Countdown timer paintup for Xenosphinx

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Elkman

New Member
I usually sell my countdown timer gauntlets unpainted, but I'm trading Xenosphinx for an AVP chestburster and we decided that I was going to paint this one up. So, here's the result.

Here's the base paintup in acrylic silver:
Xenosphinx-04-600.jpg


And here's the result after some detailing and weathering:
Xenosphinx-06-600.jpg

Xenosphinx-07-600.jpg

Xenosphinx-08-600.jpg


The method I'm using for the weathering is a bit low-tech. It may even be incorrect. I'm painting on a layer of black acrylic, and then wiping most of it off with a paper towel. That makes the black paint collect in the low spots, and a little bit sticks onto the silver surface to knock down the shininess.

Actually, I should probably find out how people really do it. I've heard the term "wash" before, in reference to painting, but I haven't found out how to do it.
 

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PredatrHuntr

Master Member
Good job. Thats a great black wash. Its done a number of ways. I've done it by painting everything black and then brushing the paint on top, but not in the cracks - therefore leaving the black still untouched in the cracks. You can also save it for last and just clean up any excess with a kleenex. Since black wash is just black paint watered down, its not as permament as using just black paint. Its more forgiving and since its watered down, it gets into cracks and crevaces a lot easier. There is no right or wrong way...just gotta find what works for you and it seems you have :)
 

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