Sunday, 24 August 2008

Naught but dread

Finally made a proper start on my Dreadnaught (see, this is why I never finish anything, always trying to do everything at the same damn time) figured I should as it is the first model I picked up when I decided to get back into the hobby :-)

Anyhoo I stripped the old terrible paid job off, primed it with Tamiya superfine grey primer (which is great btw) and applied the basecoat with my airbrush.

Came out pretty well methinks. Once that was out of the way I thought i'd try and give the previously basecoated command squad a wash using the new citadel washes. So i mixed up a 50/50 mix of black and blue wash and gave them all a liberal spraying!

As you can see from the comparison pic below it really darkened the base blue colour to quite a blacky blue compared with the unwashed dready.

I'm not quite sure if I like it or not, maybe a little less black in the mix would be better, hmm what do you all think?


RonSaikowski said...

Just found your blog by way of Admiral Drax. Thanks for the link!

I'll be adding you to my site as well and my community feed too.

As far as the wash and the amount of black, I think you might have something workable now. From the photo it looks like a nice, deep blue you have there already. I'd say work up the highlights and see how the final piece looks before changing your mix.

seemyinnergeek said...

Drax sent me too!

I like the blue. I wonder if it wouldn't be worth trying a slightly lighter base coat then applying that mix of washes? Or even doing a bit of highlight before the washes go on? I'd say they look good so far, though. Besides, I'm partial to blue marines, just ask my Crimson Fists!