Monday, March 5, 2012

Vindicator #1 - Day 8

I'm past the biggest, most time consuming parts of the process at this point.  Everything else is just details.  So progress will still be steady, but less dramatic.

Day 8 saw a near completion of nearly all the remaining details.  Lame but true.

The color is a little washed out, but all the metallic bits are base coated and waiting for a couple of washes - Devlan Mud and then Badab Black.  This will create a nice weathered metal effect and solve the problem of dull coat over metallic paint.

I did manage to get a start on the wash layers.  The little extra bits are all ready for a quick coat of Tamiya clear before the oil washes and such.  The clear will do two things for me - protect the paint from wear and tear from handling and give the washes a nice smooth surface to flow around.

I left things a bit patchy in order to add some depth and interest to the overall effect.  Also I'm lazy.

Aaaaand that's it.  Painting all the little metal bits took a ton of time.

I also dabbled with highlight some of the chips.  It's subtle,  but adds to the overall affect quite nicely.

Til tomorrow.


  1. She is looking good so far. Some great foundation work. I look at all the effort you are putting into this and realizing I don't spend nearly as much prep work on my miniatures as I originally thought.

  2. yeah man, prep work is where it's at for me. So many people overlook the simple things - like just how important a good coat of primer is.

    Though to be fair, I very frequently stray into the "to much" work zone.