While I've always been an avid player, the painting aspect of the hobby has always eluded me. I usually stopped at a simple base coat and a highlight or two. However, once I inherited my brother's Eldar army and started to add to it, I decided to focus more on my painting skills than I had ever done before. Thanks to the encouragement of Furious Phil from Ruinous Powers and Geneguard and his painting challenge at Gamers Sanctuary, my skills have improved tremendously over the last year. I actually found myself the winner of he whole thing! Of course, a lot of luck was involved as some of the other guys weren't able to earn some of the bonus points due to kinks in their schedule, but I ain't complainin'. At Geneguard's request, here are the finished pics of the models I completed in the challenge.
|My first entry; a unit of Pathfinders in "wonderful" Finecast. I still hate the way these guys look, but this was the first attempt at developing my style.|
|My "masterpiece". I won the HQ challenge by being ballsy and painting the entire Phoenix Court.|
|The Shining Spears were my first attempt at painting white. Washing the recesses of their armor was a first for me.|
Stay tuned for more from me in the future. I'll be talking more about my journey as a painter with my Great Marine Repaint scheduled for 2012. I'll also dive into some tactics and thoughts on the Eldar, Space Marines, Cygnar and, occasionally, Battletech. Of course, you can always check out my blog at droppodassault.blogspot.com.