Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Space Demons, Urban Camo Troops and a Quick Paint Tip.

Hi again,

Today, I made a little more progress with my Khurasan Space Demons.

Previously, I had them and they still looked almost black, and I am trying to make them look different then the traditional "Alien" and after some thought decided to go back to the drawing board.

Old paint scheme (Base colors)

So I restarted again, and I decided to fall back to my WH40K Days, and decided to make them look like their name sake... Demons.

So I re painted them all with a light red coat, and then gave them a heavy dark red wash (Home made recipe)  and I then went with metallic highlights. I used a silver/chrome color to paint the teeth, claws and the tail blade. I found the silver made it catch the light a little better while on the table, and for me, its about making your minis stand out on the table, and not blend in.

So now, they look more like actual demons.

Much happier with the new look. 

I also decided to paint the camo color that I used on my tanks on to some older minis I had from when I first started buying 15mm. These are the special forces minis from "Rebel Minis" which I really like, but never got around to actually paint. I need to get a good Mat Clear Coat for them.

 And last of all, while I was messing around I found some more old "Rebel Minis" SAS troopers. Again, back when I first started to paint these things and I decided to go for a yellow "Tyvek Suit" look so I painted them all a stained mustard color and I messed them up so bad, I threw them in the box where I did not look at them again till today. (3+ years later)

Old Gross Yellow..

I was so utterly pissed off with having to look at the yellow, I decided to play around and fire on some blue wash see if I could get them to turn a nice color for the table. I was really impressed with how "Olive Green" they turned out, and they all had decent shading automatically done from the wash, I manged to stumble on a very easy way to paint figures in army green fatigues.

Blue wash added in heaps!

Instant Olive Green with natural shading

Only thing left to do is add highlights!

Step 0: Prime everything white
Step 1: Paint everything yellow.
Step 2: Wash everything with a blue wash
Step 3: Let dry and paint what ever details you want. I plan on using a light green to paint the ridges of the clothing.
Step 4: Play them on the table!

I have a pile of federal troops left to paint from Khurasan, and I am going to do this method and hopefully Ill have almost everything I need at least table top ready!