As you can see from the unpainted shots, these are hybrid white metal and resin miniatures. I guess that this is to prevent those prongs breaking off at the front.
|Cruiser top view|
|Battleship Front View|
|You can see how the white drybrush|
really picks the detail out
|With the grey undercoat and white drybrush, |
the detail comes out naturally when ink is applied
Here you see the first coats of ink going on. I invariably use slightly different shades of a colour when painting models at tiny scales such as these. I've helpfully taken shots of the colours I used.
|Here I've added a coat of sepia ink over the|
orange parts to add depth
|More with sepia|
As you will have seen in my other posts, I use a variety of brands. I do think that many of the brands sold to wargamers and modellers are overpriced. A visit to your local art shop can save vast amounts of money if you're a prolific painter. Of course, it could mean you just spend the same, but get more :)
I've also used Liquitex interference paint, having achieved good results on my Covenant forces for Dystopian Wars. The paints themselves don't seem anything special on application, but with a wash over them, the interference effect shines through.
My original concept was to have a striking black and orange force - some of the colours have strayed toward a raw sienna however. I used sepia and blue inks mixed to produce a bluey-black.
|pale orange/sienna mix|
|here they come|
|walkin' down the street|
|they're the spaciest people|
|you'd ever want to meet|
In the next installment, I'll be super-detailing and possibly adding some design to these otherwise fairly bland paint jobs.
|Overhead shot of a cruiser, |
the forward grille has been picked out with a POSCA marker
|Front view of same|
|Panels picked out with orange POSCA|
|Bridge lights picked out with POSCA |
- super-detailing still to be done
|The Bridge and engines|