It's a day late, but I got some sad news about an old old friend that I'd lost touch with, so I feel kind of justified in being late for once. Last week, I just didn't get anything finished, so there's your reason for a missing week there.
The Space Shark project grinds ever onward, with eight miniatures finished this week. First up are three Tactical squad guys that got some play last week. Grav-Cannons and Meltaguns do terrible terrible things to Grey Knights, apparently. Brother-Captain Stern also doesn't like it when he gets busted in the chops with a Thunder Hammer.
I've been complimented on how smooth the Nuln Oil wash comes out on the models. Well... I cheat. That is, while I do try hard to make sure there isn't any pooling or mottling, it does happen. But as it turns out, Nuln Oil + my primer color = Mechanicus Standard Grey. As it also turns out, Nuln Oil + Administratum Grey = Dawnstone. Nuln Oil + White Scar? Probably Celestra Grey or Ulthuan Grey, have not tested that particular one out yet.
What this all means is that I can smooth over the problem areas with ease. The main purpose of the Nuln Oil Wash is to push shadows into the grayscale and steel metallic colors It also helps push shadows into the black areas, since Abaddon Black has a satin finish to it. Which means the recesses end up less reflective.
Anyway, until next week.