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.


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.


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!


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.


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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