Looks great! Nice freehand and colour choices.
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Another update, what do people think about the Red OSL that is supposed to be from the weapon, is it too much or does it look alright. To my eye it looks wrong but I can't put my finger on why exactly, anyway C&C appreciated.
Close up of the OSL
This will probably be the last post on this till its done, the last few have all looked pretty similar and I just have to do the undercarraige, tidy up the gems, lenses and stuff. Thanks for the feed back along the way and let me know about the OSL thing because its the first time I have really tried (aside from glow on LEDs on space marines or glowy eyes which are smaller scale and much simpler)
Last edited by Allonairre; October 22nd, 2011 at 23:28.
It looks fine to me, to be honest. Out of curiosity, do you have a fairly simple method of describing how you did it? I was kind of looking for a similar looking red glow on a miniature I was painting and couldn't quite get the look I wanted, but your effect seems the closest I've seen to what I was after.
Looking forward to the next pics dude. The red glow looks really nice and I know how hard it is to get red glow effects looking anywhere near decent (I failed miserably).
@Kuffy You are probably right, but with the contrast between the Gold and Purple, I thought that adding another contrasting colour on the weapons would be too much, I also don't have a bright enough Green.
@Deadstar, hmm, I can tell you how I did what I did I don't know if it will be simple to describe but it was simple enough to do. Anyway painted all the surfaces how I wanted them Gold purple etc, then painted the gun (glowy bit). I made sure to bring it to an area of very pure intense light, here it went to white but I have since changed it to very vivid red. Then I watered down the red heaps and painted it on the surfaces I imagined it would hit, increasing the layers at the points closer or under more intense light. ( I think I actually did this with water first to visualise how the paint would go on, I do that alot when I am playing around with something new.) I painted it inwards in the pic above (low light to highlight) I have gone back and done it the other way now and I like it better, the blend is smoother although it fades out quickly and the red is more intense in the centre. I think the key is that you want really thin layers (I think its called glazing) and it helps if the light source has a bright spot (like a torch) rather than a long flourescent tube type source.
Hope that made sense, and is helpful in someway.
@Borak - Patience is a virtue, to make it worse I am going on holiday so it may have to wait until Friday before I can even do anymore.
Thanks heaps for the feedback guys I promise I will put a pic up on Friday whether its finished or not, its good for my motivation.
Looking way better than in the first pictures. as fr what you feel is not right i think is that the model looks unbalanced. Starting from model design that i feel do not promote such many colours on it....
But with the right pose and base i feel will be a gorgeous model.
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Thanks Allonairre - if nothing else, you more or less hit on my exact problem in that I was trying to use a long tube-like source to base the glow from. Plus I'm too lazy and impatient to give proper glazing a decent go!
Might be getting a model soon I can try your tips on, though, so we'll see how I go
That Falcon is very funky, love the freehand design on it!
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@ Jim- Thanks heaps, I have a cool dragon/phoenix thing in mind for a freehand I want to try if I do another one of these.
@ Deadstar- Glad I helped (a bit anyway) it is definitely possible to do tube-like OSL, I just think that its harder as the light intensitiy and reflections are more difficult to visualise. Hope we get to see your model.
@ Niraco- Cheers man, I like it better as well, I haven't totally got a concept for the base figured out. If you have any ideas then that would be awesome. I have always liked the Eldar Tanks, for some reason I had never noticed how Asymetric they are, it was certainly a bit weird initially. Hopefully it has come together a bit better now though.
So this is pretty much done, I need to base it and there are afew little bits and pieces that need tidying up but if you see anything then let me know. I can't believe how many spirit stones there are on this tank, its actually a bit ridiculous, I got so fed up with painting them, they aren't very well done at all. I should go back over it an add battle damage but I am always nervous about ruining the model, I think I might do a simpler model to practice on. Anyway enough blah blah, the pictures
I decided to paint the canopies black rather than leaving them cloudy, not sure if I will glue them down or not seems a shame to cover the crew permanently but the canopies are a bit wobbly.
Thanks in advance for any feedback, and thanks for sticking with me through this.