Saturday, September 13, 2014

Knight Titan 7.0

I gots the gold fever baby! Ok not really. I just wanted to work on the golds tonight. I was able to get the Leg Guards, Shin Guards, Knee Guards (this thing has a ton of guards apparently) and the Chain Sword golds done. I gotta say the purple and white really go well with the gold.

I also cleaned up the purples on the rest of the model and the silvers where they bled over. My back started hurting so I stopped for the night (Ain't getting old great?).

I really love how this picture turned out. You can really see how amazing the Vallejo Red Gold is. 

Group shot, pay no attention to the top left corner. 

It's just about time to start chipping away at the paint job to bring the rust out. I think that will be the next installment.

See ya tomorrow. Same bat time, same bat channel.....

Friday, September 12, 2014

Knight Titan 6.0

I didn't get much sleep in the last 48 hours but I wanted to get some painting done.

I started by getting some yellow down on the banner. I used P3 Cygnus Yellow. It was the brightest that I have I a want the banner to really pop against the black when its done.

Then it was time to play with some gold! I love Vallejo Red Gold. It's from the Vallejo alcohol based Liquid Gold line and its just fantastic. I really like how you can see the reflections of the colors around it in the gold (well in person you can). Also note that it is an alcohol based paint so you thin it with 90% isopropyl and use a synthetic brush as the alcohol is no bueno for sable hair. 

As you can see I was pretty tired and I let a bit of the gold and some of the silver bleed over, but that will be fixed easily tomorrow when I get back to work on this bad boy. 

The last thing I did tonight was get the whites down on the Leg Guards. I used P3 Menoth White Base and I really like the look with the purple. 

Well, that's all for now folks, see ya tomorrow. 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Knight Titan 5.0

Just a quick update tonight. I was supposed to work a 24hr shift and it turned into working 36 plus hours instead.

I was able to tape off and get the Steel down on the torso and legs. I am currently using Vallejo Model Air Aluminium and it's by far my favorite of all the silvers that I own. It leaves an incredibly smooth finish and just looks like real metal. I also really like how the sliver and purple look together.

I have another 24 hour shift tomorrow so I should have a much bigger update with quite a bit of progress on Saturday. 

Up next I am going to tape off all the fiddly bits on the arms to finish up the silvers. Mask off the "face" and get a good glow coming out of the eyes. Then the mask (that covers most of the face) will get a really bright yellow or an off white (haven't decided yet). For the banner I am leaning towards yellow and black caution stripes. That should finish up the airbrushing side of this project then onto the regular brush. 

Monday, September 8, 2014

Knight Titan 4.0

Oh yea. I'm back from a 24 hour shift and I got to rock and role on the Knight Titan a bit.

The gloss varnish was dry and ready to go. I sprayed everything down with hair spray (Please let me say this again, you have to use cheap hair spray. The good stuff just doesn't work. Go down to the dollar store and get a huge can of Aqua Net, it will last you forever and does not smell half bad!). The hair spray needs time to dry, like a few hours time. It will dry a bit sticky and that is just fine.

As an aside I have seen tutorials where people spray the hairspray from the aerosol can into a medicine cup and then put it into the airbrush to aerosol it onto the model. I'm not sure why they do this as its kinda the same thing and looks like a few extra steps including breaking down your airbrush for a deep cleaning.

Ok let's get back on track. I taped off things that needed taping off with Tamiya painters tape. It's low tack and the best stuff for models around. I generally use the 0.25in but it comes in bigger sizes as well.

Then it was time to put the first coat down. I went with Lytch Purple from the old GW line. It's a really nice regal purple and its the only one I had on hand. One lesson learned is that purple is really bad at covering orange and needed a few more coats than I had anticipated.

 Group Shot

The Back

Carapace and Chain Sword


You might also note that I only sprayed half the leg guards with purple the other half will be another color but you will have to wait and see what that one will be.
Dem Leg Guards!

So what's next you ask? Well I am going to let this all dry over night and spend some time with the wife before my next 24 hour shift tomorrow. After that I will start working on blending in some dark red on the purples and see if we can get a good smooth blend/transition so that we get a good deep red on the higher pieces. From there I will get to the silvers. and the other colors.

Stay tuned. More to come this week.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Let's Help Andrew from Schnauzer Face Mini's

This is Andrew from Schnauzer Face Mini's

His painting channel on YouTube is fantastic and personally I have learned a metric crap ton from him. If you can help him please do.