So, I’ve been keeping up with my painting, trying different techniques and things here and there and just working on my skills.
First up, here’s a model after the application of the first layer color, which basically covers all stained areas from the wash. Definitely looks a lot more like a Space Wolf suit of armor now.
Then I applied some highlights and gave the model some drybrushing. It looks pretty decent.
Now, the backside of the model, again, it looks decent. You’ll see on the right leg some area that was drybrushed – definitely not happy with that area of the model, BUT, it isn’t noticeable from a distance, so it’s ok. And ultimately, this model is about me trying out different techniques.
So, with lessons learned from the model above, I just applied highlights to some key areas of the armor. This model is looking pretty good, aside from sloppy work on the first layer. Again, on the tabletop, it’s going to look pretty decent.
Overall, I need to work on my brush strokes. I’ve often had too much paint on my brush, or overshot the area I’m trying to paint and I’ve covered area of wash that I shouldn’t have.
I have a smaller brush now and I need to work on just using the point to get the nice, tight lines. I need to steady my hand a bit.
I also have a number of models that were washed poorly, so there isn’t the nice ‘pools’ of paint in the crevices, but rather just a big pile of ‘dark’ all over. Definitely need to revisit those models and work on that.
It’s enjoyable to paint the models. It’s a learning experience and I know I’m not perfect. Overall, I like the look of what I’ve produced – and that’s the important thing.