May 31, 2012

Ninja Turtle

I have to say I was really tempted to add some extra details to this model. A pair of katanas and a headband would be a great addition. The stock model is fairly fantastic without anything added on. I don't think the Ironback is the best beast in the limited selection of the Blindwater Congregation but it looks cool, that is good enough for me. I wanted to paint him to stand out a litle from the rest of the army which is mainly brown. I ended up painting him mainly brown. I don't know what it is but I can't seem to branch out into something more vibrant. The skintone you see here is Scorched Brown (GW) highlighted with Sunburst Yellow (GW). It gives an interesting green/yellow tone to the final few highlights. I thought it wuld be more vibrant but I think the complementary tone on the shell doesn't help it to pop.

I painted the shell with Scorched Brown highlighted with Parasite Brown (Vajello). I wanted a strong orange colour. I think it worked out okay but a lot of the depth is lost. I am considering some brown glazes to bring out the detail on the shell and scales a little better. I don' know yet if that would work. I have heard that a blue glaze can work really well with brown but I would be too scared to try that here. Its just too much to have to fix if it goes wrong. I haven't done the base yet in these pictures as I want to varnish the model first. Once I decide whether I have more to do or not I can get busy with that.

I have to buy Barnabus and a Bullsnapper and that will be my thirty five point army complete. I don't know if I will really expand it much more. I want to get busy with my Khador soon and this makes a nice brak point with the Congrgation. I just need to get the last few bits for my Circle army complete too. Hand Cannon Online has some of the best Blindwater paint schemes I have seen so I suggest if you are painting this army that you check them out here.

5 comments:

  1. Heh.. I opened this article thinking to see Leonardo and be able to see where to pick up some nice TMNT models to paint up for my son ;)

    Nice work on it regardless of lack of katanas and bandanas.. the fact that the skin started as a brown with yellow added is wonderful to know, and something I will have to try in the future.

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    1. No Leonardo... but PP should consider a unit for the Blindwater themed on the Turtles! Make sure it is a warm brown you mix the yellow with otherwise it won't come out like this!

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  2. After you varnish, try using P3 Blue Ink thinned with water to see if it gives you a shading effect you like. One of the nice things about inks are that as they don't undergoe a chemical transformation while drying, they can always be re-activated. So if you don't like it, some water and scrubbing with a brush will remove the ink.

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    1. I don't know if I am brave enough to do that!

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