Bandai AT-ST 1/48 - Finished

thorst

Well-Known Member
That's looking like a screenshot from the movie! How did you get the reflections of the greenscreen removed so nicely?
 

DanielB

Sr Member
That's looking like a screenshot from the movie! How did you get the reflections of the greenscreen removed so nicely?
Well, I'm a visual effects artist for a living, so that helps. :) But I also used a plug-in I wrote called Spill Slayer designed just for removing green reflections. I then substituted the green reflections for blue ones from the color in the background image to make it sit in more naturally.

http://aescripts.com/spill-slayer/
 

GF

Sr Member
Top notch!!!!!

Fantastic weathering job which is the hardest part to get just right, would love to hear your weathering technique used.

Gerardo
 

DanielB

Sr Member
Top notch!!!!!

Fantastic weathering job which is the hardest part to get just right, would love to hear your weathering technique used.

Gerardo

The weathering looks nice, but it's pretty easy to achieve really. There are only 3 techniques I used here, and all are easy to do. But combined together, they make a great result.


1. I follow this tutorial for general discoloration first...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wreblsPaUhU

Let this dry for at least 24 hours.


2. For my second pass, I do the same thing, but I use a fine detail sponge to dab the surface instead of using a brush to wipe. This gives the surface a nice "grime" texture here and there instead of just wiped streaks. Let this dry for at least 24 hours.


3. The chipped edges are just hand painted with a tiny brush and Vallejo Model Colour paint. I would let it dry 5-10 minutes and then *lightly* swipe a toothpick back and forth over my painted chips to break it up even more and avoid a blobby look.


If this is not clear enough in text, I can make a video tutorial demonstrating it.
 
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