Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Tale of Even More Painters 1.2

And here is the mostly complete test-trooper. All that it's missing are the insignia on the pauldrons. I switched from white to Adeptus Battlegrey cloth with a Kommando Khaki and Skull White highlight, followed by Badab Black wash on select areas.






I think I need to make the visor and scope blues a little bit lighter and maybe a bit more metallic. I also need to add some highlighting to the power cables... but I don't want to have to go out and buy a new red. I think I can mix up a lighter red using the yellow and white that I have. Anybody have a good recipe for either of those?

5 comments:

HuronBH said...

So I had a great post and clicked on a pic to get a close up and had is disappear on me.

The gist of what I said is I think the model is painted well when you hold it up close, but to pop on the table top I think some areas need to be brightened up (I am guilty of this too). The visor and lenses would be a good start. The red power cables would work well too. Maybe also the Gold of the Imperial Eagles. These are just suggestions and not meant to be comments on what is wrong with the model, I think it is painted very nicely.

Max said...

I definitely agree on both those areas... I'm just not sure how to mix up my paints to get brighter colors. I think with the gold I'll try starting with yellow, then silver, then gold to make it a bit brighter, and I think some combination of yellow and white on the blue and red should do the trick. Will report back with results, hopefully later tonight...

Col. Corbane said...

Looking good mate, the grey works a lot better than the white IMHO.

I used a thin lightblue line to brighten my lenses, there's some pics here :-

http://corbaniaprime.blogspot.com/2009/07/079-storm-trooper-company.html

Hope that helps mate.

Max said...

It does indeed- thanks a lot Colonel!

unforgivenangels said...

Brilliant model mate! I can't wait to see the whole bunch together. I just love Stormtroopers full stop!