Back when I was planning my
Given their, errrmmm, nature I figured that their clothing should be faded and grubby. To achieve the faded look I used acrylic inks, which were sealed with a spray of matt varnish before I painted the rest of the figure. I then gave them a wash of warm grey ink to give a grubby look and fill the depths of the skulls and rib cages. Once the wash had dried I highlighted the bones.
Unfortunately I chose ivory as the highlight colour, which has left the bones looking rather white. I should have used a more yellowish white like pale sand.
These were great fun to paint and earned me 48 points. Not bad for about 2 evenings work.
Challenge WIP Update
The NSL Fleet is progressing well. The heavy carrier is finished and all the other ships have been drybrushed and the panels that will be picked out in colour have received a base coat of yellow ochre. The fighters have just been drybrushed - they are lighter so there isn't the need for the yellow ochre.
Just to give you an idea of the scale of this project, the fleet (at the moment!) consists of:
1 heavy carrier
1 light carrier
2 escort carriers
1 battle dreadnought
1 heavy battleship
1 battle cruiser
2 heavy cruisers
2 attack cruisers
6 escort cruisers
6 light cruisers
2 heavy destroyers
4 missile destroyers
48 light fighters
3 logistics ships (1 each tender, q-ship tender, tanker)
And here are some WIP pics:
The whole fleet
Capital ships, carriers, logistics ships and heavy and attack cruisers
Escort cruisers, light cruisers, destroyers, frigates and corvettes
As you can see, that's a whole lot of ships to paint up!