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Necron Monolith Diary: Color-Shifting Paint

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Mardaddy of Mardaddy Paints writes:

26 March

Out of courtesy, I emailed Mr. Worthen and thanked him for his 2003 Monolith article, and let him know I was attempting something similar. Apparently a gentleman, he gracefully overlooked the ham-fisted misspelling of his name in my email, asked me to let him know when the article was posted, and wished me the best of luck.

Weather cooperates with comfortable temperatures and low humidity. Sprayed down the upper posts and vent-like structures with GW Boltgun Metal. Put another layer of the Dupli-Color on, and with the second coat applied, the color-shifting effect is far more prominent and more in line with my expectations. Huge sigh of relief, this will work after all.

Color-shifting paint: from the green angle
Color-shifting paint: from the blue angle
Color-shifting paint: from the purple angle

Primed and put a coat on the panels not attached to the base yet. I painted what would be the inside of where all the gauss tubes (where the translucent-green posts go) in Mithril Silver, hoping the extra reflective backing will make them stand out just that much more. I finished blending and highlighting the corner gauss guns in grey.

Spent the rest of the night baking up a double batch of my famous peanut-butter chocolate-chip cookies.

27 March

Like I mentioned earlier, Monday is Game Night. A quick, low-point VOID game. But you are not here for a battle report, are you?

Worked some more on the corner gauss guns, layered some highlights on them, and detailed the bottom of the Monoliths yeah, the bottom will not be seen that often, but that's not the point: I do a complete job when I take a commission.

Did do a little more work on my U.K./U.S.A.F. customer's figures, before hitting the sack.

28 March

Spent some time painting the vents of the side tri-pylons in Scorpion Green. Rain and rain. I need to put a second coat of the paint on the detached panels, but the weather is just delaying things something fierce.