I started with using some vallejo air grey, and just did light passes over the buildings. I somehow jammed up the nozzle for awhile, till I figured out it was my own stupidity. This was a really dark grey, but I was amazed at how it started pulling detail out so quickly. I'm going to do another pass with a lighter grey to add further details, then probably a wash. Anyone have suggestions on a good bulk wash? I was thinking army builder dark tone, since you can get it in the big can.
I was also amazed at the painting efficiency of an airbrush. Used 1/3 a bottle, did 6 buildings and two vehicles.
I think next time I'll seal the model before washing it. It seems the airbrush put a grittier texture on the model, which resulted in the wash bubbling up, and pooling in odd places. Close up it doesn't look very good, but I think it makes it look a bit more interesting at a distance. I'm hoping some sponge weathering and mud effects will help bring the model together.
This photo just shows the new base layer + first pass of codex grey edge highlights.
The transfer was perfect for hte model, as it matched up with the other metallic colors I was using for the weapons and highlights. Now it's no longer that big flat expanse of purple in the back!
Look for that on next Wednesday! Happy gaming everyone!