Wednesday, March 7, 2012

WIP - More Devilfish pics

Hi all, thought you'd like to see more pics of the Devilfish I'm working on. Click to see more...

I'm pretty pleased with how this is turning out, the magnetic hatches give this model something pretty unique and I like the contrast of the light grey interior with the olive drab exterior.

I really like the idea that these units perform a 'hovering combat drop', opening all the hatches to provide an exit for a Fire Warrior squad.  Very cool.

I still have a lot of work to do with highlighting, detail and weathering before I can relax on this one.   Also, I don't think the olive drab by itself is interesting enough.  The original idea I was going for was meant to be evocative of the US army (WWII/Vietnam eras) or even the colonial marines from Aliens, but now that I see it I think I'll try and break it up a bit with a different colour.

I'm progressing well with my Tau army.  I now have 36 Fire warriors, 2 Hammerheads and 3 Devilfish all ready to be highlighted, weathered and detailed.  The next stage is assembling, priming and basecoating a total of 9 Battle suits including 2 Broadsides.  More updates on all that soon. Let me know what you think so far!

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  1. I like the Olive Drab color. I think the light grey contrast works well too.
    If you're looking to break it up some like you mentioned, maybe a spot color here or there. I wouldn't think it would need to be bright... maybe another muted color for some surface contrast and break up any monotony.

    Nice work.
    Ron, FTW

    1. Thanks Ron! I think I'm going to use Ice Blue as my spot colour and Charadon Granite as a secondary colour to break up the Olive Drab a bit.

  2. Looking good! I think Chardon Granite will work well with the drab Olive shceme.

    1. Many thanks Snake, I think so too and it'll tie in with the rest of the army.