Monday, 14 May 2012

Firestorm Armada: Rense System Navy WIP 2

Onward, ever onward. The base coats are up in this installment. I've chosen a nice dark indigo with interference violet for the upper hulls and basil green for the undersides. Engines and the like will be a bluish metal. I'll be using both black and white for detail and some fluoro orange to represent energy tubes.
Liquitex interference violet

Folk-Art Basil Green
Winsor & Newton Slate Blue
The interference violet was the first thing to be applied to the upper surfaces. As I've mentioned before, this paint is unusual in that it shows only at certain angles when viewing. The paint itself doesn't show very well on an undercoated miniature - it needs to be 'activated' by painting over it with a wash or inks. I've chosen a Winsor and Newton brilliant watercolour 'Slate Blue' for this. I'm fairly sure these aren't made any more, but it's basically an indigo colour.

On the underside I've used folk-art 'basil green' which is a pale shade. I'll probably highlight almost to white with that.

More on this project soon.
A siren class gets its basic coat
six of each of the escorts and frigates
The sleek Phoenix class destroyers

First coat on the banshee
Overhead view
Comparison of a RSN Destroyer and a Tarakian Cruiser
Overhead of a destroyer, sans green
Escort and frigate comparison

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