Monday, August 16, 2010

Finished Krieg Hellhound painted with Masterclass techniques.

I had fun painting this model up, which makes me think I should do more like it.  I remember a few years ago when I couldn't wait to paint, but it became a chore to paint everything.  After all this hobby is about collecting, sometimes playing, and painting.  In that order.  :)

I had to use natural light to show the subtle details, but the sun was setting so it threw some pretty harsh shadows.  Even still, the dirt weathering pigment is easy to see in the recesses in this one.  It's also worth noting that the tank commander was painted entirely with washes, barring a few touch-ups.

The oil-paint rust streaks merge nicely with the dirt-pigment on the side of the tank.

Two colors of rust colored pigment, heavily reduced (I think I used water to pull pigment off those pipes 3 or 4 times.  Less really is more.)  I'm pretty happy with the oily fuel drums, the effect was simply built up using layers of Gryphonne Sepia, Ogryn Flesh and Devlan Mud.
  On the plate with the Imperial eagle I'm fond of the sponged paint chipping on the left edge turned out.  The dusting of dirt and rust on its right side also looks nice.

Tracks painted with umber, drybrushed with darkened boltgun and then dabbed with weathering pigment dirt.  They didn't pop until I went pack and blackened each rubber pad.  All the metallics were a mix of Boltgun and black to keep a worn, military feel.  I used blue and purple washes over the barrel of the flamethrower to show heat discoloration.  Then I added a little black pigment at the end for soot, followed by white pigment for ash.

I love the rust spots and streaks created by flicking the oil-paint.  I still have a bit to learn about the pigments, but they are surprisingly easy to use.


  1. damn sweet tank my friend.
    the aging is fantastic.
    i cannot wait to see it in person.

  2. I'm glad we finally got some pictures in natural light, despite the shadows; it's nice to see the tank in its true, not-so-blue colors! Excellent choice of mustard for the details, too.... ;)

  3. Great weathering. Just enough to show it's a veteran, without making it look like a rusting hulk.

  4. Really nice job. Really like the rusting pipes.

  5. Love the work on the Hellhound, Rabidchild... looks well worth the time you spent, im not sure if you have noticed but there seems to be a growing trend of chinese commenting on my blod, spamming my comments section so i've decided to start a new one, when you have the time would apprieciate it if you came over and took a look, here's the link:

    i'm gonna be putting pictures up of the army which is finally underway, so swing by soon, cheers man, although this may depend of whether i end up going to reading or not...

  6. v-Naaace, v-naaace indeed!

  7. Thank you to all! It was exciting to see this post hit the weekly top ten over at FTW.

    @amaximus: You'll have to take a look when you come over and rescue your iron warriors vindicator and predator.

    @hoppergrass: Yes indeed, thank you for the suggestion.

    @the other Kevin: Exactly what I was going for, so it's gratifying you think so.

    @Corey: I can take no credit, the weathering pigments did all the hard work. ;)

    @the-seventh-son: I did notice, and I've signed up for your new blog.

    @CommissarHarris & CaptainHarris: Cheers guys.