Sunday, January 16 2011
Today's thing a Day was a bit of cleanup. I edged and cleaned up my Devastator knee icons and shoulder chapter badges with my Armor red and Armor black.
As I used white decal paper to ensure my white is bright and crisp, I need to always trim up the edges of my decals. Not only does it clean up the color I feel it gives a clean and easier blend from the icon colors to the armor color. Then once I edge and ink my flat areas, it also blends into the badges.
|Examples of the edging. Hopefully you can see a marked difference from Friday's post and image. (click for a better look)|
My cleanup red is a easy two-stepper. Quick edge in The Foundation Color, Mechrite Red, and a dab of Blood Red on a second coat as needed. My black armor is actually a 3:1 ratio of Chaos Black and Regal blue. I learned a long time ago in some blog or art class, don't remember which came first, never use straight black as a final color. At the least add blue, it adds a depth to your black, and looks waaaay cooler.
For my whole black models such as Death Company and my Chaplins, I plan to do more blue into the mix, and rip off Roman's awesome black...you'll see soon.
Thanks for watching! Stay tuned for tomorrow's update of heavy support POWAH!