I managed to post my submission to the GBWC before the deadline, so I’m pretty happy.
As for the build itself, I have mixed feelings about it. The build and first paint jobs were very cool and I liked how the colors turned out, but when I got to hand-painting, top-coating and water-decaling, boy was that a roller coaster of emotions. I still can’t get over how awful the decals look when zooming in on the pictures. Fortunatly for me it looks good from a proper view distance, in my display case. Too bad the competition is judged from pictures 🙂
Anyway, here are the pictures I submitted to the competition, and then some. I hope you guys like it.
I noticed after sending out the pics that I forgot to open the chest armor panel to show the gold psychoframe underneath. Welp.
So, what did we learn ?
- Don’t trust shitty third-party water decals.
- I shouldn’t hand-paint on medium-sized surfaces but limit it to really small details.
- Cleaning out enamel paint with the appropriate thinner doesn’t work well with metallic paints as some flakes don’t go away with the pigments.
- I need to learn how to clear-coat properly, it’s still too much hit or miss.