The last squad of Terminators I built with Thunder Hammers & Storm Shields were assembled from bits orders. I used Forgeworld Deathwing pauldrons, and decided to pose them. It'll make them interesting to paint, but I like a challenge.
This is a new take on painting Deathwing for me. The two squads I have were done with many thin coats of GW Deneb Stone over Chaos Black primer. I recently painted some Dark Angels Veterans for a tournament, and decided to try a different tack for the robes. I started out with a base coat of GW Graveyard Earth, then went over that with a mix of Reaper's Desert Sand and Desert Khaki, washed with GW Gryphonne Sepia then highlighted with Reaper Desert Sand. The result was quite pleasing, so I'm going for a similar affair for the Deathwing armour this time.
When I painted the Veterans' robes I wasn't in a hurry and needed to be a little precise in where the paint went so I brushed it on. This time I cracked out the airbrush. I thinned the GW Graveyard Earth down with a 50-50 mix of water and methyl hydrate. The methyl hydrate sped up the drying time a little, which was good since I had made the mixture a little thinner than I normally would when airbrushing a basecoat.
I had a spare bike kicking around so I blasted that with Graveyard Earth and this week - if my house is back together - I plan on experimenting to find out if I can get away with airbrushing the Desert Sand/Khaki mix over the Graveyard Earth, or if I need to take the old tank brush to the Terminators.