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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Gunner Commander

Here's one of a handful of Gunners I painted over the weekend. This one's clad in a set of power armour, sans helmet. I regret the dark brown I chose for the base. The Gunner's face is okay, and the armor's not bad. And yet the model still lacks that sense of depth and realism I keep striving for, even after several retries on this figure. 

1 comment:

Jeff Shyluk said...

He looks like a Fallout character to me. The whole Fallout palette is generally muted and earth tones. One option is to put tiny bits of colour somewhere. The green you used stands out, for example, but I don't recall seeing a lot of colour in Fallout armour. Another option would be to make your base much darker, you could use some very dark (Paine's) grey or maybe black.

The thing I see in professional miniatures is even finer detail, so that things like margins of armour get piping or edging to make them stand out a bit more. Once you figure out (har) how to paint under magnification, you'll likely level up.

Maybe you are over-relying on the metallic paint. It does seem like high-quality paint, though, I would use it.