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I'm confused as to whether I posted and it never showed up, or I wrote and never clicked post... weird. There's been some great work put up in the meantime!

 

'Tis true Gottmituns, I applaud any modification of the Assault Frigate II too, Man that is an ugly ship, sorry to hear the work on that AFII didn't work out quite right. Still looking forward to what you come up with -laughs- even if it's a Mk.I, eh?

 

Bases -ponders- I use a Krylon camo spray primer, then usually cheap matte craftstore black paint and a dullcoat after that with squadrons on squadron bases if I can, gets them both and I usually superglue squadrons in place anyway.

 

Love the more movie-esque Star Destroyer DUR. The regular model really doesn't feel like it gives a sense of scale, so painting it up with even just a few washes always feels right. But the variety of greys on there and use of a thinner, veeeery very nice. Big fan of streaky plates :P -laughs- Fifty Shades of Grey... yep, sounds Slaneeshi or Dark Eldar-esque to me too. I hard that Testors (or was it Testors and MIG) had a whitewash ink. I wonder it that would work for streaks- Thinned airbrush paints... yep, 'tis what I do now, just a dullcoat in the end and it allows for some pretty good transitions

 

I do like that Initiator Viperous, The sides look good too. Raiders are fun little ships to paint. Those TIEs are looking good too. Neat lines, good colours.  The battle grous are really starting to come together, eh?

 

I think that Kath looks pretty good Sbloom, but that X-wing Kath is just frigging awesome! No doubt about that! How does gloss work on something this size? (I know some of the older TIES I do have a really glossy ink wash on the windows, but I haven't used them in quite a while and not on a flat surface..

 

Gortt, those TIES do look nice clean and even. It really is a good colour, what's the exact shade? That Vallejomodel colour light grey? I do spot one missing a horizontal strut... which is a shock because I suck at Where's Waldo :P Great work on 'em too. I know I hate doing those things.

 

Aaaa we're graced by the presence of the Mad God himself, Sheogorath. Very nice and welcome to the forum too. First Order, eh? Nice, very nice, dark black without it looking grey, blue lights, sans red., yep I'm a fan. Going to be working up any First Order Ties for us, mate? That GSD and group of Interceptor are pretty tantalizing. Can't wait to see what else you've got, and again, welcome in to the group.

 

Iandiger. Aye that did save me a google search, but it's a good colour combination so I'm looking forward to seeing how you execute it. Hmm, what are your thoughts on metallics? I've been working on and off with them but I've never got a really good feeling if they work well in Star Wars or not.

 

The Call, Cynan?   Neat teal and yellow, with dirty white, faaaatty alien... weird weird stormy helmet too.  yeah, I'm an episode behind. -laughs-  Do put those up here, eh?  They're great but... did you hack a third of the wings off those TIE fighters? -blinks- I think I like them (and I certainly like the colour) but I'm so going to have to get used to it. Good job for something unique and that got me to take a step back. I'd seriously love to see those on a tabletop. Hazard stripes and aurubech on the GSD is great too.

 

I do like blue corvettes MPG. Rebels inspired, it's awesome how much their colour schemes have opened up what we normally see. Deeception, love the name nnd the ship looks good too. What are you thinking on for escortS? Mon Cals always looked grey in the films (I never saw much for the other patchy blue-greys because of the filters) So got a name for that Mc80 yet?

 

Quite flattered BMcDonald Most of my washes tend to go on after eveyrthing's done... then I think it's done and rehighlight in the end :P Looks just fine mate, really does. The GSD's have always been an odd ship to me, there's something about their shape and their plates that makes me stare at it saying 'you'r not a -real- Imperial ship at all, are you?' Only suggestion, black felt marker to the card base to make them black :P  That SSD... I's so very-very jealous. Seriously cool stuff!

 

So, the first normal thing. I've been working on.  Did I mention I don't like the Jumpmaster 5000 model?

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And I'll skirt my rule about no 3D prints (still behind spoilers though) because the ship no longer exists in this pattern. It's all gone, stripped and half back to normal, so now it's just a form of 'digital art'.  Pixels on the web, never to exist in mortal form....

This is why no one should let me watch a show and paint at the same time. Sky-earth NMM on 3 axis doesn't work well, now I need another big relatively flat surface to try it on.  Hmm, think Bosk would ever put chrome on his YV-666?

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Vykes, great job with that Lambda, much better than I could have ever done.

 

I've never used metallics on a Star Wars ship, but I'm thinking of mixing a silver with a gunmetal grey to get the correct grey color I want. It'll be a learning curve, for sure!

 

I'll be sure to post some WIPs and the finished products when I get around to it, I'm in college right now, so there isn't a lot of time to work on them.

