Well, you want to know what I was doing with the airbrush. I probably should have taken some photos as I went along, but in true Tamsin fashion I completely forgot.
No, I am not going to go back and redo everything just to get photos for you. You'll just have to make do with the pics I have taken at the end and some explanatory text.
|All the bits the airbrush hit today|
|MAWPs (Mobile Autonomous Weapon Platforms)|
The drones and MAWPs were primed black. I then gave them a base coat of German Green. It didn't look right, so I went over them with camo dark green.
|NSL Power Armour with SAWs and Plasma guns|
|The hover vehicles|
The hover vehicles were primed with German dark yellow (dunkelgelb). The first layer of camo was hull red. The second was dark grey blue (mainly because I somehow couldn't find the bottle of panzer dark grey out of my collection of a massive eighteen bottles) which I sprayed through the diamond-pattern mesh. This did work in patches but was awkward to get right - getting the right combination of air-pressure, trigger depression, distance of brush to mesh/model and distance of mesh to model was a complete pain.
The final colour in the camo pattern was camo light green. This was sprayed a bit more successfully through the mesh with round holes. Although it does look rather bright now, that should get toned down when the models are washed.
I must say that for getting these done, the airbrush and compressor were well worth the small amount of money I paid for them.
The mesh does work, but will need a lot of practice. I think that I might have gone a little too busy with the camo pattern on these, but I'm not going to go back and redo them.
Once the airbrushing session was over I finished off the ACW artillery and infantry. The basing texture was drybrushed, then I glued the guns onto the artillery bases. After that was the flocking, then finally adding flags to the infantry. A quick photo session and then it was time to write up the post. That's all done and all it needs now is Curt's blurb and to be posted.
Update - while I was writing this, Curt has posted the ACW. Linkypoos
The airbrush will see some more duty tomorrow. I've got a couple of bits to do on the hover drones and then I will be testing colour schemes for the ESU spaceships. If I'm happy with them, I'll get them all done.
The main job for tomorrow though is to do the detailing on the hover vehicles. Assuming I don't spend too long on the spaceships...
Plans For Next Week
1. Complete painting of the hover vehicles and do the basing
2. Paint up the MAWPs, drones and NSL power armour. I might even be able to do those during lunch breaks at work.
3. Do the detail painting on the ESU spaceships.