Monday, 16 January 2012
Trencher Commandos - Weathering powders
Flames of War - Pigment Set
This set of 6 pigments set me back $50 NZ dollars which is pretty good really (For those foreign devils in the audience that's like 14 US cents or 7 pence according to certain companies regional pricing models)
It's probably unsurprising that Flames of War have a good weathering range, being that all their stock models in the books seemed covered in mud, rust and gunk.
I also like buying Flames of War stuff out of a bizarre and misplaced sense of nationalism and kiwi pride. Even though I don't play the game I still feel good that a local game is doing rather well overseas, and is making a go of it against the big boys in the wargames market.
So rule New Zealand, Go Flames of War, RUGBY PIES AND BEER!
Ok, enough of that
So, the first models I tried out my new weathering pigments on were my Trencher Commandos. These guys needed to be dirty.
I just used a dry brush and padded some on to the areas of the greatcoats i thought would get muddy. The pigments are really potent so don't go overboard. I just brushed them out and let it spread naturally. I used the dirt pigment on the coat bottoms and a little bit of dust pigment on the tops of the jackets.
The top picture here was taken last weekend, before I got the weathering powders. You can what the coats looked like before I applied the weathering powders. It's a nice contrast.
You will also notice my scattergunner conversions in the background. More on them in a later post.