Watchdog: Robs Scourge Streitmacht
Auf twitter postete Rob Norman Bilder seiner Dropzone Commander Scourge Streitmacht.
Für den Brückenkopf schoss er noch ein paar Bilder und schrieb uns, wie er das interessante Farbschema gemacht hat.
Cleanup of the models was pretty simple, a few mould lines and the
occasional bubble to fill and they’re ready to stick together.
Superglue holds extremely well, so make sure the pieces are fitting
well before you try and glue them together! A minor amount of gap
filling with some green stuff and we’re ready for painting.
A thin coat of primer applied through the airbrush, followed by a few
light coats of white to get a good coverage formed the base layer.
Then I mixed up a wash from Vallejo Game Inks and a bit of water. The
inks I used were yellow and green in the ratio 7 yellow drops to 2
green drops to give a nice bright lime colour. A few drops of water
were added with some flow improver to help the wash go into all the
detail on the models. Then it was simply a matter of brushing this
over all the surfaces ensuring that there weren’t any large puddles or
bubbles forming that would spoil the look.
The models were then left for around 24 hours to ensure the ink wash
had had plenty of time to dry completely before the next stage. Once
I was happy they were totally dry, I then applied a gentle drybrush of
a very light lime colour made by mixing a bright green and a bright
yellow with white. This mix was drybrushed on all over the models to
pick up the surface details.
Next, it was on to the detailing. I first painted the engine vents
and half-sphere “eyes” in solid black. The engine vents then received
a drybrush of a dark silver, followed by a lighter silver just in the
centre to give a bit of a shine to them. The “eyes” were painted
using a standard jewel painting technique where the lower areas of the
half sphere are painted in progressively lighter shades of the base
colour. For these, I picked a reddish purple to complement the green.
Each successively lighter layer is painted lower and lower down the
half-sphere until the lightest layer is just a line along the bottom.
Then a small dot of white is placed on the upper surface to mimic a
spot of light reflecting off the surface.
I’m very pleased with the results, especially considering it’s a
pretty easy technique to apply. It’s certainly the brightest colour
scheme i’ve ever used on an army, but I think it suits the Scourge
very well. I’d originally picked one of the colour schemes from the
book, but when I tried it with just pure green ink the result was too
minty-looking for my tastes so I added some yellow. The longest part
of the process was probably painting all the vents and eyes in black,
each model probably has at least 8 vents and 3 eyes so you’re looking
at easily over 100 individual bits to cover!
Dropzone Commander wird in Deutschland über den Verlag Martin Ellermeier vertrieben
Link: Rob Norman auf twitter