Sunday, July 20, 2014

Strange power

When I saw this section of the last train car, it seemed appropriate to go with the same glow effect that I had done on the engine.  Out came the fluorescent paints!

Basic glow effect achieved.  Adjustments will be made later on, once I have seen how the glazes on the darker surfaces play out.

I also needed to get the shaded basecoat going on the brass sections as well.

Things are starting to develop!

Both turrets have their shaded basecoat.

More work on the brass.  Again, this is just the planning stage for where the lights and darks will go on these sweeping surfaces.  That, as I said before, could be very challenging!

It's ironic that it can be a lot easier to do these effects on much tinier figures.

Huge broad surfaces like this with undulating curves like a golf green can be confusing.  Just where do you put light and dark.  There are times where you have to be creative, and make changes to get contrast.

In addition, color temperature will be used to get some additional contrast.  That will happen in the glazing stage and beyond.


  1. I love everything about this project! Again, thanks for posting so many pics with comments. Excited to see your next steps.

    1. Glad you liked it! One more on the way!