So, instead of staying frustrated I moved on to something else, that while not high on my priority list, was something I was REALLY looking forward to painting, some of the Epic 30k stuff that I got last year and has been waiting for the Challenge.
I tried doing everything to match my current 28mm Death Guard 30k army. I figured out early on though that I can not do the same weathering as on my 28mm models as in 6mm the models just become sepia / rust coloured blobs. So I went with a much harder light / dark look.
The infantry and rhinos are the old school original plastics, but I think they still hold up just fine (and I have a ton of them still on sprue) so I am just using them for most infantry, instead of the real 30k metal ones.
Also from the old plastics (and metals) are the original dreadnoughts and predators. The wife thinks I am insane for painting things this small, and even more insane for painting XIV on each shoulder pad for the infantry and dreadnoughts and crossed scythes on the other shoulders. She knows me well :-)
The whole force was painted very quickly (as you can tell from the images) but I think came out very well for anything 6mm and have a suitable dirty used look for me, but not too dirty that you can't tell what they are.
The painting was super simple. Prime black, quick drybrush bleached bone, heavy ink with earth shade, paint "white" panels with palid wychflesh and green panels with camo green, light wash of sypia, then paint black bits light grey and wash twice with blank ink. Add in the logos and numbers and add come basing tufts and all done.
Oh and not done yet, but a work in progress of an Arena Rex gladiator. I only show it as I have started the NMM on the blade (very rough as you can see), and it may just get regular metallic paint in the end, so just something to remember the NMM by.
Overall while there are a lot of models here, it doesn't total up to a lot of points due to the scale. I have more epic 30k to paint, but it will come later on as they are still on their way here.
Hope everyone likes the look of these, and also has a Merry Christmas! See you again in a few days.
Oh wow, those 30K Deathguard look absolutely terrific Byron. You are a bit touched to be painting XIV on the Dreadnoughts shoulder armour but it looks awesome (BTW we're scoring Dreds as 'guns', just in case you're wondering). Speaking of looking awesome, that WIP Arena Rex gladiator is coming along very, very nicely. Looking forward to playing some of that when we get together next.
A tidy 90 points for you Mr. M!