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You know Iandagger, I think I've used metallics on just 9 TIEs and then dulled them down to the point where it was just gold and didn't matter anyway -laughs- but I've been wondering about mixing the colours too. I know that metallic paints lose their pigment and finish very quickly like that, but I can't help but wonder if a thinned metallic over top would restore some of that after it's been colour corrected.

 

Always good to see them. Aaah college eh? I finished university a few years back and had enough profs that wanted proofed work, so I really do understand (my primary history professor loved documentation: so for every footnote we had, we had to get a photocopy and highlight our sources along with their covers and documentation. My final paper was only 40-ish pages of text, but ended up at well over 300 pages due to those proofs.)

 

-laughs- I can't help but think how many tins of silver polish that Lambda's maintenance crew would have to go through Gottmituns. It does look like a mirror at Studio 54, doesn't it? All it needs is some really weird reflections and shapes in the horizon  -laughs- Oh man, if that was an art print it would so be White Lines on a Lambda.  That is gold, mate. 

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I'm confused as to whether I posted and it never showed up, or I wrote and never clicked post... weird. There's been some great work put up in the meantime!

 

'Tis true Gottmituns, I applaud any modification of the Assault Frigate II too, Man that is an ugly ship, sorry to hear the work on that AFII didn't work out quite right. Still looking forward to what you come up with -laughs- even if it's a Mk.I, eh?

 

Bases -ponders- I use a Krylon camo spray primer, then usually cheap matte craftstore black paint and a dullcoat after that with squadrons on squadron bases if I can, gets them both and I usually superglue squadrons in place anyway.

 

Love the more movie-esque Star Destroyer DUR. The regular model really doesn't feel like it gives a sense of scale, so painting it up with even just a few washes always feels right. But the variety of greys on there and use of a thinner, veeeery very nice. Big fan of streaky plates :P -laughs- Fifty Shades of Grey... yep, sounds Slaneeshi or Dark Eldar-esque to me too. I hard that Testors (or was it Testors and MIG) had a whitewash ink. I wonder it that would work for streaks- Thinned airbrush paints... yep, 'tis what I do now, just a dullcoat in the end and it allows for some pretty good transitions

 

I do like that Initiator Viperous, The sides look good too. Raiders are fun little ships to paint. Those TIEs are looking good too. Neat lines, good colours.  The battle grous are really starting to come together, eh?

 

I think that Kath looks pretty good Sbloom, but that X-wing Kath is just frigging awesome! No doubt about that! How does gloss work on something this size? (I know some of the older TIES I do have a really glossy ink wash on the windows, but I haven't used them in quite a while and not on a flat surface..

 

Gortt, those TIES do look nice clean and even. It really is a good colour, what's the exact shade? That Vallejomodel colour light grey? I do spot one missing a horizontal strut... which is a shock because I suck at Where's Waldo :P Great work on 'em too. I know I hate doing those things.

 

Aaaa we're graced by the presence of the Mad God himself, Sheogorath. Very nice and welcome to the forum too. First Order, eh? Nice, very nice, dark black without it looking grey, blue lights, sans red., yep I'm a fan. Going to be working up any First Order Ties for us, mate? That GSD and group of Interceptor are pretty tantalizing. Can't wait to see what else you've got, and again, welcome in to the group.

 

Iandiger. Aye that did save me a google search, but it's a good colour combination so I'm looking forward to seeing how you execute it. Hmm, what are your thoughts on metallics? I've been working on and off with them but I've never got a really good feeling if they work well in Star Wars or not.

 

The Call, Cynan?   Neat teal and yellow, with dirty white, faaaatty alien... weird weird stormy helmet too.  yeah, I'm an episode behind. -laughs-  Do put those up here, eh?  They're great but... did you hack a third of the wings off those TIE fighters? -blinks- I think I like them (and I certainly like the colour) but I'm so going to have to get used to it. Good job for something unique and that got me to take a step back. I'd seriously love to see those on a tabletop. Hazard stripes and aurubech on the GSD is great too.

 

I do like blue corvettes MPG. Rebels inspired, it's awesome how much their colour schemes have opened up what we normally see. Deeception, love the name nnd the ship looks good too. What are you thinking on for escortS? Mon Cals always looked grey in the films (I never saw much for the other patchy blue-greys because of the filters) So got a name for that Mc80 yet?

 

Quite flattered BMcDonald Most of my washes tend to go on after eveyrthing's done... then I think it's done and rehighlight in the end :P Looks just fine mate, really does. The GSD's have always been an odd ship to me, there's something about their shape and their plates that makes me stare at it saying 'you'r not a -real- Imperial ship at all, are you?' Only suggestion, black felt marker to the card base to make them black :P  That SSD... I's so very-very jealous. Seriously cool stuff!

