Sunday, July 8, 2012

Imperial Fists Stormtalon





Hello to everyone!

So here I am, getting dynamically back on track, rebuilding my Imperial Fists force (or rather adding more choices to my existing army) since all this 6th edition goodness came out! I must say that I am quite excited about the new ed. Although not having a lot of experience with the new rules yet, I played a game last night with a good friend of mine and I must say that I came to some nice conclusions. One of these is that Flyers are something really cool! :P



Having all these in mind, I decided to add some flying punch to my Fists... starting with the brand new Stormtalon! I don't know about you but I love the Apache-meets-Space-Marines feeling of it. and this little fella packs quite a few punches in his arsenal.

Overall I'm quite happy with the result, although I had an accident with the varnish, that destroyed the clear plastic of the cockpit... :S In the end I had to paint it over and lose all the painted details on the inside ... oh well, I will be more careful with the next one...!

Next thing would be also a flyer... something I was planning on doing a long time... stay tuned ;)

I would be more than happy to hear what you think and maybe leave me a vote in CoolMiniOrNot? http://www.coolminiornot.com/309561

As for the tunes accompanying me in this build .. well summer time Flogging Molly all the way! enjoy! XD



17 comments :

  1. That's beautiful, absolute pro work. Yellow is the true test of any painter as its such a horrid colour to get right and you nailed it.

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  2. Thank you so much Dalinair! Really appreciate your comment!

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  3. Lefteris AntipopeJuly 8, 2012 at 10:59 PM

    Sweet! I want to peel it and eat it. The base is awesome too, you should make a tutorial :P

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  4. Haha, sweet comment! Thank you! I'm awful in tutorials though, but I will try!

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  5. We both know I hate yellow, but WOW, you make the Talon beautiful!!! So glad to see you back to work.

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  6. Haha, thank you Loq! I'm back for sure! More to come soon!

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  7. This is the second IF Stormtalon I see (first one was in a white dwarf). I've been trying to resist it, but I think I will have to get me one, nah, two of those chubby flyers.


    I think they will go well with my green trim 4th company ;)

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  8. Yellow isn't as hard as many say, the trick is to forgo the "build up from a darker color" way of painting and go for the "start with bright white" school of thoughts.


    Recently I've started to use a white, yellow wash (the new GW wash), white highlight, yellow glaze method that is super simple, super fast, and gives super nice yellows.


    And for vehicles an airbrush is a must. I can't get an even coat with a brush on something that big:)


    That said, Mr. Skalkos paints wonderfully, I truly enjoy seeing his IF! Even if they make me a little jealous :)

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  9. I agree. Yellow has become easier to paint over the latest color releases, especially with the foundation range of Citadel. I haven't seen the latest GW colors but I have been using Iyanden Darksun for quite a long now with great results even over black undercoat.

    Another truth is that airbrush is a must for vehicles. I used airbrush here too, although I still have to learn much about it!

    Thanks once more Flekkzo for your comments! :D

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  10. I would love to see your versions! Green will definitely be a good match! I will keep an eye for them!

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  11. Dimosthenis PapamarkosJuly 9, 2012 at 6:25 PM

    If I did not already know that you are the master of all things with wheels, wings, rivets and motors, I would have said that I am impressed. Still though, I feel that even being accustomed to your exceptional standard, this piece needs to be praised. E-X-C-E-L-L-E-N-T ! ! ! ! ! !

    It's so nice, that being shot by such a machine is the death I wish for! Bring it on!

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  12. Hehe thank you so much Dimosthenis for another inspiring comment! More flying menace coming up so stay tuned! ;)

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  13. Try basing white, you will be amazed at the results :) You can even pre shade with an airbrush and get quite nice results. Never again will I paint extra many layers for no good reason:)


    I have a Captain painted in the "quick and easy yellow" way coming up on my (poorly updated) blog btw:)

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  14. I'm trying to decide how to weather the guy. I need a good color for chipping yellow armor (black is too much, metal blends in too much) and then add a little soot for the jump pack:)

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  15. I would go with a brown for weathering yellow! then you can add some silver on top leaving the brown base below.

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