It doesn’t look like it but I have made a lot of progress on these guys since last week. The armor is now all base coated and the half scheme cleaned up. Now I need to do some more clean up on the sombre grey, pick out details, do some washing and highlighting. It’s the base coating on these guys that takes all the time, getting all that trim, so I’m into the home stretch.
It’s also taken a bit longer because I’ve decided to change things up a bit from the first five of these I’ve done, my early prototypes. My earlier ones had black for the soft joints, belt and vents on the backpack. I replaced that with more metallic. The black looked good but on the black side of the half scheme it created black on black and things get lost. By replacing that with metallic I’m not only keeping areas from being obscure, I’m also only using the black for half of the armor. Meaning, it gives the black half of the scheme more impact as it’s the only black where before it blended a bit. It will be more clear when I get these guys a bit closer to completion.