Back in November or December, I finally completed the last, small, uninspiring parts of this set. The counters! Now in mid-April I’m finally posting them on the interwebs. The only exciting thing about this whole thing is that it did finally complete all of the parts from the AI accessories boxed set.
I used the same techniques described in the two previous posts to get these done, though it took longer because I wasn’t excited about painting them and being double-sided, they were a bit more of a pain in the arse to do.
And for more-or-less completeness’ sake in this post, here are the main of the two factions in the box – Orks and Imperial Navy. Now at some point I just need to start assembling and painting the actual kits that come in the core box. And then maybe think about perhaps playing a game at some stage…
And here’s the other half of the AI Ground Assets box, to go alongside (against!) the Imperials from a week or so ago. These ones didn’t get hit by the Contrast paints, instead they had a much more traditional method of painting.
Pretty simple really, spray black, spray dark metal, drybrush lighter metal, black wash, brown wash, rust wash. Pick out some bits in different metals and the odd greenish wash where applicable. Then pick out panels in bone, highlight them by streaking over with an off-white, carefully applied(!) rust wash to stain the white panels, then a streaky drybrush of silver. Done!
I went with the white/bone rather than a red or different colour as it fits in more with the desert-y schemes I’ve used for my Orks to date, and a bit of a dual Rynn’s World/Armageddon connection that I plan to expand on further with my models.
As far as me completing a new box set of new figures, I should point out that there’s still two sets of tokens (14 in total, I think) that are lagged out at the moment, and I think I’ve even lost one. So no fear on me completyely completing an entire new kit/box too quickly! 😉
Once I (find and) complete them, I’ll do the full box set group shot. Otherwise they might just end up in the monthly round-up. When I get to it, that is.. I still haven’t done my own for the last couple of months..