And So It Begins...!
I'm really excited to be able to begin painting this, the first of my Leman Russ tanks. This one's a Punisher variant bristling with Heavy Bolters and a most impressive Gattling Cannon. I have to admit that it was a bit daunting taking the plunge and getting the paints out. I'm still in the 'Pinch-Me-I'm-Dreaming' stage with all this. The absolute last thing I want to do is to rush ahead and do a botch job with the painting.
Now, I'll apologise from the onset to any purists reading this. I don't use GW paints. I used to, but not for at least a decade. I became a fan of Vallejo paints quite some time ago. So I'm using US Dark Green and Khaki for my camouflage scheme. These colours will also form the base colours for my Cadian troops when I get some.
I then put the turret back on and turned it to the default forward facing position. I then matched the camouflage design with the hull markings as my guide.
Once this was dry, I applied my Army Painter Strong Tone (I like their stuff too!) to all the recesses in the armour and around all the rivets. This gives definition to the model and basically makes the details pop out. it gives a rather nice effect as you can see here:
Then, the bit I really like, but worry about. I want to add chips to the paint. This is a really awesome effect when it's done properly and there are a lot of ways to go about it. I heard a lot about the salt water solution method. I tried it. Once. What you don't realise is that it's great when using an airbrush, and utterly rubbish when not. As I don't use an airbrush, you can guess the result. Another method is to use the side of your 2B pencil.
So I use the Foam-From-A-Blister method. I basically cut the foam into sections and use them to apply the paint to my model. I use two colours, a copper first and then my oily steel. As with most rules of detailing, less is definitely more so I'm not putting lots on here.
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