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The chaos runes were definitely fun to paint. They add a lot of perceived detail even though they're quite simple.
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Those signs do look really great, Brian @brithebuilder
What kind of brush did you use to achieve those runes.
@johnb - I use a variety of brushes, but I've realized that buying somewhat less expensive brushes and just replacing them more frequently is best for me. The most recent brush set I picked up on Amazon is from Golden Maple, 10 piece set ranging from a size 8 down to a 5/0. I don't really use the super tiny ones... the runes were painted with the size 0. The whole set is $17.
Washes on the knight and war dogs is complete. Now, after it dries, I'll go back and add a bit of sponge effect for chipping paint and some fine scratches. I am also planning on darkening the large tusks toward the tips. I do like how the washes have pushed the runes back a bit. They were pretty intense at first.
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Wow! This looks absolutely amazing, my friend @brithebuilder! Excellent painting! Looking forward to the chipping paint!
Absolutely amazing indeed, Brian @brithebuilder.
Those washes did give it a great look.
Sponging and scratches added for increased wear and tear. I sponged dark grey, silver and a bit of bright brown for small rusty spots. I also painted grey lines and attempted to put a thin silver line above for a dimensional look. In hindsight, the silver line should have been below the grey line, not above... still looks pretty cool, but it is backwards for a groove cut into the surface.
Looking really cool, my friend @brithebuilder!
Really amazing, Brian @brithebuilder
This looks very realistic, if you can speak about realism.
@fiveten - Thanks Spiros, cool is the goal!
@johnb - Thanks John, yeah, I agree... realism... if giant machines driven by humans that have been sealed into the cockpit and fought in countless wars across the galaxy for 100s of years could exist, they may look like this. LOL
Almost tragedy... I decided to wire up a switch and battery pack to the Knight and War Dogs so I could post a few pics and the Knight didn't light up. I kind of freaked out a little. My last test was fine... after a bit of frantic searching, I found the break in the black wire was between the waist and body. I very carefully used an X-acto to skin the ends and used a tweezers to twist them together (my fingers were too big to fit in the space) and thank the modeling gods, it worked. It's now soldered and the waist has been glued. Unfortunately the magnets placed in there are now useless but with it glued, the connection can't be fatigued anymore.
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What maters is that all is remedied and looking spectacular, my friend @brithebuilder!
Wow @brithebuilder, these are looking absolutely incredible, so much work, so glad the LED's were fixed, the lights look so scary and add so much to the builds.
@fiveten - Thanks Spiros, I don't love the heart attack moments though.
@anthonyricco - Thanks Anthony. I really feel like most builds can benefit from some level of lighting. It definitely adds a challenge, but the challenge keeps it interesting for me.
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