Monday, May 5, 2014
Hydra Ready for Battle!
I love this model! And now it's ready for battle, in support of the Leman Russ of the Brandenberger IG. I did completely forgot about the camo-netting, which should be quite fast once I get some gauze.
It's been quite awhile since I painted armor (or anything) for my Brandenberger IG. I think the last thing I did was the Manticore some years back. So I kinda felt my way through this one.
I started with a few coats of Tamiya German Grey spray, then went ahead to paint in the details like the weapons, lights, stowage, etc. I actually forgot to put on the storage when I was assembling this. Then I put on the Iron Cross decals, and gave a coat of Tamiya Matt Clear over the decals.
I painted in some Bestial Brown trailing down from the rivets, and Leadbelcher chips. Then in true Brandenberger armor style, I gave the whole thing a healthy black wash. After that some liberal drybrushing with Vallejo English Uniform and the tank was basically done.
The crew uniform was in Vallejo German Field Grey, with German Grey helmets, and Mechrite Red shoulder pads (they are artillerymen after all). All in all, pretty simple job. I'm happy with how it turned out.
Next up will be finishing up the Pink Horrors, then we dive full force into the Throwdown, starting with the Land Speeders for the Wild Card!
Keep rolling them dice!