Saturday, July 30, 2011

Weathered Sentinel - First Weathering

Given how often I paint over-weathered Sentinels for my workshops it's nice to be scaling things back for this one. This is my take on heavy weathering on a model that isn't a rusted, abandoned hulk.

I still need to do the legs but doing just these small sections took about 1.5 hours today as I'm working slowly and carefully. That's a big difference when compared to the 4 hour workshop model that goes from primer to display cabinet at the shop! At this point I probably have another 1.5 hours of hairspray chipping to do on the legs before I move on.

The bottom photo shows the complete composition, without the plinth, including a ladder I built and a close-up of the drilled out suppressor on the autocannon. Good times.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Upcoming Workshop: Seattle, WA

I will be doing one of my half day vehicle weathering workshops at Seattle Wargaming on Saturday, 16-July from 11 AM - 4 PM.

You can get information on the event, and sign up, on their Facebook page:

I look forward to meeting the hobby dorks of Seattle.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Finished Model: Workshop Sentinel

This sentinel was painted from primer to finish in just over three hours for one of my Masterclass Vehicle Weathering Workshop events in Sacramento, CA. It is weathered very heavily so that the techniques could be clearly demonstrated but of course you could easily tone it down.

Now that I've had a chance to take photos it will go back to Great Escape Games and live in their display case.

My thanks to everyone that came out!

EDIT: Here are some close-up shots of the weathering.

1: shows the weathered decal and the small amount of accumulated dirt in the door and on some details.

2: Variations in rust vs. primer in the undercoat.

3: Salt chipping on the autocannon.

4: Heavy pitted rust on the back of the exhaust and engine.