I haven’t posted in a while but that doesn’t mean I wasn’t busy working on my remaining older Ultramarines paint jobs. Here we have a Drop Pod for my recently reworked Sternguard Veterans. Apart from some sponge weathering, I also added scorch marks and burn damage that would occur while entering the atmosphere.
Painting drop pods is pretty boring, as the model has quite a lot of “surface” and there is so much repetition in the design. Thankfully I only own one.
The burn marks were built up with several thin layers of Warpaints Strong Tone Ink, VGC Brown Ink and Smokey Ink, then drybrushes of Dryad Bark and VMC Black. I rarely add extensive weathering to my models, as I prefer cleaner paint jobs and am always afraid to mess up my models. I think the effect turned out alright, but there are sure painters out there who could do more realistic weathering (like ThirdEyeNuke).
Next up is a reworked Stormtalon, so stay tuned. How you like the Drop Pod? Leave me a comment.
Shoutout to our fantastic patrons: Chris C., chaoticflanagan, Mike C., pawl, Fugu, FrenchHobbyist, and archon_sarah. Become a patron on Patreon for exclusive sneak peeks, early tutorial access, and more exclusive content. Your support will help us covering our monthly costs and funding future projects.
Support our work
Tale of Painters is an unofficial Warhammer hobby magazine run by hobbyists like you. Help us cover our monthly expenses so we can continue to bring you fantastic FREE content every day. Here is what you can do:
Or support us directly:
We appreciate any help to continue and grow Tale of Painters 🙂