Sorry long time no post! Have been really busy at work and just havent really had much time to paint or game for a while but have managed a little progress. So here’s a short update.
Have finished off the Morats and Witch soldier. There is some more I could do to them but going to move on for now and come back to them later. Just basing to do. Can’t believe the new ones are out now and look really great, but it serves me right for taking a year to paint 5 models!
Shasvastii Noctifier with Spitfire:
As mentioned above have used Anarchy Models hex stencil to achieve the hex effect pattern with the airbrush on the inside of the cloak. This was a Kickstarter I backed a while ago and i recently attended a days airbrushing course with Brian, the guy behind the KS and Anarchy Models. It was a great day, I learned alot and got to play around with the stencils which gave me the confidence to attempt this. Going to try something similar on my Aleph rebots I think. I was surprised how well it turned out as I did not really expect it to work so well on standard 28mm smaller models. Really pleased with the Shasvastii. Just need to finish of his gun.
Also I took along some stuff to practice with on the day and used this Eldar bike to have a go with some digital camo style stencils. The effect is amazingly easy to achieve using the stencils. I was really impressed. I stuffed up looking to lighten the nose cone bit at the front but you get the idea.
You can check out the stencils and what you can do with them yourself by taking a look at Anarchy Models Youtube channel. http://www.youtube.com/user/AnarchyModels/videos
Highly recommend them.
Thats it for now, looking forward to Salute on Saturday and will try to remember to get some pics of the great boards, scenery and other shenanigans. Also only the Shrouded with Sniper rifle left and Combined Army models I own will be done and will get back onto my Aleph (assuming of course I don’t pick up anything shiny at Salute!
One last nugget you may be interested in if you have a smarthphone/device. I was looking on the app store for mini painting related apps and came across two.
Mpainter (£6.99) & Paintmyminis (£1.99). The apps basically let you record your various colour schemes, mixes, painting diary/progress so you don’t forget that particular painting combo if you want to repeat it further down the line. Both seem quite similar but have there own features etc. Both also include a number of the main paint brands already built in such as Vallejo, Citadel, P3 etc as well as add your own manually so its simply a case of selecting your colours/quantities etc and noting what you painted. I haven’t used either myself but intended to give them a spin.
The reason for highlighting it here was that I contacted both developers to ask about the products and if they were adding Army Painters range of paints/inks/washes/primers and some other potential features. Both came back to me really quickly and advised updates etc will be ongoing and welcomed contact/feedback and ideas for improvements.
However the great thing is the Mpainter developer mentioned if I hadnt bought it yet to hold on as he is going to make it Free very soon as it was never really the intention to make it a paid or app in the long term. It was putting something back into the painting community. How cool is that!! So if you are interested check it out at MPainter.com or the Apple App store,/Google Play, just search for MPainter and it should be free to download soon. I’ll definitely pick it up then and will try and do a quick review once I have had a chance to put it use.
As always thanks for looking and if you going to Salute, have a great time!
All the best