Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Ride of the Valkyrie, Part 1

So having got fed up of painting infantry, and not being able to motivate myself to finish my sentinel or any more Leman Russ' for the moment, I thought I'd start on a project that I was looking forward to - a Valkyrie!

Before I started I had a little think about how I wanted to build this model. In the end I decided that I was going to build the troop compartment and paint the interior, then build the rest of the model around it. So here are some work in progress pics:

The above pic shows the troop compartment pieces laid out after being removed from the sprues - and also the nearly finished Lascannon for my sentinel (stuck in the blu tac).

The next pic shows the end and a side glued to the base. I figured I'd be able to paint this more easily without the other side glued on.

And here is the other side glued to the roof section. Upon reflection I think that next time I'll paint the interior pieces individually before gluing them together.

This pic shows part of the tail sections and the engine components laid out. The engines look like they are going to be quite fiddly to put together. The pic also shows the intakes on the top of the troop compartment. The roof/side piece aren't glued to the bottom/side piece yet.

Here is the first shot of the interior. I started off by giving the whole of the interior a wash with Badab Black. Then I drybrushed all of it first with Codex Gray and then Fortress Gray (I think).

Another shot of the interior. The floor was drybrushed with Codex Gray, then Boltgun Metal then Mithril Silver. I tried to concentrate the heavy drybrushing on the areas that would see more wear such as towards the exits.

The final pic is just to show the roof/side section. I like the look that the drybrushing has given as I don't want to really over do the interior detail. I will be adding a few extra details though.

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more updates.

P.S. if anyone has any name suggestions, feel free to leave them

P.P.S. my blog has passed 10,000 hits, so a huge thanks to everyone who views it :)


Zzzzzz said...

I base coated my entire Valk in Army Painter Grey (it was all I had) and then sprayed the interior peices (compartment & cockpit) in Tamyia acrylic "sky", which is pretty damn close to Eau Du Nile.

With the whole thing assembled, looking through the doors, the natural shadows do their perception altering thing and it looks OK.

Yours shows much more in the way of pateince, diligence & skill. It is better.

I'm gonna spray my next one as well.

Unknown said...

Good work this far. Drybrushing really picked up the details nicely. One thing I was wondering. Are the round thingies the ceiling of the interior supposed to be lights of some sort?
I could suggest some Greek names having to do with air or wind like Aeolos, Boreas and Zephyrus

Admiral Drax said...

I've saved this link into 'favourites' in case I ever get a valk(!) - thanks for great ideas.

Congrats too on 10000 hits!

= winner!

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