Spent most of the last Paint Day cracking down on this bad boy. He’s a Big ‘Un in my upcoming Orc band for Mordheim. I’m having so much fun converting and painting for a system that takes so few models and really encourages customization. Da Fops (aka Orcs in Hats) are a real product of that: fancy imperial noble style clothing and garish, garish colors. Each of the (so far 7) models is getting a different color scheme, so they’ll offer quite the assault on my opponent’s eyes…WAAAAGH!
For your viewing pleasure, today I present some bases for my Battlefleet Gothic ships. These were one of my projects during our paint day at Pegasus Games, and I’ve gotta say, they’re super fun to do. The deep space starfield effect was achieved with an old but still relatively stiff large brush that I dipped in the paint and just flicked onto the bases. White gets the heaviest coverage obviously, but there are also two shades each of red, blue, and yellow. I then went back in with black and touched up any areas where the paint formed a line splatter rather than a dot (originally I tried using an old toothbrush to flick the paint on, but it resulted in too many lines vs dots). Finally, a detail brush was used to add in larger white stars dotted around at random. The nebulae were achieved with a sort of blotting, stippling, drybrushy effect that I’m not sure how to properly describe, but each one only took about 5-6 colors advancing in a standard highlight progression of darker to lighter. While experimenting I found it very important to end by mixing your final color with white to get a very light shade; this really makes the final product pop!
Now I just need to go back and add heading lines to the bases, as BFG is a game where the facing of your ships is super important, and a getting an angle wrong by just a few degrees can be the difference between victory and defeat. Oh, and I suppose eventually adding some ships to the bases might help too…
Heya everybody! Dustin, aka NoisyAssassin, here. You’ve probably heard me on the show once or twice, where Consey sometimes references some crazy project or other of mine. Well, I’ve finally decided to take the plunge and figure out the blogging system here so that I can share my twisted creations with you fine folks. We’ll just try to ignore the fact that I got access to the site about 8 months ago but haven’t started posting until now…
Anywho, you’ll find that I’m a pretty eclectic hobbyist, and that I can seldom tie myself down to one project for long. So don’t go getting your hopes up too high for any specific project to be finished in a timely manner. You might be waiting for a veeeeeeeery long time (as my Ogre kingdoms army blog that hasn’t been updated in almost 2 years proves). However, I like to believe that quality makes up for inconsistency, so although you might not know what you’re getting, it should at least be neat!
As far as the show goes, we’ve discovered that Consey has the remarkable talent to almost always schedule recording sessions while I’m otherwise engaged, but I will be popping in as a guest from time to time. Gotta have some sort of platform for all my crazy talk after all.