A light or medium "Metallic" olive green; any suggestions??

A light or medium "Metallic" olive green; any suggestions??

Post by D.K.Barne » Sat, 11 Sep 2004 02:20:00



Hello Group!!

    I'm in the process of scratchbuilding/kit bashing an upgraded Romulan
Bird of Prey from the Original Star Trek Series.  I'm trying to place the
kit in the same time period as the "refit" Enterprise-1701 and Enterprise
1701-A.  I'm still a little ways off in completing the project but I have
already started to consider the final paint scheme of the model.

 In my search on the net of similiar projects I have come across a great
many 3d designs on various websites.  On one in particular
http://www.startrekaustralia.com/startrek/romulan/romulanbirdofvengea... I
found a ship that had a great paint scheme that I would like to use for my
refit project.

 Now the problem is that I'm sort of in the dark on creating a metallic
"ish" looking green that would be match to what I see on the site.  From the
header to this message, I think its a Metallic Olive Green, but I could be
really off.   So I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions to duplicate
such a color as you see in the link above.   I was thinking of getting a
bottle oor two of Light Olive and Silver and mixing.  However before I do
that, I wondered if you folks had some suggestions.

Thanks for any help forthcoming!!!

D.K.Barnes

 
 
 

A light or medium "Metallic" olive green; any suggestions??

Post by Keep » Sat, 11 Sep 2004 02:51:48


Quote:
> Now the problem is that I'm sort of in the dark on creating a metallic
>"ish" looking green that would be match to what I see on the site.  From the
>header to this message, I think its a Metallic Olive Green, but I could be
>really off.   So I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions to duplicate

Couldn't figure out which particular bird you were looking at on the site. A
straight metallic green wouldn't replicate the look of the original as they use
a lot of shading to give depth and size to the bird. You might want to try a
clear pearl on the edges and corners to give it the right look.
hth

The Keeper (of too much crap!)

 
 
 

A light or medium "Metallic" olive green; any suggestions??

Post by Rob Gronovi » Sat, 11 Sep 2004 03:12:56


Do you think there might be a Model Master automotive color available?
Something in the metallic jade green range. It might be easier to work with
than trying to mix OD and silver.

Rob Gronovius
Modern US armor at http://www.armorama.com/motorpool

 
 
 

A light or medium "Metallic" olive green; any suggestions??

Post by D.K.Barne » Sat, 11 Sep 2004 03:38:23


Ooops Sorry

      Its this one:

http://www.startrekaustralia.com/startrek/romulan/romulanbirdofvengea...

D.K.Barnes


Quote:
> > Now the problem is that I'm sort of in the dark on creating a metallic
> >"ish" looking green that would be match to what I see on the site.  From
the
> >header to this message, I think its a Metallic Olive Green, but I could
be
> >really off.   So I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions to
duplicate

> Couldn't figure out which particular bird you were looking at on the site.
A
> straight metallic green wouldn't replicate the look of the original as
they use
> a lot of shading to give depth and size to the bird. You might want to try
a
> clear pearl on the edges and corners to give it the right look.
> hth

> The Keeper (of too much crap!)

 
 
 

A light or medium "Metallic" olive green; any suggestions??

Post by Mad-Modelle » Sat, 11 Sep 2004 12:04:31


Quote:

> Do you think there might be a Model Master automotive color available?
> Something in the metallic jade green range. It might be easier to work with
> than trying to mix OD and silver.

> Rob Gronovius
> Modern US armor at http://www.armorama.com/motorpool

Testors has some transparent green in their regular line that sprayed
over Buffing Magnesium 'might' attain that appearance.
I've never seen that design before.

Bill Banaszak, MFE

 
 
 

A light or medium "Metallic" olive green; any suggestions??

Post by Rufu » Sat, 11 Sep 2004 11:19:09


Quote:


>>Do you think there might be a Model Master automotive color available?
>>Something in the metallic jade green range. It might be easier to work with
>>than trying to mix OD and silver.

>>Rob Gronovius
>>Modern US armor at http://www.armorama.com/motorpool

> Testors has some transparent green in their regular line that sprayed
> over Buffing Magnesium 'might' attain that appearance.
> I've never seen that design before.

> Bill Banaszak, MFE

Actually, painting a base of flat OD, followed by a buffing with a hunk
of flannel which had previously been used to buff a coat of Metallizer
and then sealing with dull or semi-gloss might do the trick.

--
      - Rufus

 
 
 

A light or medium "Metallic" olive green; any suggestions??

Post by Keep » Sat, 11 Sep 2004 14:02:06


Quote:

>http://www.startrekaustralia.com/startrek/romulan/romulanbirdofvengea...

800x600/romulanbirdofvengance003.jpg

Quote:

>D.K.Barnes

OK, that' s slick looking. Let's examine what the artist accomplished.
Basically you've got a jade green ship that has a basic "flat" tone. If you had
a close-up you'd be able to see the shading of the different sufaces. The
"metallic" effect you're noticing is the artist portraying a light source (sun,
etc.) glinting off the front of the ship. You'll be able to replicate this by
displaying your model in a room with bright lights; like at a contest. You'll
need to coat it with at least a satin overcoat if not a full gloss. I'm not
sure if a full gloss is suitable for a spaceship, maybe somewhere between satin
and full gloss.
hth

The Keeper (of too much crap!)

 
 
 

A light or medium "Metallic" olive green; any suggestions??

Post by TForwar » Sat, 11 Sep 2004 15:44:21




Quote:
> Hello Group!!

>     I'm in the process of scratchbuilding/kit bashing an upgraded
>     Romulan
> Bird of Prey from the Original Star Trek Series.  I'm trying to place
> the kit in the same time period as the "refit" Enterprise-1701 and
> Enterprise 1701-A.  I'm still a little ways off in completing the
> project but I have already started to consider the final paint scheme
> of the model.

I've thought of doing several "transitional" Trek kits myself.  This
sounds like an awesome project, I'd love to see some in progress shots
and can't wait to see it finished!

TF

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A light or medium "Metallic" olive green; any suggestions??

Post by Disco -- FlyNa » Sun, 12 Sep 2004 00:11:40


In case you haven't already, go to http://www.starshipmodeler.com/.  No doubt
there are a boatload of people who've figured this one out, might save you some
time and frustrations.

When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your
eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to
return.   --Leonardo Da Vinci
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A light or medium "Metallic" olive green; any suggestions??

Post by D.K.Barne » Sun, 12 Sep 2004 04:00:42


Hello

      I'm a regular to that group.  I figured this time I would try a
question out to a bigger modeling audience (figured on a maybe getting to a
broader experience set) then my favorite (and only???) "Sci-Fi" Spacecraft
hangout.

Thanks for all your comments and suggestions; they are appreciated!!!

D.K.Barnes
(starship modeler handle "DarKev")



Quote:
> In case you haven't already, go to http://www.starshipmodeler.com/.  No
doubt
> there are a boatload of people who've figured this one out, might save you
some
> time and frustrations.

> When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with
your
> eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always
long to
> return.   --Leonardo Da Vinci
> EAA # 729686
> delete .mil.nav to email