Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Mech Attendant Recovery…


Thought I'd do a quick post showing the Mechanical Attendant in better shape.

I've managed to get some painting done every evening this week so far. This has meant steady progress whilst having enough time away to carefully consider the next step.

As has been discussed in previous comments on this blog, yellow was perhaps not the cleverest choice for painting a charity model under time pressure. It can be very unforgiving – and has proved to be. However, perserverence and the thinning of paint to being almost water has allowed me to get through the problems and not have the model caked in acrylic.


As you can see the yellow armour is not there quite yet. I need to tidy up the final highlights and add a final wash to aid the smooth blending. I was going to do a step by step guide to painting yellow, unfortunately I don't remember how I ended up at this point – so much paint and ink has been applied. I will revisit yellow in the not too distant future and do a more controlled painting session to document it for you all.

The bits currently still black will, for the most part, be finished in my Black/Coal Black mix. The gun will be painted up in red to tie in with the rest of our little crew.

I've got a break for a couple of days now as my evenings are swallowed up by other things. With Bull coming over for a game of Malifaux on Bank Holiday Monday next week it looks like I've got a lot of painting to do this weekend.

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13 comments:

  1. Result! Nicely done there Sir, looking great.

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    1. Result… absolutely! Looking forward to finishing up these models – slow painter that I am.

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  2. Really impressive mate, the yellow is looking fantastic. We're nearly there!

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    1. I think I can actually see the light at the end of the tunnel ;)

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  3. Very nice and spangly. That yellow is marvellous

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    1. Took a while to get it looking vibrant but I'm very happy :)

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  4. Very nice, I like the golden armor quite a lot

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  5. Am loving the color scheme on this! I think although it was a difficult color, you are really pulling it off here. Cannot wait to see your tutorial on how do yellows.. always like seeing those kind of tuts..
    Cheers!

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    1. I love reading painting tutorials too so I'm quite keen on doing something soon.

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  6. Recovery? This is top tier work! Stunning. One can only hope all such recoveries work out this well. You are an inspiration, sir.

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    1. Thank you sir!

      Ha ha, it may look good now but it was a mess just a week ago! If I can inspire people to paint beyond their comfort zone then that is a great side effect ;)

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  7. I know this is an old post, but just had to say - lovely work. :)

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