Thanks for watching this project then. I do try to do as much as I can on this when I can.rhothy wrote:I think when you ink or oil wash the cracks that the color will really pop.
I can't wait to see more. I litterally check back everyday for updates.
So today's update I taped up the Manta so I could start the 1st coat level on some of the detail parts of the Manta.
Here it is all taped up and ready to go, just doing this part alone took a good 30 mins as I wanted to restrict the amount of paint that touches the original coat. I will have to make a few final touch ups near the end but minimizing this last stage will help drastically later on.
Just the simply plain black undercoat before the colour is added.
Here is a sample of the engine and break line colour, it's a little wet still in this picture so it dried up looking a lot nicer than it shows in this picture. Nearly like a dusty brown, as if it picked up dust flying through space.
Here is a better view from a distance, I'm quite happy with how this first stage turned out. The brown really helps the blues and greens of the base colour pop out.
Finally the few little metal parts I painted on the Manta. It's my attempt at a NNM and when it dried I was quite happy with how it turn out.
Sorry that I haven't taken the tape off for this pictures however I have to wait for the paint to be completely dry before doing this or it will peel off what I've painted.
I'm considering at a latter stage putting some Tau text along the engine like a warning scripture of a kind. I'd have to create a template for this but I think it might look good at the end, I'll simply wait until I add the black parts next then I'll give it some more consideration. What do you think?
Well that's this part done anyway.