As you saw in my last post, the first part of my stormraven project requires me painting the interior of the model for my client. I have just finished that up, but I wanted to spend a minute talking about painting large models such as vehicles.
I applied a base coat of GW foundation paint Gunmetal last night. I used an airbrush to do so. If you haven't used an airbrush they are great! I can't stress how great they are for giving large flat surfaces an even, smooth coat. I can't imagine trying to hand paint the entire surface of my stormraven by hand. An airbrush, even a cheap single action one, provides a smooth even coat of paint for a model. This means no brush lines or uneven spots. I have painted a rhino or two by hand and if I had had this airbrush then, I would have had fewer headaches.
The key to using the airbrush with GW paint is to thin the paint down correctly. I use roughly a 50/50 mix of paint to water. If you get too much water, it puddles and looks really bad. If you get to much paint, you run the risk of gum up your gun which also isn't fun. It takes some practice but I find that it comes pretty quickly. So, here is what I have done since the last update:
So that is it for now. In my next installment, I hope to have some additional assembly done to show off and then we have to start the tricky business of highlighting this big bird. Thanks for reading.