Penelope Gundoom WIP#3: Paint Trial part 2
Slow and easy does it, more paint trials - this time I tested my new Alclads!
As you guys already know, I am working on how to execute the candy-toning of the yellow parts of the Penelope I am building. So far, my now preferred process will be:
- Gloss black base layer
- Alclad Polished Aluminum layer
- Black Tint Pre-shading
- Bosny Honda Yellow top-coat
But ever since then, (and while slacking around) I was able to get new Alclad II paints. One of them actually caught my attention.
- Holomatic Spectral-Chrome
- Black Chrome
- Gloss Black Base
Given so, I loaded each to my airbrush and here the results. Note that these are 'unbuffed' and these results are basically how it will look like once dry.
Gloss Black Base
|Alclad Gloss Black Base|
|Alclad Black Chrome|
|Alclad Holomatic Spectral-Chrome|
Extra: Polished Aluminum
|Alclad Polished Aluminum|
ResultsI've lined up here the results for Holo-Chrome, Polished Aluminum and Black Chrome (left to right).
|Fucked up the Polished Aluminum test case|
I was actually disappointed on the results of the Holo-Chrome. While it preserved its vibrance, the holo effect was dumbed down. My phone's camera can no longer capture it and you will have to look close to it (or place it under a focused source of lighting) for one to just see a hint of it. (Maybe I should've sprayed a couple coats of Wipe and Shine before the clear yellow).
Disappointed as I was with the holo-chrome, the Black Chrome came out surprisingly great. It produced a kind of 'polished gold' finish. What even more surprising is that it has this kind of self-shading property in which parts where light can directly touch will produce a bright and shiny luster will keeping an evident black tint to other parts away from the light source. This is the kind of shading I am looking for since I no longer have to pre-shade parts as the blackness of the chrome will take care of it. Given so, I decided to use Black Chrome for the small parts of the build.
Now, even with my now strong preference towards Black Chrome, I still have plans for the holo-chrome. I plan to use it for the bigger parts as it might have better results on parts with a larger surface area, so let's see.
Now that's out of the way, I can finally move forward and paint the other armor parts.
Here they are, waiting for me, all primed and ready.
This will keep me busy for days and/or weeks and so, until my next update. Thank you for the visit! :D