Got the base color on it now. I kind of changed gears on the color scheme a bit.
For those who don't go to the actual page, here is what I wrote. Found a nice blue spray paint for this baby. Originally I was thinking a bright blue (like a kid's toy) with black patterning. After I saw this color I changed my mind. Now I am thinking a dark brown paterning. The kit won't be quite as bright as I originally envisioned, but I think this will be a bit more realistic looking. And I think leaving the underbelly the primer gray is a nice compliment to this shade of blue.
Originally, I didn't plan on the pattern being quite so busy. But I also didn't fully comprehend how big a surface I was working with either. Not until I actually started going at it with a paint brush. Would have just been huge patches of brown if I would have went with what I originally planned.
Next I have to go in and detail paint the patterns. Make sure the edges follow the scale texture, Otherwise it won't look organic and natural. Will just look like they are painted on.
Post by cromagnonman2000 on Apr 23, 2011 20:30:39 GMT -5
I know what you mean about not being interested enough to kitbash it; still, it's a nice large kit and in spite of its fairly rigid pose it's about the right size to match up against an Aurora King Kong kit if you wanted to model the Kong/T-Rex scene from the 1933 film.