Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Air Brush Practice and something in the mail AKA: Rogue General Hunter's day off

Hello all,

I stayed home from work today because I suffer from occasional insomnia. Last night was one of those nights. After 5 hours of trying to sleep I decided to get up and watch a movie. I ended up watching "the Space Children" . I was able to get to sleep after that but it was already 3:30 and I needed to get up by 4:30 for work. I decided to stay home.

I also decided this morning that I would not waste the day. I wanted to practice with my airbrush since it was a nice day and the wife had to go in to her job. :)

I am working on a Forge world Brass scorpion and I want to match the pattern on the forge world site. I also have a Reaver Titan (old Armorcast) that I am thinking of doing in green or Blue.

Below are the 2nd set of test pieces.

The middle 2 are almost the same

The Blue card is using a simple fading technique that has eluded me for some time but came to me in a flash this morning

No Flash on this picture

The Red cards are two attempts to match the Forge world version. At this point they are the same but I intend to do the glosses a little differently on each one.

The Green one is using the same technique as the red but with Green. I have marked a red line to allow me to compare changes to the process. I wish I had thought of it earlier. 

Yellow wash on the left Green on the right
This weekend I plan to add more coats and play with the colors some. Wish me luck

The Gun!

While I was waiting for the washes to dry I decided to work on a scenery project. The body of this turret was the cardboard brace for a piece of IT equipment from work. The larger part of the barrel is a plastic tube and the smaller barrel part is a 7/11 Slurpee straw with the spoon part cut off. plastic card, card stock, and the hatch from an old Rhino make up the rest of it. the whole thing is glued to an old CD.

Here is the original fresh from assembly

The wife thought a smiley face would make it less threatening 
I decided to paint it up today. I must say that the Minitaire line of paint is pretty sweat! I like the gray as it works on most everything. The Washes will take getting used to but I am in for the long haul on this one so bring it on!

Anyway. I painted the defense cannon using nothing but the air brush and it came out like this...

Not bad for a first attempt.
On a final note I got a package in the mail today and guess what it was... Give up?

An old Epicast Falcon Grav tank!

It's an original baby! No one would make a tank this badly today. 
Well that was Rogue General Hunter's day off. all in all great fun.
Tomorrow back to the grind!



1 comment:

  1. Dude, you should demo your technique at the next NOVA Open staff meeting!