So at age 14 I decided to stop playing tabletop wargames, because I instead wanted girls.
Now that I'm married, back to business!
This is a blog detailing my return to the hobby after a 14 year hiatus. Back in the day, I played Warhammer Fantasy, and AD&D. I decided last summer to start painting some Tyranids, and (while initially horrified), the love of my life has prompted me to start this to blog to share my experience.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
The Biggest Bug of All - Trygon WIP Update!
Well, this thing is a pretty big project but having started it I'm much less intimidated! I had a nice night where I popped the movie Hot Fuzz on the computer in front of me and just painted away. So here we are:
The Trygon got a manicure with OPI colour "Voracious Vermillion"
- The exoskeleton is done, highlighting shading and all. It will get another thin coat of Leviathan Purple wash over certain parts, but other than that it's finished.
- The (very) bright red on the talons will be toned down considerably after a couple coats of Baal Red, but I really like the effect -- it's very attention-grabbing! This will probably be the method I use for MC talons on all of my bugs, except perhaps the Tervigon, but more on that at a later date. And what you're looking at there is just two layers of Blood Red over white primer.
- The Carapace is what I'll be working on tonight. I'm still trying to wrap my head around how to shade and highlight it, and I still haven't picked up Devlan Mud to test it and see if I can get a more natural, consistent shade on the Dheneb Stone. One thing I'm very pleased with, however, is how smooth of a coat I managed to get on the large back Carapace section (the only part I'm really stressing about) by being very patient and thinning down the Dheneb Stone alot:
I hate to see you go, but I love to watch you leave
As always, any input is appreciated! One decision I'm still struggling with is whether or not to use the red for any other 'spines' on the model, such as the side ones that I've left unpainted on the tail. I'm not sure if it would add anything, or just make the model look busier.