If you have ever played disc golf or golf, you may know how I feel here. I am speaking of when you throw the disc (or hit the ball) and you are pretty impressed, only to stand at your ball or disc and look back at the tee-off area to see that you did not throw it that far at all. That is how I feel this week about my painting.
I have been hard at work on assembling and painting my Dark Imperium set. I have spent about 6 hours this week painting, and the amount of time needed to paint all the trim with Balthasar Gold has exceeded my expectations.
Let's take a look:
The Death Guard with their accompanying heroes have so many details. They are beautiful models. I primed the models in black and then based them with the new Death Guard Green Spray. This spray is one of the better GW sprays that I have used. The coverage was great, whereas colors like Mephiston Red have been more hit and miss.
I added a Nurgle Dreadnought to my group of Death Guard. I am still working on the edging for this model and a few of the Death Guard today. I am using Balthasar Gold for all of the trim. I snapped off the banner for the Dreadnought. That thing is flimsy!
The Ultramarines (Primaris) were primed in Black and based with GW spray Macragge Blue. I then washed the models with Nuln Oil. I should have done a controlled recess wash with the Nuln, but instead decided to do a full wash and follow up with a drybrush of Macragge Blue to offset the darkened blue color before moving on to highlights.
I decided to paint Kairos Fateweaver during this time as well. I continued with the plan of a black prime with a basecoat of Macragge Blue. I then continued with a basecoat of Kantor Blue over the darker areas of the model. I then washed the same areas with Drakenhof Nightshade and then the recesses with Nuln Oil. He will be fun to paint.
I often mow the lawn in different patterns to keep it from being too mundane of a task. I am painting with a different 'look' this week by painting one step at a time for each of my current WIPs to keep it fresh. We will see how that turns out.
What do you think? Have a great Wednesday.