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And onto working on a Baneblade.
This piece is going to be used in a Space Wolves army so will be painted accordingly. However, the client has asked for a 'clean and fresh out of the factory' look so no weathering. Also, the Space Wolves army it is to match is not painted in the usual grey but more dark gun metal and shadow grey so, with the bright yellows mixed in this should look quite different.
This afternoon saw a concerted start on cleaning the model up and adding extra details. Lots of etched brass, a few plastic bits, drilled and replaced ariels, drilled gun barrels and as much flash and sprue clip marks removed as possible. I have also filled some of the larger gaps but have yet to file them smooth. This piece arrived pre built.
One point to anyone reading this who is just starting into building kits, ensure you use the right glue. Sadly this one has been put together with superglue so all of the joints are inherantly brittle meaning things will stap and fall off a little too easily. Plastic to plastic joints should always be done with plastic model glue. This stuff welds the plastic together making an exceptionally strong bond.
Anyway, first pic!
To say it's just the plastic frame... that looks funky. I like it and look forward to seeing it with some paint on it. Will it be in the normal SW colours? I expect to see it all worn and dirty looking.
Look forward to seeing how this turns out.
Always nice to see baneblades being built and painted. They are such great centerpieces that they all end up looking so different I almost never get bored of seeing projects involving them
Mr Dee: I hope you don't like climaxing that quickly. ;-p
ChadMS: I'm hoping this thread will live up to your expectation.
Yesterday I got the main base colour on, highlighted and toned back down using my spangly new airbrush. I had one years ago and from the moment I started to use this new one I've been slapping myself for not getting one sooner!
Later today, maybe tomorrow, I'll have pictures up of the next colour on and toned with it's highlights and shadows.
The only problem with space marines is that they have absolutely no concept of camoufalge