Saturday, August 15, 2009

Tactical Squad Finished!

I have finished the Tactical Squad. Well, that is except for Meltagun. I will have to catch him up later. Also, my Lascannon marine, who usually runs with this Tactical Squad, will be rebased with the Devastator Squad. So, I will catch him up eventually as well.

I am quite pleased with the way it turned out. I am really excited about having the whole army on these urban bases.

On a side note, I like to take pictures of the mini's that I have finished painting and post them up here. I have noticed that it is much easier for me to see any mistakes that I have made through the camera's zoomed up lens. My eyes are not as good as they used to be.

Honestly, sometimes I cannot really see the particular tiny detail that I am trying to paint. I just go on the basis of muscle memory and my familiarity with the models. After that, I look at and see how it turned out. It is sort of like driving with your eyes closed on some of these tiny details.

When I look at the details through the camera's lens and zoom it in here on the computer, I can really judge whether or not I have the model exactly like I want it.


Deo said...

Hey man, how do you get your reds to be that shiny and nice? Is there some sort of technique that you use?


Feldmarshal Goehring said...

I start with a white base or prime for the whole model.

Next, I paint Blood Red.

After that, I use Baal Red wash.

Next, Badab Black wash.

I lay the washes on pretty heavy.

After that, the red is ready for highlighting. I use fiery orange (I think that is what they call the color these days).

Hope that info is useful for you.
Thanks for reading.

Deo said...

Thanks alot! Do you use the Badab Black over the Baal Red..Or you only use it on the black part?

Feldmarshal Goehring said...

The instructions that I gave were only for the red half of the model. I wait for the Baal Red to dry, then I apply the Badab Black over the Baal Red.

I do apply the Badab Black to the black half of the model as well. However, I was only speaking about the red.