This month I have decided to FINALLY begin work on one of my most favorite units in the entire Nomad range. The Chimera! A gene-modified super soldier ( don't let those cute looks fool you! ). She leads a team of 3 animal-human hybrids into the fight, and between the 4 of them, not many can stand their assault!
Again because they are not part of the main forces, I tried to stay away from the customary red, and tried new colors with it instead.
I really think she came out well in the end, and I have to say that the original work I did on her over the weekend did not do her justice.
It was not until I busted out the oil paints, and began to try to match the colors and touch them up a bit. I have to say, I am really liking the ability to play with Oil Paint as the drying time on them are a lot longer, and allows me to do some blending right on the model. I have a far way to go before I can say that I am using them properly, but in the meantime, I think it is doing well for now. See the comparison of before the oil colors below..
I think it came out a lot better now with the Oil colors, and it means that for other higher end models, I will be playing around with this a lot more.
Still looking for proper references online, through youtube and other blogs to see how I can improve in this area, and I will do up a post in the future showing all those references as well. Really can't say enough how much it makes a differences on some of the models though.
Below are some more photos.. enjoy!