But enough whining and on to hobby time. The second set of buildings has been built, including my first attempt at a polystyrene building with the new tools.
|Another three rusty buildings are waiting a drybrush of metallic, a dab of grey and color (and a lot of Ryza rust) to be ready for use in Shadow Wars.|
|I liked the way the cardboard tiles looked on the previous set of buildings so I decided to add more tiles to these four.|
|That is a rusty landing pad.|
Here is the third building, that I cut from polystyrene with the rust colors added. I learned the hard way that sealing the foam with PVA closes up the dents I made with pencil much deeper then I anticipated. For the future I should either cut bigger grooves or forego sealing it and use (air)brushes only on polystyrene. In this case even using some Vallejo washes didn't help really bring out the grooves again. Undeterred I masked the base and salted the landing pad (for another bit of salt weathering and painted it German Grey followed by a bit of Shadow Grey (both Vallejo) to make it look interestingly grey (now there is a paradox ;) ).
|Airbrushed on two layers of grey.|
|The rust on the central blast area was carefully protected (only to screw it up later).|
|Scalpel+paper=mask, now if only I did not destroy this one in an inattentive second...|
|Throw mask on subject and hope you don't spray too much paint underneath.|
|Remove mask and curse the damn grate.|
|Paint over the failure (the paint is still wet, making the white shine through).|
|Redo the mask, this time a bit higher and add some random hazard striping.|
|Most importantly, add a ladder so you little plastic space men can climb up :).|