December 15th, 2010 at 09:49 pm (CST) by Jeff
Ok Grain of salt and caveats of the following testmodel.
- This was a half-finished paint job from a few years back that I just primered right over.
- I was not trying too hard to stay within the lines
- I haven’t even bothered cleaning up ANY of the wash (namely the splotchy areas on knees and legs-heck it looks like I even missed a spot on the shoulder)
- I haven’t done ANY highlighting
- The model was airbrushed in about 30 seconds
- The rest of the model was painted in about 5 minutes just to splash color to see how it’d look.
I used a 1:1:1 mix of VMC Sombre Grey (Equiv GW Shadow Grey), VMC Wolf Grey (Equiv GW Space Wolf Grey)and VAC Thinner in a custom bottle for the airbrush basecoat, splashed some color here and there ( I honestly didn’t care what colors at the time)… and washed everything in Delvan Mud
This is considered a BASE COAT not a final model (although it’d be just fine for the table top).
December 14th, 2010 at 11:21 pm (CST) by Jeff
Sorry I didn’t get any painting done tonight but I finished assembly of the models from yesterday plus 10 more….
4 black reach marines w/ bolters
1 black reach marine w/ flamer
3 meta gun grey hunters
2 flamer grey hunters
1 power sword grey hunter
1 power fist grey hunter
18 bolter & chainsword grey hunters
1 wolf guard battle leader
29 total models to start off… Not bad for what I had off the shelf. Once I’m done with these I’ll go grab what’s in the vat and in storage and expand on these core models.
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December 14th, 2010 at 08:37 am (CST) by Jeff
I’ve been playing Space Wolves since 1994…bing there I said it. At the time I played a Terminiator Heavy powerhouse supported by a few Long Fangs (I love Cyclone Missile Launchers, I’m so glad they don’t suck again!, but I sure as heck still miss my salvo fire sometimes).
As you may have noticed in my preview post last night that I’ve got a few Grey Hunters and an old Space Wolf Captain (which will being used as a Wolf Guard Battle Leader). This is only the tip of the iceberg of what’s coming over the next few weeks. I’ve got about 20 Blood Claws that I put in the paint vat a year ago, however they’re not stripping very cleanly and it may be a loss…. I’ll do my best to recover the special weapons.
Right now I’m going to concentrate on 2 troops and an HQ painted and assembled by Friday. I don’t care about the points I’m just looking to repaint an army.
I’ve decided to use my airbrush exclusively for basecoating everything and I’ll be taking some pointers from the Beasts of War/Awesome Paint Job Blood Raven tutorial (and was the inspiration for me to work on Space Marines, by the way). I want the whole look to be clean and smooth, and the airbrush allows me to do both fairly easily and quickly.
I’m hoping to start a test model tonight–probably a (failed) Black Reach model (which you’ll notice a few of those in the pictures from yesterday) or two.
The biggest difficulty I’ll have is finding Transfers for Logan’s Great Company, I remember looking a year ago and I didn’t see the Howling Moon Wolf anywhere (which is my favorite and the reason I started Logan’s Company originally), but I’m not opposed to transferring to the “Star Stalker” Wolf-King version of Logan if it becomes too difficult to acquire or print the old symbol.
|Before becoming Wolf-King
||After becoming Wolf King
That’s about it for now. More tonight or tomorrow morning (depends on when I’m done)!
December 13th, 2010 at 11:01 pm (CST) by Jeff
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April 14th, 2010 at 01:20 pm (CST) by Jeff
I loved my Eldar Bases so much from back2base-ix.com I’m considering doing the same for my Space Wolves when I start working on them here in June or July once I’m satisfied that I’m not betraying my “first love” army for my “first ever” army. (This will require me to at least completely paint all my Falcon Grav tank chassis vehicles)
As usual, the Wolves will be in an tundran environment, and luckily enough they have such bases. My current bases are completely arctic, and I originally used table salt as my snow after padding up the bases with green stuff and painting it white!
I’ll have to go around and do a foot count of my initial needs when I make my order.. Looks like tentatively I’ll need 60 -70 small round bases, 10-15 (maybe 20) terminator sized bases, and six dreadnought sized bases.
That’s 7 packages of 25mm bases, 3-4 packages of 40mm bases and 1-2 packages of 60mm bases. If they’re as high quality and as easy to prepare as my Eldar bases were, they’re every bit worth the price (prices on site are AU$ not US$).