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Kzinti Alternate Paint Scheme
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marcus_aurelius
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 4:31 am    Post subject: Kzinti Alternate Paint Scheme Reply with quote

I was inspired by the earthtones in the Kzinti CG artwork posted by Furyofaseraph to create a new Kzinti paint scheme.

I liked my previous all-red Kzinti but I wanted to add some variety to the fleet.

I wanted to show here the raw paint scheme; pre-decal, pre-dullcoat.
The basecoat is Tamiya Mica Red spray. Then I used Tamiya Desert Yellow & Brown bottles.

The images of the finished ships are posted in the Starline 2400 Miniatures: Painting Examples -> Kzinti Hegemony Fleet thread.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice. I love the contrast you get with the earth tones.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agreed. A very nice touch.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The trim work really brings out the shape and lines of the ship nicely.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree. They look great!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks!

I am inspired to try some patterned Klingons next spring after it warms up again (I do my priming, base coats, dull coats outside).
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

marcus_aurelius wrote:
Thanks!

I am inspired to try some patterned Klingons next spring after it warms up again (I do my priming, base coats, dull coats outside).


Is there any kind of "artistic" benefit to that, or is that just how you prefer to work?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't speak for him, but anything involving aerosols or using an airbrush is best done in a well-ventilated space, preferably outside. And when it's warmer, I've found tat the paint not only dries faster, but it has more of a tendency to spread out evenly and not bead up or stay in drops on the miniature.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also do all of my spraying (primer, paint, gloss/dull coats) outside in my yard for the best ventilation.

The sprays I use generarlly recommend temperatures above 50 degrees or 70 degress (depending upon the can). Warmer temperatures do seem to give better results for me too.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My wife was able to take some nicer pictures of the finished miniatures.
(I was not happy with the pictures that I took that I had posted before.)

I have an idea for another more radical Kzinti alternate paint scheme that I will try this coming spring/summer.

Here is a view of the 2 tone browns on the bottom of the ships which I did not post before; Desert Yellow along the lower edges of the command section and Brown on the secondary hull around the shuttlebay.


Here is a more traditional upper view:


I posted addtional pictures over on the Starline 2400 Miniatures: Painting Examples -> Kzinti Hegemony Fleet thread
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Post those in nominations, please.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now posted to the nominations thread.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kzinti CL done in the same scheme with minor varations:



Kzinti FF, same color scheme but different layout


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great work and a nice color scheme!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These show my 3rd Kzinti paint scheme (brown base color). I took my previous scheme, reversed the red and dark brown to create a 'negative' version.




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