I decided to kick off the hobby season with a Deathwatch character, the Watch Master. I enjoy the detail on this model and he certainly seems to hold up on the battle field.
I started out with the stock build on a home-made cork base to give the model some extra height and presence on the battlefield.
Pretty straight forward so far, no magic yet. He is based with Vallejo black surface primer using an airbrush. I am just loving the airbrush for that purpose. I can base any time of year on any day without driving the family out with the fumes. In my basement hobby room, I have a near constant, comfortable temp and the air is relatively dry thanks to the judicial use of a couple dehumidifiers when needed. Perfect primer coats every time! No rattle-can-dust-disasters here.
My choice of colors is pretty stock here as well. I made some subtle choices here and there in the details that depart from the official GW pics...but nothing to crow about, just personal preference. In the first session, I got to work roughing out the armor, nailing down the silver arm and filling in the obvious details.
Session three brought more time and attention to the details. All of the primer is covered now...the base is well in hand, the halberd looking trim...and by the end a face emerges!