These are surprisingly fun to put together. Almost snap fit, not quite. Still need glue.
|Cockpit and pilot|
|Top of chassis and wings|
|Just like my Eldar Falcons and Fire Prism, along with Shawns, I mark the inside of the vehicle with date and music I'm listening to when assembling it. Kind of like an easter egg if someone happens to take the vehicle apart.|
|At this point I figure putting the pilot in after assembling the chassis would be preferrable.|
|Assembling the Invasion Beamer sans lens. Figured if I put the lens on would have a hard time painting the emitter.|
|Top bottom hull sensor array and emitters. These parts are super fun to put together|
Night Scythe feels surprisingly solid when glued together. There's a sort of weight to it.
|Assembled with tesla destructors and invasion beamer|
|Second night scythes date and music|
|Double mint gum|
|Double your pleasure, double your fun|
|First foray into airbrushing. Quite speckled and airbrush started spurting. Thinking paint was too thick. Even though it was labelled Vallejo Air. Definitely plan on 40/60 paint to airbrush thinner when I'll be airbrushing.|
|Vallejo Air Rust, Tin Bitz and Tinny Tin comparison. This is what one gets for being colour blind.|
|Boltgun Metal for key parts. Again painting from inside out. 2 of 2 Night Scythes.|
|Top view of Boltgun Metal.|
|Boltgun Metal 1 of 2.|
|Boltgun Metal on Telsa Destructors and Invasion Beamer.|
|2 of 2 Tin Bits, have very little of it need to conserve. While painting this it occurred to me that I only have to paint the top for the tournament. Who's going to be looking at the bottom?|
While considering painting only the top which would cut my painting time down substantially I remembered a Michael Keaton movie where he worked for an auto plant bought by Japanese. At the end of the movie he tried to convince the Japanese owners that they made X number of cars over Y period. Upon inspection he pretends to buff a windshield. Which Japanese inspector reaches out to touch the windshield only to reach right through it. Wade suggested I put the Youtube clip of it up but was unable to find it.
This is about the time I took a little break and headed to Fantasy Flight to purchase two drop pods from Wade for 35$. Since neither of the two colours match Tin Bits decided to try the new Citadel colour and grab Tin Bits replacement.
|Warplock Bronze and Tin Bitz|
|Front 1 of 2|
|Tin Bitz basecoat.|
|First wash of Badab Black. Really need to get some more. Too bad they aren't making it anymore. Ron from FTW found a great replacement.|
|Second wash of Badab Black.|
|1 of 2 second wash.|
|2 of 2 drybrushed highlight Boltgun Metal on edges.|
|1 of 2 received same drybrushing treatment.|
How to Paint Night Scythes