Friday, February 20, 2015

Do you feel like everyone's judging you?

When we last left our massive heavy support vehicle, gravity was being used to help make the washes flow in the correct pattern.  Again, the idea is to get the darker shades towards the 'top', leaving those lighter colors to show reflected light.

That glazing must be done across all the various surfaces in this manner, which is another reason why I didn't assemble the entire thing from the beginning.

I have the ability to hang onto these pieces at any angle, without wiping away any paint from raised areas such as rivets...

More layers of darkness!!

At this point, I wanted to see if things were shaded dark enough for my RJ-1027 lighting effects, glowing freehand, etc.

Obviously, lots of Vallejo fluorescent orange and yellow!!!

I am also starting to pick out some highlights... balancing that against the brightness of the RJ glow...

Here's a look at the fluorescent paints, and the effect on the rail gun.  In this case, I started with the lightest color of the glow, and gradually worked the edges darker and darker.

Glow complete!  Ready to blast some Outlaws and Abominations!

Time for rust effects!!

Done in the same method as before... mixing regular paints with the Secret Weapon orange wash.  The chemical properties of the orange wash are such that you get some wonderful random effects when it's mixed with those 'regular' paints.

You can see why I made the wheels the cooler seafoam green, so that I could have my brownish-orange rust/stains show up even more prominently.

A bit of rust and staining on the prow.  Once all the weathering was complete, it was time to put it all together!!! Yay!!  Stay tuned for the finished images :-)

Similar but different... Cathy's Shaded Basecoat technique

Yes, Cathy wielding brushes... with bad intentions!  

With the recent bombardment of Shaded Basecoat posts lately, I thought I would hit you with some more, but this time from Cathy's perspective!

The essentials are the same, work globally, rapidly, with large brushes, and lighter.

As you can see, she got things started off with those lighter midtone shades, making some classic Nurgle Pastel shades!

While this all looks 'white', you can see by the previous image of the palette that it certainly is not.  The idea is, as always, to get a sense of where you want basic direction of colors to be headed.

Now comes the fun part!  Cathy sets out some washes, including those Secret Weapon washes.  The purple and ruby are something you have not see me use very much.  I did work with them on some of the videos, but it was nice to see them being splashed about again!

Here is that example of the 'watercolor' style again of the "negative painting".  That is, defining edges by the use of darker shading with the washes.  She is preserving her lights, and concentrating the washes on the other side of the edge where she wants the contrast.

An interesting look at the palette.  You can see her original colors of the shaded basecoat, and then her washes.  Obviously it is far less chaotic (see less messy!) than my typical mayhem.

A look at the demon, which is an Ultraforge piece, by the way.

Stay tuned for the next dramatic episode of Fifty Shaded Basecoats of Cathy.