She's beautiful! Nice painting.
I'm going to see if I can find those high-saturation colors as well as the dark wash that appears to have been done to mute the colors some. If you need help with finding the kits used, let me know. I'll get you a list of them.
Adam, if you ever see this... how did this all come about??? Did you just have a lot of model kits lying around, including duplicates? Did you have a budget to go buy a bunch of kits in order to cobble together ships for the show? I'm super curious how you came to use such a random assortment of model kits to build the Centaur, especially the strike eagle, Flak gun, and a single part off an M2 Bradley!
The black wash is "Cel Vinyl", originally used in painting animation cells. Wet the surface first and then lightly brush the surface and let the water attract the vinyl into the cracks.
Wow, this thread is amazing!! I'm so glad that I can avail myself of it because I've always had an affinity for this little ship. I'm going to get the kits together and try to make my own kitbash of this vessel. Thanks so much to all those who have added to this thread with useful information!
The K'Tinga and Raider can be found. The big jet was the hardest one to pin down, and I think I still need one kit before I have everything.
I remember ages ago, a miniature-games store near me used to carry Cel paints. Haven't tried in ages - at this point so much animation, even 2D animation, is done digitally that I don't know if it's still made.