Dawn of War II
Thing a day: Weekend Edition 1/28 - 1/30
This weekend saw me spending lots of family time, and not much space for the hobby. Not bad though as I did get something done anyway.
I have been wondering what to do with my Jump Packs to give them the used/in use look and in Googling may ideas, I decided on a Jump Pack glow effect. Eggroll on Dakka has a perfect glow on his army, that finally made me take the leap.
First I was paranoid about overspray so I taped off my red side with low tac painters tape in strips.
Second I set up my colors. I took Regal Blue, Icy Blue, and White, thinned them for the airbrush and did my first test piece.
At a tabletop view they create the desired effect, similar to the Plasma coils, so I decided to go for it and painted up the remaining 39 jump packs in assembly lime fashion.
Here are the results:
|Great for tabletop, and I feel its a good contrast from the red.|
I find myself looking more and more at a model and thinking where I can apply the airbrush, especially to create gradients and blends. The next big airbrush hurdle will be the vehicles. It's a bit intimidating but I feel better after this bout of practice.
Next step is the cleanup of the black armor. Yeah I know, I was supposed to do that this time but I decided to do the blue first, as it might need cleanup anyway.
Thanks again for reading,