Every time I get a new terminator squad, I'm reminded of just how long they take to paint.
Normally, I don't post unless I have an IC or a full squad, but since I keep changing how I paint Bone, I thought I'd show the latest model, along with the rest of his squad in various unfinished states. They aren't the greatest pics, but they'll do for now.
Incidentally, now that I've actually worked with a lightning claws model, I have even more respect for those with the skills to actually paint lightning on the blade.
Finally, a shot showing how my terminator painting has evolved. Running from left to right:
The very first terminator squad I ever painted, from AoBR. I don't like to post pictures of these guys, given that they're pretty bad. The lighting makes it hard to tell, but all of the red is done in blood red, rather than the scab red I started using later.
The first Belial model I painted. Starting to transition away from the really bright colors of the original terminators
A terminator from the second squad I painted. More attention was given to the details, and a slightly darker set of secondary colors was used giving the whole model a darker look.
Belial #2. As featured in my previous post, I started to play around with washes. This one is badab black over bleached bone, with another layer of heavily watered down bleached bone on top and white highlights.
The newest terminator. Badab black over bleached bone with bleached bone highlights. Most of the details received a badab black wash as well. The green lightning claws are a callback to how I've painted other terminator squads with green powerfists to help tie them into the rest of the army.
(the differences are more clear if you look at the full sized version of the picture.)
For all of these, the detail that has given me the most trouble consistently is the eyes. It's not too bad when they're not wearing helmets (except for the hooded head on Belial--Those are difficult eyes to paint), but even with the help of several tutorials, I just can't make red lenses look good.