So this weekend I was able to clear my schedule and get some layers down on my first @Guildball team – the Masons. First of all, these models are beautiful, a joy to paint and since they are digitally sculpted every layer is defined and has a hard edge to paint to. This really helps when looking for where robes stop, metal plates join and where straps go under the model etc.
I went with a standard metal with blue cloth offset by dark brown leather straps and clothing, figuring leather will be a very versatile material for these stonecutters. Getting down some base layers reallymade these models pop and I’m sure once finished the will be a lovely crew.
Now, onto my other project – titan support for my Pre-Heresy Emperor’s Children in the form of Collegia Titanica Legio Fureans (Tiger Eyes) The primary colour for these massive engines of war is a yellow with black flames accentuating it. Yellow is quite a difficult colour to get right and priming black did not help in this case. I ended up using a Citadel foundation Iyanden Darksun which mostly covers well over black. Once I was happy with the base I used Wargames Foundry Triad paints for the yellows, basing over the Darksun and then highlighting with the primary colour and edge highlighting with the brightest colour.
Next step will be to do the flames but I want to practice on paper first. I will also shade the metals and give a bit of grime before edging with a brighter metallic colour and add in some plasma colours to the weapon.