I'm looking at repainting my Deathwing force into something that requires a bit more work and has a better result I think. Here they are as they stand now. They're done, but they are sloppy. The technique is in it's infancy for me. I'm still developing it and I'm seriously considering stripping my force and repainting it.
The reason I'd strip my current force is because I don't have the money to buy another army. I don't see myself building a new, different force, I just want to paint my Deathwing better.
So, how will I do it?
I grabbed a spare set of legs and decided to try out a new technique for me. It's the next step in my original process really. I tried to think about the things I liked most about painting and I came up with a few aspects I really enjoy.
1. The looseness associated with using washes.
2. Adding detail to certain areas and leaving others almost unpainted.
3. Weathering and battle damage (to include powders).
4. Creating an atmosphere or environment for the model.
And that's what I came up with. A Deathwing paint scheme that is a bit more weathered and lighter than my previous version. Lighter in the armour aspect, it still has the contrast and range of values in there.
I only painted the legs on this guy, the base and hips are not done, I just wanted to see if I could do it honestly. I mean I figured I could, but wanted to make sure before setting out for uncharted territory.
I'll be placing a big emphasis on making these guys look like part of an environment. The basing will be critical, but I think I have a plan for that. I want to show that they are a unit that has been working and not just going to parades.
I think the next step is making sure I can strip the models and then maybe painting one completely to see how he looks.