Thursday, August 25, 2011
Considering I only hobbied for about two hours tonight, I got some reasonably good progress done:
1. Vallejo Grey Surface Primer
2. Tamiya Desert Yellow basecoat
3. Vallejo Model Air German Grey camo pattern
4. Future floor polish gloss finish
5. Masked off and sprayed black stripes
6. Masked off and sprayed white company and platoon command mark
The turret "1" in white was intentionally positioned slightly up from center to give me room to paint laurels underneath it. Unlike the rest of the platoon where turret number shows the squad, this "1 with a laurel" will show 1st Platoon command.
I don't see any reason why I shouldn't be able to get this done tomorrow except one: Deus Ex comes out tomorrow. I'm a big fan of the original and the remake seems to be seriously badass. I might lose a couple days Xboxing away with this new game.
Either way, this Chimera is well on its way to being done...
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Finally, I've finished the squad. I got distracted, and the banner took longer than I expected (and I'm still not entirely happy with it!). Nonetheless, I'm trying to paint an army here, so I'm going to call this done. They'll look just fine on the table.
In other Krieg news, once I've finished this first 1750 points, I will be painting a plastic Baneblade kit for the army. This was a gift from my boss back when this kit was brand new- about damn time it gets done!
Today Soo Jinn, a good friend and mentor of mine here, gave me some Krieg mortars as a gift. Thanks dude! In addition, for a hefty discount, he also passed to me this:
For those of you who don't know, this is a Macharius super-heavy tank, armed with the devastating Vulcan Mega-Bolter. It is a truly badass resin kit, and I've now got a brand new one. This will get built and painted in the same desert camo by the time Ghemehaal: Annihilation rolls around to the final Apocalypse battle. I can't wait! Soo Jinn, thanks once again for the hook up. You truly are the man! Folks, this dude is a hobby nutter. If you've never checked out his blog, I highly recommend you do so by following this link. The dude is a rockstar!
That's it for tonight, folks. Tomorrow I'll get started on painting the platoon command's Chimera transport. With any luck, that should only take a couple of days. After that, it'll be painting a Leman Russ, and from there another infantry squad. Gotta push this thing- only five weeks left! :O
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Didn't get the squad done today, but at least I got the autocannon team finished. All that remains is the vox caster and standard bearer. Maybe with some luck I'll get them done before the weekend...? Gotta work faster.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
I'm going to have to start hobbying/painting A LOT faster if I'm going to get this army done for the October campaign, but at least it's SOME progress.
I tried using GF9 Super Fine Basing Grit, a new product. It's nice, but I think for desert I prefer the finer texture of play sand for the bases. So, this command squad will the only squad that gets this grit.
Nothing else to report tonight folks. Tomorrow is a public holiday, and my battle plan is to finish painting the platoon command section. Wish me luck! :)
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Last night I completed shooting and narrating the video, and I think this is one of the best ones yet. I completely changed equipment, lightning, camera angle, and shot composition to get a new look that I like quite a bit. Once the video guys at the NZ studio "do their thing", this video should be posted to Battlefront TV.
Now, it's back to Krieg! :)
Here's the final version, published on Battlefront TV. Before you ask, I have no idea why they added that black border around the edge... maybe it's a Kiwi thing ;)