So I had originally planned to take a long weekend at the back end of January and try to paint everything I have of the Ravenwing variety in that time. However, now that I have considerably more free time to fill I decided just to get on with them to distract me.
I decided that I would like the black of my Ravenwing to be the same style as the black used for my 30k Dark Angels, which is layers of nuln oil covering a zenithal undercoated miniature which has been washed with Drakenhoff nightshade. The blue providing depth to the black.
This has worked very well on the bikes so far, but I got over zealous with that success and went a bit too far on the Dark Talon, so that needs a little bit of strip before we go again.
So below is my progress on the 6 bikes and 1 attack bike of the Ravenwing so far.
Obviously I still have the faring to do in addition to finishing these up and then I will be moving on to the riders. I do love being bothered to paint things whilst disassembled, it makes things so much easier in the long run!
Hopefully more of these guys in the coming days, I'm trying to get them finished to potentially take to an exciting game, but more on that later when some details are confirmed.
Looking good pal - how many layers of wash did they take?!ReplyDelete
3-4 layers of nuln oil on top of the original drakenhoff wash for these guys though I think I over did it a little so I need to enhance the blue aspect with my highlighting.Delete
Yes, more Ravenwing on all the gaming tables! Looking good Rob, can't wait to see the finished deal.ReplyDelete
I have to say though, my Ravenwing bikers paid extra for the plush red leather seating on their bikes. Really makes a difference on those long rides to the other side of the table ;)
Ah yes but the Black Hands successor chapter only employ the finest Apothecaries with expertise in saddle sores :PDelete
That method really does make for a great black. I'm gonna have to start using it.ReplyDelete
It really lends itself to batch painting which is a blessing and removes a lot of the tediousness of precise basecoating!Delete