So I have made progress on the skull cannon. Cleaned up the masked areas and did most of the highlights (minus the extreme highlights I will do at the end with mithril silver) and did the majority of the work on the riders. My intent is for the front two bloodletters to look lava-ish. However, I think I need to cover more of them with black and brown and have the reds and yellows be less apparent. Not sold on them currently. I also have designed and built a lava base as well as doing the first portion of the lava. Now I have to paint the rocks and skulls.
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So, got the airbrush up and running and rapidly discovered a few things:
1) Mixing paints…yeah, that sucks. Time to start making the conversion to vallejo model air. Getting that mix juuuuust right is such a pain, and a huge mess as well with me mixing flo-aid, paint, and water. However, I think I am going to start cutting with isopropyl alcohol or windex to make it dry faster, see how that goes. Gonna try out fixing those over spray spots tomorrow with that.
2) AMAZING fast. Based an entire predator and did the silver weapons (with a little bit of over spray, mainly due to inexperience) in about 35 -45 minutes. But the gem of it was how smooth it was. Super excited for tanks now!
3) To answer ShinyRhino’s question last thread, the ergonomics of it are great. Once I stop thinning my paints too much, I think it will be even more so. If I take my tip off and use the black paint that comes with it, I can paint VERY thin lines.
SO, to all those with airbrushes out there, what PSI do YOU use, and what do you use to thin your paints. The internet is so full of answers that it would literally take years to distill the crap from the gold.
ON THAT NOTE, I would like to say that I am super excited for the new thirster. Ordered one today (he’s gonna actually be my daemon prince), and it allows me to build THIS list at 1850-
3 squads of 16 bloodletters
daemon prince of khorne
Might switch to 1 thirster and throne of skulls so I can bump it up to 8 crushers…cuz, ya know, 8 is just a good number. 😀
Either way, it will be a ridiculously impressive army. Still sticking with my fire and ice theme currently, though with having quite a bit of blue stuff, I have debated started making that conversion to all ice. However, few people have come up and said “Oh cool, blue Khorne stuff!”. A LOT of people have said “Hey, fire and ice! That’s a cool idea!”. So, on that I think I will probably keep it. If the new thirster is as epic as I feel it will be, I may procure another. The new white dwarf gives separate rules for each of the three builds for fantasy only (yeah…they said new rules. Didn’t expect it to be fantasy only. Booo GW, Boooo!). Hopefully, they will come out with 40k Rules for the three builds as well. From the looks of it, they are “super choppy with area of effect, fast and choppy, and super choppy with template attack. Fingers crossed they convert it to 40k. So, yeah, it’s a good day to worship the blood god!
Thanks for reading,