Saturday, April 19, 2014

15mm SciFi Buildings Done! (Mostly)

I still need to finish the bases, but my SciFi buildings are done...mostly. At least they are painted well enough to put on the table and game with.  They turned out pretty good, if I do say so myself.
Three buildings.
Power station or Refinery.
Communications center.
Barracks or Warehouse.
I had some old decals from WH40K and used them on the doors for a bit of extra detail.
I tried painting the circular window in the door to make it look "reflective". A mixed result.
I tried the same thing on this door.
A shot of the roof of the Refinery/Power Station.
Roof of the Communications Center.
Side of the Warehouse/Barracks.
These will be used as part of an Earth Force base.  Eventually I will make other parts like sandbag walls, bunkers, defense turrets, etc. but this is a good start.

That's it for now. Until next time, carry on!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Slow Progress...

My 15mm SciFi project continues to make sloooooow progress.  Not really much to report - only a few WIP shots.

First up, Sahadeen:
I began with a coat of thinned US Field Drab from Vallejo's Model Color line.
Then some Desert Yellow on the bases.
I'm working on painting various bits - hoods, belts, boots, etc. - with different shades of brown.  I will add some bits of brighter yellow or red for contrast here and there. I'm planning to shade using the Army Painter Strong Tone shader just as I did with my Earth Force Marines.

I've also done a little painting on my buildings. I decided to base coat in Khaki Tan, a color I found among the craft paints at Hobby Lobby.  Here are some pics:
Refinery/Power Station with base coat of Khaki Tan.
Barracks/Warehouse with base coat and wash.
All 3 buildings in their current state.
After base coat and wash on the buildings, I highlighted with Khaki Tan and then successive highlights of Khaki Tan mixed with increasing amounts of Ivory.  I tend to use craft paints on my buildings and terrain as it is cheaper.  However, I base coated the doors and bits with Vallejo Chocolate Brown. I will highlight these and add various colors for detail.

That's all I've had time to accomplish lately.  As I said, sloooow progress.  Still, slow is better than stop!

Until next time, carry on!