So what's with the whole "world is going to end" thing or science says it's an Apocalyptic Climate Climax or Climate Apocalypse I heard some people ranting about?
It rains down here.
Sometimes it rains a lot, obviously enough for Stevie Ray Vaughn to briefly comment upon it thirty years ago.
EVERYTHING is bigger in Texas.
And we're not just saying that because we feel the need to compensate for big hats, big hair, and big boots.
Everything is bigger, y'all just come down and check us out for yourself.
The next step will be a dip, or more accurately, the equivalent of a dip.
I want everyone to look something like this.
When I was experimenting with the concept I settled in on two approaches. Either I could get the Army Painter bulk dipping fluid or invent my own. One option would be a whole lot easier than the other because it was a proven method and the other came with risks.
Yeah, you guessed right, I decided to make my own.
Thankfully, it's not that big a deal and you can probably do a search to come up with a half a dozen different ways by now, but what I settled on was getting some Future's floor wax, which is clear, and then adding my own tints.
It's also really, really cheap.
The benefit of this approach is that I can make the "dip" any color I want. For my Tyranids, I wanted something natural looking and so settled on a light brown. In some of my previous posts, you'll notice that I wasn't consistent with the dip, which was accidental and intentional at the same time.
I didn't want all 100 genestealers to look the same, so I experimented with the saturation of color. Also between the time I did the first batch and the second, I didn't write down what color combinations I used, so some are lighter than others.
Which is a good thing as far as I'm concerned.
Of course, I'm not able to locate my notes for the second batch either, so it sounds like the third batch will be different too. I'm a big note taker and documenter while I'm working up a project so that I don't have to relearn everything, so I'm rather annoyed that I don't know where my notes are. One big learning I have carried with me is that, just like paint, it is much easier to apply multiple light coats then try to adjust for one dark one.
So, this week I will attempt to get the block colors done for the two larger bugs and then the remaining 15 stealers and then, in the immortal words of the Hulk, "IT'S DIPPING TIME!!!!"
Until next time.