Miniature Games Construction Yard

In this blog I'll talk about various miniature games. Custom miniatures and minor conversions are my favorite pastime. I'll cover scenery making and painting too. The WIP you'll see here is all about Necromunda, Epic 40,000, Warhammer Fantasy 5th Edition, Warmaster and Warhammer 40K 3rd Edition.
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Epic 40K Tau - in color

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Christmas. A day off. Ideal to find a spare hour for painting. And that's what I did. I took my WIP off the shelf, gathered my bristles and bottles and painted for one hour to finish my first Tau detachments.

I still had to drybrush my Crisis Battlesuits and Riptide. A couple of "Vomit Brown" paintdrops later, the basic colors were done.

To identify my command units I am using "Bone White". My Citadel paint from Games-Workshop is in a TYPICAL state: solidified. angry

But my Vallejo paint is still perfectly fluid. Both bottles are of equal age. After the white details it was time for the blue details. I gave the exhausts of the tanks a layer of blue on top of black. A final highlight with white will make them sparkle and burn.

I am strictly keeping the amount of colors used low. This makes the army look coherent. My Tau units have ochre, blue and white. The exhausts of the drones received a dot of blue, later highlighted with a smaller dot of white.

Following picture shows the finished roaring exhausts of the tanks.

I painted the inside of the shields with blue to represent the forcefields. All weapons were painted in black because this contrasts well with the ochre.

So, the only thing left to do is adding some green flock to the bases to bring out the models even more.

I know you can paint miniatures to a much higher standard. But because I really don't have much spare time, I always try to make good use of drybrush techniques and small color palettes. My miniatures are painted to a tabletop playing standard. I do not use varnish. The idea behind that is when I'm finished with an entire army, then I can continue painting more highlights and deatils.
Eventually, when I am 120 years old, my armies will look verrrry nice...
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