After last weeks Tutorial which covered the application of decal transfers Joel from PaintMyBits has provided another Tutorial for us taking a closer look at how to make your models look gritty and also how to hide some issues caused during painting or even the decal stage.
With the Word Bearers reinforced I have turned my attention back to the Minotaurs. I have actually finished the brush work on the Tactical/Sternguard squads now which leaves the Centurions, Terminators and Characters before moving on to painting the weapons for everyone.
An often unused and misunderstood hobby skill is the use of decals. We get decal transfers with every box of 40k but unlike military scale modelers many in our hobby find these quite fiddly to work with. With few steps and the right tools these transfer sheets can add a wealth of detail saving a great deal of time that would be necessary to free hand these shapes.
Read on to see how Joel from PaintMyBits gets decals to look good and sit right on a model.
Although I did not complete this batch of models over the weekend as planned I have at least got them up to a playable standard now. I may come back to these guys and add highlights/oil washes/weathering when time permits. Right now I am just looking forward to seeing them on the board.
A small update today showing off the basing work for the few Word Bearers I need to finish for this weekends Vanquish Skirmish tournament at Bristol Vanguard Wargaming. This were thrown together with some pumice and then various scatter using brass etch, rocks, skulls etc.
First it was just Coteaz and a small crew of three Servitors with Multi-Meltas. Then I found a few more GW Flagellant bodies... Then a few Plasma Cannons...
Suddenly, before I know it, I've got another three Servitors and they're in need of another Inqusitor!
Digging through one of my many boxes of models, bits and assorted hobby goodness I found the Titan Crew from Forge World. The model just exudes that sneering arrogance that I can imagine a Inquisitor having.
As discussed in my last post regarding the Minotaurs painting progress, I need to create a Dark Apostle and Chaos Lord for my Word Bearer army as I shall be using the force for a few upcoming tournaments. Also it might be a possibility that the Minotaurs will take longer than hoped so this force will also be a back up for Bristol Vanguard's Vanquish Tournament.