Muv-Luv Alternative Shiranui Storm / Strike Vanguard part 3

Once the black and white underpainting was dry, the next stage was to mix up some blue paints for the main body colours.DSC02564For the pale blue I started with a little Tamiya jar about half-full of thinner, and then added drops of cool-grey and blue from FW Acrylics Artists Ink. These paints are already thinned and ready to use, so the end result was very very thin indeed. DSC02565 DSC02566 DSC02567 DSC02568 I didn’t actually mask the raised sections on the shield. I was just very careful with the airbrush. The paint was similar to the lighter blue, but used mainly FW blue and some Payne’s Grey to darken it down.DSC02569The sunlight decided to stream in just as I grabbed a shot of the wing sections. The dark metallic sections were painted first with Tamiya smoke and then Uschi powder was brushed on when dry.  DSC02570 Now time for a test assembly!DSC02571 DSC02572 Changing the light you can see how the pre-shading and weathering really modulates the very thin blue top layer of paint quite beautifully.DSC02573 DSC02574 DSC02575 This kit has lots of great detail which I think will really come alive when I start adding more oil washes, oil stains, rust and chipping effects.DSC02576 The brighter blue was a colour my daughter had mixed up to paint her Petit’gguy. It’s cyan with a hint of green and I thought it would work well for the highlight colour on these parts. I have more of these highlight parts to add to the model, already painted and drying.DSC02577 DSC02579 DSC02580 DSC02581Now more work to really dirty this guy up begins!!

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  1. This had turned out very well. Much more painterly, and to me more natural than your normal work (though you know I adore your other works:-) ) . Well done bud-E. Hope it it encourages you to do more of this style in the future.

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