I think I need one more post after this one to finish up the Death Company Storm Raven for the Heroes of Armageddon. Here is the progress report:
here is the plane with the red crosses done up. You can see I also added one on the bottom of the front cockpit.
here's a top view after lining certain part of the panels with white. Click on this for a better view. I have been struggling since the beginning with the hightlighting of the black. The light grey streaking worked well, but I wanted to make it a little more artsy, adding small white lines in some spots. After this picture I washed the lines with black to mute them a bit. I think it looks allright and a bit different.
On the crosses: I washed and hightlighted parts of them, to give them some depth.
Here's the finished base with the ruined oil pipes. you can see I painted up oil leaks/stains to make it more realistic. I am pretty happy with the base, it looks appropriate and different from the plane flying over it.
Oh yeah, and a couple days ago I picked up this Tau Army which was sitting in the garage of Tony, one of the regulars at the Santa Cruz Warhammer Game Night. he and i came to a good deal and I am now the proud owner of this force, which is exciting.
Final post will come up next Sunday. And....you can win this plane, if you contribute to the Heroes of Armageddon...this model will become part of the Blood Angels force, put together by Jawaballs.