Big post for small amounts of work incoming!
1) I've asked the mods to consolidate my Successors split-off WIP thread here, if possible. Going to be converting up their late Chapter Master for Grot's challenge, ideally. I have a very specific pose and weight in mind, let's see if my skills are up to it.
2) I got an airbrush for my birthday mid-July. I've been testing it on an ancient Eldar Falcon I had lying around, so no pics here, but things are generally working alright. Thinning is pretty easy really, roughly 1:1, then you fight the tip dry. Vallejo air-on primer was working nicely until I went to tape mask patterns.. then it peeled a lot. Gloss varnish seems to help a bunch. Not quite wanting to hit up my Deathwing's Land Raiders yet, since I care a lot about those, I've started thinking about hitting up some other stuff for more practice, stuff being...
3) ... my old IG! Especially a black-primed Chimaera I've had lying around for years (painted in high school at the latest, and my skills have developed a LOT since then). Now, there are some problems here. I've got about a platoon of Steel Legion, who are painted up in Medal of Honor-version Wermacht colors, and then a platoonish of new Cadians, in a weird foresty camo I made up. I've also got a Leman painted in some weird jungle-forest-splotch camo. Pics:
I'd like to get at least the Steel Legion painted, since they're cool models, might make good allies, and stuff. Wouldn't mind getting the Cadians done too, but I don't like the models nearly as much. But I can't bloody decide on a scheme! I don't like the official SL scheme much, don't much care for the one I came up with on the Cadians either. I'm kinda torn between continuing them as-is or adjusting them to look like proper Wermacht (darker jacket, German Grey pants and helmet, Sgts look the same), ripping off this artwork or or going full effort Flecktarn:
The Cadians and the tanks are a separate issue, as I'm not very happy with the Leman either. But I know even less what I want for the tanks. German grey? German grey with green striping, or the Panzer scheme that everyone thinks of, or classic SL colors.
Then I had an idea about theming them along with my Successors (below), who in my loose fluff have written to be more considerate and everyman in their relations with the rest of humanity. Maybe the Angels Ardent deployed to Armageddon? The first go at their writeup is here http://www.bolterand...ion/?p=3286687.
4) Actual DA stuff I've been doing?
Plastic one will be magnetized between Godhammer and Crusader, the salvaged one (from my ancient days) will get glued on Crusader treatment. They should both wind up in Deathwing livery.
I know that was huge, but I'd really love any thoughts you guys have at all!
Edited by Artemid, 05 August 2013 - 03:40 AM.