Sunday, January 6, 2019

'Reconnaissance' from DaveS: Recon Lance

So, I got to Wednesday, and I realised that I had absolutely no idea what I was going to paint for the first bonus round.  So I took a trip to the FLGS, where I came across the Catalyst Battletech miniatures.  I've been looking at them on and off for a long time, and since they were cheap and fitted, I decided to take the plunge.  I left with the Recon Lance Box.  If having the actual name of the theme in the pack title, then I don't know what does.


This left me with Thursday and Friday to paint them.  I decided that the best thing to do when trying to paint to a deadline was to try something you've never done before.  Therefore, I decided to experiment with putting glazes over pre-shading applied with the airbrush.

I started with black and airbrushed increasingly light mixes of black and white in a zenithal fashion.  Once that was dry, I used GW Gulliman Blue to make several thin glaze layers over the whole model.  After about 5 layers, I got a blue tone that I was happy with.  I then added some Khorne Red details to the shoulders, painted the weapons black, and added Retributor Gold to the windows.  Bases were painted black, which I tend to do to all of my smaller scale models since it frames them nicely.

So, without further waffling from me, the pictures.  I have no idea how many points a Battlemech is worth, but they are about 50mm tall if that helps?


The whole Recon Lance