Thursday, 24 July 2014

Ultramarines Old Whirlwind

Long time I din't post any proper Warhammer 40K old stuff over here! Enough of that!

I have repainted my old Whirlwind Tank. It hadn't seen a brush since I first painted it, and that maybe was in 1995? 1996? Whenever it was released.

I never was a Warhammer Red Era guy back in time (if you are unfamiliar with the term, I'm referring to thet period when the Games Workshop Studio begun to paint bright red details -or more than details- all over. Every single model had a touch of red). Though I painted some things in red, as everybody was doing then, red weapons always were too much for me. Never, never could stand that.

But anyway, enough chitchat! Here is my Whirlwind with no red on it!

Basic blue and basic highlights
Looks like I'm in my own White Era
The blue/white combination looks more appealing to me. I have tried it before on other Ultramarines and it's not that bad. I thought of leaving the rocket launchers in black, but I believe that white gives them that 'Oldschool' vibe without being thaaaat flashy.

That's it, with all the tiny details
You probably won't be able to spot it, but I painted an Eagle on the front, the Armoured Vehicle badge, you know, the Eagle with the lightnings.
 
And the usual 'cave pedes' (watch your step) signs under every door
Just an easy refreshing blue tank to keep straight on my way. I still have tons of blue guys awaiting to be put in line ready for duty again, let's hope I go on them sometime soon...

14 comments:

  1. That looks really good nice one!

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    1. Hey! Thank you! Back to the basics, I guess :)

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  2. Oh? You repainted it? I didn´t even notice...Na, just kidding :P

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    1. Oh, you didn't see how was it painted previously, believe me... :D

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  3. Nice paint job, Suber. I was looking forward s new ultra entry from you and herevit is. Keep it hard with good job.
    Cheers

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    1. Thank you! I'll try not to take that long till the next one!

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  4. Great painting. Love the white, especially the rockets. I've wanted that model since I saw it in my first White Dwarf. I will get it one day!

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    1. Thank you! Quite basic painting, but still like it. Come on, go get one, I'd love to see this beauty in yellow!

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  5. Well done mate; I'm loving this tank! It looks great! You can't be the old school tanks!!

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    1. Haha, I know you have a soft spot for old tanks, I take your approval as a real compliment, thanks!!

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  6. Coincido en que la combinación azul-blanco le da más vidilla. El águila imperial es "freehand"? Qué crack...

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    1. Gracias, es una combinación que me está resultando agradable, voy a seguir en esta línea. Todo está hecho a mano, no he usado calcas. No tiene gran nivel de detalle, es posible que más adelante me anime a retocarlo y añadirle detalles.

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  7. Me too! I haven't done any W40K stuff for a long time. I need to get some orks out and splash some paints on them. Love the final photo and your blues look so smooth. Nice! :)

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    1. That's right, long time I don't see your WH40K! Get back! :)
      Thanks!

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