Sunday, July 5, 2015
ETL4: The Dogs of Khorne
Avoiding the nightmare of painting the rest of the Defiler and putting it off until last, I've begun the Terminators for the ETL challenge.
The concept is "burning reds" and burnt iron. I don't really want flames all over, these guys have a bad enough monkier, let alone to end up looking like a biker gang with a flame graphic fixation. So, its the suggestion of flame/heat I'm trying for. We'll see how it goes since I've gotten quite comfortable painting my "bullfrog" greens and other nasties, this puts me a bit out of my pallette comfort zone. Which... is always good to do to yourself. It may not seem so at first... but it is.
SO here's the under coat dabbled reds (on top) and then a wash or two (under). I washed the reds with GW Druchii Purple and Althonian Camoshade, either by themselves or mixed. Washing a red with a green (especially a muted green) can add some great depth to it.
I'd love to share the process from there. But, aside from saying " I kept mixing reds and browns together, then reds and lighter reds, then red and orange, then orange and yellow.. and screwed up a few times along the way, but then washed the whole thing a couple times and started over.. only to then wash the darker areas again." I really don't know how to describe it. How long did it take? Uh.... well. the Black Album by Metallica (1 and a half times) and most of White Zombie's "Super Sexy Swingin' Sounds" album. That's how I'm telling time this weekend. Here's the end result for the red armor bits. Still have fleshy bits and metal bits to go.
While I was waiting for washes to dry, I slapped an undercoat on the first of the dreaded "Red Berets" from my Tropico army. They'll be sporting a version of spot camo on the cloth areas similar to this WW2 USMC pattern. It kills me that I had a shirt and pants of that and I lost it in one of my many moves during college. Great in the early fall woods of New York.
Once the ETL is over, my hobby time (in between the summer "honey-do" list) will be working on the kits I have for the Tropico army and continuing the laborious process of paint stripping the hoard of Chaos infantry models I aquired for free a year or so ago. Once the summer is over I'll be able to get in a mail order or two and get those done. The Tropico infantry are bound to be headless, for the most part, for a while until I get heads with caps and berets. Although, the East Point Cadet's Drill and Cricket team has the snazziest gear in the Cadian style, so they'll likely get the painting treatment after the Red Berets.