Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Craftworld Iybraesil: Paint Guide

Hello everyone,

I've finally managed to complete my second eldar jetbike! I have been struggling for motivation to paint recently so it has been slow progress, but I thought i'd share a bit of a paint guide with you just in case anyone finds it useful.

So to start with here's a list of the paints I've used:

Corax White
Abaddon Black
Eshin Grey
Sotek Green
Ahriman Blue
Baharroth Blue
Rakarth Flesh
Palid Wych Flesh
Ceramite White
White Scar
Mephiston Red
Evil Sunz Scarlet
Wild Rider Red
Elysian Green
Drakenhof Nightshade
Agrax Earthshade
Lahmian Medium

- So the first step was to spray the model with Corax White, any white undercoat spray will do though.

- I then began to apply the first base layers, as you can see from the picture below, I used Sotek Green for the riders armour and the jet bikes armour panels.

- I also applied Abaddon black into the areas you can see on the picture like the seat as well as the riders face plate and the grill on the underside of the bike.

- Next I applied Rakarth Flesh onto mainly the scatter laser.

- Finally I tried my best not to touch the riders helmet with any other paint in order to keep the white a consistent colour.

- The next stage was to apply the washes only into the recesses. The first was Drakenhof Nightshade which I applied to the green and black areas of the model. I did water the wash down slightly with Lahmian Medium.

- The next wash was Agrax Earthshade, which was again watered down slightly and applied into the recesses on the Rakarth Flesh base coated areas which you can see below.

- The next stage was to tidy up the wash on the green armour with Sotek Green again being careful not to paint into those recesses particularly on the bonnet of the Jetbike.

- I also used Drakenhof Nightshade to wash into the recesses of the white helmet. This has to be a carefully wash as it can take a few layers of  thinned Ceramite White to tidy it up again. The blue wash works quite nicely as it isn't too dark against the white.

- At this point I have also applied the next base layer on top of the Sotek Green. This is Ahriman Blue, a really nice colour which is just slightly lighter than Sotek and really makes the model stand out.

- After the Ahriman Blue I then applied the first highlight to the armour which was a mix of 2/3 Ahriman Blue to 1/3 of Baharroth Blue, also using some Lahmian Medium to water this down slightly.

- It isn't hugely visible in this lighting but it just helps graduate the colour up to Baharroth Blue which is the final armour highlight. I also used this on the bonnet where it would catch the light to again help graduate the colour up, you can make your strokes slightly wider than your final highlight to help the graduation of colour.

- At this stage I also applied the Palid Wych Flesh around the edges of the Rakarth flesh coloured areas (No idea what to call these bits, fins maybe! lol)

- For the control panel after the Sotek Green base coat do not paint over the panels as the wash leaves it a darker colour. Then use Elysian Green to edge highlight around its edges as you can see above.

- Finally I used used a dark grey to highlight around the black areas as I didn't want them to stand out too much. I used Eshin Grey for this part.

- As you can see from this image I applied a final edge highlight of Ceramite White on top of the previous Palid Wych Flesh highlight.

- I also used White Scar to apply a highlight around the edges of the white helmet, which in good lighting looks quite nice.

- For the eye lenses I used a base of Mephiston Red then added layers of Evil Sunz Scarlet and then Wild Rider Red.

- To finish with I used Baharroth Blue to add the final edge highlight to the riders armour and the jetbikes amour panels.

So to summarise:

Armour > Sotek Green (Base) > Drakenhof Nightshade (Wash) > Sotek Green (tidy up)> Ahriman Blue (Layer) > Mix 2/3 Ahriman to 1/3 Baharroth Blue (Highlight) > Baharroth Blue (Edge Highlight)

Black > Abaddon Black (Base)> Nightshade (Wash) > Eshin Grey (Highlight)

Cream > Rakarth Flesh (Base) > Agrax Earthshade (Wash) > Palid Wych Flesh (Highlight) >
Ceramite White (Highlight)

White > Corax White (Base) > Light wash of Nightshade (Wash) > Ceramite White (Layer)> White Scar (Highlight)

Overall I am pretty happy with the scheme but I think it could definitely be streamlined if you wanted to. Unfortunately the photos are not very consistent as I have been painting this over a fairly long period of time and its easy to forget to photograph the different stages.

There are also areas I can see i'd like to touch up from the photos but hopefully you can get a good idea of the process I will be going through. So thanks for reading, hopefully this will help some of you :)

Aveinus Kaane.

Monday, 20 March 2017

Horus Heresy No Retreat Gibraltar Armies and Tables


Following on from my post on Saturday with details of my games from the SN Battle Reports Horus Heresy No Retreat, here are the photos of the amazing tables and armies that were at the weekend.

The tables were really great and made the gaming experience so much better! There were 13 tables all together and each had its own unique feel and look.

The armies:

Andrew Hall (Sons of Horus) England

Thom Willis (Emperors Children) England

David Braines (Mechanicum) England

William Henry (Salamanders) England

Andrew Dickerson (Imperial Fists) England

Jens Träff (Dark Angels) Sweden

Matthew Morgan (Word Bearers) Canada

Si Thorne (Mechanicum) England

Alex Wanless (Talons of the Emperor) England

Liam Hearne (White Scars) England

Prometheus Spyridis (Iron Hands) Greece

Arion Spyridis (Solar Auxillia) Greece

Jamie Jackson (Word Bearers) England

Josef Fabian (World Eaters) England

Wilfred Armstrong (Blood Angels) England

Benjamin Sephton-Smith (Mechanicum) England

Tom Stallard (Ultramarines) England

Sean Canning (Sons of Horus) England

Steven Pardo (Iron Warriors) Gibraltar

Andy Wardle (Ultramarines) England

Tom Miller (Sons of Horus) England

Dean Harding (Space Wolves) England

This really was a brilliant event! I cannot recommend the No Retreat events enough! The SN team do an absolutely brilliant job and the event was the best Heresy event I have attended! They have already announced the next Horus Heresy No Retreat get applying now!


Sunday, 19 March 2017

Weekly Progress Report 19/03/2017

Yup Hey everyone. Getting closer to the start of the Battle Bunnies Blood Bowl League so focus is going to be slightly split at the moment. 

So let's see what we have been up to. 

I only need to complete a Rat Ogre and 2 Gutter Runners. 
I decided I would like a hairy Rat Ogre in my team the Blightchester Guttercutters so had a go at adding Greenstuff fur to the FW model. Have a look. 

Hector has got his world eaters to a table top standard and is currently playtesting his army against some friends at his local(ish) gaming club - you'll hear more about this later in the week

So that's it for this week, hope you have had a productive one. 

Drake Seta