While I had the day off from creating new content, I got a crazy amount of work done on the Vindicator. Crazy I tell you!
Sorry in advance for the picture quality - I was in a bit of a hurry and I didn't stop to double check my photos or break out the light box. Kind of kicking myself since the pics I do have make it hard to appreciate the progress and overall affect. Enough whining! Onward!!
|Pre-shading with Tamiya JN Green. Probably the most tedious step.|
|Then I moved on to a solid base coat of Tamiya Green. No fancy color name her. Tamiya Green is all bid'ness.|
|Here I begin the gradient for my pseudo color modulation. Tamiya Park Green steps in and the color accuracy in the pics steps out.|
|Each step takes less and less time. Tamiya Light Green was relatively quick and easy.|
|I mixed in some White to soften the bug green color I had created. Note to self: buy Tamiya gloss white. The flat white on top of the glossy greens played havoc with my color perception.|
Once I had the gradient set, I gave the whole model several coats of Tamiya clear green to tie all the colors back together and bring the highlights back to the shade of green I wanted.
|I then hand painted some black call out. This really makes the model pop IRL.|
|I finished off the day with a solid start on the oil washes to bring the detail back out.|
Day 7 should see the application of decals and rest of the oil washes for sure. The chipping is also on deck along with the rust streaks. I may even have time to paint up the metallic bits, but there's a small matter of process I have to think about.