Sunday, August 3, 2014

Shoulders, paints schemes, and what-not

Hi All!  My latest commissions are all about done.  The Madcat MK II went to a happy home.  I am glad the owner likes it.  The rework of the Dervish shoulder is about done so it won't look like a tire anymore...except for one persons...just saying. This week it will go to the caster for a quote then a pre-order will open.  Gonna go old school on this one. 

How many kits is that this year?  Madcat MK II, Uziel, Bushwacker, now the Dervish and hopefully the Nova.  Damn....

What is on the horizon?  Well, one member purchased the "kit choice" in the Summer Jump Start (which flopped miserably).  He wants the Nova so I am playing with that one.  Also, the same chap who commissioned the Bushy and Dervish is interested in the Vulture MK IV.  Then, the whole Vulture line will have been kitted by either Armorcast or me.  We are kicking around other ideas too.

Paint schemes...damn.  There are so many in the Battletech Universe, it is hard to pick one. I am currently playing with a variation on the Kell Hounds black and red on the Uziel.  My Mad Cat Mk II with reposed legs has a metal base coat...not sure what colors though. Maybe another winter camo with Ghost Bear markings? Davion Heavy Guards?  Another 10th Lyran to go with my Daishi?  Geez....

On the decal front...I actually got in contact with FPG via facebook.  If you want decals upscaled for your mechs, they can do it.  They NEVER replied to e-mails through their website so try looking them up on FB.

Finally, for weathering I have discovered an AWESOME product. Flory Washes. They are basically a watered down "clay."  You paint them on, then when dry wipe with a damp cloth.  If you mess up, they completely and easily wash off and you can start again. They are idiot proof and well worth the money! Check them out here....


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