Thursday, 29 March 2012

Finished Naffatun

Finally got around to finishing the Naffatun I started way back in a previous blog post.

And when I say "finishing" I mean "oh god look at those mistakes, those missed spots and that shitty brushwork fffffffffffffff

Monday, 26 March 2012

New Citadel paints, first impressions

Got to play with a few demo pots of the new Citadel paint range on my lunchbreak today.  The Bases have a much better consistency and don't seem to be prone to separating like the old Foundations.  Very impressed by Mephiston Red and Ceramite White, they went on smooth and provided surprisingly even and bright coverage on a black undercoat.

Dries are..interesting.  Only tried the silver Necron Compound. A lot easier to drybrush with than normal paints, though I worry that they'll be prone to drying in the pots.  Speaking of pots, the new design with the shark-fin latch is a much needed improvement, now lids will stay open if you need them.

Shades are okay, somewhere between the old inks and the previous-edition washes.  They flow like washes but are much "stronger" color-wise.  Sadly there were no Glazes to play with, I'm really interested to see how they go on.

Textures are a bit unnecessary, good for mud on tank tracks or the bottom layer of a base I guess, but that's about it.

Sunday, 25 March 2012

An experiment with DPM

"How not to be seen"
Disruptive Pattern Material, or camouflage, is a mainstay of modern military forces, but not something we see much of on tiny space dolls  miniatures outside of ww2 historicals.  There's a couple of reasons for this; firstly because DPM is hard to paint, and secondly DPM is hard to paint right.

Which meant, of course, that I had to attempt it on my recently aquired Hunzakut Sniper, who handily enough has the special skill Camouflage.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Quick Naffatun step-by-step

Originally written for Smurfs In Space

What do you do when you've spent more than 24 hours and whole forests worth of carbon to travel to literally the other side of the planet to visit old friends?

Fresh air? What's that?
That's right, you sit inside and you paint tiny space men* with them.