If you’ve not seen part one yet, you can find it here.
The tyres on any vehicle can be hard to get right, and for years I found that every vehicle I had sported slightly shiny tyres which I never liked. When I came across Vallejo Black, the mattest black paint I’ve ever used, it made tyres exceptionally easy.
The tyres were painted using Vallejo Black, then highlighted using Vallejo German Grey, and finally a few highlights in Vallejo London Grey. The London Grey was used to light the lower edges of any nicks and marks on the tyres – like where I’d expertly clipped the wheels off the sprue and left a gaping hole. Thankfully, even with the clipping damage, the highlights look fine.
The wheels themselves were painted pretty straight forward. Vallejo Model Air Chrome was used for the silver areas, washed with Citadel Nuln Oil, then highlighted with Citadel Necron Compound. The Gold is Citadel Retributor Armour wshed with Citadel Agrax Earthshade.
The bodywork on the shockkjump was yet another thing that is based on something from my youth. We had Polistil racing cars (like Scalextric) as kids, and one of the two cars we had was the John Player Special Lotus 77 and as mentioned in the previous post, this is what it’s based on.
The main bodywork was all painted with Vallejo Glossy Black, then the details and lines were added in using Retributor Armour. Model Air Chrome was then sponged onto the areas of the car that would likely be dented and chipped. These were then (not shown below) washed with Nuln Oil. As previously mentioned, Glossy Nuln Oil would have been better as it would keep the glossy shine.
Once the Model Air Chrome was dulled with Nuln Oil, I painted on gore from the sawblades.
The cockpit was pretty straightforward too The dials were all painted Vallejo German Cam Green, Citadel Averland Sunset, Fire Dragon Bright and Mephiston Red like a pressure gauge/old speedometer. It doesn’t really matter which green, yellow, orang and red you use, so long as they work.
All the framework and housing was painted with Citadel Leadbelcher, washed with Nuln Oil and then lightly drybrushed with Leadbelcher. Highlights and the rims of dials were painted with pure Model Air Chrome.
The method of painting the steering wheel, computer screen housing and the screen itself are below. The steering wheel and screen housing were painted with Kantor Blue, washed with Citadel Drakenhof Nightshade, had Kantor Blue reapplied leaving the shade present around any details. Finally they were highlighted with Macragge Blue.
The computer screen was painted to look like the TIE Fighter’s targeting screen as a homage to the Games Workshop paint job on the Scrapjet which has a Rebel Alliance targeting system. The screen had the crosshairs painted with Kantor Blue, using Citadel Thousand Sons Blue to make represent the symbols at the bottom of the targeted vehicle. A Mephiston Red X-Wind was painted in the crosshairs for effect. The edges of the screen were highlighted with pure White, and finally it was gloss varnished.
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