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Offline Klaus, not Santa

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Re: THANATOS (40K) Atmospheric Assault Carrier - Scratch
« Reply #30 on: Tue Oct, 10, 2017, 10:01:AM »
Hi all,
thank you for your patience :)

With the light effects pretty much done I worked on detailing and highlighting the troopers.
Here is the Eisenkern Valkyr Sergeant - just a few little highlights, but I think they make a huge difference.


A little softer on the "darker" side


The other Valkyr with the muzzle effect with brighter and harsher highlight.


And the one in the softer light.



with the change to the colder, blue shine from the landing lights.


Is he looking surprised?



This image emphasized the light and color changes nicely and also it brings out the red lenses of the Scion solder.

 
Here comes the Flamer :)



The trooper with the grenade launcher, firing from the hip so to speak.

 

The character I was looking for the most was the Captain of the assault force.


Again I'm surprised how well the Eisenkern Varkyr and the Scion parts work together.


And the highlights just define him so much better


The transition from warm to cold lights

 

The flamer side

 

The front section


With the male troopers done I detailed the lady bodyguard on the left


Those Raging Heroes models are challenging but really fun to work with

 

The Executioner can't be detailed yet, as she still needs the red background light from the passenger bay.
So I have to finish the interior.
The turret interior I had already completed and masked with this children's clay. And it worked like a charm :)


So I finally glued the turret together - YAY!


Looks nice on top of the superstructure.


So I took the segments apart again and based the interior in this light blue paint.


Even without details (but with the pre-painted sections) the bridge looks cool already


So I painted the pipes and cables first.
 

With the chipping and weathering the MG section is done :)


So this is as far as I got.

What do you think?

I really look forward to your comments, feedback and suggestions.

Cheers

Klaus
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Re: THANATOS (40K) Atmospheric Assault Carrier - Scratch
« Reply #31 on: Tue Oct, 10, 2017, 11:57:PM »
Definitely digging how this is coming together
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Re: THANATOS (40K) Atmospheric Assault Carrier - Scratch
« Reply #32 on: Wed Oct, 11, 2017, 11:39:AM »
I love the lighting effects. That's one thing I have always had problems with doing convincingly

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Re: THANATOS (40K) Atmospheric Assault Carrier - Scratch
« Reply #33 on: Sun Oct, 15, 2017, 03:06:AM »
Absolutely gorgeous work. Scratch building  at its best.

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Re: THANATOS (40K) Atmospheric Assault Carrier - Scratch
« Reply #34 on: Wed Oct, 18, 2017, 07:57:AM »
Definitely digging how this is coming together
Thank you Quaralane!
I love the lighting effects. That's one thing I have always had problems with doing convincingly
Thanks blakeh 1 - it takes some practice and lots of observing lights and effect, but once you grasp it it is sooooo worth it :)
Absolutely gorgeous work. Scratch building  at its best.
Thank you tiking!
Thank you

So, thank you all for your feedback and patience :)

With the first work in the house hobby time becomes sparse.
But I was able to continue with the interior.

First was to complete the bridge and unmask the see-through windows.


The pilots with their HUD


The commander of the ship looking down at his display screen - I just realized he resembles the aged Luke Skywalker from the Force Awakens, doesn't he?


So here's the upper part of the THANATOS seen from the outside.


and from the front.


With this completed I painted the passenger bay.
Lots of weathering and scratches.


Then I took a deep,long breath, gritted my teeth and first sprayed the shadow corners with a black wash, brightened the center area lit by the overhead lights, and finally sprayed the red light effect.


And here we are - mostly done...




As you can see I also brightened the Executioners front, to make her stand out some more.


What do you think?


Still have to do some cleanup.
Still time to do some fixes - any recommendations, feedback, suggestions?
Cheers
Klaus
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Re: THANATOS (40K) Atmospheric Assault Carrier - Scratch
« Reply #35 on: Mon Oct, 23, 2017, 02:00:AM »
I'm very impressed with your scratch building skills and creativity here.  Wow!  Your use of paint to create the lighting effects is simply outstanding.  That's an awesome diorama you have created.
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Re: THANATOS (40K) Atmospheric Assault Carrier - Scratch
« Reply #36 on: Tue Oct, 24, 2017, 01:34:PM »
very impressive!

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Re: THANATOS (40K) Atmospheric Assault Carrier - Scratch
« Reply #37 on: Thu Oct, 26, 2017, 09:21:PM »
Your work is just fascinating to watch evolve, Klaus
"There must be some way out of here," said the Joker to the Thief.
"There's too much confusion. I can't get no relief."
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