Monday, April 26, 2010

My Return to 40k: Eyjafjallajokul (not the volcano!)

So I have been out of the hobby for about 4 months. As in I haven't touched my 40k stuff. That it until the other day when I got the itching to paint something so, instead of suppressing the thought I decided to act on it and finally painted up my Vindicator I dubbed "Eyjafjallajokul" just because I think the name sounds awesome. I haven't painted in a while (as previously mentioned) but my style has seemed to change considerably. I just kind of painted what I felt like painting and I am quite proud of the result. I think the break from painting has helped me to just forget all the stupid habits I've learned and predispositions I had and I definitely like this style better.

Picture time!
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6 comments:

Tachikoma said...

purdy.

sovietspace said...

Very nice. How was the mud on the front done? Oh, and great choice on the name!

John Lambshead said...

I lover the purple colour scheme (ir is purple? I have color vision issues).

Kevin said...

Thanks guys! And yes, John, it indeed is purple!

@sovietspace- it's pretty simple and cheap. I bought some pastels and crushed 'em up (I had black and orange on hand, but brown is ideal) and mixed those two together. That created my pigment (cheaper than buying legit pigments from MIG or anywhere else and it's basically the same thing). Then i mixed it in with a little bit of water and some gloss varnish until it was thick and disgusting looking ans literally started to slap it on the tank. After that I sealed it with 1:1 water:gloss varnish and finally gave it a light 1:1 Bestial Brown:Graveyard Earth drybrush to make some of the mud look a bit dried (and to give some depth to it). Simple and fast technique that looks pretty cool IMHO.

Dictator said...

Expect a post from me also SOON!

The_King_Elessar said...

I think it looks pretty damn good, and this was the best name for a Blog Post in a VERY long time, anywhere. lol