Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Storm Wardens Army, Forge World Dreadnought

Here is a Forge World Venerable Dreadnought I just finished up for the Storm Wardens Army.

There is something going on with my camera, as the pictures seem to make the highlights a bit too bright, in real life the contrast is much more subtle I promise.


As others have said, it is interesting working on this project. Trying to make my personal painting style blend with other builders, has been a challenge for me.

I tend to lean towards the darker end of the painting world, and love heavy washes, but this project has made me change some of my old habits and do things a bit differently. I also have been struggling with painting so much silver, and it still seems a bit too dark to me, but I really don't like bright silver.

All in all though, I think it's a great challenge, and it is making me a better painter and builder.

Here you can see the finished plating on the inside of the Black Reach Dred arms, they look nice and solid now.

Here is a shot of the base from Secret Weapon Miniatures. Normally I make my own bases, but it has been a joy to paint these, they really take paint well., and I liked the moss details. Even if you think you don't like pre-made bases, you should try a few and see what you think.
I added the shadows with a dark wash.

I may drybrush some brighter silver on, at least on the tops, but this guy is more or less done, and I am ready to do another squad.

John

6 comments:

  1. Nice to see the finished product. It came out great.

    Those AoBR arms do look much better with the solid back. I'll be doing that with the dread I have planned. I looks like you beveled the edges as well. Nice touch.

    I was admiring the base before I read the article. It's a great looking base, and you painted it up well. I had thought it scratch built, but happy to see I can nab my own. Thanks.

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  2. @John: this turned out really well and it's always a pleasure to see a finished piece on one of my bases. Any objection to my adding it to the Secret Weapon user gallery?

    As this project comes together I keep getting more and more excited about it. I might have to make the drive to SCWH in order to actually SEE the entire army.

    @the other kevin: not only can you have one of your own but there's a coupon good until the end of June (HURRY!) for 10% off of your order.

    Enter the code "STORMWARDENS" during checkout and you're good to go.

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  3. can you donate using pounds (english money)cus i live uk, and i dunno if i can donate us.... and if i do donate am i viable for the contest even tho its overseas?

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  4. the other Kevin-
    Plating the arms was much easier that I thought it would be, and yes I beveled the edges with a file as the plasticard was a bit thick.

    Justin-
    Steal pics as you like.

    aysonrichard-
    Yes the Paypal site will convert to dollars, you need Paypal or a credit or debit card, and we will send any of the prizes anywhere in the world.

    John
    Santa Cruz Warhammer

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  5. Nice work on this guy.
    He looks great.

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  6. Don't forget the little AdMech symbol on the back engine casing!

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