While working on my Ultramarines Terminator squad I felt the models (Assault on Black Reach) where a little too plain compared to my more ornate Assault Terminator squad with Forge World shoulder pauldrons. What’s a hobbyist to do? Rummage through the bitz bin of course.
Since I didn’t need to dress up the Assault Terminators I was left with a plethora of gubbins to use on the standard Terminator squad, plus I got a hold of an assault cannon and a chain fist to help fill out their armament.
In the above picture I’m using a new formula for the paint scheme as well as the zenithal highlighting technique now that I own an airbrush. I’m still employing edge highlighting, but the combination the two I think produce an incredible look. The new method is a lot quicker than what I originally started with and should (I hope) allow me to make quicker progress on the project. Hobby time is precious & rare these days.
- Basecoat Mordian Blue
- Wash with a 1:1 mix Azurman Blue, Badab Black
- Zenithal highlight with Ultramarines Blue
- Edge highlight with Ultramarines Blue
- On the most pronounced features, edge highlight with a 1:1 mix Ultramarines Blue, Space Wolves Grey.
On another note, Pit of the Oni has joined a new blog network. A fellow blogger and one hell of a painter (Stahly formally of Stahly’s Paint Station) decided to form a small team of exceptional painters and create a new blog as well as a new blog network…
Keep an eye on this one, I have a good feeling about it. Thanks for stopping by. Cheers!