This was my first time airbrushing a model. It was my first time using “Future Shine” to make a wash. It was my first time painting free-hand symbols on a model (I’ve painted freehand on bigger surfaces before). And everything came out great! This just proves a personal motto of mine, “Just do it. It will come out better than you think it will.”
Here’s the (basically) finished model, and this picture really shows how effective the “Future Shine” wash was – all the brown shading is from that wash.
I’m really happy with the helmet and freehand symbol.
The wash worked magic on the shoulders, making them look aged and worn, and giving a real highlight to the highest part of the curve.
The next photo shows the decals that I worked onto the uhm… crotch flag. What’s weird is that this picture shows some of the trim as blue when it is clearly gold in person. Camera flash + metallic paint = weird effect.
The weapon turned out a little too dark…
But the rear machinery turned out really good…
There might be a few more finishing touches before I call it “done” – the base needs some touchup, and I might want to try and paint a name on its nameplate, but this sucker is more than table-ready, it’s table-fabulous.