Narin Hellbreed

John Hircock

Blooded
Lone hunter
Base coat Tamiya buff then seal with dull coat. Walnut wood stain applied in small areas with a brush then wiped off with cloth rag. This leaves the stain in all the resesed detail and provides you good dark to light contrast. Dry brush with liquitex Unbleached titanium. dry throughly. Airbrush and mottle shadows and skin areas with FW Artists ink in Sepia. Mottle again with tamiya medium blue mixed with clear.
Punch in deep shadow Areas with FW Artist ink in Black. Hi light with a bit of I bleached liquitex titanium by light dry brush or fine point detail brush. Once complete let dry throughly and spray with micro mark or equivalent water based flat coat. Flat laquor can make fine airbrush work run. Take your time and push for detail. You spend good money on a great kit, give it the time it deserves. Any questions just ask.

John
 

Lone hunter

Blooded
Lone hunter
Base coat Tamiya buff then seal with dull coat. Walnut wood stain applied in small areas with a brush then wiped off with cloth rag. This leaves the stain in all the resesed detail and provides you good dark to light contrast. Dry brush with liquitex Unbleached titanium. dry throughly. Airbrush and mottle shadows and skin areas with FW Artists ink in Sepia. Mottle again with tamiya medium blue mixed with clear.
Punch in deep shadow Areas with FW Artist ink in Black. Hi light with a bit of I bleached liquitex titanium by light dry brush or fine point detail brush. Once complete let dry throughly and spray with micro mark or equivalent water based flat coat. Flat laquor can make fine airbrush work run. Take your time and push for detail. You spend good money on a great kit, give it the time it deserves. Any questions just ask.

John
John your a gentleman, can't thank you enough. I ordered some FW ink yesterday as I cant get the effect with the inks Im using so hopefully I can have yet another go at my Alien this week. Your blending in around the mouth area is superb. I try to blend mine but the colors are never subtle no matter how many light coats I apply. As from your explaination on the skin its obvious now that Im missing a few steps.

Look forward to more pics..........and probably loads more questions. :0)
 

John Hircock

Blooded
Thanks for the comments Fellas. I lightly airbrush Citadel baal red into the mouth after cutting it with a bit of water. I try and keep it light near the front and spray a bit more heavy towards the back of the mouth. I also use a little Baal red straight out of the bottle to darken the back of the mouth. The deep shadows in the mouth are a result of the wood stain process from earlier. the teeth are painted with citadel boltgun metal and hi lighted with citadel mitheral silver, then shaded at the base with the Sepia ink to to blend them a bit. Keep in mind these are just a few of the colours and techniques i have learned over the years from the model mania DVD's, Kitbuilders magazine (RIP) and AFM. I also check out the colours and styles of Joe Dunaways build ups on his website for some inspiration when i hit a wall trying to move a project forward.
 

Justin

Blooded
I'm not recreating the tendons on the jaws, but I've been planning on using fishing line and epoxy to create tons of drool and nasty strings of saliva all over the mouth. It's looking good, John! What direction are you going with the Pred?
 

John Hircock

Blooded
Hi Everyone
Loaded the gun and shot some paint the last few nights. Base coated the Pred with a bronse fleshtone and hi lighted with a lighter colour. i've started to shade the basic flesh tone with Tamiya Hull Red mixed with Flat Earth and some Tamiya clear. This is cut with Tamiya thinner and is lightly sprayed into the recesses and mottled on the flesh. You can see in the pics the torso coming to life against the raised arm. This is a fun up close technique that i really enjoy. I'll fiddle about with this going back and forth between hi light and shadow colours until i have a nice broken skin tone to then add the patterns. I take a while to do this part as i think it effects the overall look of the piece. If you see some spatter in the pics its because i shot for about an hour before noticing the crown cap on my gun was loose. Cheers.
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Justin

Blooded
John, do you prime your figures? Or are the pics just playing tricks on me? Cuz I'd swear the armor bits look unprimed.
 

Justin

Blooded
Lol, Maybe I DO need some of them jeweler's visors or something... ;) Looking forward to seeing more, as usual!
 

John Hircock

Blooded
I see now. I prime just not that well. A light dusting is pretty much all you need though, a bit of tooth to hold the paint.
You can order the visor through Micro Mark Justin........Lol!
 

Lone hunter

Blooded
Love the updates and grateful for you sharing the techniques your using. I only went and misread the first part and painted the whole Alien in wood stain.....ah crap. luckily I used an old Alien kit to try it but at least I can see how the effect is acheived now.

Anyone want to buy an oak stained Alien?
 
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