> I also think it's a little green. Is it my eyes, or... did you spray any
> highlights and shadows? I do think the white is a little plain without
> any highlights. The light saber can also use some highlights, which
> somehow looks like a long pink neon tube to me now. Other than that, the
> decals are nice :>
> I'm really jealous you can print decals XD
I printed them on a laser printer at work. It really didn't come out all
that well, I had to print like 20 copies of each individual decal on the sheet
to get 1 or 2 which were good enough to use on the model. Even then I had to
go over the shield emblem with a little black paint to patch up the holes.
All the various warning insignia and such were from a Wave decal sheet.
The red stripe on the sword was off-the-rack as well. The numbers and
lettering on the chest, leg, and right shoulder were dry transfers. (Stencil
numbers by Archer Transfers, the chest marking was gothic railroad lettering.)
Normally I have Peter Savin print my decals, but this time around he was
rather busy with his Hazel when I was looking to have decals printed.
There's no shading on the model, just the basic paint and a wash. I think
that's rather unfortunate at this point, I want to give the dark parts some
dry-brushed highlights and the light parts some weathering to hopefully give
the whole model a little more depth. I'd intended to do that for the contest
deadline but I ran out of time. However, from the start I wanted to avoid the
typical "Max Technique" look on this model, which is why I decided to make the
edges of the dark parts look faded, rather than more vibrant.
Yeah, the sword could use more work, too. I'm not really sure of how to
get a good saber effect: simulating a light-emitting energy saber thing with
plastic parts and fluorescent paint is tough, I think, and I haven't seen a
lot of effects that have really worked for me. I gave it a shot, though. I
think it would look a lot better as-is if I pointed a blacklight at it, or
photographed under sunlight at least. I tried to get a little variation in it
but I guess it was too subtle.
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