- Painting Metallic Alpha Legion Blue -
Had several people ask how I paint my alpha legion so here is a little tutorial -This Method requires an Airbrush
1. Base the model in AK Xtreme Metal Aluminium. This gives a rich metallic that is smooth and reflective. Is also a very hard wearing resilient paint, but you must respect the drying time (A good 24 hours)
2. I mix a thin coat of Tamiya clear blue and apply a couple of thin layers
Work in progressive thin coats making sure to cover the whole model
Don't apply too much It needs to retain transparency for later stages
3. Add a thin coats of Tamiya clear green in a random mottled pattern so some areas have a stronger green hue
4. Apply a final coat of Clear blue to blend the effect, this should result in a smooth turquoise blue effect
The basic blue is not finished, a recess wash can be added to add more contrast and you could even glaze the model too.
Tips: - AK xtreme metal does not require thinning, but requires 'Xtreme Cleaner' to clean the airbrush - AK xtreme products are highy toxic in comparison to other paints commonly used in an airbrush, make sure to wear gloves a mask and use an extractor - Tamiya Clear paints can be thinned with isopropyl alcohol to an almost watery consistency this allows for smooth clear coating
There is another method for brush painting (Not quite as strong metallic) if you want to know this comment below and I will see about making a tutorial for it.
Hope this helps!
C&C is always welcome
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