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Gatlag Stonetooth



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PostSubject: Re: Imperial City, Mike-lopolis - WIP (Pic Heavy!)   Tue Oct 13, 2009 11:42 am

Nice update!
The effect on the statue looks very interesting! How did you achieve that?
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PostSubject: Re: Imperial City, Mike-lopolis - WIP (Pic Heavy!)   Wed Oct 14, 2009 2:58 pm

Thanks for your kind comments. It was a combination of 1% intention, 1% effort and 98% dumb luck! HA!

I wanted to give the statue a tactile AND visual aspect, to imitate granite stone. To me, the sculpture should be rough stone (like granite), rather than smooth stone (like marble.) I went to the hardware store (I guess you could find them on arts & crafts store) and got a 'stone texture' spray paint. It is VERY weird. Not this one, but the idea is the same. This type of paint (LINK) kindda 'spits' textured components. The one I got was VERY coarse... I should have gotten one with smaller grain.

First, I primed the model black. Then I covered the bolter with tight plastic. I gave several LIGHT coats of the textured paint... light so the details were not obscured (the size of the grain took care of that! Just Kidding) After 24 hours, I inked the statue with brown wash. After it dried (24 hours) some drybrushing layers it with greys, bone white & black was in order. The final touch was a VERY light coat of textured paint. Then I proceeded to paint the bolter with golds and metallics.

In retrospect, if I used a smaller grain I could had skipped the dry-brushing. I have a 2nd Inquisitor model (Artemis) which I plan to make a statue using smaller grain. If I like it better, I use that... if not, I will make a tower and sell on eBay. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Imperial City, Mike-lopolis - WIP (Pic Heavy!)   Wed Oct 14, 2009 3:23 pm

dwi wrote:
Or he could take a crap. Ha! chaos crap! now that would be a killer stain on the walls! Two pukes to that! Puke Puke

Aquila dwi Aquila

HAHA I was rolling off my chair on that one!!

Looking great! Can't wait to shoot some loyalists off the top of that thing!!

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PostSubject: Re: Imperial City, Mike-lopolis - WIP (Pic Heavy!)   Thu Oct 15, 2009 7:38 am

Ok thanks, I'm going to have one of those spraycans then! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Imperial City, Mike-lopolis - WIP (Pic Heavy!)   Thu Oct 15, 2009 8:23 am

One cool thing about the cans is that the cap has the color & texture that the spray should give... my advice? Find the finest grain. I made the mistake of thinking it was only color. I will get another can with finer grain and test with several models of different sizes. Will post pics on a new thread! Very Happy

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