Painting the the Aeronautica Imperialis Air Waaagh! Fighta Bommerz

I decided to build the Ork Fighta Bommerz from the Aeronautica Imperialis boxed set.

There are two different versions on the single sprue and though there looks like lots of parts, they are quite simple to put together. The number of parts is about the number of weapon choices you can have. There are two versions of noses, fuselage, wings and tails,  included in the model. So in theory you can mix and match if you get more kits later.

I gave the models a white undercoat, using a spray on both sides. These are really nice models, lots of detail.

The next stage was the base coat. I decided that I wanted an orange scheme for the planes so I went with Averland Sunset.

This shows I painted the models, I held one wing painted the rest of the model. The let it dry and then finished off the basecoat. I was pleased with the coverage of this base paint.

I left the engine as I am going to paint that with Leadbelcher.

The engines were painted with Leadbelcher.

I then used the same process with Leadbelcher to do more details on the model.

This included all the Shoota weapons. As well as the smaller engines and some of the engine exhausts. The models are similar, but there are differences in the guns and engeins.

One thing I did note was that my “handling” of the models was rubbing the Averland Sunset off the model. Resulting in what looks like drybrushing of the highlights.

I don’t recall seeing this problem when painting models in the past. I am not sure if the issues is my hands, the Averland Sunset basecoat or even an issue with the white primer spray I used.

I then added a few extra coloured panels and glyphs. These were done with Flash Gitz Yellow, Mephiston Red and Ushabti Bone for the teeth on the front of the planes.

I didn’t want to go “overboard” on extra details, but also didn’t want them to be too uniform. Less is more in my opinion.

The weapon loads I painted using Ushabti Bone and Karak Stone.

When photographing the miniatures and then looking at the models in more detail, you can see where I have missed bits, as well as the chafing issues I mentioned earlier.

See the workbench feature on the Aeronautica Imperialis Air Waaagh! Fighta Bommerz.

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