Tuesday, April 2, 2013
WIP Infinity Morat Vanguard
Who is he? A random Combined Army Morat Vanguard Trooper from Infinity. That is who.
I picked him up from last years IzmirCon, and since I was unable to go to this years ( due to conflicting schedule with MV workshop ) I decided I should paint him up in tribute.
Actually, it was also in tribute to the MV workshop as I applied some of the techniques from the class into this model. Plus, he is the only model in my collection that comes close to being a monkey.. or rather a space monkey. So thought that might also fit into the MV style a bit more also :)
The biggest thing I tried here was to keep a consistent scheme running throughout the modle. A saturated color tone, that used the same highlights and low light mixes. What do I mean by that? This actually..
Regardless of the color that I threw into the middle of these colors, I used them exclusively to give my colors depth or height. I think in the end it was a useful experiment to try out. Also makes the color selection a bit more important as some colors reacted well to them while others not so much. Though the biggest thing I liked is that it gave the model a unified look even though I used different shades.
Colors used throughout the project were..
Seems that was a correct thing to do as it turned out great as a base color throughout a majority of the model.
I think I won in that arena though, and it turned out as I hoped it would. More saturated in the end. It came out almost as if the armor plates were made of clay though. Not sure how much I like that, but I do like the effect in the end so.. win I guess?
Need to be more careful with greys and how they look when trying to blend them in the future.
Overall, a good color once it is mixed properly.
I had also used red on the face, but forgot to take a photo of it. You can see the difference between a saturated and unsaturated red being used and the impact it had on the model.
In the end I had what I think is an above table top, or a good model for display purposes. I still have to make a base for it. Not quite sure how I will tackle it, but I am sure I will think of something here. Once that is finished, I will post more photos of the 2 together and what the display model looks like in the end.
Some more photos of the Morat below..
For some reason the photos did not come out all that great. Will see what I can do to improve them later on!
As always, love to hear your thoughts on this model!
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