It's been a little while, but I had a whole pack of Space Wolves that I had to paint up for Feast of Blades. You forget how un-fun batch painting is until you have to paint 20 wolf tails in a row. (Ugh)
But now that they are out of the way I'm all set for my next Project: Bootleg Penthesilea.
The plan is to paint this to a competition level in the next month. While the studio paint job far outstrips my abilities, I'm not really in love with the paint scheme. They also chose to put her on a "Aleph base". I want my Penny to look like she's just come to a stop on next to a sidewalk and is turning to see who just called her name. So here's what needs to be done for this project:
1. Custom base - All I want is a base that shows a bit of the street and some of the sidewalk she's parked next to. I wish I could find a precast one as this would save me a lot of time, but they are all either busted up and covered in rubble, or has something else weird going on with it all in the name of "character".
2. Custom bike. Penny wouldn't rock a factory paint job on her personal ride... I'm thinking a lime/neon green will complement her red hair and allow me to try some black free hand details. I'm planning on wet-sanding everything to give it a smooth and maybe even glossy finish? I know we always go for matte... but what if...?
3. The hair and face. Once primed these will be what I hit first since I think they will make or break the rest of the model.
4. The body. I still have no idea about what colors I'm going to paint her clothes but I want them to be very non-military and avoid the studio scheme.
Whew! A lot of talking, time to get to work!