Register Register

Author Topic: 51st Shadow Division Striga  (Read 7273 times)

Siberian-troll

  • Captain
  • *
  • Posts: 1713
Re: 51st Shadow Division Striga
« Reply #30 on: 28 January 2011, 02:16:02 »

I run to cover, and hiding in hole now.

Now serious, its a amazing work of art.
Masterpiece.

GRF-1N

  • Private
  • *
  • Posts: 38
  • Tai-i Daniel Sorenson 3049
Re: 51st Shadow Division Striga
« Reply #31 on: 29 January 2011, 17:05:28 »
Good job.

What paints are you using with your airbrush?  I haven't used mine in quite a while, when I did it was for camo, the one time I tried a fade effect like you did, I found it easier just to paint it on with a brush.

God and Davion

  • Excelencia Steiner
  • Administrator
  • Major
  • *
  • Posts: 4945
  • Death from above
Re: 51st Shadow Division Striga
« Reply #32 on: 29 January 2011, 18:16:18 »
Good job.

What paints are you using with your airbrush?  I haven't used mine in quite a while, when I did it was for camo, the one time I tried a fade effect like you did, I found it easier just to paint it on with a brush.

Thank you! I used Vallejo Air Color. Barley grey for the light grey and black for the black. Gunze or Tamiya work better and are easier to clean in the airbrush, but they may add a glossy effect. It can be solved with Vallejo aircolor matt varnish (the only matt that worked for me) but it makes harder to add details. Hope this helps!
We are back again... but we never forget Albatross

ShadowRaven

  • Lieutenant Colonel
  • *
  • Posts: 8159
Re: 51st Shadow Division Striga
« Reply #33 on: 29 January 2011, 18:51:53 »
Gorgeous bird.  Gonna have to send the commandos in on the ground to secure me a few of them
We are Clan Snow Raven. Masters of the void, and reapers of your souls

befriend (v.): to use mecha-class beam weaponry to inflict grievous bodily harm on a target in the process of proving the validity of your belief system.
— From a post on rpg.net

Charlie 6

  • Captain
  • *
  • Posts: 1840
Re: 51st Shadow Division Striga
« Reply #34 on: 29 January 2011, 18:59:40 »
G&D,

Great work!

S/F

Matt

GRF-1N

  • Private
  • *
  • Posts: 38
  • Tai-i Daniel Sorenson 3049
Re: 51st Shadow Division Striga
« Reply #35 on: 30 January 2011, 09:17:06 »
Thanks for the tip.

When I did airbrush, I used Model Master Acryllics - they were perfect, they've just dried out over time and I can't get them antmore.  When I first got my airbrush, Tamiya paints were my first choice, but I found they either flowed too quickly or not quickly enough.  I should give P3 or GW paints a go - I have easy access to those brands.

God and Davion

  • Excelencia Steiner
  • Administrator
  • Major
  • *
  • Posts: 4945
  • Death from above
Re: 51st Shadow Division Striga
« Reply #36 on: 30 January 2011, 15:45:33 »
You are welcome!

Don't forget to use distilled water and thinner to thin the Vallejo Game Color, Vallejo Model Color, P3 and Reaper. If you don't thin the paint it will block the airbrush in no time. Tamiya and Gunze work better with airbrush (you should use alcohol to thin them) and only alcohol is needed to clean the airbrush. Hope this helps!

Now some inspirational work! An A-90 modded...


We are back again... but we never forget Albatross

Vlads Fangs

  • Catalyst Demo Team
  • Lieutenant
  • *
  • Posts: 1081
  • Wolf Empire Forever! Next stop- Terra!
Re: 51st Shadow Division Striga
« Reply #37 on: 30 January 2011, 16:12:33 »
 O0

ShadowRaven

  • Lieutenant Colonel
  • *
  • Posts: 8159
Re: 51st Shadow Division Striga
« Reply #38 on: 30 January 2011, 17:11:46 »
I like to use testors enamels, with their brand of airbrush thinner myself. Clean up is something of a pain, but the colours go down easy.
We are Clan Snow Raven. Masters of the void, and reapers of your souls

befriend (v.): to use mecha-class beam weaponry to inflict grievous bodily harm on a target in the process of proving the validity of your belief system.
— From a post on rpg.net