Monday, 15 February 2016
Hobby update - Storm Talons!
The picture above was the state of my pair of storm talons last week - and I'd mentioned that I was thinking of tinting the canopies having seen an article over on 40k addict where Dave had done that with his Dark Angels jetfighter.
Dave must have read my post, because I got a very welcome email part way through the week where he had taken the above photo and doctored it in photoshop showing what various coloured tints would look like. This sold me on the idea and I immediately ordered some Tamiya Clear Orange off ebay to have a go at my own canopies.
Both flyers themselves are now finished, though I still need to work on the base of the one on the left (dead Tau suit to add to the base, I'm thinking of really using my bits box to pile up a lot of stuff there). I'm really pleased with the base on the other gunship though, the idea being that the Space Marines air cavalry are bombing in to the rescue of the outclassed and wounded guardsmen below.
That brings my total of finished models for the month up to 616pts! Ok most of them were in advanced stages of completion anyway, but most importantly it gets me back on track with my resolution for the year. I've now started work on finishing the Storm Raven, and am hoping to have it done by the end of Feb as well.
In the meantime, my 'at work' painting progress (I paint during my lunch breaks) is also moving on apace, with 141pts of scout bikers well underway (these I was starting from scratch this month, but they represent the last of my current bike collection, even if I have got a couple of attack bikes reserved from a mate to add in soon).
I was also pretty pleased with this work too on a couple of the riders faces
That's all for now, till next time!