I painted these up as follows.
The guns were all painted black highlighted with Mithril Silver. Lights and other details were painted Sunburst Yellow highlighted with white.
I will go back and add further details and paint the domes on the bridges and superstructures like gems, but I’m not sure whether red, or smoky grey will be best.
They are an attempt to ape John Blanche’s scheme from the Battlefleet Gothic cover painting which he produced also in miniature form. I think it is passably recognisable, but who can compare to the Great Man, really?
Yes, I am alive. Due to various factors, the most I have been able to motivate myself for these last 5 months has been the occasional comment on the blogs of others; sometimes not even that. However, this is not the time nor the place to discuss those issues. Suffice to say, I am back.
Across the Christmas period, I constructed a Fantasy Barn. I chose this project because I thought it would be relatively easy, and a good way to lay down some skills for some more ambitious projects in the future. Also, I have started to paint some Warhammer (5th edition style, of course) miniatures, and so I need a suitable photographic backdrop!
The barn structure was based on the templates from the old White Dwarf article by Phil Lewis.
I then covered the structure in papier-mâché – a technique I have not used since I was about 5 years old(!), but which also came from Tony Harwood’s book.
I then clad the structure in balsa wood planks and tiled the roof with cardboard tiles.
All in all it was pretty simple and turned out ok, I think. It took 2 evenings to build and about 1.5 hours to paint.