Monday, 19 February 2018

I got a Ticket for... Land Speeding... with A Vengeance!

All hail the pun,


Continuing the Ravenwing show and tell for day 2 of a few, here we have the land speeder contingent of the force. These ba***rds are fiddly as f**k to build. Did not enjoy them one bit, that said, they are pretty darn easy to paint compared to the much more, overall, detailed bikers. If I have the money spare at some point I may make a Land Speeder only army using the new landspeeder Ravenwing HQ. 























I know it won't be to everyone's cup of tea, but I really enjoy the bright orange glow of the engines and plasma. I think it adds some pop to the overall grim look of these models. As requested by the client everything should look like it has had the sh*t beaten out of it... How well I succeeded on that, compared to just looking, well amateurishly painted... eh I'll let you decide. 

I have conflicting feelings on how well I have painted these models to be honest. It is part of the reason the Ravenwing haven't been up on the blog at all. Sometimes I look at them and feel I have done a good job, and sometimes I get terrible anxiety that the owner will demand their money back for me ruining their miniatures. No fun! I do hope he likes them. 

Peace out,

Rob

10 comments:

  1. Yeah Rob, grimdark gritty and nice pop of colour with the red hot exhausts. I think you are your harshest critic.

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    1. Thanks again James, I think close up picture always give me pangs of regret at points I want to improve. Really looking forward to seeing them face of against you mind.

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  2. I think these look awesome. The owner ought to be very pleased!

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  3. The bright orange glow works very well and everything looks well together. Bravo.
    I do so dislike the mini turret on the front of that speeder though.

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    1. Totally agree Rory, really not a fan of the turret, just looks little silly and like he'd take a headshot in no time flat!

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  4. I was actually thinking as I was scrolling down that I really liked how weathered and beat up they looked. Like they've been out on patrol for a while now.

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    1. I'm glad that comes across, I wanted the whole army to look like it had been on a long campaign with no end in sight :)

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  5. I think you have grim-darked the hell out of them. That would get my tick of approval :-)

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    1. Yay a teachers tick! Can I have a gold star too :)

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