Painted Miniatures By Jarrett Lee
(ok that was weak)
Y'know what I'm a huge fan of lately? GW plastic kits. Each new one that comes out just seems better than the last - these Storm Boys are just awesome. I picked up two boxes so far and it was really easy to make a squad of 10 different looking and very dynamic, detailed troopers. In fact, I enjoy working with these plastics so much I actually am starting to dislike metal figs a bit. Well, dislike is a strong word but I definitely drag my feet getting to them. Just get tired of the endless amounts of flash and hard-to-fix mold lines, along with slow gluing. These are fast to clean, and glue instantly.
Should be done these sometime this week. Already about 60% done I'd estimate.
Here's a wip shot. You can see that I do the messiest part first: the rusty metal. So far what I've done is based any metal areas with watered down (not a lot) Boltgun metal. This is drybrushed with chainmail/silver mix, then washed twice with my "special mix" of several inks. I also do the base drybrushing during this phase. Next I will stipple on some dark rust, and eventually brush on some Mig pigment of standard rust.
After that, I'll paint over anywhere the metal was not supposed to go with black, and paint the details like pants, leather straps, etc etc. Then the last stage is probably the skin.