Saturday, 22 March 2014

Painting Table Saturday #20: Two shades of grey

Another week passed by and it's saturday again. So here is what was on my painting table today:
Pegasus Bridge
Actually this afternoon started very promising. Mrs Monty and our daughter took a trip to Düsseldorf to visit the puppet theatre there with a friend of Viktoria's and her father. So I thought it would be a good chance for a first airbrushing session with the Pegasus Bridge. Since I was sure to need more than one layer of paint to cover the bridge gapelessly so I chose not to undercoat it. Warlord Games recommend dark grey as base colour which I hadn't at hand unfortunately but I mixed a suitable colour with neutral grey and german grey and started in good spirits.

But I didn't imagine how much paint is needed to colourize such a huge terrain piece. After an hour of constant airbrushing I ran out of grey with just half of the parts covered. Vallejo doesn't sell their paints in litre bottles, do they?
Anyway a good part of the job is done and I'll proceed sometime during the week...

Have a nice sunday !


  1. Thank you very much for participating this week! I added your link to my blog post.
    Have a great Paint Table Saturday!
    Greetings, Sofie

  2. That's a very impressive and big looking model, Monty - a lot of airbrushing! Looking forward to seeing it done. Did you buy the whole Pegasus Bridge package?

    1. Definitely an impressive terrain piece. And on the pictures is not even half of the pieces...
      Yes, I bought thes "small" Pegasus set last October. It has all the buildings but less figures, vehicles and sandbags than the "ham & jam" edition.


  3. Looks great! MDF buildings are a bit troublesome to paint. They just soak up massive amounts of paint. I've given up trying to get them done with just an airbrush and prefer to prime them with some automotive spray paint. Seals the surface and saves you a lot of airbrush paint

    1. Soaking the paint wasn't the actual problem. The bridge is just so huge that it needs a lot of paint...

  4. Really nice, this is going to be a cracker!

  5. Now that is a great looking bridge! I feel that I need an airbrush now!