Surprise! While I had expected to work on Heresy era Dark Angels Dreadwing models next, I have some molding skills to perfect so I get shoulder pads for my Destroyers to match the new Interemptors that come with embossed pads (if indeed they are Dreadwing Icons at all...).
So I decided to continue to make advances on the Blackstone Fortress models I started as part of Squaduary 2020. This involved getting the airbrush work on the bases out of the way so I could move on to some brush work.
I started out with a coat of Vallejo Game Color Air Electric Blue over my usual black primer. With the paint in the airbrush, I decided to get out all of the models I had based so far and get them all done in one batch. This will make it easier to pick up new ones to paint in the future.
GW Agrax Earthshade then goes over the blue panels in a heavy coat. In this case, I used a custom Brown wash I've been experimenting with. A little less goopy and better flow to the recesses without as much risk of staining. Regardless, any brown wash would due for bases.
Next a careful shot of bright white in the vent-looking recess of the Necromunda bases. I got this idea from pics of a commission that White Metal Games posted online back along. Quick and effective when paired with the Blackstone Fortress tiles, though not as artistic as other BF bases I've seen out there.
Last up, a coat of Secret Weapon Miniatures Purple wash on all the white areas. A little over-spray and wash is fine to help with the eerie glow effect. Here are close ups of a couple I did for the Infested Brethren who are not based yet. This provides a closer look at the process.
|Electric Blue with Brown wash.|
|White sprayed in the "vents"|
|Purple wash over the white|
|Chaos Space Marines|
I hope everyone is staying safe out there. That's it for now.
Cheers and Happy Gaming!