Friday, June 4, 2010

Holy Crap, a painted model. . .

That's right. . .I finished my first Space Marine. A chapter of a thousand marines starts with a single dude. Anyway, I had planned on hammering out a full combat squad at a time, but after I applied a Mechrite Red basecoat to all five models, I thought it best to finish one ahead of the rest with my planned paint scheme, to make sure it didn't suck before I invested the time in five models as opposed to one. And here's the final result of this afternoon/evening's labors:

The base I've yet to finish, as I prefer to jam those out all at once. I'm also considering doing a drybrush of Dwarf Bronze to lighten up the metal, and maybe even a line highlight of Blazing Orange, but I haven't decided if I want to go that far. I'm pretty satisfied with the end result, though, and plan to use this technique on all of my assault marines, perhaps with a few minor tweaks. Here're a few more angles for posterity:

I feel I've stayed pretty true to my paint scheme concept:

So, one down, many, many, many to go. But only nine more (plus some Dwarfs) to reach my goal for June!

Nerdblog Fail

Yes, I freely admit it. I think I've hit the point of Fail, though, hopefully, not Epic Fail. If anyone out there is still reading this, I apologize. For some reason, the latter half of May was a very unmotivated time, but now it's June, the summer is here and the school year is almost over. I'm getting back to the blogging scene, and come Sunday I'll have some WIP pics of Blood Angels. Yes, I'm actually getting paint on the models, now. So hopefully someone out there is still taking a gander here from time to time, and here's to getting much done over the next few months!