Still running behind and hit my first hiccup. I think that I’ve tried to highlight up too quickly. By that I mean that I’ve gone stright from the Codex Grey base coat (which is dark as it’s layered on top of Adeptus Battlegrey) to Fortress Grey. The end result is a pretty poorly blended highlight. Sadly as I painted this with an airbrush it’s too late and complicated to repaint that area from scratch 🙁 I’ve blended in a bit with some neat Codex and it’s helped, but it’s not at the level of painting I’d hoped to achieve. I also think that I’ve had too big-a-break from painting and have lost some of the brush control that I’d developed. Quite gutting to be honest, but I’m just going to plough on. I have booked Friday off as holiday so have a little bit of extra time. The highlighting and shading were more time consuming as I really didn’t get into it properly – I find that when I have a bit of a ‘not happy with it’ moment, that I loose steam.
So when I get back tonight, my job is to finish the highlighting and shading (a tall order and late night might be involved). Tomorrow is out as I have to go out, but Friday should allow me a good chunk of painting time. Fingers cross that it’s enough!