Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Auricom Griffon Base Design

This thing will be going onto a base. I want it in flight, so I don't really have any other option that to build it a base.
This will my first ever base, so the build will most likely be a nightmare.

Anyway this is the design for it. Modeled after a WipeOut racetrack... a segment thereof.

Auricom Griffon Paint, Decals and Weathering

Finished the base painting and some minor scratching / weathering.
I planned on doing most of them using steel wool (by layering shades of the base and top coat of the craft with clear coats in between and then going back down into them with the steel wool...) This didn't really work, so I also added some painted on chips. Not as naturally random, but fun to do. They still look a little 'cartoony' in places now, but some thick washes will help push that back.

I managed to find a guy on the Maschinen Krueger forums, how was friendly enough to print me some custom decals for a small fee.

So those went on beautifully. They responded really well to the MicroSet en MicroSol I used to put them on.
They can have a couple more coats of MicroSol, but then it's good to go for a clear coat and on to washing and more weathering!

thanks for looking!

Friday, 11 April 2014

Auricom Griffon Paint Progress

The base layer is done and I put on the first colour layer. 

This layer has a lighter shade of the final colour which will (hopefully) come through when I do the chipping and scratches later on.
The pink is a mix of Tamiya Flat Red and Flat White
The blue is Sky Blue, Flat white and a little Medium Blue (all Tamiya).

This is now drying and will get a thin coat of clear before I'll put on the final colour.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Auricom Griffon Color Scheme

So... base coat is just about done, but I'm still researching the colour scheme.
This whole WhipeOut thing kind of feels like a risk. It's just uncharted territory I guess... anyway I decided to test some schemes out in photoshop.

This is what I came up with. 
I'm looking for someplace to get custom white decals made, which will be pretty essential to this design...

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Auricom Griffon base paints

started putting base paints on. 
Already regret one thing: glueing in the gun and bomb shaped gas tank (or bomb..?). They are going to make painting the insides of the 'arms' a nightmare... oh well. We'll cross that bridge when we get there....

Anyway pre-shaded and base painted. 
The main hull a dull dark grey (thinned Tamiya Black Green) and the engine and antigravity spheres a mix of Tamiya Chrome Silver and Tamiya German Grey.