Thorakites – The First Aleph

I finished another model this weekend. It was more or less a test on a new color scheme. Something I could imagine my Aleph looking like when on the table. Here you will see what I came up with.

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I wanted something dark and menacing looking. I think I pulled it off. I used a lot of orange on this model. More than usual. The brown plating is a large portion of orange and something I am really surprised how much I like it. I tried to work on my shading skills to make it look more realistic. I still have a lot to practice in that field and will eventually get the hang of it. None the less brown-orange is the way to go for these guys.

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The orange glowing portions is basically some basic red-orange concoction I created while figuring out how I wanted to base tone them. Most orange reds are too red for my taste. Then add some really bright orange and a very light skin tone. Suddenly you have shiny orange glowy stuff! Woo hoo!

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I needed another color of contrast to work against/with, however you want to put it, the dark tone of the model. I wanted to use a teal colored green but keep it in a white range as well. It’s a fun color to use and I am glad to have an opportunity to use it for once.

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My big problem was how to include the accessories to the model without making them contrast too starkly from the model and yet fit in well. Using a brown base is generally a good idea, since I do so on the model. But going into a generic brighter brown tone would be too dull. So instead I added a golden-yellow color and got some noticeable yet fitting belts and pouches.

Time to paint up more Aleph, now that I know what to aim for. Stay tuned~

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2 Comments on “Thorakites – The First Aleph”

  1. WinterMute
    October 26, 2014 at 6:57 pm #

    That’s a fantastic colour scheme, awesome work! 🙂

    • October 26, 2014 at 6:59 pm #

      Thank you! 🙂

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