Drop pod update

Haven’t got as far as I thought I would be by now, been playing Warhammer Online and Resident evil 5 a lot over the weekend. The new classes to warhammer is a nice addition to the game and my level 18 slayer looks very cool with striped pants.

Back to the drop pod, I started with applying a base colour to all the different parts in the interior, the metal was painted with boltgun metal, globe case and floor in mordian blue which is the base colour I will use for the hull.

The wires where painted with scab red and the brass tubing with tin blitz.


I then darken all the details with badab black. I applied four layers of it and with each step adding a little extra in the crevices and corners to get a nice contrast.

The highlighting for the metal was made with chainmail.

Brass tubing with 1:1 tin blitz and dwarf bronze mix, then a layer of dwarf bronze.

Red cables where highlighted with red gore and then blood red.

Hull parts where highlighted with ultramarine blue.


Next step is to finish up all five compartments, only done highlighting for two and then fix all the mistakes I made with the highlighting to make them more even.

After that I will add some wear and tear to the metal. Make some scratches on the suspenders where the marines have hold their hands during descent.

I also took a close up photo on the centre piece with it’s “text” added.


Overall I am quite happy with the result so far, reaching some of the spots with the brush was very tricky work espesially for the red wires. I will recommend anybody that’s going to paint a drop pod not to assemble it first, just assemble it into larger pieces and then start painting.

    • Idris
    • March 16th, 2009

    I especially like the wire work, but can imagine assembling it made some of the painting a lot harder.

    Level 18!! I’m going to play some during the day and see if I can get to level 14-ish, but then I’ll just do what I can! Will be fun to meet up and see the shorts in person.

    • admin
    • March 16th, 2009

    Yeah the red wires was a pain and I did a lot of over painting onto the other details. Which you can see on the last photos, small red dots on the suspenders.

    I am more then happy to help you with tier 2 quests when you are back home.

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