|Test Scheme for UCM, Applied to a Battletech LRM Carrier|
With my Dropzone miniatures due to arrive this week, I set about to deciding on a paint scheme for the vehicles. I was going to go with a simple olive-drab as is the standard for them, but I decided to go a step further and do a camouflage instead.
Steps I took:
1. Base color (olive drab)
2. Dark green large spots
3. Brown medium blobs
4. Light Brown / Tan small blobs
5. Highlight using base color mixed with a little bit of ivory (basically made the light brown / tan, could use this next time to save the trouble of mixing
6. Light wash of Devlan Mud brown (RIP, I should find an equivalent to try now that it has been discontinued.)
I had done black drybrushing to denote the carbon buildup from rocket exhaust, but I should have done it AFTER highlighting, in retrospect.
I also got to try the new phone's camera, which had a nice mix of features that endeared me to it. I was able to set the color balance, which is hugely convenient, and I was even able to edit it with a nice vignette which I like. Normally with my old phone's camera, I would have to edit it on the computer before being able to upload it... I am happy to be able to skip that step and edit it right when I take it, and have the color balance right as I take the photo.
I didn't pick out details, as this was only a test for the color scheme, but I think the UCM will look pretty decently done up in this scheme. I'll be sure to have cleaner highlighting lines on those, however!
Next up, I will be painting a stand of Heavy Gear infantry models to test the infantry theme. They are the closest equivalent in scale to DZC, so it should be a pretty accurate representation (I might even be tempted to proxy them if I feel so inclined).
Let me know what you think!