I'm playing with the paint in places. The 2nd generation Anita's turquoise looks quite opaque but goes on almost transparent so it's almost like it's been pre-thinned. I apply it and then do a second pass which makes the colour more pronounced and a third pass really gets the highlight. I also chose a different technique on one bike and subsequently applied it to two other so if there was a difference it could be contained within units. For this I did a first highlight using Army Painter Hydra Turquoise. Now this is slightly darker and bluer meaning when I applied second and third highlights with the Anitas I got a subtle shift in tonal range. Then added a black wash and a final pick up of highlights. Whether it's noticeable now and therefore worth doing I'm not sure but it was enjoyable at the time. Metals and black next...
I also moved on with the resin base for the Nephilim/Dark Talon, washing the Red Oxide Primer with Army Painter Strong Tone.
Then it was Vermilion craft acrylic for the highlight.
Followed by my first pass Vermilion and Pumpkin highlight mix, just about evident from these pics.
2nd pass highlight and then pure pumpkin edge highlight and bonewhite chips to do and then I can varnish this.
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Nice work again on those bikes. I'm biting the bullet this weekend and trying to get my Ravenwing squad finished; you have guilted me into it ;-)ReplyDelete
Lots for me to do still, need to overcome some issues myself.Delete
Great work Dave, looking forward to the finished product (if you ain't playing Ravenwing, you ain't playing right...)ReplyDelete
I gathered that with all the Crushing defeats I'd suffered ;)Delete
This is all looking really nice Dave, I love the turquoise against the black and it really lifts the models away from the black and white look you get with grey highlights.ReplyDelete
Will be interesting when I get to highlight all the black, not just the Raven wings...Delete
Good stuff man, I really like the colours you went with on the Ravenwing. A nice break from the norm.ReplyDelete
Cheers Rory, just can't reconcile white wings on guys who, like the Raven Guard, strike from the shadows.Delete
Look's good Dave & sometimes you have to do what you want to do not what you need to do.ReplyDelete
Thanks Frank, its 'go with the flow' works every time.Delete