Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Forgeworld Shadowsword and GW Baneblade Painting Progress - Using Imperial Armour Masterclass Scheme

I spent most of the weekend working on my two super heavies so I can take one to the Bay Area Open Narrative Event in a couple of weeks.  I haven't decided which to bring, so I am painting both.

I had gotten the Imperial Armour Model Masterclass book from my Brother-in-Law for Christmas and I decided to try using one of the paint schemes and weathering techniques.

I had gotten the Baneblade 90% assembled, so I spent some time finishing the build on Friday night.

How I received the Baneblade.

 I decided to drill out a few items and install a commissar lord into the turret.

 The commissar lord needed something to stick too, so I used a base as a "bottom" to attach him.
 He was a bit short and needed some green stuff to fit in the space.

All done. 

I used a white primer to help the Desert Yellow "pop".

 After one coat of Yellow....I realized I needed another, so I did two.

 I masked off the camo sections, using the scheme and instructions in the book.

 After spraying on the Catachan Green.

 Peeling off the first bit of tape...
 And all the paint removed.  As you can see I had a bit of a problem with the tape pulling off some paint.  I am not sure if it was the primer or the tape's fault, in the future I am going to try using some different tape as this was just 3M delicate painters tape. 


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  2. Wow, that looks great so far.
    I've always wanted to build a huge tank like this and seeing your step by step make sit hard not to try it myself. Sorry to hear about the tape damaging the paintjob though. I wonder if the light tan color had enough time to dry first before the tape went on.

    Nice work.
    Ron, FTW

    1. Thank you. It's coming along nicely. It may not have had long enough to dry, I gave it about 8 hours and a day may have been needed to let it fully cure.