G1 Style Unicron

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Postby Big Grim » Mon Feb 20, 2006 1:43 pm

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I was just thinking on that actually Tramp.

You see, that is what I did for the abdominal Reactor he has. Painted it in a bright Mithril silver and gave it a few coats of Tamiya Clear Red. Means the reactor still shines rather nicely.

And yeah. The planet mouth is somewhat crooked. I think I'll redo that.
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Postby tentagil » Mon Feb 20, 2006 5:00 pm

That rocks so much.
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Postby @l3x » Mon Feb 20, 2006 7:14 pm

i like it but i would paint the right hand to match
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Postby Tramp » Mon Feb 20, 2006 7:19 pm

@l3x wrote:i like it but i would paint the right hand to match


I wouldn?t. I would leave the hand as it is. The glowing hand is a great effect.
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Postby Primus_feather » Mon Feb 20, 2006 10:43 pm

I really think you should paint the feet to match to planet shell, i mean they just stick out in panet mode and the grey shade doesnt really matter in bot mode.
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Postby tentagil » Tue Feb 21, 2006 12:00 am

I'm still trying to figure out different painting techniquies. Could you explain exactly how you got that look on the shell?

You said Ink Wash but not sure how you do that exactly.
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G1 Style Unicron

Postby Dark_Fool » Tue Feb 21, 2006 12:22 am

I don't know what was used here, but in the Citadel range an ink ir wash is essentially a really watery paint. you just slap it on over normal paint and it brings out detail and gives the base paint a tinge in that colour.

dry brushing is a good trick too. all you do is get the paint off your brush by painting until there's no paint left, then you run the brsuh over areas and it leaves a faint amount of that paint on the surface. It's good for details, look at Decepticon Inferno and you'll see what I mean
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Postby Anthony-aggro » Tue Feb 21, 2006 12:45 am

That looks really cool. I like it. I wish that you had less blurry pics though.
Later there will be something better here.
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Re: G1 Style Unicron

Postby Big Grim » Tue Feb 21, 2006 6:46 pm

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As do I mate. I have never really been that great with cameras.

Dark_Fool wrote:I don't know what was used here, but in the Citadel range an ink ir wash is essentially a really watery paint. you just slap it on over normal paint and it brings out detail and gives the base paint a tinge in that colour.

dry brushing is a good trick too. all you do is get the paint off your brush by painting until there's no paint left, then you run the brsuh over areas and it leaves a faint amount of that paint on the surface. It's good for details, look at Decepticon Inferno and you'll see what I mean


And those are what I used. Base coat, ink wash and dry brush. Pulls all the detail out beautifully.
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Re: G1 Style Unicron

Postby Dark_Fool » Tue Feb 21, 2006 10:13 pm

Big Grim wrote:As do I mate. I have never really been that great with cameras.

Dark_Fool wrote:I don't know what was used here, but in the Citadel range an ink ir wash is essentially a really watery paint. you just slap it on over normal paint and it brings out detail and gives the base paint a tinge in that colour.

dry brushing is a good trick too. all you do is get the paint off your brush by painting until there's no paint left, then you run the brsuh over areas and it leaves a faint amount of that paint on the surface. It's good for details, look at Decepticon Inferno and you'll see what I mean


And those are what I used. Base coat, ink wash and dry brush. Pulls all the detail out beautifully.


certainly does. I always liked using inks on the base coat for that purpose. It's a somewhat lazier approach than dry brushing :wink:
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Postby Tramp » Tue Feb 21, 2006 11:38 pm

The real trick is to combine washes and Drybrushing together. Washes seep into the crevases darkening them while Drybrushing brings out the highlights. When both techniques are used together, they bring out all the details more sharply. Colored clearcoats can sometimes be used as substitutes for washes when used on metallics
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