Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Dropzone Commander Paint Test with Models
I decided to go with GW colors, as I like the variety of their layer line, and as I wasn't quite sure what I was going for I wanted some choices. I picked three Blue paints and three Green paints, thinking one of them had to look good.
I painted on the three different blues, with a layer of Secret Weapon Miniature's Blue Wash on top. I then decided on the blue color to use. I found that the wash added a glossy sheen I didn't like, so I gave it a quick coat of Matte spray, a trick I've learned in the last year from painting tanks.
After I picked a Blue, I decided to try the three different Green paints with the Blue I picked. I ended up picking these colors.
I looked at the model in Gray for a while, and decided I really, really liked the Gray. I decided to try doing a scheme that was Gray, so I just added some wash to the grills/dark parts, added a red stripe on the rear, and a bit of metal for the engines. It is a super simple scheme and I think that's what I like about it. I'm not sure I won't go back to my Blue/Green idea, but the more I look at the pictures I think I accidentally found a scheme I really like.
Posted by Sean Ireland at 9:54 AM