While my blog postings have been virtually non-existent as of late, my hobbying has been quite productive these past few months.
One of my favourite things about Warhammer 40,000 is playing a game with not only fully painted armies but also on a table with fully painted scenery.
Scenery is a part of the game that often gets overlooked as some people don’t tend to spend much time on painting their scenery as they feel their armies are more important. I’m not saying that people don’t bother but some details are often ignored when it comes to painting (the Games Workshop building kits painted one colour and then drybrushed springs to mind). While this is perfectly fine, its not how I want my scenery to look on the table top. Again, I’m no expert painter but I like to think my scenery is painted to the same standard as the rest of my models (decide for yourself if that’s good or bad).
Here is a guide as to how I painted the Broken Aquila scenery piece.
Over a black undercoat, I painted all of the ground, dirt, rocks and skulls Rhinox Hide.
I then painted the Aqulia Skavenblight Dinge.
The cracks and recesses of the Aquila were washed with Nuln Oil, before a light drybrush of Dawnstone on the Aquila edges. The dirt was drybrushed with Steel Legion Drab and the stones painted Dawnstone. The skulls were painted Zandri Dust and then washed with Agrax Earthshade.
To finish, the dirt, stones and skulls were all given a drybrush of Ushabti Bone.