Drop pod update

Haven’t got as far as I thought I would be by now, been playing Warhammer Online and Resident evil 5 a lot over the weekend. The new classes to warhammer is a nice addition to the game and my level 18 slayer looks very cool with striped pants.

Back to the drop pod, I started with applying a base colour to all the different parts in the interior, the metal was painted with boltgun metal, globe case and floor in mordian blue which is the base colour I will use for the hull.

The wires where painted with scab red and the brass tubing with tin blitz.

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I then darken all the details with badab black. I applied four layers of it and with each step adding a little extra in the crevices and corners to get a nice contrast.

The highlighting for the metal was made with chainmail.

Brass tubing with 1:1 tin blitz and dwarf bronze mix, then a layer of dwarf bronze.

Red cables where highlighted with red gore and then blood red.

Hull parts where highlighted with ultramarine blue.

drop_pod_interior_21

Next step is to finish up all five compartments, only done highlighting for two and then fix all the mistakes I made with the highlighting to make them more even.

After that I will add some wear and tear to the metal. Make some scratches on the suspenders where the marines have hold their hands during descent.

I also took a close up photo on the centre piece with it’s “text” added.

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Overall I am quite happy with the result so far, reaching some of the spots with the brush was very tricky work espesially for the red wires. I will recommend anybody that’s going to paint a drop pod not to assemble it first, just assemble it into larger pieces and then start painting.

    • Idris
    • March 16th, 2009

    I especially like the wire work, but can imagine assembling it made some of the painting a lot harder.

    Level 18!! I’m going to play some during the day and see if I can get to level 14-ish, but then I’ll just do what I can! Will be fun to meet up and see the shorts in person.

    • admin
    • March 16th, 2009

    Yeah the red wires was a pain and I did a lot of over painting onto the other details. Which you can see on the last photos, small red dots on the suspenders.

    I am more then happy to help you with tier 2 quests when you are back home.

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