I built these guys a heck of a while ago (a full 18 months ago it turns out!) and they've since been sitting in my painting queue as I lost all motivation. After finally finishing off the Mk III marines (post to come when I get some decent photos), I pulled these out and couldn't quite believe how quickly they painted up.
A nice and basic job, a little bit of wash to give definition to the panel lines, and a gentle, light drybrush to highlight the grey. Greens were also drybrushed for highlighting. A couple of spot colours for the missiles and lenses and they're pretty much done.
I've tried to do my usual simple pilot painting technique of a light drybrush over black, then tinted with a wash. I recently found a load of my old paints including the original inks so I tried the green ink (left) versus the current green wash (right). Its incredible the difference both in tone, and level of coverage.
Looking at the pictures, as always, I've spotted a couple of details that are in need of correction. There's also the issue of the cockpit covers - I've obviously managed to misplace these while awaiting painting so I'll sort those out when I find them. In the meantime, its soft-top Storm Talons.
One Force ? Needs more green.... jus' sayin'.ReplyDelete
I prefer a grey primary scheme for flyers in One Force: http://iron-legion.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/219-painted-one-force-storm-raven.html. Trying to channel the actual military styled colour schemes. I need to add some yellow chevrons at some point, but I'm not sure where to put them.Delete
Lovely - the green works well with that grey.ReplyDelete
Thanks man, its muted but just what I was hoping for.Delete
I like the way the pilots are painted. They will look cool if the canopies have a subtle tint. (If you can find the canopies...)Delete