Thursday, January 11, 2018

Primaris Redemptor





With a few more details added, this guy is ready to sit in the cabinet awaiting full army basing. Once the bases have been determined, then the appropriate dirt and other pigments can be added.

One of the new things on this model is OSL. I almost never try OSL. I think it worked ok here. I don't love it, but don't hate it either. On the other hand, it was pretty easy. The problem I experienced was not having a good white paint. Once it started chalking up I knew I had to just stop.

9 comments:

  1. Did you use fluro paints? They are awesome. I really like grumbacher and shmicke whites in the tubes, for spraying Vallejo Ivory is nice and doesn't chalk up no matter how thin you make it.

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    1. Yes. I used yellow because it was the only color I had. It was pretty chunky and need thinner to re-activate it.

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    2. Golden hi flow fluros is what i used on ahsoka and they are very nice. bigger bottels than the hobby paints too ;)

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  2. I am not sure that I like the OSL. In this case it looks like a combination of light from a source hitting surrounding surfaces and how an observer perceives the emitted light. The top of the gun between the coils would be dark as no light could hit it but a viewer would see it as light due to the spread of the light when it is traveling from the light areas to the observer. This effect would then be highly dependent on the viewers position and if the model is view in the "wrong" angel it just looks wrong. I think that if you are to use OSL it has to be painted on with a brush or narrow spray, only lighting areas on the model directly visible to the source and not as a general spray covering all surfaces around the source. The later is more what a viewer would see due to effects in the eye rather than light illuminating the model. Otherwise it is as usual a great paint job on the model.

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    1. This is a really well thought out critique. I went overboard on the overspray. I think OSL needs both airbrush and brush to do it effectively. I don't hate how this turned out. To me at least, it gives the impression of a glowing yellow LED like source. I should go back and grey out areas that would not see it, but I think I'm going to let this stand as my first attempt. I'm kind of locked into the style now though. I have have a bunch more to paint for this army, so I will have to stick to the yellow color. Hopefully you'll see some improvement in the next batch. I really appreciate the thoughtfulness of your comment. Lots to chew on!

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  3. Awesome work, I really love the colour scheme on the Dreadnought.

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    1. Thanks Greg. These guys will be ready to crush your orks soon. Any by crush I mean execute a flawless tactical retreat!

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