It's been on a shelf for a couple of weeks now, awaiting a varnish coat and to be photographed (procrastination settles in at all stages!) but I painted something for the first time!
That is except for a 1/72 Blue Angel Phanter and a 1/720 French SSBN (painted entirely olive drab) when I was like 8, and most of (some part are very difficult to reach, you know) my house more recently. But I mean I painted my very first miniatures!
My brother has been painting Space Marines for a dozen years. He must have a couple of chapters worth of Raptors by now, a crapload of tyranids and then some Imperial Guard (I bought those, never did anything with them, didn't even open the boxes, they've got a better home now) and orcs... I mean orKs, sorry. And everything is IMHO (I mean, humility isn't my forte, but as far as painting go, with my 12 minis painted, I can muster some) beautifully painted. And he agree to teach me some basics!
I went with Brigade Models Power Armour not exactly because I wanted them painted, but rather because I had them laying around (bought them together with the PacFed vehicles), wasn't quite sure what to do with them and they seemed not overtly complicated to paint. Great practice fodder! Sorry if I didn't do them justice; they're actually great minis, that was just my thought process while selecting them for this endeavour.
After this lengthy introduction designed to highlight my (lack of) painting background and muster some sympathy for my (primitive) painting skills: drum rolls and... Cymbal!
Needless to say, I'm extremely proud of the result! In a "look mommy I made you this noodle necklace all by myself" way.
The paint scheme (no so much as a tutorial but as a alternative self-reminder to the loose sheet of paper it's currently scribbled on):
- GW Skull White spray
- GW Bleached Bone base coat
- GW Delcan Mud wash
- GW Bleached Bone dry brush
- GW Catachan Green
- GW Dark Angel Green
- GW Snot Green in the upper left corner
- thin stripe of GW Bleached Bone to separate the panes
- GW Catachan Green
- GW Codex Grey
- GW Badab Black wash
- Random horizontal thin GW Yriel Yellow lines
- Random vertical even thinner GW Catachan Green across the yellow ones