Painting myself against a Stormwall (pt. 1)on July 27, 2012 at 3:40 am
I know this is supposed to be a blog about comics and such. But I have other interests that can occupy the dead space between posts. I’ve been playing Warmachine for just over a year now. I’m not very good, my first victory was due to my opponent being pressed for time and forgetting some rules. Either way it’s fun and I enjoy painting the miniatures. Though recently Privateer press, the company that produces the game, has added a few larger models. Last year while at Gencon I purchased a StormStrider, among a ton of other miniatures for both Warmachine and Dungeons and Dragons. The Stormstrider (which I forgot to photograph) is a large walking Tesla Coil. OH yeah, Warmachin is a steam punk version of Warhammer. Only cheaper. sorta.
This year the new addition is, The colossals. Giant steam driven robots that stand about 6-7 inches tall.
I thought this would make an excellent series of posts. document the process of taking this model from box to table top. The first thing you might notice, if your familiar with painting miniatures, is I use flat white spray paint. White takes color better than black. There are some cheat techniques that you can do with white primer that you can’t do with black. I’m sure vice versa holds true, but I like my colors bright. The second thing you might notice, or not, is that I do not assembly my models before painting. Some sites that give advice about painting miniatures say “assemble your figure first”. To me, and you as well, this doesn’t sound right. There are areas that a brush can’t go if a shield or arm is in the way. The plus is that you get better details, the negative is you have to finish painting the figure before playing it.
I usually start with blues. Since I play Cygnar, they have a mostly blue color scheme. Tonight I started with silver. Since this model is so large, many of the parts are only one color. The support struts along the waist, the duel chain guns, and the two heavy barrel cannons.
Thats all for now. Check in later to see how this model develops.