Today's hobby update includes some of my pics from my post over the weekend (recycling content? How very dare you suggest such a thing sir!)
I have added in a few bikes to my 'in progress' pile though, as I realised the revamping of my collection is going to be resulting in rather more work on them than I'd first thought. This is mainly because I've actually realised that a few of the chapter badges weren't finished previously and I need to do something about that.
Here's the revised pile of bikes to finish therefore (including two new ones!)
So today I focused on getting some more work done on the techmarine gunner from my thunderfire cannon. He still needs a 32mm base so I've not done much around his feet but I thought I'd just do a little expose on how I've painted his armour.
Black undercoat, then he's been basecoated in Kantor blue. I then mixed a 50:50 Kantor blue:Teclis blue and faded it in around the edges of the armour panels (not all of them, just most). This was then highlighted with a pure Teclis Blue on the very edges giving me a nice moody transition from dark to mid blue tones.
What I then decided though (and it's a bit of a departure for me) was to be very careful about my application of wash. I used Nuln oil to darken just a little the recesses of his armour, and took this photo to illustrate my point - the leg on the right has been shaded, the one on the left hasn't.
I've continued this effect elsewhere and I'm really happy with it.
Next up was the chapter badge - I've done a basic version on the sergeant model at the top of the page, but it wan't quite what I was after, so this time I put more effort in!
So far I'm pretty happy with the Techmarine's look, though there's a lot more work to go in on him yet.