Saturday, September 19, 2015

On Time

In my last post I had made some really good progress on the two guardians.  I finished the green and had just put a coat of wash on it.  The green is the majority color so overcoming it is a big chunk of the miniature, but it always seems like getting the little details on takes an equal amount of time.

This is the point where things are starting to really come together.  As always I put down a layer of grey before I paint white because it helps the white to go on smoother, and I use the white as a highlight.  I'm still figuring out lighting, highlighting, and shading on robotic models, but it's coming along.

There's the final product.  One of the things that stands out the most to me is that the missles on a lot of other people's veritechs, and in the show itself, are all white.  Since I've got white on there as well I wanted to go with something different, and ended up with a dirty grey.  As I started to paint them I wasn't sure if it would work, but I like how it turned out and feel that it pops out more than if I had painted them white.  Let's see how they look next to the battloids:


I had teased a metal model last time, and while I had originally planned to paint it next the humidity has been pretty brutal lately.  If you apply primer to a mini in high humidity or low temperatures then the primer doesn't go on quite right and it gives the miniature a texture.  I have a backup plan for what I'm going to do next though, so I'll let you take a guess at what it might be.


  1. Those look great! I am really happy to start seeing some rpg tactics get painted. I just started gluing mine together yesterday. Have you played the game yet? The rules look surprisingly good.

    1. I haven't had a chance to play the game yet. I haven't heard much on the game play. When I got in on the kickstarter I just bought a good variety of things so I'd have some show pieces, but I'd also like to try a game when I get the chance. Check out for the assembly instructions if you haven't already. They make a HUGE difference on assembly speed.

    2. Those guides make a world of difference. The guides in the kit are just wrong.