Sunday, May 15, 2011

Maybe I'll just paint it red. Works for the Orks!

Camo time!

I know it has been a hot minute since I've posted, but work has been crazy, parents came to visit, and just other stuff getting in line ahead of my painting table.

But enough with the excuses! So this is my second attempt at knocking up a camo scheme I might want to use on my Imperial Guard. The first go was so horrible, I didn't want to document the mess.

So I decided I'd put my new airbrush to good use and came up with this scheme. It's easy, I can replicate it, and it doesn't involve three hours of masking.

A couple of "excuse the..." things that I need to explain about this mock up:
-Ignore the tires... just... well.. just do that.
-Yes... I sorta took my silly putty mask off the windows before I sealed it with matte spray. Dumb. But I really don't care all that much on this model.
- Vallejo weathering powders! Very easy to use. I'm sold!
-Blue/white/blue stripe thing is going to be on the front side of each tank hull. I only did it on the back of the hummer because there was enough space back there to really test the look.
- The roughness in the paint is because I didn't bother stripping my previous failures off before just respraying. That's why I test on this model. The 40K models will be smooth.

So I learned some important things, and I saw the cleverness of using silly putty for masking, and learned of the perils of tape masking in general. Weathering powders are working like I want them too, and I'm becoming a little more confident with them.

That's about it for now. I've got to work on magnetizing my first Chimera. That'll likely be my next post. Here are some close ups of the stripes and the different levels of weathering I was trying out. The one with more weathering gets my vote. Something about the chipped white paint, just looks right.

1 comment:

Warflake said...

Personally I quite like the way it looks mate. Maybe a little touch up but I don't think it looks bad at all.