Friday, 28 March 2014
Salamander Weathering Progress
Ok, these may look a little dodgy at the minute, but the hairspray and sand thing is working. These babies were given a 'red lead' undercoat and then eau de nile (rotting flesh - really ?!?!? FFS everyone else in the world has been calling it eau de nile for at least a centuary - god only knows what it's called in the new GW paint range - my guess is "dead aunty's fingernails" - rant over) in the crew compartment dark sand over the outside.
The crew compartments were not to my liking at first, so they got the fairy power spray treatment and were then re-done. My plan includes painting the detail on the inside (and the inside of the rear superstructure) before going much further. There are searchlights to go on the driver's hatches, three of which I have turned around to point forwards - obviously cutting and re-gluing the searchlight at its narrowest point weakens it/them, but hopefully they'll survive the rough and tumble of war in the 41st millennium.
This is my recently acquired hellhound - with a russian green undercoat and then the hairspray and sand and then a NATO 'olive drab' over the top (I should expect that the closest GW colour might well be 'catachan green'). Quite pleased with the way that this has turned out.
And I'll leave you with a couple of shots showing how the weathering worked on the front of the salamanders.