Friday, December 08, 2006

Moving forward

I took the right mandible weathering to a point that I felt acceptable to photograph. There are still a few details I want to add as well as some missing passes (airbrush/spatter) but it's really close to the final look I want. The final passes may only add about 5% but are so crucial to the overall feel in my opinion.
Below is the same section from the reverse angle along with a better look at how it integrates with the cockpit side front quadrant of the upper hull.
I can't wait to finish this part of the buildup. I am really looking forward to lighting the model.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Weathering the upper hull

I spent a few hours today working on the dirt and grime on the upper hull near the cockpit walkway. It seemed like a good place to start since the walkway looked funny next to a clean hull. Using my trusty palette of pastels, I began the transformation.This quadrant of the hull isn't finished yet. I still have to add the chipped paint effect in the reds, airbrush Neutral Grey along some of the edges, paint the little dark cores of the blast mark near the jawbox, and apply the hull spatter over everything. Below is a photo showing the effect when looking at the whole ship.
I think I'd like to finish off this side of the upper hull (including the mandible). I'm going to work toward that.