Friday, May 5, 2017

Going Places

This C3 Transporter from Gates of Antares is the first large sci-fi vehicle I have painted in years, since the Dark Eldar army.  I had a lot of fun with it!

I even have a live video of the painting session here:

I wanted to have a very different color scheme on this vehicle, so I chose a pattern similar to the one I had used on that old Dark Eldar army.

I think the base is around 80mm round, so that should give you a good indication of its size and scale.

The base was made from bark and branches, and there's a live video of how that was made here:

These views from above show how that freehand pattern was varied across the entire surface, with emphasis on different sections of the hull.

The combination of very organic and mechanical shapes was really interesting.  Usually you have to "choose" between on or the other.

This is made by Warlord Games, a nice plastic kit which is easy to put together.

I have a few more similar versions of this vehicle, and I will be exploring more freehand patterns in future facebook live sessions, so stay tuned!