Well, things were slow there for a bit, but I’m kicking it up a notch! I’ve had more time to work on my models lately, and I’m happy with how it’s coming along!
The titan’s really coming along! I did his mawashi in tans to look like leather, but the more I think about it, the more I want to do it green, like the loincloths on the cyclopsi. Right now, there’s no other good place to tie in that accent color.
All that’s left for him is his tusks, some brass detail around random armor pieces, and the banner pole needs silver. He should be done tonight!
As I showed at the end of the Brass Rod Tutorial, I have been working on my full Cataphract Cetratii. Well, here they are fully completed.
Overall, it took 42 pins, and about 90 hand drilled holes. I know I endorse Dremel tools often, but this was a bit too delicate. These guys will likely see paint at the same time Xerxis does. As much as I want to get painting these guys, I’d like to finish pMorghoul first, which would complete the battlebox.
By the way, I need suggestions for how to paint my bases. I’d like to do a desert feel, kind of a redish-orange-tan, like sandstone. Something like this:
I’m just not sure how to go about replicating that on the bases. They’re already flocked for texture – I just need a color recipe. Tell me how you would do it!
Great job on the Titan. There's a pretty spiffy tutorial on Hordes basing on Brushthralls and you might be able to tweak the Skorne one a bit to get the color you're looking for: http://blog.brushthralls.com/?page_id=3381&page=3 unfortunately they don't give a color recipe 🙁
I'd start with a dark orange and use washes and/or blending and work up from there.
My, what a fancy looking elephant you have there!