This past weekend turned out to be quite an opportunity to work on some long overdue stuff and dabble in even more new kits. As can be seen from the featured image I’m trying to get the skin tones done on the dwarf and I think I’m going in the correct direction. I doubt I’ll make it to the deadline of this Friday with still the many many folds of cloth and the NMM weapon remaining but I’ll try to do my best. Not to mention there’s a base that needs my attention as well! Find out what I’ve put together after the jump.
Here are a few shots I’m preparing for the Random Encounter! tutorial, which I haven’t seen as often as the GW kits around. I hope this will help others as I’m learning a lot from my notes too. You’ll notice I’ve changed my primer for this model and I’m quite pleased with it. I used the Vallejo Grey (!) primer which covered the model perfectly after a couple of mists and really lets my lighter colors shine on the model.
I also picked up some Killa Kans for my wife’s birthday. It’s really fascinating that while the concept of Warhammer40k is a little alien to her (I do try to corrupt her from time to time with Horus as my guide) she is really fond of the rickety nature of the Ork vehicles. While I was browsing the web for models she saw the Gorkanaut with the garish yellows and said “hey, this one’s cool!”. What can I say, this time the distraction came in the form of a birthday present to her!
I can already hear Greg giggling.
My first impression of the kit was that there are so many pieces to wade through to get a Kan assembled I was quite lost to begin with. Besides, it was a little confusing to see that the sprues were numbered but there was nothing mentioned in the manuals.
All Kans’ sub-assemblies and flair are cleaned up and ready for primer, I just need to make some time to get them painted. Let’s see how long that will take me. Sorry, no pics of the other Kans as they were stubborn and couldn’t stand even with tacks on all parts.
Finally, I made room for some down time by the sea to step away from deadlines and the stress of work. Works like a charm, recommended! This should get me going for the final push both at work and in the hobby department, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a week without hiccups.