made some more progress on painting. takes a while to wait between clear coats, but im pretty happy with it. being first time and all. decided to use the SLR to take some pics of whats done. sorry for all the pics, im bored waiting lol.who doesnt like progress pics though... not sure why the engine/all rust parts look so 'cooked lobster' but its not that vibrant in person.
Last Edit: Oct 5, 2014 15:50:11 GMT -5 by foenetik
made some more progress (havent done any streaking or mud or anything like that yet)..
these are some closeups to show the texture i got. im happy with it.
and some assembly shots.
ive also decided to redo the engine. from the beginning i wanted to do it painted and chipped since thats how the military one would have been (painted). but i took the easy way out and did all rust cause i was afraid id damage it. but it looks way too uniform to me. so im going to paint some of it and try it with diff rust colors and diff metals. basically it wont be so uniform.
Absolutely love the look of the bubbled-up paint and the structured rust! Excellent work! Maybe I didn't pay enough attention (wouldn't be the first time) but, how did you do it?
well it was kind of a mistake (since im learning and all), but i used pigments to create rust tones instead of paint cause im more comfortable with them, but i didnt realize the clear coats would knock them down and kinda of remove the lighter tones. but basically, i put medium rust pigment on with hair spray, then clear coated over it (in prep for base colors). and it sealed it in. i now see the benefit of using paint (clear wont change the color, and do pigments on top), but for texture purposes they work great for this. im sure i could have used something like thinned down putty with brown base over it to get the same thing and not waste pigment but it happened to work out. it uses quite a bit of pigment this way, but with the hair spray they kinda clump and make random spots, so ill probably keep doing it that way, since it works for me.
Thanks Teabone.i surely do appreciate the compliment!
Did some track work. No mud or dirt on them yet. I'm waiting till its in the dio and all assembled. seems to make the most sense to do it that way as id be guessing where the ground or other parts meet. I followed one of TRM's posts about how he did his tracks. I'm pretty happy with them. The metal is hard to see in pictures, and in order to show it you have to glare light into it, so it makes it look more pronounced than it is. You'll get the idea though...
After applying steel pigment
Rusted and sooty exhaust pipe
Thanks for looking!
Last Edit: Oct 18, 2014 0:04:27 GMT -5 by foenetik
honestly. the thing that i keep seeing that makes me feel that it doesnt look quite right is the lack of depth between layers. i may be nitpicking, but i want to figure out how to make it look actually peeled, or be thicker between layers like it is in real life (in terms of the chipped stuff). other than that i think it came out good for my first try. i just think it could be better.
Last Edit: Oct 18, 2014 1:46:10 GMT -5 by foenetik