Showing posts with label terrain. Show all posts
Showing posts with label terrain. Show all posts

Friday 19 April 2024

Terrain is everything - TT Combat Gothic Ruins MDF kit - ruin base TO DONE!

Afternoon #WarHamFam and #WarhammerCommunity I made this base for my TT Combat Gothic ruins way back when, but I never actually shared it. 

The ruins themselves come in two parts, a ground floor piece and this upper floor and I wanted an option so I could have them as two separate pieces.

This was built, primed and based for years before I finally painted the small bits of debris the other week

And for this I get a Great Big Big Build BLESSED VERDIGRIS Stamp of Approval, because it was built in 2021/22 Season.

I primed the bases with my truly awful Simoniz Red Oxide Primer. Loads of shaking and it still won't mix properly. I managed it in the end though, using a toilet roll tube to mask off the model itself and just spray the base. Then I went on with my standard Red Planet Base process. 

Here's my Great Big Big Build Base BLESSED VERDIGRIS Stamp of Approval, although I didn;t take any pictures at the time.

This sat for so long with these half dozen bits of debris just waiting to be finished.

And it's not like I hadn't done Blessed Verdigris countless times, I just hadn't remembered ti do these bits too.

Not that I'm ever likely to use it but you never know.

I mean it's the bread and butter of Red Planet BASE! 🔴

Nothing fancy, so no excuse why it took so long.

But it's done!

Anyway as I finished it this season - a Bloody Great Big Bloody Stamp of Bloody Approval!

Friday 14 July 2023

Terrain is everything - Haemotrope Reactor - TO DONE!

Afternoon #WarHamFam and #WarhammerCommunity I've been #PaintingWarhammer my Haemotrope Reactor. This is an avoidance project - I'm already trying to avoid the last bit of metallics on my Deathwing Terminator.

But it's still hobby and its turned out so well. So well in fact I regretted not getting my Thermic Plasma Conduits to a similar starting point so I could batch the lot. 

I mean that does run the risk of burn-out - too much in one go. But even so there were milestones that I could have reached and easily swapped onto something else.

It just would have been really handy to be working on similar aspects, even if I'd focused on just the reactor when it was appropriate to do so.

Anyway, I love the colours, just the odd bit of BLESSED VERDIGRIS contributing so much.

The red glow on the outside of the coils is a mixed result. I really like them, think for just a thinned wash the glow effect is decent.

But, it might extend a little too much beyond the edges and is approaching a similar tone to the rust, so to my eyes it's almost rust, what do you think?

And here are the white background pics too.

A lot of rust, maybe too much?

If I got another I think I'd have less rust but I think this is what I was hoping for with my Servohaulers.

It's great to have all of these industrial pieces tied together. Again, I can't help regretting not getting my Plasma Conduits ready in time.

That little red glow on the bottom of his eye grill. I don't know what possessed me to do it but I love it SO much. It reminds me of something, maybe from an 80's videogame [which never had this fidelity of graphics] or action film but there is a nostalgic thrill I get EVERY time I look at it. I don't know how else to explain but it moves me in a way I've never felt before

Add in those ridiculous BLESSED VERDIGRIS stains and faked dial lenses 🤤

Additional details, plus the random selection of pipe colours. The orange ones were going to be yellow/black stripes but I didn't think they'd stand out so kept them orange, but different enough not to be rusty

Really proud of this, and another GREAT Big RUSTY Stamp of Approval .

Just one last thing to share - I love gloss varnish, especially when you first put it on and it creates this weird UV glow effect. Part of me wishes there was a paint to achieve this in one application.

Not quite as cool on the coils but still interesting. And also multiple applications of VerniDas gloss varnish to build up the dial lenses. Had to make sure gravity helped turn them into domes. Even a few weeks later there was still shrinkage and had to reapply drops. But they looks so cool.

Wednesday 14 June 2023

Terrain is everything - Haemotrope Reactor

Afternoon #WarHamFam and #WarhammerCommunity I've been #PaintingWarhammer my Haemotrope Reactor. This had been primed for ages and sat on my shelf so I finally decided to just to sponge on some 'underrust'. Home Bargains had some Colvin & Co. Burnt Sienna which has come out so well as rust over the Red Oxide primer. I may be missing out on my holy Vermillion and sacred Burnt Umber [which they no longer seem to stock] but this is a revelation - take that Dirty Down Rust!

I straight up followed my Preceptor approach - sponging on Colvin & Co. Gamboge [again, no longer in stock.

I left plenty of the Burnt Sienna showing through to take advantage of the under rust.

Added some VGC Sun Yellow sponge highlights and then picked out the Mechanicum symbol and used my Burnt Umber ot make the skull grimdark, like my Servo Haulers.

The top was only lightly sponged with yellow as I've seen plenty of examples of construction vehicles, car bonnets and flat surfaces where this weathers most. It's not perfect but I like the result so far.

Lots of details to pick out on the skull, dials, wires and all the reactor insulator glass. I'm slightly regretting not finishing building my Thermic Plasma Conduits. They would have been in the same scheme and it would have been really good to have them painted at the same time.

Still, too much as a batch can stall progress, rather than helping move things on. There's not actually too much to do on this now but it's certainly a nice interlude. I'm just really enjoying being a hobby butterfly - go with the flow!