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Beautiful job! I've been thinking about getting this lately and that's convinced me to get it. Nice slimy, gloss finish on the alien and the egg.
 

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Wow,that is a fantastic paint job,how did you get that translucent effect on the egg? And on black plastic too? Excellent. I always liked this kit.:thumbsup:
 

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Wow,that is a fantastic paint job,how did you get that translucent effect on the egg? And on black plastic too? Excellent. I always liked this kit.:thumbsup:
Alien Egg paint strategy:

Step 1)
Base coat egg with Bronze Flesh
Dry brush with a lighter base coat = Pale Flesh
Sponged thinned olive + lighter base coat
Sponged thinned red oxide + lighter base coat
Sponged thinned bluish shade + lighter base coat
Sponged thinned 1-more-step-lighter base coat = Sandstone
Sponged thinned 2-more-steps-lighter base coat = Sandstone + white

Step 2)
Splatter thinned red oxide + base color. (Wipe off non-circular splatters with a Q-tip).
Splatter thinned dark brown + base color for freckles, etc.
Apply a wash of red oxide + base color & wiped off with a damp cloth.
Detail some areas with the above wash.
Apply a wash of dark brown + a touch of Payne's gray + base color & wiped off with a damp cloth.
Mix the base color + a cool light gray + a touch of Payne's gray
Drybrush this color over the entire piece to pick up the raised details and to cool the entire skin color down.

Step 3)
Lastly, I used a dark olive colored wash to tie things together, which I wiped off the high areas.

Lightly seal with Dulcote between steps.

Thanks LC, Moon, crazy, mrmurph and sungod for your kind words. :cool:

~RK~ 666th post
 

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Thank-you kdaracal, buzz, McD, Dr. Brad, HH32 and H59 for your comments. :)

~RK~
 

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Stunning job on your alien Roy!!:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
I really like the depth of your paint!!
666 eh? Must be an omen....

Chris.:)
 

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I just emailed myself your painting technique outlined above.

That should tell you how much I admire your model! :thumbsup:
 

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Discussion Starter #18 (Edited)
Thank-you Auroranut, portland182 and PerfesserCoffee for your kind words. ;)

@portland182: That's funny! The reason I started this kit was because I thought that the assembly was real straight forward with minimal seam work. I wanted something to paint right away. :cool:

@PerfesserCoffee: I can't take any credit for originality on the paint scheme for the egg. I modified Chuckensteins La Pestilencia painting notes from this Clubhouse thread, http://theclubhouse1.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=69690 and I'm glad that it turned out so well. The Clubhouse is a wealth of information.

~RK~
 
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