I hate white.
So far I have tried to paint it up from grey, up from bone and pure white/ink/highlight.
One thing is abundantly clear by this point. I really need to up my game when it comes to painting.
It is the exact opposite of riding a bike it seems, half remembered techniques and methods that just dont work anymore, especially as I'm now using Vallejo paints.
A note on the Vallejo's , when you think they are thin enough, they aren't.
Unless they are red. In which case they are already too thin, too shiny and frankly a pain to work with.
The new Citadel Inks/Washes are a bit meh too. I find I long for the previous iteration, and if anyone knows where i can find them I would be eternally grateful, i'll try Cote D'arms but i think thats a generation back again.
The warmachine faction of choice for me is of course Menoth, which means whites and reds.
I could have just gone Cygnar and slopped on some Blue over black, and been happy, but I really wanted to challenge myself, and really push myself painting wise.
Having bought the Menoth metal starter box, a unit of Flameguard Cleansers and a Paladin of the Wall solo, I have ample mini's to practise on. My results so far are ugly, amatuer and bear all the hall marks of someone just starting out:
--Paint too thick
--No Definition or seperation.
I have to be honest with myself, and try and just get a neat paint job on there in time for my 1st game, which is booked, all being equal, for the end of the month.
So here's hoping that I have something worth taking a photo of by then!
In other news...the battle for skull pass box set has worked it way into my possession, and I love it...ooodles of goblins and dwarves to practise on, and the core of two armies, allowing me to branch out in either (or both) direction(s).
My woman has comandeered a unit of Gobbos; last i looked they were fully painted and sitting on her desk looking smug and accusatory...