So, up until now I've only painted Tau with a lot of assistance from a friend of mine. I've generally done the basecoat, washes and blocked in all the colors and he's done the heavy lifting (highlights and small details). That army has stalled since I'm wrapping up college and won't be able to get back to it until the summer...however I recently cast some Exorcist shoulder pads for Space Corsair and I decided to go solo and do a test paint of a marine. My painting mentor has moved to another city so I'm on my own for this one.
(Exorcist casting stuff...)
This test paint marks the first mini I've done, start to finish, in over 20+ years. It also marks my first attempt at sculpting (the tabard) and doing a little pastel weathering. As mentioned, I'm wrapping up school (finally) so I won't be able to return to the Exorcists for a while but I wanted some input on what I've accomplished so far. In my mind the red went a little brighter than I would have liked (based on the FW
Badab War pics) so if anyone can help suggest a way of darkening it a shade without a wash, I'd appreciate it. This model followed: black primer > mechrite red base > thraka green wash > 2:1 mechrite red / VMC flat red > VMC flat red > 2:1 VMC flat red / VMC red (highlight). All the way up to the 2:1 mech/flat was done with an airbrush but due to several "goofs" during the detailing I had to repaint the base using a brush...so I lost a lot of the nice airbrush gradient.
Sorry this isn't a true WIP
, but I don't plan to base him so Showcase seems inappropriate. I will add to this thread with Tau and Exorcists WIPs
...and maybe GK
starting in May/June.