Drake Seta has been working hard on Bone Garland and was brave enough to start the oil and buff off stage.
He assembled the Mars Beta Head unit (glued the lid down as he does not feel like doing internal detail at this stage).
Drake sprayed the piece with Klear polish (shown wet above) and left to dry. He did two cloats of this.
He then created this muddy oil mix with Indigo, Burnt umber and Raw seinna, as well as a nice dose of white spirits (ends up like thick gravy). Nice and easy to mix together, and you should know when you are happy with it.
Cover the piece (note this is my first ever attempt at this). Dry with a hair drier until the piece is semi dry (waxy).
Then using a flat piece of cotton (old bed linen etc) carefully rub and buff off the the oil to leave a grime and dirt effect just around the rivets (note the Klear protects the paint and transfers).
leaves dirt and grime in the recesses.
Drake sprayed the piece with Klear polish and left to dry. He did two cloats of this.
Covered in oil paint,
Drake sprayed the piece with Klear polish (shown dry above) and left to dry. He did two cloats of this.
Scary over white!!!
Here is how the majestic Bone garland look as of now.
Such an effective way of creating detail and definition. It also gives the impression of a War Machine which has walked for decades,
The white buffed up nicely.
Bone Garland is well on his way to being complete now.