Wednesday, December 3, 2014

It's finally happened! I painted a thing in the new house.

So after all the moving, the personal tragedies that struck, the 101 hours I have put in to work in the last 8 days. I have done it. I have painted stuff.

Let's start at the beginning of this story. My 8 year old plays Menoth. He loves Warmachine. He loves that it's his special thing with me. And he like painting the models. The boy has been fantastic throughout the move and I wanted to get him a special gift. Something to tell him that his good behavior was appreciated.
My no not so local FLGS has had a few used menoth models in the show case for almost a year and I figured it was time to take them home and give them some love. I picked up the Avatar of Menoth for him. Here is what it looks like right now.

This is obviously not the best paintjob and this model deserves everything I can do in my power to make it look great. It really is a center piece to a Menoth army, so off to the Simple Green it went. 

This should take about 48 hours of a soak, then I'll wash and scrub the paint off with an old tooth brush, dry it and then off to prime and repaint.

If you have read this far you are probably wondering what I was talking about when I said I painted a thing. Well your patience is just about to be rewarded.

I also picked up a primed Choir of Menoth.
I started by getting the white base coat down using the airbrush. I used Menoth White Base. Using an airbrush is the best/ easiest way I have found to get a good smooth coat of white onto a model. I didn't want it too start white so I sprayed the white over the black primer and it gave me a pretty good look.

I used a kind of highlight that is actually a bit darker. It's also a bit warmer in color and gives what I think is a good contrast. I used Menoth White Highlight which has a tinge of Khaki to it. I then started to paint the unit assembly line style and did all the browns using Vallejo Game Color - Beasty Brown. This is a great base coat for just about any gold. I also used the old GW - Jack Bone for the parchment.

Well it took us a while but there we are. Tomorrow I hope to get the reds, browns for the leathers, and finally the golds onto these guys so they can be sealed and then washed.

Let me know what you think, you people of the internets.