Saturday, May 18, 2013

Almost ready for take off

The Blues - five Hueys ready to drop off a platoon of infantry.
I've been a little slack on the painting and blog front over the past few weeks as I have managed to spend the last six weeks feeling less than 100%.... However I did manage to get a little painting done and whilst I really should be painting some Warjacks for a tournament in two weeks, the lure of the Flames Of War choppers has been too strong. I still have a way to go (painting the rotors, crew, decals and final weathering) but I have 16 or so choppers nearly finished!

The one thing I am not too sure about is the way I have painted the glass - I think I am the only person that likes the blue... of course it is an easy thing to change if I get to the end of the process and decide that it is a little too much..

As for the rest of the paint scheme, it has been surprisingly easy. Quick airbrush of US armour, give the model a wash using the MiG Brown Filter for Dark Green, then pinwash the details with with MiG Dark Wash. They will need a little dusting and maybe some targeted washed later, but they were good enough to get the customary "these look like someone who could paint has been working on these, those washes must be good" from one of my friends - high praise indeed  :)

Next up are a few of the new plastic Loaches, then the crews and infantry.
Huey Hog - two choppers armed with rockets and canons ready for some close support.
Heavy Hogs/Frogs - another pair of Hueys, this time armed with a pile of rockets.
Cobra - nice mix of rockets and a chin mounted grenade launcher / minigun
Gatling Cobra - the next step forward, less rockets, but more chaingun!
Heavy Cobra - lots of rockets!
Medivac - looks like I need to fid the tail for this if I want it to fly


The Kiwi said...

Looks great. I like them.

LavaJohn said...

I like the blue, but I prefer the highlight direction on the Cobras. I think the Hueys should have a greater diagonal with the light blues. That may just be me though...