And so here we go again… 😁 Hussar 2016 officially started.
This time it’s just quick update of what’s going on in My Luvly Desk starport:
Just before the weekend started second Ural class destroyer has left the assembly line in the mother star base. I still cannot get used to painting these models but I also cannot wait to see just few more painted and photographed on black (deep space that is) backround.
As for painting itself I was trying to keep exactly the same color choice, there are just minor differences: for instance while painitng the second model (flying coffin on the right) I didn’t use airbrush for base colors – it’s barely noticed and most of the paint was corrected with brush anyway. I also painted strong shadows around the windows (or lights or whatever it is): from close distance it doesn’t look too well but it look very fine looking from a meter above – these are gaming models after all. I also tried to increase contrast by applying stronger highlights on reds and highlighting grey to pure white. Again – these tinies are gaming models and strong contrast is the key when it comes to painting such toys.
This time the model was sealed only with semi-matt spray varnish but I think the next time I will hit the flyer with a layer of glossy varnish first for a protection, and then apply matt or semi-matt varnish for a good look. Right now candidate for such a devilish experiment is small frigate hovering over superglue in the back of the photo.
Till the next time!
“North of the Kingdom of the Dead, and east of Worlds Edge Mountains, lies the Plains of Bones. The land is a desert of multi-coloured refractive sand from which huge rib-cages emerge.
For this is the place where dragons came to die, to rest their bones among those of their ancestors as they had done for millions of years, before any other sentient being walked the surface of the Known World…”
It took me long time but I am more than happy to see that beast finished.
Sure lots of things could’ve been done better bur screw it – it’s the first dragon I painted and it made me proud =]
Hope you like it.