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Offline Chief Lackey Rich

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Re: Scratchbuilding Colony 87
« Reply #75 on: September 01, 2021, 01:20:28 PM »
I thought you are painting mono chrome building :-* :-* :- :-* :-* :-* :-*

Scifi noir could be a thing.  "Arcturus 3 was a gray world, aging gray colony buildings sprawling around the gray expanse of the landing field, swept by cold rain from gray skies."  :)

I mean, we've seen it done to good effect in horror games.

Offline oxiana

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Re: Scratchbuilding Colony 87
« Reply #76 on: September 01, 2021, 01:30:28 PM »
Absoutely superb work Karl!

Offline uti long smile

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Re: Scratchbuilding Colony 87
« Reply #77 on: September 01, 2021, 01:47:37 PM »
Scifi noir could be a thing.  "Arcturus 3 was a gray world, aging gray colony buildings sprawling around the gray expanse of the landing field, swept by cold rain from gray skies."  :)

I mean, we've seen it done to good effect in horror games.

Itís very tempting, as itís a much quicker and easier paint jobÖ and removes the chance of me cocking it up too :)
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Offline Hupp n at em

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Re: Scratchbuilding Colony 87
« Reply #78 on: September 01, 2021, 03:53:35 PM »
Great work customizing those MDF buildings  :)

Offline Genghis

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Re: Scratchbuilding Colony 87
« Reply #79 on: September 01, 2021, 08:24:23 PM »
I've only just noticed this thread; wow, those buildings are sweet, jolly good work.  (I'm also really looking forward to the C87 Kickstarter, not to mention the tentative C87 game further in the future.)
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Offline uti long smile

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Re: Scratchbuilding Colony 87
« Reply #80 on: September 05, 2021, 09:17:03 PM »
This weeks work on the Colony 87 builds. Base coat and washes on the parade of shops. I need a few highlight passes to take the edge off and tie things together, but shaping up nicely.









Also built a little comms kiosk. Plus some domes for the Salvager family. Both originally TT Combat kits with various cladding and gubbins added to the kiosk.







And finally got some paint on the container stack.




Offline majorsmith

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Re: Scratchbuilding Colony 87
« Reply #81 on: September 05, 2021, 09:49:28 PM »
Very nice! I love those hab domes

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Re: Scratchbuilding Colony 87
« Reply #82 on: September 06, 2021, 02:02:05 AM »
Brilliant work! Excellent attention to detail and distressing, looking like Bladerunner movie prop models.
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Re: Scratchbuilding Colony 87
« Reply #83 on: September 06, 2021, 05:50:54 AM »
Itís very tempting, as itís a much quicker and easier paint jobÖ and removes the chance of me cocking it up too :)

Rather standard issue for cyberpunk.
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Offline Storm Wolf

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Re: Scratchbuilding Colony 87
« Reply #84 on: September 06, 2021, 06:12:52 AM »
I agree very Bladerunner, in a very good way :-*
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Offline levied troop

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Re: Scratchbuilding Colony 87
« Reply #85 on: September 06, 2021, 06:30:15 AM »
Definitely movie set worthy, liking the drab colouring. Another 15 of those and itís a colony worth fighting over!
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Offline Storm Wolf

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Re: Scratchbuilding Colony 87
« Reply #86 on: September 06, 2021, 06:36:54 AM »
Definitely movie set worthy, liking the drab colouring. Another 15 of those and itís a colony worth fighting over!

Agreed, or a colony worth "nuking from orbit!" just to be on the safe side  ;) lol

Offline Battle Brush Sigur

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Re: Scratchbuilding Colony 87
« Reply #87 on: September 06, 2021, 09:32:19 AM »
Excellent once more. I really enjoy following this thread and seeing the colony grow.

Offline axiom

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Re: Scratchbuilding Colony 87
« Reply #88 on: September 06, 2021, 12:55:42 PM »
I just love the level of detailing on the parade of shops - it totally evokes the right vibe and looks lived-in. How are you painting the desaturated colours - is it washes over your undercoat?

Offline uti long smile

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Re: Scratchbuilding Colony 87
« Reply #89 on: September 06, 2021, 05:18:52 PM »
I just love the level of detailing on the parade of shops - it totally evokes the right vibe and looks lived-in. How are you painting the desaturated colours - is it washes over your undercoat?

Thank you! I use cheap Halford primers for an undercoat - black, grey and then white - occasionally red. Full black undercoat, then grey and white in lighter passes. Not quite Zenithal, but not a million miles away. This gives a natural highlight, and means you can sometime get away with a wash and get a nice result.

Base colours are usually applied with a sponge - building up highlights. Wash is usually Agrax Earthshade as it just works for everything. Highlights again with a sponge including some white passes to dull down colours - but thats coz I like a muted palette. Sometimes I cock it up, out want to knock it back more, so repeat the shade and highlight until it works :)

 The other great time saver is the GW Typhus Corrosion for all the rusty bits. Painted on from the pot itís pretty good, but a dry brush of Ryza Rust and white and it works wonders!

 

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