Wow... if nothing else gets to me first this bucket will surely be the death of me... the stress and near heart attacks i've had while painting it has been unbelivable. specially considering i've been negelecting everything and everyone else in the process.
Anyway.. everything is painted by me. even the "decals" are hand-painted. (because i lost the ones i had and just recently found them again and now i can't be bothered to re-paint the ears and kill marks)
Been using a Aztek A 270 Airbrush. A ****** plastic amateur air-brush but it gets the job done.
Anyway.. on to the pics..
The ears have been handpainted using Games Workshop paints.
Red = Blood Red (61-06) , Grey = Fortress Grey (61-53), Green = Mix of Goblin Green (61-42) and Catachan Green (61-84)
Right ear: "Yellow/brown" = Dessert Yellow (61-83)
Decals = Skull white (61-54) and Chaos Black (61-51)
On to the bucket....
First a layer of silver spray paint (a bad choice.. but more on that topic later..) and some masking fluid...
Since Testors don't ship internationally i had to make due what was availbale to me.. Model Master Enamel Paints.
The cheeks and dome color is a custom mix between Pale Green (1716E), Semi-Gloss Blue (1594E) and Aircraft Grey (1731). I don't know the proportions. i tired to get the mix as close as possible by comparing the color to the ref. photos. Thinking of putting on a really thin layer of light gray to lighten it up a bit. I think it came out a bit to dark.. but maybe i'm just being to hard on my self.. Next pic please!!
Next step.. the back. Sorry for the bad light but you'll see the colour better in the following photos.
Again.. a custom mix between Euro I green (1764E) and the Blue (1594E). Same procedure.. eye-balled it.
Added the red and the cheeks look a bit more the "right" color". The red is Insigna Red (1705E).
Back of the helmet and a better look at the "back-color"
Painted the inside of the cheeks with Gunmetal (1795E)
A side view... and the colors are coming alive....
Used TK409's templates (Thank you for these!! :thumbup :thumbup ) For the kill marks. As you can see the pattern is a bit wavy but i'm hoping that this will dissapear one i get to weathering it a bit more. (As well as the small patches of yellow spray close to the dent why !?!? )
The yellow is Flat Yellow (1569E) and the orange at the back is a custom mix between the Flat Yellow (1569E) and Fire Red (1590).
After nice good layer of the yellow i just added a drop or so if the Fire red at the end with what was left in the cup and went over the last 5 kill marks with the orange.
Do the kill marks look too small? or is it just me?
With the ear laid onto the bucket..
And other side..
Anyway.. stay tuned for updates next week as the weathering process starts.. but untill then.. any pointers?
Oh.. and the reason why the silver spraypaint was a poor choice is because the enamel paint has a bit of trouble sticking to the paint. which i discoved when i pulled the masking tape of too fast and took some paint of with it (and almost my heart in the process...) I hope that the varnish/laqcuer i'm gonna put on last will protect it from further scratches.
But on a final note i would like to aknowledge Spidey-Fett, Rouge Studios and TK409 for the inspiration, information and all pictures which inspired me in undertaking this heart-wrenching task. (IŽll send the medical bill later )