Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Riding along on the crazy train...

Back to the engine of the Siege Train.  I am getting more into the glazing at this point, which you see here, using some Reaper Grey Liner.

For the glow of the lights, I brought out the Vallejo fluorescent paints.  I used the yellow, which was for the most intense glow.  Around the edge, I used a higher chroma reaper yellow...

The idea was to paint the darker color transparently around the edges, to make the lights look lighter.

I also wanted to see what some rudimentary rust and weathering might look like.  There are some deep crevices on it, and I want to be sure that the rust does not look like red glow!

A bit more on the front section... working on some of the edges and details.

I also worked on the back of the train.  Weathering will be even more important here.  Otherwise, it will be a bunch of rather uninteresting grays.

I decided that the roof of the train was going to need more weathering... and some freehand.

And here it is!  Since this is a Union Siege Train, I tried to make it like the US of the Union buckles.

There will be other freehand as well, like these small numbers.

Some work on the upper conduits.

Cleaning up more edges, creating more darks here and there.

I thought it would be fun to put the Wild West Union logo on this side.

I put some more rust effects towards the bottom and the wheels.  I don't want to get too crazy here, since I want to wait until the other sections are painted to this degree... and the rail sections as well!

Some rust effects on the roof!

Where it stands right now.  Time to bring the other sections in line with this one!


  1. Thanks for posting so many pics with commentary. It's great to see your methods and creative process on this piece. I may even learn something!

    1. Glad you are enjoying these! I was hoping that they could be helpful on demonstrating the techniques, and how to paint one of these monsters :)

  2. some how I can always recognize your stile. its very good thing to have such a great skills and somehow pass your spirit to models. if you know what I meant. excellent tutorial like always. I would really like to see you on youtube mate all the best as always!

    1. Thanks! There are 12 half hour 'preview' videos of the Painting Pyramid series on YouTube if you want to check those out :-)

  3. Fantastic. An unusual subject, looks like it should belong in a Doug McClure movie!

    1. Thanks! This is one of the more unusual pieces I have worked on :-)