Though with any luck this bad mamma-jamma will be done by Sunday. Double eeee!
I got the last little bit of experimentation and color finalizing done last night.
|same bit of paper from yesterday - no with extra color experiments|
Here's a shot of the claw with the black and gold bits finished (grainy, I know - but real shots are coming)
The gold bits are actually something I'm quite proud of, even if the recipe is a certified Bob Ross Happy Accident (tm). As I may have mentioned in the past, gold paint always seems to have shit coverage and often comes out lumpy if you try and force it.
One of the fun tricks I've picked up from my previous subscription to White Dwarf is mixing the metallic paint with a regular color (often a brown in the case of golds) for a base coat. This can also be used to get some very cool weathered metal effects as well.
While looking for a good compliment to my favorite gold of ALL TIME (P3 Brass Balls), I stumbled across a good combination that not only solved coverage problems but gave me an amazing weathered brass look.
P3 Brass Balls + VMC English Uniform. Build up layers by adding more Brass Balls, shade it and then work in some silver into the mix and I've got my new favorite recipe.
Its so good I had to poop.
Not too sure what I'm going to do tonight - I may go ahead and paint the claws - though that recipes IS a bit complicated. I may instead shade the rest of the bits and see what's what. I guess we'll find out tomorrow.