Monday, December 14, 2009

Thunderwolf Cav & Tyranid test mini

One down, lots to go! This photo is cracking me up. The thunderwolf looks like it has a giant grin on his face. Overall, I'm pretty pleased with how the "heroclix" thunderwolf came out. I decided to give these guys lava bases to give me something to do on those big 60mm bases. The wolf itself was painted with the same scheme as my fenrisian wolves.

Here's my first stab at a new tyranid color scheme (that isn't blue and purple). Need to paint an actual Tyranid so I can get the full scheme with a black& red highlighted carapace.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Tyranids / aka: New model fever

(I painted this guy about 20 years ago)

Yeah, I'm getting sucked into the Tyranid new model fever. I can't help it. They look awesome. Trying to come up with a new color scheme. I have a ton of old genestealer models painted Purple/Blue like the pic above. 

I'm thinking something like this:

Here is some more pics of that silly old fat genesteeler:

(the genesteeler on the back holding the space marine helmet is pretty cool)

(why is the throne covered in chaos icons?)

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Cyber wolves

AKA - Iron Priest buddies.

Not the greatest day for taking pictures.

How to paint Wolves

Below is my method for painting Fenrisian wolves. For lack of a proper (and affordable) Fenrisian wolf model, I decided to go with the chaos warhounds. I did not glue in the antlers and green-stuffed over the holes. Though these may not be the most optimum models to use, I think the method below could be used for any wolf model. I'll be using this color scheme on my Thunder wolves as well.

I used the pic below as referance.

Paint the under belly/arms/head with Denab Stone.
Paint the rest of the fur Scorched Brown

Wash the Denab Stone with Gryphone sepia.

Drybrush the Scorched Brown with Snakebite leather.

Drybrush the light areas with bleached bone. lightly overbrushing onto the dark fur. paint the teeth bleached one, paint the gums, tongue pink.

This next picture isn't that good (overcast outside), carefully paint the lips & nose black. Paint around the eyes  and over the top crest of the fur black. paint the hoves black.

Finally lightly highlight the black with adeptus battlegrey. I painted the eyes yellow with a dark angels green pupil.