Friday, March 5, 2010

Pathfinders Complete, Hammerhead on Deck!

I had a long weekend thanks to snow, and I managed to get a few things done. Just have to finish a hammerhead, and my army list for this saturday's Paul Basement League event should be just about fully painted!

I Painted up the last 4 of my pathfinders. I got them done in one sitting, which was surprising considering it took me months to finish painting the first 4. I guess I had a better idea of what I wanted this time around. I may add a few more later on to form two midsize squads like I've done in the past.

After much cursing and superglued fingers, I fixed the LED work on my pimped out hammerhead that I had previously broken. I still need to hide all the wireing on the railgun, likely with some greenstuff and plasticard plating.

I also did a good deal of the less interesting tasks that were piling up. I finished basing everything in my army, darkened the red on my original hammerhead, and fixed up some terrain.

I've noticed a growing disparity between my terrain and my bases, which will have to be fixed. As much as I dont want to, I think I need to retouch all of my bases to less muddy look and more desert. Hopefully this can be done with just a bit of the coloring from my terrain paints. I'm also thinking of matching my base rims to this sand color as well. I'll make a test group and see how I feel.

Next up on my plate is to work on airbrushing gradients on the last two vehicles, as I am done trying to hand shade reds over vehicles. You can see this started on some of the hammerhead images below. Its currently at a satin kind of look, and I think it looks pretty good in subpar lighting. But when seen in pictures or good lighting, its not quite there. I think it needs a bit more contrast so I'm going to give it another pass of darkening, and maybe a pass of orange red to bring out a bit more color. Heres hoping I dont screw up!



  1. Great looking stuff, Dan! I can't wait to see them tomorrow at Paul's!

  2. You continue to amaze good sir! Can't wait for you to start work on your Golden Demon Entries! =)

  3. That light up hammer head would look even better with the sms I just found on the floor back on it! Then again I'm sure Pedro would like to have his codex to read too...

  4. Whoops, thanks! Pedro also managed to recruit one of your thunderhammer terminators into his Eldar Katamari bag. I've got it for safe keeping, I'll bring it over next time.