During my desk clean up phase in day 1, I discovered that I was down to the nubs on my favorite metallic paints and white primer. I also needed a couple more colors for a black gradient I discovered I needed during my research (see below).
My time table isn't as aggressive as I'd like thanks to the aforementioned work schedule/quite time concern, so I have plenty of time to dick around with adding some extra juice to the model. ...almost none of which will be noticeable outside of a close inspection. Sigh. I just can't help myself.
|There are all these little indentations around the gun. You can't|
see it but they're drilled out.
|What if someone looks at this angle?|
There's at least something to break up the shapes. Much more interesting. And easy to replicate.
|Some basic rough cuts of my shapes and some sketching of|
placement on the tank itself.
|All glued on with some added detail of some 'reverse' rivets I drilled out.|
The first big step towards actual painting. Nothing exciting here. But I will point out that I masked off areas of contact between parts. This will make the final assembly more sturdy.
|A combination of blue-tac and masking tape|
|plus, my gap filling came out perfect.|
Note Taking and Research
The priming process took a few hours to complete owing to my lack of a good space to do it in and drying time. In the meantime I took care of some odds and ends.
|It's always a good idea to write things down. This is the beginnings of a style guide|
that will allow me to recreate whatever I'm doing now
I also do a lot of research for new projects. Typically I at least look up new recipes and poke around the net to see what other people have done with the same model. Tanks are a bit more involved of a process for me, so I do quite a bit more looking around. In the case of the Vindi, I wanted to do some hazard stripes and quickly realized that my perceptions of the exact detail of the parts were a bit off. Which is fine, because this is the exact sort of thing I do the research to avoid.
Anyway, these are the fruits of that search:
|From Coal Legion Gaming|
And this one is just rad.
All right, day 2 is done. See you tomorrow!