty pictures! will try to take some better ones next time*

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Panthers - PSC - WW2V15012 - Platoon finished!


Hello everyone!

As promised here's the actual update of the day! The past weeks I've been working fairly hard getting these done after work. I really have a hard time in this heat and also painting 5 basically identical tanks at the same time really messes with my concentration, it gets slightly tedious painting the same things 5 times...

But anyway! I've managed to finish them and I'm very satisfied with the result.

If you've seen my previous posts about the test Panther, these pictures probably won't be that special because there's just 5 of them now :-p

Don't really have a lot more to say about these now, so lets look at some pictures!



Panther - 211 - Platoon Leader







Panther - 212









Panther - 213








Panther - 214








Panther - 215








And there we have it my second Panther platoon from Plastic Soldier Company have been finished! 

My next project will probably be my new Deathstroke figure and the rest of my Open Fire shermans, then we'll see after that.

Deathstroke - Knight Models


As usual comments, suggestions and questions are more than welcome! Would really like some feedback from this build :)


Chris





Bonus Picture