Today must be Tale of the Mega Painters update day. Stahly shared his awesome Venom this morning and I’m pleased to share the beginnings of my Canoptek Spyder with you this evening. The rusted metals are done and I’ve started painting the red armoured shell. I decided to blend the reds by hand instead of using my airbrush. I’m really pleased with the result so far. It’s reasonably simple to do with glazes but it is time-consuming. You can read more about how I paint my red here, I’m using the same techniques, just a bigger brush for a bigger model.
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There are loads of ways to achieve a similar effect using different techniques.
Lightly drybrushing the edge, layering, feathering, glazing, wet blending and airbrushing.
I used airbrushing for my Doomscythe, but for this mini I'm painting a band of colour (layering) and then glazing khorne red to blend it into black undercoat.
Oh and yeah you have to practice. I've been painting since 1993. Self taught and still teaching myself new tricks and techniques. I'm an army painter though so I never really feel the pressure to progress and become an amazing painter. I describe myself as gaming standard plus. Doesn't take too long to paint but still looks good (in my humble opinion).
Totally wowed by that rusty metal – looks like you've really perfected the art of using that rust effect liquid. Gotta try that out.
It's great stuff, I recommend it.
Honestly it's almost where you could leave it and call it finished. Great work – as always one feel inclined to add.
Would that be the modelmate rust liquid?
Hi Manus, no definitely not finished. Not a fan of black undercoated minis. I have to highlight the black always. For me it has to look like it's been if that makes sense.
Yes it's modelmates rust. Read my review of it here…
And this is how I use it in my Necron scheme
No worries I knew it was not done – guess I was just trying to say it already looks absolutely cool :D.
I remember reading the review, but I haven't gotten around to try it yet.
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That is shaping up really nice there Garfy. I love how both yours and Stahly's models have such crisp edges and highlights. I feel that I should try and incorporate it into my models. Any tips or is it just hard graft with practice, thanks.