So, the week started badly, but as I am British I decided to carry on regardless. The plan was to just paint over the soft basecoat. Not what everyone would choose to do I suspect, but my decision was based on the outcome of the Reaper Bones Worms that I had done the week before.
They were base coated in the same way, but I had not noticed the uncured paint as they were smaller. Painting over that softer basecoat was ok and appears to still give a stable paint job. I am unsure what varnishing will do, so may leave that off these models. So, painting started this week and has been completed in time for the start of week three.
I followed the normal process for thispiece, as I had for the other units in the army. A simple paint job, basecoats and washes. Colours picked out and teeth whitened.
The model is a burrowing worm so lots of rocks and loose earth are to be found on its back. I kept things simple as I was unsure of the stability of the undercoat. The more layers I applied the less sticky it got. I do think it will suffer if handled too much in the future though…
A heavy application of paint used to cover the weak undercoat and it looks ok. I didn’t spend as much time on it as it deserved, as every time I picked it up it complained, and I was worried that paint was rubbing off or shifting. After drying it appears to be ok so I guess in time I will find out if it was the right decision.
It matches the army theme, so it will do for now. Sadly I had hopes that this would be a good centre piece for the army. That hasn’t happened quite as planned but a basic paint job will suffice for now.
Only some small Reaper Bones Worms (Chthon) and some Scibor Evil Snails are left but I doubt, with all the trouble I have had lately, that I will get them done before I go away. I shall try though. So much for getting the army finished by the end of the month…