Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Front Line Defense
Base Coat - Chaos Black GW Primer
Undercoat - Heavy Green (Airbrush)
Top coat - Cayman Green (Airbrush)
Wash - GW Biel-Tan Green (Airbrush light/patchwork)
Wash - GW Agrax Earthshade (Airbrush lower half)
Drybrush - Mixed: Cayman Green and Desert Yellow
Drybrush - Desert Yellow
Undercoat - Heavy Warmgrey
Top Coat - Dead White [not sure if needed]
Top Coat - Ghost Grey
Wash - Mixed: Ghost Grey and GW Asurmen Blue [or equivalent]
Undercoat - Boltgun Metal
Wash - GW Nulin Oil
Drybrush - Chainmail Silver
Undercoat: Tinny Tin
Top Coat: Hammered Copper
Wash: GW Leviathan Purple
Drybrush: Glorious Gold
A lot of paint now that I look at it. The airbrush was a life saver. I watched my friend Robert paint up some Aegis Defense lines by hand and it took him forever. I was able to get all of the basic airbrushing done in an hour. Really fast.
And finally, the part that makes me go "squee" are the lenses on the gun. So this time I tried /really/ really hard to make them awesome as opposed to other times. I think I'm finally learning how to do it, and it really is just time and patience when you get down to it. All of the gem guides out there are absolutely right how to go about it, but it takes practice to figure it out. I could tell you the colors but that's silly. Again the guides out there have the colors, the trick is just the application.
Now, the reflection. A lot of people just use a white dot. I don't. For my red lenses I like to use yellow, while for my blue lenses I like to tint the white dot with a really light blue. I'll admit, I'm doing this wrong, but that's what you do. I'm a little scared to do it "right," let me explain.
Technically that "dot" is suppose to be the reflected color of the sky. Whenever you do highlights, you're suppose to, as far as I understand it, have a bit of color from the sky in your high light. The highlight is reflecting the light back at the user. So technically... all my lenses should have the same color dot in them whether that be blue or yellow. But anyhow, I never use pure white. I just don't like it. That extra bit of color means the world to me.