I actually didn’t remember buying this model at all, at the time I was just buying to show my mate some support with his first model. Well also that combined with my being in, u know, the “buying mode”.
But now that rain storm cloud has passed and I’m completely out of that, combined with my organising and selling my entire collection i stumbled upon this little bugger!
When I saw it I thought… ahhhh not to shabby, lol nice one matt. And I knew I would paint it.
But some 3 months later I sat down and for whatever reason it just said “I am an old 80s surfer dude who refused to give up his 40’s fashion but I want to mix it in with my surfer 80s vibe… I am not sure if he’s still doing drugs and raving… but one things is for sure, he loves neo shit and… being old n that.
Anyway, here are the WIPS… until they aren’t WIPs and its finished.
140mins of painting here, this was what I thought is a “Sketch” but I’ve been told pretty firmly its not… its just normal painted and refined.
Laying down some basecoat.
Just blocking colours in.
My main focus here in day 2 was to try and get the colours playing well with each other and see if I could actually get purple to be
highlighted so I went with contrasting shadows… didn’t work out too well lol but its fun to play.
Struggling with skin here big time. Well… struggled with skin since the start of the model tbf lol
I’ve gone rather large with the photos for day 5… oddly. I guess I wanted to see how the paint worked and if I was in the wright track.
Played with the only way I know how to build up coloured atm, cross-hatching. Fingers crossed Alfonso can teach some how when i go to his gaff on the 15th Nov 2019.
I knew I should kept up this
day by day felling. I’m doing this after I’ve finished the model.
The previous 6 days had all been one after the other, but here tina got back so things slowed down pretty quickly for me 😀 Plus working multiple jobs and motivation.