March 10, 2009

Tau Sky Ray

Hey folks,

the third battle tank for my expanding tau army has just left the assembly yard, this time it's a sky ray missile gunship.
But see for yourselves:

I think it fits well with the hammerhead I painted earlier. Only thing is the light blue camouflage is a little bit lighter than on the hammerhead since I had to re-do my 4-colour-mix for that and must have missed the exact ratio.

With that I can field about 1650 points of Tau goodness. So, at last, I am ready to play!

Next week I am back at university and that will put an end to this extensive painting over the last weeks.
But I will start the big project of painting tanks a little bit more realistic: a leman russ is the dummy where I try some new techniques I read about and I'm going to teach myself (e.g. airbrushing, weathering, washing, layering, blending...) and then I will finally begin with the stormblade!
You can expect pics!

March 2, 2009

Tau Stealth Marker Team and Kroot


just a little update on what I did last week. I finished 6 Kroot and a 3 men/tau stealth marker team.

XV25 Stealth Suits

Kroot carnivore squad

The Kroot were painted quickly with foundation colours and washes, it took me about 6 hours from sprue to finished. That's really awesome and the result is ok in my eyes.

The Stealths got some more attention but I tried to paint them a little bit faster than I usually do. In this case I painted the whole miniature in shadow grey and applied my self-made black wash in the recesses and armour joints with a fine detail brush. You save a little bit time with that as you do not need to be very precise when adding the grey. I did the same with the hammerhead by the way.