Request: Any painting or highlighting suggestions? See my notes below, but I look forward to suggestions from the group.
p.25 of Apocalypse Reload had the formation Deffkopta Choppa Skwadron. I used the Koptas below en masse in 2009 at my Thwarting the Waaagh event. Since then, I have been meaning to go back and make them better. Recently, while waiting to figure out whether to do my bike or skullhamma projects (as I let the trukks bake more), I decided these koptas can get some love.
The top shot is a group pic of the 56 or so koptas. The above pic shows the current color combinations on the three main skwadrons: white, red, and yellow. They will get a airbrush black wash soon, after I pick out a couple more details, such as horns/teef, jacket buckles, neck fur collars (on red), pants (red), sepia wash on jacket (red), and stencils on all. The stencils I am thinking of is roman numerals and checks/dags laser cut to fit top colored sections. I plan to laser cut stencils for rear wings for more checks/dags. The stencil effects will be tiny, but should really take an average paint job in to a much more awesome look. I will just have to be careful to wipe off most of the wash so I won't overwhelm the white stencils.
I have done the heads and arms separate so the painting is far easier. I am tempted to file off the neck nubs and dig out paint on the head sockets so I can easily install the heads with plastic glue. The arms fit on pretty securely and I plan to use a spot of glue to secure them.
I am most concerned that I might overdo the air brush black wash, I will have to practice some first. Post washing I will need to pick out a few highlights and they should be done.