Before we head off on the working convention, I tried to get some color on those new bases!
Starting off with some primer from Badger.
The first layers involved getting some warmer brown/gray shades on the concrete and rock sections of the bases.
While many other colors of gray will be used, I started off with a blue gray. You could create this by mixing sky blue with black.
The reason I like to go a little cooler with that color is the rust and weathering effects that I want to add later. Those are much warmer, so I need to establish the color opposite as soon as possible.
I am lightening this with a few different light grays.
A bit lighter now, trying to get it more towards a neutral gray.
One last layer, adding an ivory color for the final lights.
Time to glaze and shade! I have a collection of warm colors here... some more red, some more brownish gray. Those will be used on the non-metal sections for the most part.
Nice contrast already. It's hard to see what I did on the bottom section in these pics... sorry!
Now I bring out some blue and black to do some shading on the metal.
Preliminary glazes in. These are very basic, just to establish the main value pattern. Next, I will do some basic rust and weathering, and then move on to final highlights, freehand and such.
Stay tuned!! Much more to come.