Saturday, March 26, 2011

Forgeworld Chaos Renegade test painted

I was supposed to paint up my cow-man-dos, but all the fiddling with the new stuff made it itch and I had to make a test paint to see how easy/hard it was to paint the renegades.

All in all it feels like a welcome break from all the cartoony orks I've been painting for the last two years. The problem – if you can call it that – is that these figures really screams for a more realistic style of painting. With less striking highlights and more shading.

The paint scheme didn't really come out as I wanted. Mostly because of the pigments going away when applying the matte varnish. In this case 50/50 satin & matte. Before varnishing the legs were way more earth colored. Something I have to figure out if it's possible to avoid later on.

The uniform is pretty uniform. Something I'll have to ponder for a while. It is pretty realistic to have it as uniform as I have it now, but having 50 of these rather dull figures on the table might be either too dull or making it all come together. I guess I'll just have to bite the bullet and paint up a bunch more and see how it looks.

Any suggestions? Comments? Let me know. I'm all ears for any C&C before I commit to painting them all.

Now I'm off to finish the Cow-men. Tomorrow is field trip day. I'm off to lovely Örebro to give Boomo a proper spanking with my orkzes. Although I guess it's me that will get the spanking. I haven't played a proper game of 40K in 6 months or so. We'll see... I promise you a battle report no matter what happens! :)

1 comment:

  1. Any chance of getting a tutorial for this? I really like the colour scheme (and the models too), so a fairly simple tutorial would be amazing. The model looks great by the way