Saturday, October 11, 2014

Heresy Era Thousand Sons - You guessed it, more batch painting...

I'm on call pretty much 24/7 and unfortunately I got a call from work at 1am this morning that the systems went down and I needed up having to do some remote support. While waiting for some servers to cycle and reboot I figured I may as well do some painting and got the Strong Tone wash on the webbing and coats. Annoying to be woken up in the middle of the night, but figured I may as well make the best of it!

It adds a much needed shading and gives the models quite a bit more depth. The nice thing is you don't have to be super careful about the application. A little overspill at the edges just tends to help line the color separations.

All told, it only took about 20 minutes to do the lot, now it's just the metallics (and the pupils, gotta remember to do the pupils) and the bases! Hoping to get them finished today in between the usual Saturday chores. Attending the Feast of Blades Heresy Tournament tomorrow, really looking forward to that!


  1. I got caught out once and edned up stuck in Denny's all night. I had my paints in a toolbox with me, and ended up painting at a table in Denny's til reinforcements arrived and extracted me.

  2. nice progress, looking good. Great use of your messed up sleep cycle too :)

  3. These are looking great. I'm sure I've said it before but I love the blue - white you used on these spire guard... I'm not keen on the term but it really does make them 'pop'
    I wish I had the ability to crank out quality miniatures at your pace.

  4. Babes in Toyland.

    But otherwise, deadly.

  5. @CJ Kilbride: Nice! Always wish I had a good travel painting set for when I'm out of town.

    @Zab: I appreciate it, man!

    @Phil Morris: Thanks very much, man! I'm hoping that the step-by-step is helpful - definitely want to show that results to my 'gaming level' are relatively easy to achieve given some planning and a modicum of time. :)

    @Dai: Aaaaaah! I hadn't made that connection, but now it's all I can see! You fiend! Haha!