OK! We were coming from this post! About time I show some progress!
I left you with the front of the Gargant in its basic colours. Here you can see the same process on the back of the monster:
|First layer of basic colours|
So once I had finished Stage 1 all over I begun to think about details. For example that bulge on the front. The Ork Boob. Now you can't unread it. Ork Boobs.
|Not too original, I know|
|Not sure if a moon or cheese|
|Oldschool Bad Moon!|
I highlighted the plates, rivets and flames and gave consistent colours to all the rest of the pieces. I'm assuming you can hardly tell from the pic below, so please take my word. I really did it
|It took a ludicrous number of hours and it even doesn't show on the pic. Great|
I added some small details here and there, but I didn't want to overdo it, I think it already has quite an amount of focal points to draw your attention.
|I just did a few small trimmings and so|
OK, so what if we spend some time on da feet?
Same process than the rest of the body. Yellow primer, yellow Contrast, you know.
|Can you read this?|
|The same thing but after washes and highlights|
Painting these glyphs I'm becoming with a crazy idea. Well, even crazier than the regular stuff. I was thinking that it would be cool if colour had an actual impact on Ork language. Just the same that happens for example in Japanese, in which sometimes the same written word can have different meanings depending on the pronunciation. What if different colour combinations on the glyphs made different nuances on the meaning of the word?
Well, OK, whatever. Anyway, I painted these randomly, so I'm not giving it much more of a thought. Maybe next time.
Next step was the super delicate moment of weathering the whole thing. I was really sure that it needed something, but definitely not too much. It had to be bright. Yellow. Oldschool.
In the end I only used the old sponge trick and restrained myself, so the pieces still looked decent.
|Da finished feet|
The same goes for the rest of the body. Dark brown with the sponge, mainly wherever I had previously screwed the paintjob in any way :D
I additionaly washed the rivets in brown and slightly weathered the pieces.
So this is it for now!
|Large Ork for scale reference|
|Hey ya! Watch your step!|
|Weren't you just going the opposite direction just a second ago?|
Progress on this beast is necessarily slow, as it takes a lot of hours on every tiny thing you decide to add, but I have to say I'm enjoying every minute spent on it.
Da Gargant is becoming real!