Stahly: In this post we want to review the progress of our painting for our “Tale of Mega Painters” project, a motivational project by Garfy and I. Basically we want to push ourselves to paint up a Dark Eldar and Necron Megaforce respectively, in my case to start a new army, in Garfy’s case to bulk out his Necrons. More about “Tale of Mega Painters” can be found here. Click after the jump to see all the models we painted this month.
In February I assembled a unit of 10 Kabalite Warriors. I didn’t manage to paint all of them, but five of them are done and three more are almost finished. It was really exciting to see how my proposed paint scheme would look like on an unit level, also I used my recently purchased airbrush for the first time as I primed them.
This month I want to complete my unit of Kabalite Warriors, put up a tutorial on how to paint them on Tale of Painters, assemble a Raider and get done most of the paintwork on the Raider. Let’s see how it’s going.
Garfy: Looking back over the past month, I can sum my side of the project up in two words. EPIC FAIL. I’ve assembled six models and applied a rust effect that doesn’t work (trust me to give away the good one and buy a dud replacement). There isn’t really much more to say in retrospect, so I’m going to look forward instead…
… March is going to be Necron month! I’m going to receive a replacement pot of rust in the next day or so and finish these six monstrosities off quickly. Then I want to paint at least two more units for the force in March, A vehicle and infantry squad. Perhaps an Annihilation Barge and squad of Deathmarks (both are changes to my original army listsuggested by readers)
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Sabotage happens.. I think Stahly set you up.. j/k… but it does happen, nothing worse than a horrible primer accident, dropped model, faulty paints, glues, or paint brushes…. but yeah, if you hit your stride, I am sure the necrons will come together nicely… and although they aren't the most exciting models, there is something to be said for being able to knock a bunch of them out to the same standard more easily than the Dark Eldar for example.. (IMHO, maybe I'm wrong)… so I think you can catch up to Stahly pretty quickly if you find the right combo of techniques. Also, personally the Tale of 4 Gamers, Tale of 4 Painters, Tales of Mega-Forces are my favorite type of articles as I find they inspire me to keep chugging away at my unpainted models too… so Thankx! and keep it up!
Oh, and your "here" link is broken at the moment…
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Great effort, keep it up!
Don't get discouraged by the rust effect not working. There are other alternatives –
If it were my project, I'd experiment a couple of mediums first.
There are a number of options.
Rust brown ink
Airbrushed on browns.
Perhaps what's needed is less rust…sometimes less is more.