Thursday, November 3, 2011

Double Trouble

Two in one week! Crazy! As I said, Etako was done in some random spare time I found myself with. This next one is my Thursday effort for this week, just a generic chainsword Grey Hunter who is, as yet, nameless.

Here he is looking right at camera. I tried to get a pose like maybe he's blocking with his chainsword.

This is straight on to the body, I tried to position the legs and torso as if the weight was towards the boltgun. Perhaps he just fired his gun and is blocking down as he raises it after the shot? You might notice the grenade, the first green I think in all the space wolves so far. Actually I lie, I think one of the lenses on Loki (the venerable dreadnought) is green. Anyway, I was happy with how it came out given I'd not painted one before.

Simple too, though finicky. Knarloc Green then with a tiny brush the raised bits got Camo Green and afterwards a Thraka Green wash.

Company marking side...

Back view, the camera has washed out the highlights on the swordy thing, but it's not really a big deal, nothing fancy there.

Oh, and I used a different Bronze technique this time, I used Boltgun Metal, then Tin Bitz, then Dwarf Bronze. Dunno if it's really any different in the end. Maybe a touch darker. I might practice it a bit more though as it has more layering potential. I find it hard to paint with my bronze, it's very old and been watered down many, many times over the years!

Lastly, here's a squad shot. I've taken out the one guy from the other squad, so this is all legitimate squaddage. Six Grey Hunters with a Wolf Guard leading. I've got an old power-axe that I painted a really long time ago. I have to decide if I want to do another power weapon as I think I can do a better job now. We'll see anyway =)

You can see my super-awesome planning that I do on the paper above. It may be simple, but I find that writing things out first helps me when I put the paint on. Simple tips from White Dwarf magazines. Like starting with the letters in the middle, then the end, then putting the others in to space them well.

So in Etako I did the A, then the E and O, then the T and K last.

Anyway, there you go =)


  1. Hi, I know you've doing a lot Warhammer stuff, but can you do some more lotr terrain sometime or recommend somewhere to see things like that?

  2. If I had the time I would, but really I've got a fair bit of lotr terrain now, so not sure I'll be making any more for a while.

    Most fantasy terrain is good for lotr, and there are always people posting good ideas on The One Ring and The Last Alliance websites, so I'd recommend them to you.