Well we are full swing here at the university. I find myself behind on my blogging schedule. With that said I apologize for not making my one post every two weeks schedule, however I will say what I lack in quantity I will hope to make up for in quality. My paint time has been sparse however with my dedicated setup I have been able to make good progress. Today I will show you where I am with my Bad Moons Battlewagon.
As I have stated many times I am not a fan of the loud bright yellow some people favor by the same token I don't wanted an entirely muted yellow either. What I have recently worked on is brightening patches of the trucks armor. I use Vallejo Game Color Sunblast yellow for this. I load some on a number one brush and lightly let in flow into areas. I try to stay away from edges so they can keep their dark shading. On the very edge I use Vallejo Bad Moon Yellow I also use it on the top of bolts it creates a nice pop on the model and allows me to keep the grit below are some shots for you to see.
color swatches come in handy. With all colors handy it was just a matter of finding the right one and from there the project moved on, no running to the hobby store to find a color.
Tires and Treads
video overview of what pigments can do. Now to get a good textured look of build up I went with a very solid product.
Oni, Stahly's Paint Station, and PX40K. This is a great product you really should get a bottle today. I used it as well to fill in the skull pits on a realm of battle board but that's for another day.
Below you will see my tires which I painted in similar fashion to the treads. One of the added touches was to paint a blueish rust around the bolts that was created by mixing dark green and hawk turquoise. I like the effect and gives a good touch to the tires.
|Tire painted flat without highlights or washes|
|Finished tire with rust and dirt effects|