Friday, December 14, 2012

Starting the second rank: Empire Gunners and some SE-NMM

As I get ready to spend a long evening writing and re-writing a proposal to Kickstarter, I have one more piece for you.  The wee hours of the morning post could be delayed a bit, with so many other distractions going on, so bear with me!

It's nice to dive into the second rank of the unit. 

I do want to attempt to do some kind of reflection on the helmets of this rank that show the gunners to either side.  I didn't do this on the front rank, as it would be almost impossible to see those kinds of reflections.

That is one of the disadvantages of Fantasy regiments, bemoaned by painters everywhere. :-)

Here he is hanging out in back...

These next two views show you what I mean about getting a better look at those helmets!

So, I will keep you up to date on the unit as it progresses.

Also, I want to pass along more thank yous to all those who touched base with me in the last 24 hours.  It was very uplifting, and I think that the amount raised is just about right for the better than average software!

That's good, since my first try on the shaded basecoat will finish filming tomorrow.

Best wishes to all on a rather rough day here in America.  It definitely makes me even more thankful to have so many people to discuss fun things like painting with!!


  1. Wow! Mightily impressed by this unit which is shaping up to be a dosey.

    Those helmets are....beyond great. Nice.

    1. Many thanks! Hopefully it won't be too long before the 'Ghost Gunners' are no longer white...

  2. Wow, super amazing work on the SE NMM there! hope i can do it one day!

    I just added your blog to my blog list, pleae add mine to yours! its

  3. Awesome! Care to share your SE-NMM color recipe? I'm sure you've probably done this already somewhere on the internet, so a link would suffice. :)

    1. There is no specific set of colors that I use, since those colors either get used up or I forget that they I have them :-)

      So, the best way to think about the process is to have a sky blue color for above the horizon line, and a variety of earth tones for the ground. This will be determined by what your ground color is.

      There was one of my Grey Knight units that was set on marble tile bases, which were reflected in the "earth" part of the SE-NMM, which was lots of fun!

      For the lightest color of the 'sky' section, I like to use a pale yellow/white, instead of a very cold stark white. This enhances the sky blue, and makes a nice contrast to the greyed down earth tones. For these handgunners, my earth mix has a bit of flesh color mixed with brown.

      In the past, I have used a graveyard earth color as the base for the "earth" section.

      Hopefully this info is useful!