I have a few new models from Aberrant Games that I want to paint up as a Rogue Stars Law Enforcement crew. I am going to try these in mostly black, never an easy colour to paint, but I fancy having these look like a SWAT unit.
This is an Ironclad Miniatures steam copter, a nice resin and lead model that fits my steampunk needs perfectly. Although mostly basecoated with gunmetal, a flash of blue and red marks this out as a Spotter for my British Artillery.
There is a pilot around somewhere…
Ages ago, I did a quick bit of modelling on a plastic Avengers Quinjet, nothing fancy, I just added some wheels. This was mainly to be some scenery at a space port or something.
I put off painting it for ages as I decided to wait until I got a new airbrush and use it as another test piece. The top was okay, in fact I was quite pleasd with the cammo effect I managed, but I did get some nasty splatter on the underneath. I also decided I did not like the blue very much.
I can fix that…
With this big bad boy, I sprayed it all white and then did some areas black. Using an airbrush has way more control than an aerosol can, so it is possible to target small areas.
I still need to practice more, but I feel like I am getting the hang of it slowly but surely.
After many year of thinking about and wondering if the investment would be worth it, I have finally purchased a compressor to see what I can do with it.
I sprayed a few bit of paper and then decided to have a go at undercoating something I was not going to be worried about if it all went horribly wrong.
So to start with I picked on a fair sized lump of plastic with the intention of just undercoating it in Vallejo Air Gun Metal. I selected my Mantic Tunneller as it does not need to have a clean finish.
Once I got started, I realised that spraying Gun Metal onto a grey model means it is quite difficult to see where the paint is actually going…
I then did a few bits black, which it means it is much easier to see where the paint is going…
First results were okay, I will have to get more practice in.
I picked out the detail by hand and finished off with a bit of drybrushing.
One of the many problems with eBay is that I keep using it to buy crap. Luckily this Transformers Ark only cost a couple of quid, when I say a couple of quid, I actually mean £1.90 which was too good to turn down really.
I am going to strip out all of the interior, cover all the holes from the inside and then glue it so it does not transform any more. As I now have a new compressor for my airbrush, this will be one of my test pieces to practice on before I attempt painting anything important.