First off, "no" I didn't just discover "that". By the way, "Young Frankenstein" is still a brilliant movie and Madeline Khan was "teh hot".
NO, what I was excited about is finding this...
It's amazing how smart I used to be.
What is even more exciting is that it's still good, so now instead of having to recreate the tones and color saturation of the previous batches, I can pick up where I left off.
After applying the base pink to the, um, change purses, I went back and added some white to the pink and then dry brushed that mixture over the raised areas to give a little depth. The dip will take care of the recesses.
Now rule Number One in Honda's Book of Hard Knocks (it has thousands), is when you are doing something for the first time, test, test, test. You will be surprised how much hobbying heartache you will avoid.
In this case what does that mean?
Well, I have a few genestealers, my Broodlord, and the brain bug ready to take the next step. So here's the Pop Quiz question you weren't expecting on a Monday morning. The reason they are called "pop" quizzes is because that is what my head would do when my teachers would gleefully announce, "Students, put your books away, we're going to have a <Honda's head explodes> quiz!"
So Happy Monday.
A. The Broodlord
B. The Brain Bug
C. One Genestealer
I've applied the wash to a genestealer to see how it goes on and what it will look like when dry. It's a little lighter than I recall, but as you can see matched up to a non-dipped figure, there is a difference. What I am deciding on now is whether or not I will apply the dip twice or darken it a little.
In general, I prefer applying thin coats of things twice, however, I also remember that I have another 55 genestealers to test my patience on. So what I have done in the pics below is apply a second coat to the first figure, giving it two, and taken a similar figure and applied a single coat.
And now, a big bug.
A - A bold move, indicating a Captain Kirk level of belief that things you did over a decade ago have not changed and in fact that time capsule you refer to as a hobby shelf not only perfectly preserved your dip, but is probably harboring Gulliman somewhere in the back. Wrong.
B - This choice indicates a certain level of masochism, perhaps deeply rooted in a low self esteem. By choosing the Brain Bug, you are admitting that the center piece of your army is not visually important and that you take a certain perverse pride in demonstrating to everyone your spectacular failures. Wrong.
C - Your years of modeling mistakes have caused you to be wary of jumping into things with both feet. You never became a carpenter, but understand the concept of "Measure twice, cut once". Correct.
Until next week...
* It pays to go through your old stuff every now and then. You never know what you'll find that could be helpful to current projects.
** I don't literally "dip" the figures in the Futures, I brush it on.