Starting the week with a short but significant update today. I took the time to start painting the Trygon in the Hivefleet Leviathan color scheme and naturally the light colors gave me a little trouble. Check out the progress with a few WIP shots after the jump.
The Leviathan color scheme focuses on a cream-colored skin with purple highlighted carapace and red talons. With the colors I now have the bone, skin and talon parts are covered. Hopefully by the time I get the color range for purple and blue I’ll be able to tackle the chitin as well. I must say I had real coverage trouble with the lighter colors largely due to the fact that I’ve used a black primer. It was a valuable lesson however in seeing how different base colors allow lighter colors to settle on a model, especially the ones that have a lot of transparency.
Other than this I once again took out the Foldio to make a few test shots for the Trygon tutorial page I’m preparing. With the feeble camera phone I took a few photos from different distances and see now that the best way to represent colors as we see in daylight is with both LEDs on and using a white (almost cream actually) background. Here’s a few shots of the black matt primed Trygon to show the difference.
It seems that the black background on the far left will be a good choice to prepare display quality shots for the showcase model. Here’s to hoping that we won’t have to wait long for the finished model now!