Today on the Workbench - March 19th, 2012
Well, it's been a while, but unfortunately we are fairly busy with a number of projects for The Miniatures Page that keeps us busy but that, quite obviously, we can't show here before they have made their respective appearances on their columns.
At any rate today I took a brief break between two assignments and took a chance to give a test to some new materials and paints I recently have received; in order to do so I actually painted something for myself (a very rare occurrence these days!), namely these Eldar Scouts for Warhammer 40,000. These are rather old sculpts actually, some of the best of Jes Goodwin's in my opinion: I must have had these on my bench for the best part of the past decade, if not more, but finally they got their chance to receive some proper paint.
The main problem I had was: what does a holosuit looks like? How does it look and, mainly, how the hell you reproduce it with paint? For those not in the know, the holosuits these guys are supposed to have allegedly distort the light beams around their bodies, refracting them in such a way as to make them blurry and help them fade in the background. Since I did not have the slightest idea of how to reproduce that kind of effect, I decided to paint their coats in camo, taking inspiration from a post WWII german oak leaf pattern but twisting it a little bit. I think the result is quite nice, isn't it?