Sunday, December 15, 2013

WIP Leman Russ and Chimera

Slowly but surely these two tanks are coming along. Spent too much time tonight working on rivets and hinges. I can't believe how many there are. Also attempted some muzzle burn on the Leman Russ. Need to run a brown wash over the Chimera. Definitely some areas to improve, but hopefully finished soon for a game.Paint scheme update...

Body - model color (Vallejo) USA olive drab

Gun muzzles and insignias - GW tin blitz

Other metal parts - model color gun metal grey with GW undercoat black

Light wash with GW devlan mud

Flash burn - model color gunmetal blue 

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Oooh Treasure...AAAHHH! Reaper BONES Mocking Beast

Oooh Treasure... AAAAAH!

Mimic (Front View)
The Reaper BONES line has a couple of really great treasure pieces. I previously completed the Reaper BONES Treasure Chest ($2.99 ) post Found the Booty and then started working on this Reaper BONES Mocking Beast ($2.29) figure. 

Because the two start with the same basic piece, the treasure chest, I decided that the those identical components should be identical. The wood was painted with Citadel Chadathan Brown. The metal components (trip and handles) were painted with Citadel Chain Mail. For the interior of the mouth and the gums, I went with Citadel Crimson Gore. There is a skull in the mouth as well, which I painted with Citadel Bleached Bone. The teeth also were painted with the bleached bone. The skull and teach were then washed with the Citadel Devlan Mud. The tongue was given a little more pop by painting with Citadel Blood Angels Red. 
Mimic (Rear View)
Mimic (Side View)

I spent a good deal of time trying to get the weathering done. I did a double wash to the entire structure of the exterior. The first was a very thin Citadel Brown wash. This was followed by a wash of Citadel Devlan Mud. Because the Mimic should look old and dusty, I followed those with a dry brushing of Citadel Elf Grey to give the wood a more weathered and mildewed look. 

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Mean green

Since I am making steady progress on the IG troops, I thought it was time to get some transport options ready. Working on this Chimera and Leman Russ. These are continuing with the WWI/II US color scheme. These are painted Model Color US Olive Drab so far. Will get a brown wash, going to do some burn using Model Color Gun metal blue. Will get some rust using secret Weapon weathering and then some general wear/tear which I haven't figured out yet.