How to start this.
It has been way too damn long since I posted on here even about something.
You: Who is this guy?
Ok ok no need to start questioning over here, I am the other half who writes the page.
I suppose you can be forgiven for reacting like that as I have not done any posts for a while and I am going to tell you why.
I am in my final year at university (or college for you yanks out there) and I my time got taken up by writing my dissertation which is now done ready for the exams to come flooding in. Hence I have not been doing any warhammer even though my brother gave me an awesome model! (which I plan to paint and do a tutorial about).
But to please you an image of the finished dissertation.
You: Hmmm I guess that reasoning checks out.
Right so I am here to say sorry and that I will try to write more on this blog but with exams etc it might not be as frequent as I want, or more as you want.
Those who are faithful and true to the correct cause, that which we all know is Father Nurgle. You all will be pleased to know that I to have an army of 750pts and I will be confronting my brother. When this battle report happens keep in mind that I share a few traits with George Washington, namely two I believe, one is a good use of English to raise morale and the other being one who is not the greatest tactician, but seriously I think Washington was a worse tactician he even had advisors to help him…
Anyway I digress my army consists of a variety of troops being lead by a chaos lord.
You think I would leave you with so little I’m kidding. My troops choices rely on numbers and an increased toughness thanks to Nurgle. I have 20 Chaos Cultists to add some number to my ranks with Flamer and Stubber. As well as a squad of normal Marines with Rhino.
My lord is accompanied by 5 Plague marines which become troops as my Lord carries the mark of Nurgle. They too have a Rhino. And lastly to add a bit of punch to this all a beautiful Obliterator to try wipe some sorry little excuse for a tank my brother is scrabbling for.
The hope is that the increased toughness of my men will help pull them through.
Seriously this time
Let the Games Begin
Ah painting an Obliterator.
This should be fine. Have no fear it’ll be a breeze.
So step one as always will be, apply your basecoat.
So now it is green we are working in the right direction.
Next is applying the thick drybrush of Elysian Green.
No we are gaining some depth of field to him.
So onto the next layer which isn’t a heavy drybrusy, it’s a light drybrush so that you get only the highest edges.
This gives that extra depth needed. But what about the flesh? I hear you cry well.. my friend we go over it in the Rakarth Flesh like we would any detail. I would also cover areas in the skullcrusher brass.
For this model I actually decided not to wash it. I just thought that it seemed fine and didn’t need it. That being said I have another one which I may wash cus it might not look as good.
Then of course Basing with the amazing mud paint!!
But if washing is your thing pick an appropriate colour. Dark green is always a good one for Nurgle.
You shall never stop the rot!
So long, too long… oh so too long.
But let us begin!
For those who are new to this page, it may not be updated often but when it is the content is quality.
So along with it all:
If you haven’t read my other painting guides then please go to them to find out what I use for the base coat.
(Sorry I sprayed the tank ages ago and I am not sure what it is now.)
Other than the base coat… here we go.
So the first layer I did a heavy and rough layer of Elysian Green:
To follow this up I did a drybrush layer of Ogryn Camo. This gives a bit more life to the vehicle as well as some light and dark contrast:
As always dry brushing pulls the details out and adds some texture to the creation.
the next layers on it were very simple it requires adding all the detail in with… of course my two favourite ways of adding detail. The paint colours I am using for this is the same as I always use Skull crusher Brass and Rakarth Flesh.
I then applied my favourite paint which GW have made. If you haven’t tried there basing paints… Well where have you been all this time. I personally go for Stirland Mud (I believe that is the name).
So I applied to the tracks and around the edges to give another layer of realism.
The last thing I will mention is do not wash the tank but if you feel compelled to.
Only put it in crevices as it will make your tank sparkle otherwise.
That is all
Sorry for the long wait and what I feel is a boring post.
Life has been getting in the way.
Remember you can never stop the rot