Monday, November 1, 2010
Mishaps, Contemplation and More Kossute Magic
As the BACWC draws near and most everyone are doing the finishing touches on their entries, I've also slowed down a bit from painting especially with the weather changing like a woman who can't make her mind which donut to pick. In my experience, I've been able to "sense" the weather changes and adjust how I paint parts. The good thing about painting with cans is one can work quickly even with layered colors because of their fast drying properties and most primer-based paints like the Flat Black I adore so much doesn't really care what kind of weather there was (or for that matter, what mood I was in). With flat black, my layering works still, but with longer drying times since I was going for a smooth finish instead of textured this time off.
I've had a few mishaps, but, nothing I can't handle. I've finished the Chimera in less than week, considering that painting that monstrosity was a PAIN to begin with with all the parts interlocking with each other.
Anyways, most people think my entry consists only of the Chimera Diorama, but, to some, it should come as no surprise that the Angelus hopefully will also ascend this weekend. My previous blog entry, the Sinanju cables, was the clue that I'm cooking up more than just one mythical beast.
It seems that my itch turned rash turned zombie infection of a build called the Chimera superseded the Glory of the Angelus, but I was actually deciding if I'll simplify the Angelus wings further. While deciding (after completing the Chimera's paint job), I did start painting the Angelus, almost with disastrous results. The shield basically disintegrated before my eyes as paint trial upon paint trial just wouldn't work. The red bled through the paint mo matter what I did. I even layered both flat black, and primer gray to shield the white paint (Bosny 40 White and Flat White) to no avail, so, Instead of ruining my momentum and wasting any more paint, I realized I should use that to my advantage. I shan't be showing the booboo turned "innovation" just yet, though.
Also, I've got a few "negative" reactions from some people about the Chimera's chosen scheme (Owing that I was using the same Nickel Alloy) paint, but, hopefully, they'll change their minds later on. Sufficed to say, the Angelus and the Chimera, both being mythical creatures, have similar schemes with different accents.
Anyways, here are a couple of snapshots of the Angelus' main back pack frame, painted with the usual flat black then enhanced with Kosutte. To achieve the effect on the thruster bells, I masked the outer then painted the inner of the bell with my layered red combo. I left the outer plastic bare and progressively sanded the surface (400-500-2000) for the Kosutte to give it that "almost-metal" shine everyone likes.
I mentioned before that all will be revealed on the 5th of November (as a post-dated entry), but I misread the details of the submission regarding the dates. Deadline for emailing is on the 3rd, actual submissions on the 5th and 6th, NOT the 4th and 5th as I originally thought. I originally set it on the 5th because I though that was the second day of submission, and Kisapmata offered me a ride on that date. Worse case scenario is I will have to submit on the 6th to maximize my build time, because I still don't have a diorama to speak of.
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