Life has been pretty crappy lately so I've been seeking solace at my painting table. I've been listening to a lot of Hammer's Slammers audiobooks as well so I'm getting interested in 15mm sci-fi stuff. To get my painting up to speed and just to enjoy myself I decided to start with three VIPER Mk. 1s from Rebel Minis.
I started by filing and sanding them to get rid of any mold leftovers and washed them with dish soap to remove any weirdness that might have accumulated. These are older minis and have a bit of strata texture from the 3D printing process but not enough to care about. Besides it makes drybrushing work really well and I like the overall texture. I mounted them onto round hardboard bases and added rocks and sand to cover the join.
I also added a small vent piece to cover the rear mounting point. These are made by Kotobukiya and are a great source of very cool add-on bits.
The walkers were then primed black then drybrushed and washed. The cockpits were painted with a standard jewel treatment. I then added a sharks mouth to the front. I like the idea of these as walking A-10 Thunderbolts so I tried to keep the paint scheme similar.
|With Rebel Minis Titan Stormtroopers.|