Well hello friends! I'm back from a month of travel, and I can't tell you how happy I am about it. Posts should become more regular now and a few of the team here are going to be starting to post on own their shortly! Me boys are all grown up.
But, on to business. Today I bring you the second and final part of my step step review/tutorial on the Battlefront Kingtiger. Here I'll actually be painting the models and I'll let you know what I did and how I did it (mostly) step by step through the process. Because I'm a Luddite, I haven't started to use an air brush so I'll be going with a hand painted pea dot scheme appropriate, I think, to the Devil's Charge/Bulge period.
I always ask when I post on the boards, and I'll ask the same here, please give me any feedback that you think will help my hobby! Painting is my favorite part the better I get, the happier I am.
So... what tools do I use? For basecoating and when I brush on prime I use a citadel Large Dry Brush, it gets great coverage with a big bushy head (snicker). Seriously, GW brushes aren't good for much but I do like their dry brush line, especially the large which can do double duty as a base coat/tank brush. For all painting on the models except dry brushing I use a Raphael 8404 size 0. Simply the best detail brush in the business if you ask me.
So, with out any further ado:
|First up, with the Citadel large Dry Brush I do two layers of relatively wet Vallejo/Flames of War line Middlestone #882|
|Here I've added additional irregular blotches of Vallejo/Flames of War Cavalry Brown. It looks shiny because it's still drying.|
|I know! It looks really red but stay with me folks! We'll be darkening it down more later.|
|I go back over the exposed Middlestone with small, varied sized spots of reflective green.|
|Then do the same with the Middlestone over the Cavalry Brown and Reflective green.|
|Here's a top view of the mostly finished pea dot pattern on the command tank. I'll be going over it again later to clean it up a bit.|
|Most painting on the body of the tanks is complete! Next up is the tracks.|
|Final Product on the Tracks|
|Completed except for the decals.|
|Some decal closeups. Look ma! They ain't shiny at all!|
|We're just moving into tank porn here, here's the finished commander|
|And here too.|
|Finished second platoon.|
|High and wide|
|High and wide.|