Batch Painting with an Airbrush

So, 68 Genestealers to paint - and they came in all red and blotchy.

Cleaning and basecoating was an enormous *SELF-EDIT*... so much so that I asked the Little Tim that could to put together and clean his Daemons before I started on them.  Lesson learned - this step sucked!

These two pics are from after batch-priming, where I busted out a couple yardsticks and went to town with black primer.  I had to use the airbrush to get good coverage underneath.  All  the arms and claws just didn't allow for a great priming-on-a-stick action, you know?

And we're off to the races!  I needed something dark-ish and not-so-fussy, since there was 6-freakin'-8 of these bad boys, but it had to fit with the rest of the army.  

This was me going in piles, literally.  After the basecoat, I started spraying on the blues for the blue-black tones I was looking for, graduated from upper carriage to lower.

They're plastic.  Wasn't so worried about chipping as about speed.

Here's the true basecoat then; all the details - mostly on the Scything Talons and Rending Claws, 'cause there is 6-'freakin'-8 of these.

The first batch of thirty, differentiated by yellow and green tongues.  

The very last batch of 15 models I painted a bit differently, just to give the Client Pimp in Question the flexibility to use these as Ymgarl or Brood Lords for the other units.  The red is quite a drastic change from the blue-black, but not quite so much as this picture makes it appear.  The technique is the same, as is the blue-black appearance of much of the model - the parts that aren't facing the camera!  Further, some of the other 'Stealers have red instead of purple Rending Claws, and the Sything Talons are painted the same white to blue-grey

That's that, then!  The Client Pimp chose to do his own bases to save on cost.  These do need a matte spray though - I sealed them with regular spray for toughness, as I imagine they'll get thrown together a lot.

There are 68 of them!

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