Chaos ObliteratorWorking with metal miniatures for the first time has been anything but a pleasant experience. I found it extremely difficult to glue the small minuscule weapon pieces to the Chaos Obliterator's arms. At times it felt like a hair-pulling exercise in frustration. Thankfully most metal miniatures are being slowly replaced by Game Workshop's Citadel Finecast. Nonetheless, it was good to work on the Chaos Black Legion army again having neglected my Chaos army for quite some time ... even if it was just to assemble and undercoat the model.
|Chaos Obliterator ... my first and most likely last metal miniatures|
|Gluing the weapons on both arms was frustrating to say the least|
Painting better whitesBased on advice by bloggers such as limp, vuel, snake88 and ron, I decided to alter the white painting process slightly to improve the smoothness of the whites and reduce chalkiness. Using Astronomican Grey as the basecoat, then washing it with Badab Black before painting Skull White in a couple of thin and watered down layers resulted in better looking whites.
|Painting whites: First try (left), second try (right)|
|Painting more whites: First try (left), second try (right)|
|Other Ultramarine Terminators in various stages of completion|
Progress on the OrksOnly managed to basecoat three out of the five Ork Nobz I have assembled from the Assault on Black Reach (AoBR) set and that's simply not good enough. With free time at a premium, I have to somehow find a more efficient way to paint up my son's Ork army faster. Short of 'sleep-painting' (heh heh ... wouldn't that be a sight for sore eyes), I am hoping experience will equal faster painting.
|Front view of Ork Nobz - basecoats only|
|Back view of Ork Nobz - basecoats only|