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WIP Animal Astronauts

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by sippog, Jun 16, 2018.

  1. sippog Active Member

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    After a longish break from doing any painting due to an ulcerated foot (basically I had to stay off my feet for two months or risk pain and swelling), I’m tackling this great set of animal astronauts sculpted by Raccoon Miniatures.

    The plan is do the space suits in muted colours with some chipping to reveal rust, seen here as underpainting. I might even try out the hairspray and salt chipping technique. I've seen versions of these done in bright primary colours with all the details picked out but I'm a bit allergic to that style of painting. Just have to be careful not to grunge them up too much!

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    LATER - The salt and hairspray worked reasonably well. I put a coat of Johnson’s Klear over the rust layer and then matted it which gave it some protection. Used an airbrush to put the paint layers on but hairspray from the can. Scrubbing the salt with a wet brush gave the best results. I tried scratching with a toothpick too but it was difficult not to scratch down to the white resin. Thought I might be able to scratch the edges and insets of the vents but it’s probably easier to dry bush the rust in.

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    Pictures shows a couple of washes with Vallejo and ink. I need to decide how much I want to pick out next. Reasonably happy with blue colour, less so with green and orange shades.
  2. kagemusha A Fixture

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    I wonder...could you post a picture of each individual character....they look very interesting....but I can't make them out from the pics above.

    Thanks

    Ron
  3. Richie A Fixture

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    Here you go Ron:D
    cheers
    Richie
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  4. sippog Active Member

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    Progress - of a kind . . .
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  5. Huw63 A Fixture

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    Interesting to say the least.

    Cheers

    Huw
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  6. sippog Active Member

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    Space-11.jpg Just about done - a bit of touching up



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  7. Kevtk135 Active Member

    Pretty original and cool! Never saw them before, but you're doing a terrific job on them.
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  8. sippog Active Member

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  9. Huw63 A Fixture

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    Beautiful paintwork.

    Cheers

    Huw
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  10. bagelman1952 Well-Known Member

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    Interesting display
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  11. sippog Active Member

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    Thanks!

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