You guys would have seen the converted Wave Serpents which I have put up previously. I reapplied the basecoat to turn it white again and started working on it yesterday. Here are the results!
I have started using an airbrush for this as I strongly believe Eldar vehicles will benefit from it a ton. It also speeds up the work!
|Panel lines added|
|Preshading is a new method I am using. I shaded all the panel lines. The slight purple tinge is from one pass of the airbrush with slight panel lines showing through.|
|After a few layers of purple, you get this|
|I think I may have overdone it|
|After I added the highlights, I realised that the preshade was all but gone|
|Under strong light, I couldn't really see the preshade any more.|
|So it was back to the brush for me. I preshaded all the panel lines again but took care not to overdo the purple coat. I settled for this which gave me enough of a shade. I added Badab Black wash into all panel lines.|
|Blocked in the grey colours and did all the gems in red. Added a green tinge to my damaged cockpit panel|
|Highlighted the purple panels|
|Continued to work the Holofields and Scatter Laser up to white|
|Added a decal on the craft to give more detail to the body as I felt it was a little empty|
|Added a small icon at the back to help me remember which Serpent was for which unit - this was to be the Dire Avenger Serpent hence the blue icon.|
|After showing the pictures above to the ABO group, they asked me to add highlights which I think made the Serpent look better. Thanks fellas!|
The only one problem I had after completing the Serpent above was that it looked a little different from the rest of my completed minis. Beefnuggets suggested to complete the others first. I think I will work on all the vehicles first and then worry about blending them back together.
|A small selection of some of the completed units. There are clear differences between the Jetbikes and the Serpent|
|Guardians and Serpent difference is small|
|This is probably the largest as there is a reddish tinge to my jetbikes.|
|While the Spiders have the same base colours, it too has a slight red tinge to the armour.|
- Complete the other 2 Wave Serpent repaints similar to the above Serpent.
- Redo all jetbike canopies as these are the large components.
- Work on all unpainted models
- Go back and touch up Spiders