Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Killa Kan Squad Complete

I have completed my September project for the 40kFC Painting Challenge, a Killa Kan Attack Mob. I was able to paint Kans because they count as a Fast Attack choice in the IA8 Dread Mob list.

Killa Kan Attack Mob

I tried not watering down the Devlan Mud wash on these kans to see what effect it would have. I think it looks ok.

Next month I am planning on painting my Ork Mega Dread as my Heavy Support choice. Then for November, my Ork Meka Dread. Finally, for December, I just have to put together and paint three Ork-themed objectives.


Mike Howell said...

I really, really like it! The watered down devlan mud makes for a great effect.

sonsoftaurus said...

I like them, the yellow turned out really well. The one on the right looks best to me - maybe it's just perspective, but it looks like it's got the most color variety - the other two look more just flat yellow from the front. The red horns pop more than the black ones.

Adam said...

Waaagh I say!

Liking the use of Dread bitz on the middle one :)

Can't wait to build some Kans for my own orks

The Antipope said...

Looking good! Dirty yellow looks good on the Kans. My only critisism is that they could use some paint chipping since I don't think orky vehicles get painted very often.

slipwing said...

Thanks for all the comments! I agree with The Anitpope, they could use some paint chips.

As usual, wheneven I take a picture like this, it always brings out all the details that I missed. So I am going to go back and do some touch ups. I have to remember to use this in the future.

The Antipope said...

Just use a sponge and put some Charadron Granite maybe along the edges (I think it contrasts well with yellow). Very fast and easy to do and gives the model some realistic weathering.

I like to do chippings on my orky vehicles using the hairspray technique since I like them to be extremely weathered but some people don't like that I guess.

Keep up the good work!

Thor said...

I agree with the paint chipping. Other than that these are nicely done. I really need to pick up some of these.

slipwing said...

@The Anitpope: Interesting suggestion, I will have to try that. I have used the sponge technique for mud effects, but I am curious what this will produce. I am not familiar with the harispray technique, I will have to look that one up. Thanks!

@Thor: The new Kan kit is great. The only issue is that you only get one weapon type in each box. So if you want three rokkit launchas, you need three boxes. You can of course always build your own.

oni said...

Devlan Miracle does it again. :P

They look good. Looking forward to seeing the Mega Dread.

Dethtron said...

@slipwing- I think the hairspray technique is where you spray hairspray on a mini and then paint over it. You then use a wet brush to rub off some of the paint and hairspray to simulate chipping. There's probably more to it than that, but just make sure you seal the model afterwards to make sure you don't rub off more paint. I've tried something similar with masking frisket (masking fluid) before with mixed results.

On the other hand, I use the sponge technique to chip all of my vehicles and have never been let down. A color like P3's Umbral Umber or Charadron granite usually works best.

slipwing said...

@Dethtron: I read about it online and you are right. To be honest, spraying my models with hairspray makes me nervous, but I have seen some good, realistic results. Not sure if I am ready to try it. We'll see.

The Antipope said...

The hairspray technique is not hard at all to achieve. I got it right after a few tries.
Take a look here :


and tell me if you like it. It's still WIP but you get the idea.

slipwing said...

@The Antipope: Nice conversion on the battlewagon. The hairspray technique certainly does add a realstic look to it. Still not sure if I am sold on it yet. But it looks good so far! I'd like to see it when it is finished.

The Antipope said...

Okay doke I'll let you know when I finish it :)

Keep in mind that you can vary the intensity of the effect depending on how much hairspray you use. I used 3 heavy coats so it very strong. But if you use just a little bit you can get smaller chips.