Posted by Jawaballs at 9:56 AM
Moving on to my Storm Wardens project, here are some WIP pics.
Storm Wardens favor Meltaguns and Heavy Bolters. So I am starting with those. This meltagun is from the Black Templars upgrade sprue, I just shaved off the cross from the side of the gun.
The heavy bolter marine poses unique problem because the gun is so huge that the model cannot be painted while it is assembled. You have to paint the entire model, then paint the gun completely before attaching it because if you mess up and get some paint on your model, it is too hard to fix the problem.
After getting some feedback on my live show about this model, I decided to reposition his arm to where it is now. I originally cut it to swivel around a bit, and the blade was pointing in a different direction, back behind his head. It was a very dynamic pose and looked good if you were looking down the barrel of the gun straight towards his face. This pose is a little more stiff looking, but looks better on a whole from all angles.
A most pleasant surprise came when I started painting the blue rhino. Most of my painting experience has been in red. I think that I have done very well with that, coaxing some beautiful work out of a very difficult color to paint with. I was delighted when I tried to use blue in the same way, and it almost magically smoothed out and blended. Now I understand when people say how hard red is to work with! It is not that red is hard, but that blue is so easy! With a little water in the bristles, the enchanted blue just swirled into place on the edges, fading down to Regal blue. It was fantastic! The same result in red would have required an hour of back and forth painting with Blood Red and Red Gore, forcing the paint into submission.
These images are still very much work in progress, but are the result of just a few minutes of painting that I did during my live broadcast. You can catch a recording of that by the way by clicking on the picture to the right of me with the giant Space Marine.
I am very pleased with my models for this collaborative effort so far and am excited to see what the other guys are doing too. One thing I can say is that if you have not gotten yourself into this drawing yet, you MUST do so! We are getting more prizes every day and believe me, you want to be part of it. The Storm Wardens army alone makes me wish I was not part of the group so that I could enter the drawing and try to win.
Thats it for now!
More to come...