Friday, February 15, 2013

Rapier Laser Destroyer, Part 2

Anne Hathaway is a terrible voice actress, but The Cat Returns is still one of my favorite movies.  The Rapier has paint and sealant on it, and I have taken photos of it with my cellular phone and posted them on the internet.

I painted some brass into the model to break up the black and silver scheme a tad.  I wanted this model able to be used in any of the Imperial armies I have.  The majority of the weapons I paint on my models are black bodied with silver details, and given that a Rapier is essentially a weapon with tracks, I wasn't too sure where else I could go with the paint scheme.

I may add some sort of control surface to the track unit on that back tab at a later date, but after I get nice photos posted, I'm calling this one done.  Speaking of photos, I still have to finish up my table sections and get some terrain for it.  Scenic Warhammer 40,000 photos, anyone??

As many of my readers are aware, I have what is probably the most economical painting method on the planet.  I prime, paint, wash and if I'm feeling particularly saucy, highlight.  Then comes the sealant.  The Rapier is no different.  Though I did get to try out what I'm assuming is the new Krylon Dual Paint+Primer, which worked really, really well.  I'm now using it for my Raven Guard.

When I say I have an "economical" painting method, I mean that, for the amount of effort I put into painting the models (relatively little), they look pretty good.  In dollars and cents, my method isn't very expensive, but colored primers can be a bit on the pricey side.

I added the copper color on the suspension coils just to break up the gunmetal color.  I wasn't sure what else to do, really, but it came out alright.

Almost done with the laser destroyer array, just have to add the paint on the optics.  Again, the copper color is just to break up the black and silver.  

And there we have the painted Rapier Laser Destroyer.  As time goes on, I'll take display quality photos for the blog and try my hand at scenic photography.  Hopefully you enjoyed the read, and I hope to see you next time, dear readers!

Die for the Emperor, or die trying,

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