Old Freighter bash

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Forbin, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. Forbin

    Forbin Admiral Admiral

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    I had to look that up, I've never heard it before! Not a Hank Williams fan here.
     
  2. Mage

    Mage Commodore Commodore

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    That's amazing!
     
  3. jayrath

    jayrath Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    This is absolutely stunning. I'm very interested in learning how the weathering was done. Just superb.
     
  4. JWD75

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    Wow, that model looks incredible. Actually all of your models look great. I wish I had a 10th of your modelling skills.
     
  5. Mysterion

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    Mister Roberts? Ensign Pulver? Is that you? :)
     
  6. BK613

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    Nicely done.
     
  7. feek61

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    Really great work!
     
  8. Tribble puncher

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    Lol...I dunno, looking at the ship, it looked like it had a story, some history...a testament to your building skills.
     
  9. BK613

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    I know, maybe they picked up a renegade doctor and an old preacher as passengers...;)
     
  10. Forbin

    Forbin Admiral Admiral

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    Well hell, not everybody can be a Hank Williams fan!
     
  11. Forbin

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    First I drew the panel lines on with a mechanical pencil, using tape as a guide.

    Then I airbrushed on a few coats of Future Floor Polish to make her smooth, and decaled the model.

    Next, a few coats of Micro Flat to kill the shine.

    Then I gave the whole model a sloppy wash of very thinned black tempera paint, occasionally using a tissue to wipe it gently aftward. The idea is to give the ship a kind of uneven tone, so it's not all one shade and looks a bit dirty.

    Then (after that dried) I scraped some dark gray chalk pastel off the stick and onto a card, dabbed a Q-Tip in the dust, and gently brushed the pastels over each panel line. Then pastels on a brush, more heavily in the nooks and crannies to bring out shadows. I also used a little bit of brown and olive.

    Then I took a tissue again and gently wiped aftwards, getting light streaks.

    More coats of Micro Flat to seal the pastels on.

    That's about it! :)
     
  12. Shawnster

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    Awesome. Reminds me of Bio Trimble's Antates from her Concordance.
     
  13. Kagan

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    Freighter? Heck, I would serve on her as a frontline cruiser.
     
  14. B.J.

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    So would there be a palm tree on the bridge, too? :guffaw:
     
  15. Forbin

    Forbin Admiral Admiral

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    There is now! :lol:
     
  16. The Castellan

    The Castellan Commodore Commodore

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    How about some fuzzy dice?
     
  17. Kaiser

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    So whens the ship page for this going to up? :)
     
  18. Forbin

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  19. BK613

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    ^very cool.
     
  20. Kaiser

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    This page proves only Forbin can make Starfleet freighter ships look Awesome :D