I sprayed different parts of my building with the heavy or light as I figured best suited the effects for that area. Once this dried a bit I grabbed a couple of colours that fit with the palette I had decided on. Since this was my scenery for my own table I wanted it to look a bit like my army. Military greens from Vallejo Model Colour (VMC) and the AK Interactive Olive Drab paint set were sprayed together to give a nice variation of tone, but an overall cohesive feel.
The stone surface of the ramp was treated to some grey tones (German, basalt and light grey) from VMC/Vallejo Air (VA) and the red doors were done with a mixture of VA hull red and Vallejo Game Colour (VGC) Bloody Red.
I also used a light green grey which I put onto the end of a paintbrush and then blew flecks of onto my metal roof areas using the airbrush. I smeared these downward a bit with my finger. I think this did a fine job of adding a bit of simulated bird droppings.
|(sorry for the bad lighting in these pics )|
Next I worked on the wooden sign section. For this I typed up the words "Warjack's Repaired and Serviced" in a font that I liked. I imported this into paint and flipped it horizontally to create a mirrored image. Next I took the printout and laid it ink side down on the balsa sheet I intended to use and rubbed across the back side of the paper with a chartpak xylene marker. This effectively turned the ink on the front of the page into a transfer which adhered to the wood as the chartpak chemical dried.
NOTE: Fair warning to you all - this stuff dissolves ink on the paper - it can also dissolve many types of paint. This technique is not suitable for many applications.)
Next I went about re hydrating the paint with a soft brush and some water. This caused the layers of chipping fluid underneath to destabilise and for me to use various tools,
q tips, and brushes to chip the upper layers off. This process was pretty quick and painless. I had very few problems - certainly nothing I couldn't touch up after. Here are the results after the first chipping sequence!
Next time I will show you a bit more of this and we will discuss refining out rust/streaks etc with pigments!
Until then :)