BattleTech - The Board Game of Armored Combat

BattleTech Miniatures and Terrain => BattleTech Miniatures => Topic started by: Marc C on 11 February 2019, 16:24:53

Title: Painting Armored Combat Models
Post by: Marc C on 11 February 2019, 16:24:53
I chose to do a mercenary group. All models will have a different color scheme.

The first 5 are done.

(https://i.imgur.com/n3wsFSx.jpg?1)

(https://i.imgur.com/roVOPTq.jpg?1)

(https://i.imgur.com/zXtuNPY.jpg?1)

(https://i.imgur.com/HlPHmXN.jpg?1)

(https://i.imgur.com/LX4lQf0.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Painting Armored Combat Models
Post by: worktroll on 11 February 2019, 16:34:05
Looking very sharp! Walk us through how you painted the Awesome and Beemer, please!

Couple of photo hints:

1) Take the biggest image you can, then crop the extra border, then shrink to a more suitable size. The Awesome looks wonderful, but it's hard to see, because the picture has so much background.

2) More light! Fluorescent tubes tend to be less harsh than incandescent.

W.
Title: Re: Painting Armored Combat Models
Post by: Daryk on 11 February 2019, 20:40:54
Sharp indeed!  The gold contrasts nicely with the other colors!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Painting Armored Combat Models
Post by: Valkerie on 11 February 2019, 20:52:10
Wonderful work there!  Excellent color choices. 8) :thumbsup:

I concur with Worktroll on the photo editing. He gave me the same advice when I first started posting, and it made a big difference.
Title: Re: Painting Armored Combat Models
Post by: Marc C on 11 February 2019, 20:52:43
Sharp indeed!  The gold contrasts nicely with the other colors!  :thumbsup:

Thank you.

It does look like gold but it's not. It is in fact Army Painter's brown primer with a wash of GW's Agrax Earthshade (dark brown) ink.
Title: Re: Painting Armored Combat Models
Post by: Daryk on 11 February 2019, 20:59:11
Interesting... the brighter the light, the more it looks like gold to me, so I just assumed that brown Awesome in the first pic was just dark lighting...
Title: Re: Painting Armored Combat Models
Post by: Marc C on 12 February 2019, 09:33:46
Looking very sharp! Walk us through how you painted the Awesome and Beemer, please!

Couple of photo hints:

1) Take the biggest image you can, then crop the extra border, then shrink to a more suitable size. The Awesome looks wonderful, but it's hard to see, because the picture has so much background.

2) More light! Fluorescent tubes tend to be less harsh than incandescent.

W.

That is what I did. But my light source are ceiling recessed DEL. Very white. The problem is the beige cardboard I used. It tints the colors via reflected light. I'll try something else for the next pictures.  ;)
Title: Re: Painting Armored Combat Models
Post by: Marc C on 12 February 2019, 15:17:12
The Thunderbolt :

(https://i.imgur.com/kVfiwzn.jpg?1)

Family picture.

(https://i.imgur.com/oZT0YGq.jpg?1)

Six down. Two to go..!
Title: Re: Painting Armored Combat Models
Post by: Juodas Varnas on 12 February 2019, 15:34:14
That's a Thunderbolt, though.
Title: Re: Painting Armored Combat Models
Post by: Marc C on 12 February 2019, 16:04:08
That's a Thunderbolt, though.

Look again. That is what is written...  :D :D ^-^
Title: Re: Painting Armored Combat Models
Post by: Juodas Varnas on 12 February 2019, 16:30:04
Look again. That is what is written...  :D :D ^-^
(https://media.giphy.com/media/LwG0LtJUmyJ56/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Painting Armored Combat Models
Post by: Marc C on 12 February 2019, 17:04:20
(https://i.imgur.com/1oWBm9J.jpg?1)

(https://i.imgur.com/mkJ9BG6.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Painting Armored Combat Models
Post by: Elmoth on 12 February 2019, 17:35:24
Great stuff !!! Well done man.
Title: Re: Painting Armored Combat Models
Post by: Valkerie on 12 February 2019, 18:51:26
Again great work. 8) :thumbsup:  You have an excellent eye for color combinations.
Title: Re: Painting Armored Combat Models
Post by: Marc C on 12 February 2019, 19:57:22
Thanks for your kind words.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Painting Armored Combat Models
Post by: Marc C on 13 February 2019, 11:23:07
All 8 models are painted!

(https://i.imgur.com/23jx6wh.jpg?1)

(https://i.imgur.com/TA9oI1z.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Painting Armored Combat Models
Post by: shadowdancer on 14 February 2019, 00:25:32
What are the terrain hex's made of? Nice paint work.
Title: Re: Painting Armored Combat Models
Post by: Marc C on 14 February 2019, 10:01:49
What are the terrain hex's made of? Nice paint work.

Thank you!

Cork board bought at the dollar store in sheets of 12"x12".
Title: Re: Painting Armored Combat Models
Post by: Hayden. on 15 February 2019, 01:17:49
Very exciting to see someone already hard at work on these!  And they turned out great.  I chalk the "gold" appearance to superior shading.