OK, so I have been fumbling over one problem after another. Finicky airbrushes, broken airbrushes, failed primers, misused respirators...
But finally, the first test model is complete! Well...mostly:
My photography is...sketchy. I actually had access to a really good camera for a change, and the results were worse than my crap camera! But I need to go reading the instruction manual rather than piddling around with the options wheel blindly. Anyway, these are from the crap camera, and are pretty decent, if just a touch blurry.
I need to settle on a base theme. I want something pretty, but not overly complicated to save on time investment. Something that clashes well with the muted brown, most likely a concrete/gray/urban sort of base.
This was my first attempt at battle damage, and I had mixed results. The tone I used is the base shade of brown mixed with black about 50/50. The problem I found is that it doesn't really appear on the shadowed areas. Seeing as the shins are the shadowed area, and the most likely to get dinged up...well, that's a bit odd.
I didn't go with the typical method of underlining damage with a lighter shade, as I wanted most of it to just look like mild peppering, with only a few serious slashes and worn edges that cut through to the metal beneath. It also looks a bit like dirt/mud this way. I did, however, go a bit overboard on some segments, his right shoulder in particular.
The Bolter is crap, but I borrowed it from an old model to just skip that nuisance for now.
Also, if someone can tell me how I might turn these into expandable thumbnails rather than big clumsy pics, I'd appreciate it!
Edited by Firepower, 22 August 2013 - 12:10 AM.