OK, it is time this lil' boy gets some colour!
First thing was properly priming it. I simply primed it white and then black on certain areas
|If I left it white it could pass for a small snowman|
Then I used a yellow primer. A couple of layers all over, even on the back banner.
|It's scary even at this early stage|
Well, now that the easy, quick job is done, I'll have to bite this project little by little (though I don't really think little can ever be used in this context...)
First thing I'm doing is the body. Being the largest part, it's going to be the hardest -I believe. But I guess once it's done, the rest will look more feasible (I don't dare to ever say 'easy'!).
So I painted the basic colours. Some plates will be red, green or whatever. At this stage I didn't care if colours looked plain, I was just seeing the overall look, before weathering or any other effect. Pretty simple process, so I didn't take WIP pics. The only 'advanced' thing I did was the black flames:
|I needed to get a visual approximation of how will it look in the end|
|This yellow looks different in each pic! It's just the light, I promise|
But now I needed to do something to that plain, dull yellow. My first idea was to use Agrax, but I realised it's too dark and too brown. It was going to dirty up the thing and it was going to be an awful mess. Then I had a sudden idea.
What if I used the GW yellow Contrast as an ink?
-But Suber, you can't paint a 28mm scale Gargant with Contrast.
|-I can't? 'Old my fungus beer|
The Iyanden yellow Contrast leaves this orange aspect that totally suits this kind of crazy idea. So I used the Contrast as an ink on all the rivets as well as on the lower half of every yellow panel. This was the result:
|Good enough to lazy me|
Now I have to repeat this treatment with all the other colours. I guess I will use Agrax for red and some other brown tone for green. Then we'll talk about highlighting and so. But this is it for today!
This project is undoubtedly going to take some time. Though it is inevitable to part it into smaller stages, I'll try not to make too many posts. Be patient and ye shall be rewarded!