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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Vendetta Wings




Quick snap, I haven't posted this yet, but I have been working on a Vendetta recently. Figured I should start showing some progress to show the random jumping around I tend to do painting project to to project and also to help keep me motivated. The model is far from done but you can see the weathering result I am going for. I am working on the main body section now, so hopefully some more progress shots soon. The over all look is really coming together and I think it will look great once the main plane is close to done. The weathering pigments are really great for achieving so many different looks.

Being a tourney player more than a hobby player as my roots, I tend to only focus on units I need for a list or upcoming list I want to run. I have been setting on this model for some time without any real motivation to paint it since I haven't been wanting to play the IG allies I started collecting. Sadly unless I get inspired to do a new paint scheme like this, I tend to only paint units I need to for some upcoming event or small projects. Sometimes I just want to paint a cool model because of a idea I have for a modification or something. In this case I finally decided the type of paint scheme I wanted my IG vehicles to have.

5 comments:

  1. That looks ace (ace - vendetta, get it?)... Okay bad puns aside are you fixing them with a binder or will you clear coat them at the end? I only ask because the clear coat will knock the powders WAAAAY back. So if you do plan to seal them it's a good idea to kind of overdo the powders a bit just before the clear coat so it doesn't obliterate all your nice weathering.

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    1. Thanks for the tip I haven't noticed that I'll keep an eye out for it.

      I have found it depends on the effect I want if I use binding Agents or not. I use alcohol when I want a heavy texture buildup or when I want to retain that powder style look. Also a more traditional style weathering look needs a bit of binder. For every other result I haven't really noticed a difference not using it as long as I seal the model properly. I have been using a testers dull coat so far. I found that every other clear coat adds a glare or gloss that changes the models look and basically drives me nuts. Also you have to put a very light coat. When in doubt I put two very light coats to seal it, anything more and it again appears to change the look or impact the weathering.

      I am having really good results with this method so far although it's been all trial and error I am always open to how my fellow painters are getting results as well. =)

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    2. The dulcote blew away a lot of my powders on one project. I even did two thin passes, but it may also be the kind of powders i am using. I am still fairly new to the whole process. On then next project i "overdid" the powders on purpose and it seemed to retain more of the effect when i dulcoted.

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  2. Looks good! Looking forward to seeing the final product.

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    1. Thanks it has already been vastly more time consuming than I realized it would be to get the style of result I want.

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