For your viewing pleasure I present XCV1001010101001, or as its known to Confederation forces, the Autosentia 'Jackel' class light assault mechanoid. This has been a long time in the painting, I think I started it about 3 months ago and did all the base colours but then lost interest. I was using GW's old Snakebite Leather as the base colour and the coverage over the grey primer was depressingly awful.
I used slightly different methods to my other Autosentia, namely Agrax Earthshade instead of Army Painter strong tone, and I vastly prefer the finish I can get with this. Highlights are done in four stages using Snakebite Leather all the way up to pure Green Ochre on the raised edges.
The lenses are done using my standard method and I seem to have got it down now, practice makes perfect!
The grey parts were done using German Grey, washed with Nuln Oil, then highlighted with Basalt Grey and Basalt Grey and Light Grey 1:1. Not the best but I was going for 'armes length' effect over closeups.
The bases was done using the same methods as usual, the piece of stratified rock is a piece of rotten wood, not sure how much it looks like rock rather than wood but it got the 'good enough' seal of a approval.
A final comparison shot just to get a sense of height and scale. Certainly not the biggest mech in the world but definitely not an adversary to be sniffed at!
I have two more of these to paint and am looking forward to it. I think I might even have a go at some FX on them, inspired by Spaceman Spiffs awesome mech collection. So far I'm thinking I'll have one letting rip with one of the 'arm cannons' and do some kind of blue plasma bolt thing and one launching a few missiles. I'll need to figure out how to do OSL first so that could present quite the challenge...
Great looking model. Love the colour scheme.ReplyDelete
Looks great, good to see you back at the painting table.ReplyDelete
Great job! OSL isn't that hard, and Spaceman Spiff's work is a great place to start emulating it.ReplyDelete
And your work, I've seen you use a lot of OSL to good effect. You should do a tutorial on your blog sometime!Delete
Looks great! Who are those guys with the antenna?ReplyDelete
They're 6mm mecha from GZG, not sure of the exact unit's name, I picked them up from the free bin at Salute. I have some more with bazooka type things and shoulder mounted rocket launchers as well.Delete
Great work, he turned out brilliantly, he is very Tauish, I will be copying this for my 15mm Tau.ReplyDelete
Only difference is that when the GW team painted theirs they used bronzed flesh for the highlight mix colour, I think.Delete
Very nice painting on a sweet looking mech.ReplyDelete
Cheers! I need to paint the other two still...Delete
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