I've made a bit of progress on the Dreadnought. Keeping specifically to the metals as I'm comfortable with those. It's still the endless debate re: Dark Angels Green - do I want to:
- go through a few coats to get the green I want,
- one coat and hope the successive highlights cover the poor opacity [I could get away with that on the Tyranids as they are 'naturally' coloured, but Marine armour is painted so has a man-made finish], or
- or start with a base coat of Orkhide Foundation paint and find a way to make it the green I want
I'm thinking the latter may be my solution, of course it requires a purchase, and I also need some more Badab Black and Devlan Mud Wash [I've just enough Gryphonne Sepia but not much] and my favourite sounding colour of all time - Macharius Solar Orange Foundation. I only need the orange for one thing, the drop pod is usually painted with hazard stripes down the edges of the doors. I was going to replace that with an orange strip much like the Aston Martin's Le Mans Racing colours. It should still look industrial but also different.
Anyway as you can see the stippled gold effect has also worked well here and instead of shelling out for a back banner I went for one of my Dark Angel elements from the Ravenwing Upgrade sprue which seemed a sensible choice until I heat welded it in place and realised that it has the same silhouette as a Fez! On the one hand I want to rip it off, on the other I think it's amusing and as much as I want to believe that 'Fez's are cool' the Doctor is wrong, they're funny and I want one but they're not cool.
Sand on the base too and more importantly the daylight photography does show up the Dark Angel bits on the shoulder and the right leg.