Project Vulture: Half way there  

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A frend of mine has come over and brought his Cannon EOS 500D.  Most of my shots are done using my own, older Cannon EOS 400D with a Macro Lens, so I had to try a few snaps with the new camera as a contrast.
 I thought I'd try a WIP of the Vulture in the new Praxedes IV theater colours, and this is the result.  This camera is very good!  These were taken with the standard 18mm - 55mm lens on autofocus with an appeture setting of F35 and balancing the shutter speed to the available light.

The subject is my WIP vulture in the 291st theater livery for Praxedes IV campaign.  At present its waiting decals and chipping before I get stuck in in with the weathering and filters.

For all Vallejo Model Air thin all paints 3 drops colour: 1 Drop Thinner Unless otherwise specified.

Undercoat Coat:
Spray Can of Citadael Skull white.

The Exterior:
Preshading and base colour
Spray all of the panel ines with Vallejo Model Air Black (Tutorial Part 4b:  Painting Techniques: BF109 Preshading).

Apply the Basic hull colours by filling in the middle of each panel towards the outer edge.
 Top and Side Elevations: 3:1 Vallejo Model Air Sand Yellow to Vallejo Model Air :Ochre
 Belly Elevation: (3:1 Vallejo Model Air Pale Blue

Apply Spots of Vallejo Model Air: Burnt Umber in a random pattern

Squadron Markings Colours:
I masked the boom rings and sprayed them VMA:white.  Give the white some time to dry and mask off the White Sections with Tamiya 10mm Mask.  this leaves a perfect 1 mm strip on either side of the boom rings, I sprayed these VMA: Red to get the red pencil stipes on the outside of the boom.

The Cockpit Interior
Using this tutorial link as as a guide

Base Coat: Black Grey
Panel Lines/ Stains thinned Black /Brown Mix sprayed
Further Panel line definition by Oil wash of Black/brown
Detailing: Lead pencil to highlight the edges of crew contact areas with a metalic tinge

The Crew:
The Crew are a bit stuffed up on this model.  I painted citadael Space Wolves grey on the armour with the intention of using Citadael: Badab Black washes to give the unpainted Iron effect used on the Krieg granadiers.  But it didnt work very well.  The uniforms are VMC: Luftwaffe cam green with with a white helmet.

VMA: Vallejo Model Air
VMC: Vallejo Model Colour
VGC:  Vallejo Game Colour
C: Citadael
AOC: Windsor Newton Artists Oil Colour
CW: Citadel Wash

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Looks great!

3 April 2010 at 14:20

It does look good. fingers crossed for next stages.

7 April 2010 at 03:31

Man, this makes me want to learn to airbrush. This has got to be the best painted Val I've ever seen.

21 April 2010 at 13:14

The models and bases look great - very well done.


1 July 2010 at 11:48

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