Painting a Chimera at a Games-Workshop store
As the above picture shows, I made some healthy progress on my Chimera. I gave it a good quick overall dry brushing to bring out some edges and give the paint a bit of an older look. In future I'm going to make sure that I do this BEFORE painting some of the details. I then used Vallejo Charred Brown (GW Scorched Earth equivalent) and a bit of blister sponge to dab a little "rust" spots around the tank, making sure to hit corners and edges in particular. I then took GW Gryphonne Sepia with a standard brush and added the water-rust streaks everywhere. Very simple technique but very effective. It's starting to really come together. I washed the treads with GW Devlan Mud, and I'll need to dry brush some GW Bolt Gun to brighten those back up a bit.
There's still quite a lot of work to be done on this, but I think the paint job is starting to come together.
Here are some more shots:
I've been so consumed with my work lately, that I've afforded myself very little time away from the house. It felt great to just get out for a bit. The four friends I met up with were my former D&D buddies so we had some catching up to do. They're an extremely great group of gents and we always have interesting conversations. I spectated a small sort of tutorial game of Warhammer Fantasy between two of them. Three of us were there to provide color commentary and lots of distractions. Good times!
I recently picked up a Nikon D3100, and I've been playing around with it. The above Chimera pictures were taken with it. I'm really enjoying it, having a "real" camera. I just need to get used to using this puppy for miniature pictures. You can really get some detail out of the shots, which is worrying to me a little... as this means you'll be able to see exactly what my paint jobs look like. My experience is that sometimes there's such a thing as getting TOO close to these miniatures and things start looking... sketchy.