Sunday, 10 February 2013

Sedition Wars - Vanguard

Sedition Wars - Arriving with an intimidating number of miniatures from the kickstarter project there are ample to practice and experiment techniques on.  Good job to as the hard plastic, laden with detail presents a different kind of model to what I'm used to working with.  The features are much more subtle and suited to washes than others I'm used to.  As such this is the first in a series of experiments to find the ideal technique.  I'd love to say that is the technique that looks the best but if I plan to ever play a game of SW:BA with a fully painted complement of strain and vanguard, time is going to be a major factor.

Fig 1
Starting with a vanguard basic (female) model I based it white with a spray gun and then applied a medium wash of Drakenhof Nightshade (fig 1).

Fig 2.  Half painted white against the base+wash
Watering down white scar to about 75:25 paint to water I focused on the plates, repainting the edges after dry to form a basic highlight.  Mistakes are a pain but can be corrected with a modeling knife and tissue if caught quickly (fig 2).

Fig 3. Hair built up with sepia and a yellow highlight.
Building this up quickly painted the armor.  The head and hair was a wash of Reikland Fleshshade before watered ungor flesh and Eldar flesh.  The eyes (over done but ok from a distance) are nuln oil with a dot of white and then blue, a very light (25:75) wash of eldar flesh brought the colours slightly back into the skin again so they don't stand out as starkly (fig 3).

Finally the gun.  Not fully finished here as needs a little tidying it was edge highlighted with ulthuan grey.  some of the larger blocks will be filled with ulthuan and then edged with white in the final.

Total time... 25 minutes and a good tabletop standard as long as you don't get too close.

Comments or shared pics of your SW:BA models appreciated.

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