I feel those air intakes stick out like a sore thumb though.
Thanks. It definitely was an attempt at doing something alien looking. The one thing that serpent has going for in its timeless design, is it is a great palette for trying some unique stuff out.
The intake is stark isn't it? So are the Wraith heads..... But perhaps the darkness of the vehicles makes it worse on the vehicle?
Beautiful! Consider painting the air intakes on the wave serpent in a dark colour and highlight the grilles.
Okay so here's what happened: After I did the two test schemes, I decided on this colour scheme and decided I'm going to be bold with it after all the hull is intentionally muted aquatic / energy. So with that in mind I actually had gold/copper vents just like you see on the Shuriken Cannon belt feeds. Then I repainted it an off white (with a green tint) and then shaded it with Cholea (?) Green shade.
The camera might be exaggerating it a bit, but not much.
I think I will go back to the gold/copper. At first I felt that was too muted, and thought since the Wraith heads were white/pink/purple I could do it... but I think the vehicle overall is much darker. So it's too stark.
The think about metallics is they felt too... human? I don't want to spend forever on a bloody vent though... and speaking of that...
Prot be all like "I don't want to do anything fancy"
Honestly it started with good intentions. Then to get where I was okay with it I looked at how much time it took and was really disappointed. A lot of steps to do this. A lot of drying times, and patience with fades. Very annoying.
I like how it looks but trust me I -always- take painting an Army not a figure as a huge task that has to take over all time into consideration. I greatly respect people who can put out a decent army quality. Many years ago I would try to paint award quality single figs and I realized.... you don't get armies done that way. It's almost wasteful for the gamer to take that approach.
I love the hobby more than anything, but I want to complete armies. So yes, this was a bit of an accident.. perhaps a bit of a mistake. It just kept evolving until I was happy with it.
Edited by Prot, 03 December 2019 - 01:14 PM.