Day 3 of my countdown.
This is turning into an interesting view of my process. First I lay down all my base colors, then I shade the model, then I highlight it and paint all the little details.
Here you can see that I’ve completed my base colors. Painting the green parts with Orkhide Shade, the balc parts (legs, weapons, other mechanical parts) the white with a base of Deneb Stone. Once that was complete, I mixed my special “outlining wash.” This is scorched brown, with a little black, watered down and mixing with a dab of white glue. The glue is important and it pulls the solution in the recesses of the model, much like a citadel wash.
At this stage, the models look rather messy but that’s the shading stage for you. The next stage will be to clean up the model and begin highlighting them. I’ve got 2 more nights for this and I am very pleased as it looks like I will hit my deadline.
Crisis Battlesuits are a lot easier to paint when you paint them in pieces. You can see that I have not glued the heads or arms and this allows to me to apply paint on those hard to reach places. Painting the heads separate also makes it easier to paint the lenses and details. Heads need to look awesome as they are the focal point of the model. It also helps if they are painted in lighter colors than the rest of the model.