WIP – 40K – Nurgle Titan Apocrypha. (the Plague Doctor) part_10

I did a distress-test on the banner techniques I thought of using… The material behaved better than expected… but realistic longitudinal creases might be hard to achieve. The experiment piece was very narrow, so that wasn’t helping. But the battle-damage and bending properties I really liked.

So far, project “Paint big as if it were small” is working as good as I could have expected… I ended up restoring my “vintage” drybrush with solvent, and went with it. I’ve known this very brush personally for decades, so I knew the amount of pressure and paint that would give me a nice effect… not as smooth as a nicely thinned airbrush can achieve for what I have seen, and some brush marks are present where I pushed too much with a bit too much paint on the brush, but overall it gave me a lot of control.

A drybrush of Vallejo LIGHT SEA GRAY.

It was not all lost for the trapped Princeps/Pilot/Pod… Using the kind of alcohol for rubbing that the sell in pharmacies (Ethanol, here) I cleaned the paint and the primer with some strokes of an alcohol wetted brush… I’ve seen people use Isopropyl alcohol to eliminate surface tension of glue and such… I kind of think they might have different stripping properties, because I think this one really eats acrylics! Also, mixed with PVA, it creates a gluey paste that can have its uses for creating artificial snow or foam, but I would not work to fix pigments or sand.

And yes, this thing its unwieldy… I need to fix it to some temporary solution to be able to hold it and spin it around without touching it so much all the time.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Pete S/ SP says:

    Looks great.

    I’d go for blutack and a cake decorating turntable myself.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

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    1. Cheers! Thing is… I need to sometimes lift it, put it on its side… I need all the axis to try and paint this thing in one piece as it is… I catched myself with the ear on the table trying to reach its feet with my brush. I ended fixing it to a tall can with hot-glue… If it falls would be deadly, but it also raises it a lot, so I don’t need to pick it up as often.

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