The Year of Painting: Imperial Knight, Part 2

Continuing from where I left off

Once I laid down the metallics, I added the color. I only wanted to add two colors with the airbrush – blue (GW’s Thunderhawk Blue) and black (Vallejo model color). I was extremely worried about mixing the GW paint – how to get it out of the pot, what to mix it with, how “milky” should it be?

I got the paint from the pot to a mixing cup by using a small popsicle stick (one intended for crafting). I then poured in some isopropyl alcohol to thin it and some airbrush medium (Golden brand) to help it “flow,” although I’m not 100% sure what that means. When the color stuck to the sides of the cup, but the majority of the liquid flowed back down, I decided to go for it.

Much to my surprise, it flowed perfectly, coated evenly, and worked like a charm. The GW paints are really, really good acrylic paints, and so far, no matter how I mix them, they seem to work really well. They are, of course, more expensive than most any other paint. But the results were spectacular.

Imperial Knight with blue coat
My reaction was pretty much, “Wow.”

For the top armor plate, I did some black airbrushing around the edges to give a dark undercoat, then layered with blue. The result was precisely what I intended! Continue reading The Year of Painting: Imperial Knight, Part 2

A New Look!

It’s been a long time since I updated Save Vs. Blog’s look, and I wanted to make it a little more responsive so that it would be easily viewed on phones and tablets. I’ve got more tweaking to do for the mobile versions, but the majority of the work is done!

For the web nerds out there, it’s just WordPress’s TwentyFifteen theme with some modification and customization.

Part 2 of painting the Imperial Knight is coming soon!