From the Painting Desk #5.1 – Completed Citadel Craters!

So between not needing to work today, a small sleep-in until 7:30am, and the morning being a beautiful blue sky morning, I decided that instead of going back to bed, I’d go out to the shed and try and see what I could get done on those craters that I started yesterday. Luck was with me, and I managed to get them finished. Good thing, too. The weather is turning back to it’s normal foulness tonight, and will stay that way all week…

Completed GW Craters.

Turned out alright, I reckon. Just enough contrast between the light and dark, and a bit of weathering powder to represent the dirt underneath being thrown up. I kept the palette to grey and brown, so that they can work reasonably well on a variety of table surfaces.

Works for them!

I really enjoy finishing up pieces like these – they work well across a variety of genres, as our Dark Angels, Heer, WarZone Imperial and other friends here demonstrate. I also very much enjoy being able to quickly turnaround pieces. Being able to go from basically unpainted (ok, it was sprayed and had some texture on the edges) to finished in 24 hours or so (under in this case) is always incredibly rewarding and appealing.

5 thoughts on “From the Painting Desk #5.1 – Completed Citadel Craters!

  1. Very nice. It’s great to get stuff finished! (I’m painting about 2 dozen undead at the moment… hoping to get a lot more tomorrow – flesh & bones have been done, now I get onto the interesting parts.) Also need to get my webpage/blog running so I can post my figure painting 🙂


    • I wasn’t sure who this was for a moment, but I recognise those figures in your blog’s spash page. 😉 Good to see you (almost) up and running. I’ve not had a chance to do any painting this weekend, it’s been cleaning stuff up and mowing, with forum surfing for breaks. I’m looking forward to seeing these undead take shape…


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  3. Nicely painted. Those vac-form pieces were a real disappointment until I came up with a better construction and painting solution. Check out and the later version at .

    BTW, I hadn’t actually realized that you were in Australia till I read down into some older posts. My mother married and moved out to Cloncurry in Queensland in 2014. We are trying to arrange a visit to Australia summer of 2016. Smaller world than we think.

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    • Thanks for the links. You’ve definitely gone to town on those vac-formed pieces, and it looks like a huge improvement on the base pieces. I had to Google Cloncurry to see where it was exactly. Proper outback mining town! Should be a fun trip 🙂


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