 

So, the first normal thing. I've been working on.  Did I mention I don't like the Jumpmaster 5000 model?

zm1lxj.jpg

 

And I'll skirt my rule about no 3D prints (still behind spoilers though) because the ship no longer exists in this pattern. It's all gone, stripped and half back to normal, so now it's just a form of 'digital art'.  Pixels on the web, never to exist in mortal form....

This is why no one should let me watch a show and paint at the same time. Sky-earth NMM on 3 axis doesn't work well, now I need another big relatively flat surface to try it on.  Hmm, think Bosk would ever put chrome on his YV-666?

210f6dk.jpg

2rrqope.jpg

Thanks for the kind words! I'm a fan of how the capital ships are coming out, but my squadrons need work.

 

your squadrons make me regret I ever set brush and paint to TIE fighter.

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"Shut up Dengar..."

 

I did the jumpmaster during our new weekly gaming night, I was the odd man out...I needed to get it done...so wam..I took a chance and rolled with it.

 

I used a mix of Vallejo/GW colors...and I'm leaning towards using Vallejo more instead of GW for fighters...I can mix and match more easily. 

 

Gonna do the Fett next for a friend, then move on to more Ties then the Rebel ships...then....Imperial V-wings.

 

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Last of my bombers are done!

 

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I'm curious why the star destroyers are black.

 

Not a dig, I think your work is fantastic. 

 

I like the First Order TIE scheme, basically.

 

I know the Finalizer isn't black in The Force Awakens (or at least it didn't look like it was), but I really like that black on white color scheme.

 

I feel like I can justify this to myself (headcanon-wise) that post-Endor a task force commander might have scarpered off with his ships, and surely black paint can't be that hard to come by :D

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I'm curious why the star destroyers are black.

 

Not a dig, I think your work is fantastic. 

 

I like the First Order TIE scheme, basically.

 

I know the Finalizer isn't black in The Force Awakens (or at least it didn't look like it was), but I really like that black on white color scheme.

 

I feel like I can justify this to myself (headcanon-wise) that post-Endor a task force commander might have scarpered off with his ships, and surely black paint can't be that hard to come by :D

 

 

Considering it took Booster what...a year or so to afford red paint to paint his star destroyer, and he wasn't on the new republics hit list either :P

 

On a side note, I keep joking with my friend that I'm gonna repaint his star destroyer red...star slowly then work my way up. 

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I'm curious why the star destroyers are black.

 

Not a dig, I think your work is fantastic. 

 

I like the First Order TIE scheme, basically.

 

I know the Finalizer isn't black in The Force Awakens (or at least it didn't look like it was), but I really like that black on white color scheme.

 

I feel like I can justify this to myself (headcanon-wise) that post-Endor a task force commander might have scarpered off with his ships, and surely black paint can't be that hard to come by :D

 

 

Considering it took Booster what...a year or so to afford red paint to paint his star destroyer, and he wasn't on the new republics hit list either :P

 

On a side note, I keep joking with my friend that I'm gonna repaint his star destroyer red...star slowly then work my way up. 

 

 

if Booster had been willing to threaten to bombard a planet unless they painted his ships he might have gotten a discount

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I think that Kath looks pretty good Sbloom, but that X-wing Kath is just frigging awesome! No doubt about that! How does gloss work on something this size? (I know some of the older TIES I do have a really glossy ink wash on the windows, but I haven't used them in quite a while and not on a flat surface..]

Thank you! The gloss works really well I think. To clarify, it's Coat d'Arms gloss varnish which dries clear and is quite watery in consistency compared to a lot of varnishes. It's certainly nicer than using gloss paint. Here it is on the Slave 1 I did;

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It's also easier to get a smooth coat with such a small area. The X-Wing Kath was a massive pain to gloss. I did mask the canopy on that with putty but it pulled some the factory varnish off- lots of coats with lots of strokes and slightly watered down varnish!

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I do like blue corvettes MPG. Rebels inspired, it's awesome how much their colour schemes have opened up what we normally see. Deeception, love the name nnd the ship looks good too. What are you thinking on for escortS? Mon Cals always looked grey in the films (I never saw much for the other patchy blue-greys because of the filters) So got a name for that Mc80 yet?

Thank you Vykes, glad to know you like them! For escorts on the SD I don't really have much choice between the 3 ships that are avalible, most likely I will make them Gladiators or Raiders + 1 Victory or I may settle for some custom Arquittens, we'll see. As for the MC-80 I have settled on the name Tranquility.

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So I bought a Nebulon... Then I broke the peg (don't pay attention to the shoddy replacement job). I really love the way this one turned out.

 

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I named her The Elysium and gave her a nice Yellow-Gray color scheme.

 

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I'm placing her with my slowly growing (2 ship) Phoenix group fleet.

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