Thursday, July 15, 2010
I finished a trio of Multi-melta toting Sentinels and a HWS with missile launchers. I've just got a few vehicles (8) to do and I'm pretty much done with my Elysians. You can check out some finished pics of them here. Unlike the rest of the world right now, I can't afford a lightbox- or maybe I just have no interest in getting one- so you'll have to deal with the pic quality I've got. Needless to say, in going for a paint scheme with 5 or 6 different shades of gray, it's quite difficult to capture the subtle nuances in the tones, but if you want to come over and see them, you're welcome to drop by. Or failing that, come join the Chamber Militant forum. You know you want to. I'm a mod there and I'm shamelessly trying to increase the size of the "community." I think you'll find that most of the recent activity is almost entirely free of the retardation you're liable to find on other forums. Plus we don't filter language and there's lots of great Star Wars jokes.
I also just started on a Valkyrie test model to go with the Elysians or my other guard force. You can check out some early WIP pics here. I'm fretting a little bit on how to do the cockpit and the engines, so if you've got suggestions let me know. I haven't painted a model airplane in probably 24 years, so I'm a little off my game when it comes to realistic colors for the engine, but I'm thinking that black is the way to go.
As far as the cockpit goes, some dipshit posted a bunch of incredibad pictures of his chunk style Valkyrie highlighting on BoLS recently.* While the model looks like ass, I really like the cockpit interior he did. Unfortunately, he's not trolling his own post, so didn't respond to my questions about how he did it. I've never worked with the whole directional lighting/glowing effects before, but I'm thinking that starting with a mix of scab red: chaos black will get me going. from there I would highlight up a few shades starkly just where the control panel glow would be present. Polish it off with a red glaze of some sort, pop the glass back on, and call it a day. Anybody think this would work or have a better suggestion?
*Yes, I'm well aware that my painting skills are mediocre at best, but I'm not posting on a "well respected" huge blog. Seriously with the painting I've seen come from Goatboy or Bushido, I don't know why they would bother posting that bullshit.