As you will have seen, last week I speed painted an O’Vesa Riptide model for the game that week where I was running The Eight against an Imperial Guard opponent. This week I gave the O’Vesa the time and attention the old Honoured Shas’vre deserves.
This also timed in well with the #WAAC Painting competition, that has submissions closing tomorrow August 22nd.
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This week’s #mainicmonday was to get these 2 models painted to a basic tabletop standard in 3 days. While not complete, I’m pleased enough with how they look.
They should both, with drones be finished for #miniaturemonday, then I can get started on the remaining 4 Battlesuits to finish up The Eight.
This week on Thursday I have a game scheduled and I would like to have Shas’o Arra’kon (Battlesuit Commander) and O’vesa (Riptide) painted in time.
So That means an extreme painting session this week to get it painted in time. Wish me luck.
In my quest to create unique battlefield objectives, I have completed Tau Objective 6 – The mining drone, that I showed the Work-in-Progress on last week. All I need to do is complete Objective 1 and the set will be complete.
I tested the biostrip last night and found it to be quite good because it was a gel rather than a foaming spray and as it is non’corrosive, so I could safely leave the parts covered in it overnight without too much worry. As you can see below, it has been mostly successful, but it did require a lot of effort to scrub the paint away.
The only negative points I found was that on few of the more flimsy pieces, the resin softened, such as the rail guns and burst cannons, which was a little worrying. Also some of the components were attached using superglue, and they became detached meaning it was having a reaction with the glue. This I believe was the reason for the sticky residue that was left behind on the model when I started drying it.
All in all, it performed better than the fairy powerspray which despite twice the length of time exposed to it, only acieved a fraction of the progress in paint removal. I would like to test this on a finecast, plastic, and metal modal to see how it compares.
This week I am working on stripping down a Tau Tigershark bomber that I managed to get cheaply off of ebay. As is often the case, the model was painted and required a little repair work. Unfortunately I would usually use Fairy Power Spray to strip the paint from models, but as you can see after 2 applications and furious scrubbing I have not been able to shift most of the paint.