Sunday 28 May 2017

Weekly Progress Report 28/05/2017

Hi all. Fresh off of the WarhammerFest 2017, this is what the Bunnies have been up to. 

I have been painting the third of the Servohaulers! After meeting the designer this weekend, and the person responsible for painting the Shadow War Armageddon terrain, I am really excited about painting the rest of the Sector Mechanicus terrain. 

He shared some great advice with painting the walkways quickly and efficiently. 

Darien has been assembling more tactical marines for the Emperor's Children this week, he now has 34 assembled. Another 26 to go to round out 4 15 man squads!

Atia started to work on some Nurgle Death Guard for the Siege of Terra. Stay tuned for more updates in the next weeks ....

Ikthelion spent most of his hobby time this week at Warhammer Fest, but did find the time to chuck another coat of yellow on his last Rhino.

That's it this month. 

June will see more content from myself and our newest contributor who will be showing his XIV Legion first. 

Stay tuned. 

Drake Seta


  1. Drake,

    Could you elaborate on the walkway painting?

    1. I'd second this - they look great!

    2. Jumping on the band wagon. Would love to know how they where painted.

    3. Drake a write up of the paint demo would be great!

    4. I'd like the recipe for those walkways as well. They look bomb.

    5. Definitely would like to see this. I've got a set of my own to paint.

    6. Lol. Ok ok. I will be doing it in the near future too with a painting guide but here goes.
      1) Undercoat Chaos Black.
      2) with a big big Drybrush (about 1.5 cm thick and about 3 cm long firm but not wiry one you can get from hobby shops) do a heavy drybrush in circular motions clockwise over the whole surface and then repeat anti clockwise. This way it is hit from all angles and leaves a good Shadow in the recesses.
      3) with a small drybrush, do a targeted drybrush of a brass, dark gold or silver (your choice) onto the mechanical pieces protruding through gaps in the walkway.
      4) Drybrush in circular motions all over in both clockwise and anti-clockwise rotations, screaming skull lightly (see pics for the level you are aiming for. Yes even over the brass.
      5) Take a pot of Mournfang brown and give it a good shake. Open a new pot of Lahmian Medium and take the Mournfang Brown, the amount of paint you want to transfer is "two plops" of Mournfang brown tipped to drop into the open Lahmian Medium (as this is a Base paint you know it is quite pigment heavy so won't just pour out). Then when you have you two plops Lahmian Medium give it a good shake.
      6) Get some Andrew napkins to hand.
      7) with a large wash brush, flood (not paint as you will get tide marks) a large section on the terrain piece with the brown concoction you made, then immediately with the tissue, quickly wipe the surface to remove the proud surface detail, this should leave a nice brown grime in the recesses here and there.
      8) Allow to dry.
      9) sponge a nice dark brown here and there. Tip I was given/thing to remember is; if you have a piece of paper and you press the sponge with paint onto that, it will give you a true representation of what it will look like on the terrain piece. This means you will have the opportunity to check out what you are about to put on the terrain piece, if you check what the sponge print will do, if you press it on a piece of paper first. I personally like a mix of 1:1:1 Abaddon black, Dryad Bark, Warplock Bronze.
      Sponge this sparingly but feel free to build it up here and there.
      10) now this is going to be difficult to explain, for this go up to the last picture then come back down.
      Ok so you see how the bottom of the picture looks browner than the top, this is done by a feathering technique. Firstly ope your Lahmian and brown mix. Get your Large wash brush. Dip it in 75% in to water then pull it out so it is holding a bit of water but not flooded (dripping). Then dip 30% of the brush into the Lahmian and brown mix. This means that the tip will paint brown, but the rest of the brush will be mostly clear. Now put the tip into the corner and keep the brush almost horizontal and feather it back and forth and slowly pull away from the corner, the brown will get thinner and thinner as you go over the water so it looks like the grime builds up in the corner. See pic again for a full understanding. Fun fact, the painter also used this technique on the cover pieces of the sets, even the recesses on the big tanks.
      11) enjoy because all is done.

    7. Thank you for sharing.

    8. You don't know the colour used to paint the graiting do you? I want to say its Snotling Green but I'm not sure.

    9. Damn. My mistake. It's Deathworld forest (Catachan Green).

  2. Dude. I grew up on an old farm, and that servo-hauler is giving me flashbacks to some of the rusted out equipment that was littered around the place. Excellent work!

  3. Yep, your rust painting skill is mad!!

    1. Cheers. Was simply this: Chaos black. Then Vermin brown deep drybrushing (to get to that stage above). Then I went for a light Leadbelcher drybrush. I would then recommend getting a HB pencil and give it a good sideways scratch on the edges (graphite gives a lovely super easy and realistic finish). You can use it to represent super worn edges too.