Monday, June 2, 2014

A Curious Object indeed

This project will be one of the more unusual items I may ever paint.  This is the Krios Mechanicum battle tank.  The parts are not exactly like the usual Rhino and Land raider pieces!

There was no other way to deal with this but to paint all of the parts individually, and then deal with assembling them later.

There is going to be a lot of brass, bronze and copper on this.  Most of that will be done with tinting glazes, both dark and light.

You can see some basic work done on the gears and the interiors of the tracks.  I also need to think about the future weathering that will take place.

Many more colors will be tinted here.  More towards reds, purples, greens, and so on.

I know that some of these parts will be nearly invisible once this is assembled, but they all have to be rendered equally nonetheless.  That was another thing I knew would happen with this 'open' vehicle.

I chose some deep transparent reds to start out with the various sections of the hull that would be this shade.  It will become much brighter in some areas, but there will be freehand designs as well.

This should be a nice contrast to all the greens of the brass.

A hint of the brighter reds to come...

Here is the juxtaposition I mentioned.  Once some of the weathering gets involved, it will provide even more layers of contrast and intensity.

Lots of gears everywhere!  I predict a lot of green stuff, glue, and cursing in my future this week.  Wish me luck!


  1. Wow James - it doesn't matter how many times you post, I'm still amazed by the transformations I see through the pictures as things come together.

    So looking forward to getting my kickstarter DVD's so I can sit down and try and work through some of this stuff.

    1. Thanks! I am glad when I get a chance to take these kind of images... it is very neat to see them after a while, long after the whole thing is done!!