Saturday, September 21, 2013

MechaFront Goshawks in Progess

Here are some of the Mecha I am doing for MechaFront. As I look at these pics, I can see the numbers need LOTS of work. So do the windshields. I really like the green. Such a fun color to paint because it's so easy to shade by adding blue and highlight by adding yellow. Gets a really nice effect.

I need to find some good transfers for these as there is so much nice space for them. They're pretty fun to paint. Very angular so it is easy to shade and highlight.

This was the first time I did any pre-shading with the airbrush. I coated them in VMA Dark Sea Green, then airbrushed white in the areas I wanted highlighted. I let that dry then mixed 50/50 VMA Light Tank Green and Vallejo Satin Varnish and just coated the entire fig in that. Came out very well. Then I went back and did the light highlights with a traditional brush.

The legs haven't been touched by a traditional brush. I want to do some more airbrush work on them first and paint them separately. Unfortunately my air compressor sprung a leak in one of the cords leading from the compressor to the storage tank so it continually leaks air. Means a pressure drop when you spray. I need to fix the leak before I do anymore work. In order to fix the leak I need a Philips head screwdriver and I cannot find mine. I've got one in my lab I'm going to borrow if I ever remember to take it back with me.



4 comments:

John Stiening said...

You know it sprung a leak because you weren't painting Tau right?

Tim said...

I know, I know. These are a commission...then I have two more commissions to do this fall. I'll eventually get to my Tau again...we shall see.

Dan (nyhil) said...

Beautiful soft tones, as always. Your work has me hesitant to start my Infinity crew...

Yoshinto Yazamoto said...

Beautiful work as always Tim and I quite like the look of these Mecha. Are they resin? My friend in Australia has some of those Mecha figures and enjoys painting them. Looking forward to the finished product :)