Friday, 31 January 2014

Farsight Enclave: Riptide with ion blaster

I got this model for Christmas, and have been working on it for some time. It's quite a lot of work to assemble and paint, but this was also a model that I really enjoyed doing! I plan on buying another to complete my Farsight army, but that will have to wait until my model backlog has been dealt with...

I went with the standard Farsight scheme, using lots of grey panels to break up the armour.

The shield has some extra detail, which I picked out in white, then touched up with back again.

I thought about adding weathering to the jetpack, but ultimately decided to keep the model clean. This is something of a diversion from my typical approach - for larger models I usually go with chipping and weathering.

The might ion blaster: note the additional twin-linked plasma rifles. These can actually be placed on several points, such as the shoulders, the arms, etc.

I decided to paint the head white, because there is an awful lot of red on this model. The lenses were done in the standard Farsight manner - finished off with a dot of gloss.

All in all, a great model - very Pacific Rim! The next one will be armed with a burst canon, for some variety.

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