Well Bonjour interwebs! I am taking a mini break from 40k after blog wars and my painting meltdown on the stormwolf. Instead I have decided to work on a few of the other gaming systems I am involved in.
Dropzone is one of those, and I have to say it is probably one of my favourite games at the moment. It is incredibly tactical and balanced whilst keeping the game fun for both players involved, right up until the last dice roll. I play the Scourge faction in the game (the baddies) as I really enjoy the organic aesthetic to them,and I wanted to do a fairly easy colour scheme, so I would not have mounds of unpainted minis, as I do for 40k :)
So the scheme is pretty simple, involving just drybrushing and multiple layers of washes to build up the colours. The vehicles and dropships I intended to look like poisonous or dangerous animals, with the reds and black markings. The destroyers and eviscerators are alien creatures that have been enslaved by the Scourge, and are very dangerous in the game. I went with different colours to rest of the force to mark them out from the others. They are primed white, the washed with black and carrbough crimson to get the fleshy tones on the armour, the the faces painted purple and weapons metal. The shoulder pads I did a differetn colour to add a little interest to them as they looked pretty plain.
Working with 10mm scale models presents it own challenges, but I have to say it is enjoyable and the minis are pretty nice too. I find it refreshing not to be too careful painting and rely on the washes and drybrushing to do all the work for me. I am getting these done at quite a rate and have a bunch more to post up over the next month or so. Unfortunately the photos I did of the starter set came out pretty pants so I will be re-taking those. They will give a better idea of how the whole colour scheme works.
Catch you all soon :)