Monday, October 21, 2013

FTGT 40k Giveaway and Painting Update

Under two weeks in and we're just over 4,000 views from wrapping up the contest. As expected, it looks like it will run a little beyond the projected end date of October 29th. For those of you new to the contest, we're giving away $100 in GW product of your choosing. To join in, all you need to do is comment on this post with a list of your Grey Tide - what you have that needs some paint and love.

Full rules, including how to get additional entries are in the main 40k Contest Post. Basically, you can earn additional entries by submitting before and after photos of minis as you paint them to the Contest Flickr Group. Alternatively you can email us the pictures and we'll post them up.

So far we have entries from Dan Keller, with a beautiful Njal in Terminator armor and Bee Cee, who is cranking out some termagants for his tide of Tyranids.



Though not much, I got some time at the painting table this weekend and worked on my Farseer/Eldrad. I'm not totally ready to call him done, but I'm also not sure what else to change. I feel like there are probably some spots that could be added to, but I don't want to overdo it (which is why I didn't go for one of my first thoughts of trying to paint up more symbols on the robes). 

Anyway, I started the day about here:

I had the majority of the model done, so it was mostly filling in the details like all of his charms, and then making some of the blues stand out from each other. In particular, I gave the staff a couple black washes to make it darker, and the sword got a much brighter coat to make it stand out a bit. 

Finally, I ended by painting and flocking the base and covering the model in a matte varnish, then a gloss varnish over the gem stones. 

I'm not sure what I'll hit next, but I'm heading out of town on business and usually get some painting done in the hotel, so I'll be taking at least my Rangers and Swooping Hawks with me, and maybe some guardians and/or Mandrakes (because I got some and those models are amazing).