Warmachine – Thunderstruck #2: Cygnar Paint Test
The Stormblade test model was going to decidedly use the standard blue and gold, starting with Exile Blue and highlighting up gradually to Cygnar Base Blue, Cygnar Blue Highlight, and finally a mix of Cygnar Blue Highlight with a litte bit of Frostbite to give it some pop on the table. The “arcane glow” was achieved with Meredius Blue highlighted up to Arcane Blue, and then to Frostbite. The brown padding was painted using the same formula as the Trencher’s coat. The golds were done with Dwarven Bronze washed with Devlan Mud, then gradually highlighted up to Shining Gold. To create some contrast, all the rivets were picked out in Thamar Black and then given a little dab of Shining Gold.
When I moved onto the Charger, I noticed that the same techniques for blue wasn’t really working. Starting from Exile Blue and working up produced to stark of a contrast for such a large surface, so I went over the model a second time starting with Cygnar Blue Base up to just a smidgen above Cygnar Blue Highlight. Luckily, I really watered down my paints so I was able to avoid a chalky finish after painting over the previous attempt. I’ve found that the P3 paint line really goes on well even when watered down. If you haven’t tried it yet, give it a look. Silvers and golds were done in the same manner as earlier.
Overall, I’m pretty happy with what I have going here. I managed to snag some little gears from the local Hobbytown to put on bases. You can usually find a few in the discount bin in the R/C section. I’ll be putting them on all my warjack, warcaster, and a few solo bases.
Next step: paint the 35-point army. I hope to have it done by the end of the month. Big thanks to Damien (aka Augustus of Dakka fame) for helping me with the photos!