Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Pods to Drop and Lands to Raid (part 3 -and speed)

Here we are at the Land Raider's current state. I've been working on it off an on for over a week now, but this week so far I've devoted very little time to it due to work. Over on the right side of the pic is a Landspeeder Typhoon.

I painted up and inserted the headlights into the track guards. These things are annoying to paint right as the metal bars that shield the lamps catch all the paint, yet are themselves so hard to paint. I tried to use some clever to toning techniques with them but I'm afraid they just look wretched. I saw some examples today using solid colors for these that work well, and will try that with the thing I do with lights like this.

The first of the Hurricane Bolter sponsons. I'm finding these frustrated. Having seen the metal one, which the parts move very smoothly, I'm frustrated that these plastic parts are so stiff. So much so that the damned guns popped off when I was playing around with it later on.

And here is the Land Speeder. This is currently painted up to the 'mid-coat' standard. I have a few more layers to apply before it's done. I decided to bring it out and paint it along side the Land Raider so I can get them to the same standard, and get them both done at the same time. This will be one of three Land Speeder Typhoons that I have. This particular land speeder was not built by me, and if you look closely you can see some horrible mistakes. I found this on the top of a trashcan at a (now closed) local gaming store. It was beat to hell and clearly unloved. I adopted it and decided to 'polish the turd' so to speak and restore it to a prominent glory. It has served in most of my Space Wolves armies ever since.

So what do you think of the new camera?


BTW, if you know me but don't know Corey, check out his blog:
It was the inspiration for doing this one!


Da Masta Cheef said...

Is it a new camera, or did you finally just learn how to take a picture?

Also this is the most painting progress that I've seen out of you in years! So when are you gonna show those Orks some love?

neverness said...

LOL, It's a new camera.

The orks will get love soon enough. I have that massive squad still to finish as well as my weirdboy that's almost done. I'll go on a month long painting binges with the Orks, then burn out and want nothing to do with anything green for like 2 years! LOL I have a lot of unbuilt stuff I'm wanting to get to as well. The 3 battlewagons,tankbustas, freebooters, warbikes...oh, and the crown jewel itself: the Squigoth! I should finally order those guns from Forgeworld while I have a littel bit of dough handy...

Da Masta Cheef said...

I had forgotten about that squiggoth, THAT needs to get shoved to the front of the painting queue!

neverness said...

I still need to get the lobbas or kannons from FW before I'm ready to do anything with the Squigoth. It will be a massive project!