2011/04/22

More 17mm

The MERCS were annoying me after the false start with the basing and weapons so they were in time out for this week. I ended up basing the Land Ironclads instead.

I also worked on the Lictors a bit too. I'll get a chance to paint tonight as well so these guys will probably get based and washed.

Next week I should be able to do the black highlights and try to figure out how I'm going to paint the claws. I think a bone color is going to be added to the palette.

2011/04/15

Things that Annoy Me...

I found a lot of them this week. Forgetting my paints for painting night at my local store is one of them and that goes hand and hand with the half-hour trek back to the apartment to grab them in commuter traffic (Turds!). Taking pictures that are out of focus and not realizing until you see it up on a monitor is another (Double Turds! Spaulding!).

Taking forever to finish five models is annoying too. Apparently not enough to put down the books I've been reading during the week and remedy the problem though :P. The CCC Demo does not annoy me, he looks pretty cool.

Not being able to match the basing I did on the trial base is another thing that constantly annoys me. This is a time-honored tradition at this point. I can never seem to match the basing I do from one batch to another.

Days off do not annoy me and thankfully next Monday is one of those. Patriots Day? Fine by me MA... I'm planing on doing the weaponry then, so these guys should be all set after that.

2011/04/08

Team North America

A bit more progress on the CCC this week. The Heavy Assault and Incinerator got their first layer of green highlights this week.

I also picked up the Demo as well, and swapped out the unarmored head (again :P) with Bo.

The Assault Trooper is coming along. The green is done (although looking at the closeups like this I see a few places that need a touch up) as well as the webbing. Just the weapons are left on him.

Same thing with the Sniper. Does anyone have any experience/tutorials on painting modern small arms? I've been looking at pics of real weapons but haven't figured our how to get the mat black yet.

Also, a quick poll. First, what do you think this base is? Second, on a scale of 1 to 10, how much do you think it looks like what you think it is?

2011/04/01

Soldiers o' Fortune

Work continues on the CCC, everyone got the green basecoat this week along with a wash.

The Sniper and Medic also got their first green highlight.

The Assault Leader is pretty far along, I need to figure out how I'm going to do the weapons. Aside from that all I need to do is paint the buckles and other metallic pieces on him along with the basing.

The green I did in three highlights, I think the final highlight might be a little overdone but hopefully the Dullcoat will help that.