Sulfer Crested Romulan

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Re: Sulfer Crested Romulan

Post by Tesral » Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:08 am

Busy life week. My weekends usually suck for modeling and so far the week has as well. Tomorrow it is chores and time with my son.

I need to dig the gold out of the paint drawer.
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Re: Sulfer Crested Romulan

Post by MSgtUSAFRet » Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:43 pm

Very nice, Tesral!!

Love the detail!

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Re: Sulfer Crested Romulan

Post by Vahmp » Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:16 pm

KOOL!

It almost has a Dyson Sphere ship (from STO) vibe going there.

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Re: Sulfer Crested Romulan

Post by Tesral » Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:44 pm

Just to prove I have not abandoned this. The focus is a bit soft.

Gold paint is a bear. It never seems to cover. And this kind of detail painting drives me up the wall. This is going to need a light sanding a second coat, and a lot of touchup. BUT, I'm still working on it. Green...the next Rommie is green.
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Re: Sulfer Crested Romulan

Post by Greyryder » Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:01 am

This is why I put down a coat of yellow, under gold. I mostly use Model Master acrylics, and their metallics are infuriatingly transparent.

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Re: Sulfer Crested Romulan

Post by el gato » Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:37 pm

Tesral wrote:Just to prove I have not abandoned this. The focus is a bit soft.

Gold paint is a bear. It never seems to cover. And this kind of detail painting drives me up the wall. This is going to need a light sanding a second coat, and a lot of touchup. BUT, I'm still working on it. Green...the next Rommie is green.

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I'm really not very good at this, so <<insert encouraging words here>>

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Re: Sulfer Crested Romulan

Post by Tesral » Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:50 pm

Greyryder wrote:This is why I put down a coat of yellow, under gold. I mostly use Model Master acrylics, and their metallics are infuriatingly transparent.
I sense a plan coming together. This is Vallejo game color "polished gold" and it is just as infuriatingly transparent.

The deal is if you step well away from the model it looks fine. The bright gleam of gold and you don't see the patchyness.

Dammit, metallic didn't usse to be like this.
el gato wrote: I'm really not very good at this, so <<insert encouraging words here>>

If it helps, I've found that the most frustrating and infuriating of builds yield the highest satisfaction rate in the end.
Then the Constellation should be museum worthy. (My spell checker keeps wanting to render that as "constipation " at the rate it is moving, this could be appropriate.)

This one is it mainly the detail painting. Something I'm not good at to start with. The idea of running a bit of pale yellow under the gold sounds good.
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Re: Sulfer Crested Romulan

Post by el gato » Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:03 pm

Tesral wrote:Then the Constellation should be museum worthy. (My spell checker keeps wanting to render that as "constipation " at the rate it is moving, this could be appropriate.)
I have many, including a couple that just don't want to finish themselves, no matter how many times I take a stab at completing them (insert my Phase II E here). It's like they're possessed. Or vindictive. Or both
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Re: Sulfer Crested Romulan

Post by trekriffic » Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:28 pm

You can also do gold over red, or so I've heard.
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Re: Sulfer Crested Romulan

Post by trekriffic » Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:29 pm

trekriffic wrote:You can also do gold over red, or so I've heard. Gives the gold a warmer look.
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