Wednesday, May 5, 2010
FJ Progress Officially Started
I've been naughty, and haven't posted in a while. Let's get that trend nipped in the bud, shall we?
Most of my hobby time since my last post has been me learning how to get in trouble with Photoshop. I'm currently running a Battlefleet Gothic campaign, and part of what I'm doing for it is publishing a newsletter called "The Aquila". Thanks to learning some very basic stuff in Photoshop, and going over several online tutorials, I've been able to spice up The Aquila nicely. Rather than just post pics I've taken straight in the newsletter, I cut a vessel out of the pic and insert it into a suitably cool space backdrop. Thus far my favorite one is the image above. It's a strike cruiser painted by Soo Jinn that I cut out and added to the space field I made. I added "glowing" running lights to the ship as well, and I love how it came out. Over time I hope to get better and better at this.
Last night I FINALLY got started in earnest with my Fallschirmjager company. The first unit I'm painting is a battery of four StuG III D assault guns, and last night I got some nice progress done. I fired up the airbrush, and primed them in Tamiya Flat Black. I then airbrushed on a basecoat of Tamiya NATO Brown on all the armor areas and road wheels. Finally, I airbrushed Tamiya Dark Yellow on top of that to get a decent copy of the German dunkelgelb that all of the Hermann Goring training StuGs were painted during Market Garden.
Tonight, I'll paint the tracks, give them all a gloss varnish, apply decals, do final shading/weathering, and then wrap it up with a matte varnish. Of course, once they're all done I'll post some pics.
Anyone else here planning on painting up some FoW stuff for the upcoming Legio Market Garden campaign?