Friday, 29 May 2015

Random Project - Baneblade

Those of you fortunate enough to have been following this blog from the start will know full well that I am not a fan of Apocalypse models or games.  But recently, a friend asked me to paint up his Baneblade and was generous (or foolish) enough to say "paint it however you like!"

This is the result.  Having spent a day and a half smashing this project solidly I can still say I'm not a fan of the baneblade, it's an utterly rediculous tank and a real pain to build.  I did, however, enjoy yhe brutally simple process of painting it:

  • OD spraypaint
  • Wash with a huge tin of black ink
  • Wait to dry then sponge metal onto the corners
  • Dot every rivet with watered-down rust powder (not as bad as it sounds)
  • Heavy dose of black weathering powder on the muzzles etc
  • Detailing like the markings and lights
Voila!  A quick and simple project, and a good chance to try out some basic tank weathering ideas.  Enjoy!








12 comments:

  1. That looks great, man! Really dig the rust and weather effects - adds a ton of personality to the beast!

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    1. Thanks Mordian - yes I struggled to think of ways to brighten it up, until I spied the still-full pot of rust on my desk...

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  2. Looks great considering the simple step process you followed. The KISS principle in full swing.

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    1. Thanks mate, yes I've learned the hard way with a few mess ups that KISS works, particularly with tanks.

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  3. I can't believe you did each rivet individually... My hat's off to you sir.

    Love the way it turned out though, well done!

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    1. Thank you Marshal, as I say once I was in the swing of it it didn't take too long. Washing the areas in water first helps it to 'drip' realistically

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  4. Big project and so.... many... rivets.... Glad you enjoyed it though. The result looks pretty impressive. I still need to get a good handle on weathering powders.

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    1. They're very messy and, like all good effects, it's all too easy to go too far - but it saves so much time compared to trying to mix the perfect shade of orange with paints.

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  5. Shurely dats uh Hellhammer, not a Baneblade ?

    Sorry, I had to,coz no-one else did. Nice tank, Scipio.

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    1. ... well done! You win the Imperial Guard 'How Observant Are You Prize'!

      Having just in the book I've realised you are entirely right with that one.

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