WAVE Ma.K Polar Bear

Peter Wentworth, Battle for Torifujiograd, Christmas Day, 25 Dec., 2884

From the complexity of my last project, the Sie Kommen Diorama, I wanted to scale back and concentrate more on one simple piece to improve my intensity of detail painting. The aim was to paint a basic figure, in this case a Polar Bear, with a complicated scheme with the best of my ability and use all of the techniques and skills I have learnt in my figure painting and Maschinen modelling career.

The concept is an early winter camouflage scheme operating in an area before snows have really started falling so there is a great deal of dirt and mud in the environment. So a nice color gradient from white to dark brown off-set with blue markings.

Starting with Lacquer paints, I built up the base colors moving from dark red browns, to greens to finally off-white and white, then layered enamel paints and finally acrylics on the brightest highlights to the top of the figure to achieve a zenithal light source. Color filters have been applied with grays, blues, yellows and browns, pin-washes of grey, browns and black brown have been applied to accentuate details and then oil paints were used for further colorations. Lastly pigments and gouache paints for further layers, color modification and details have been added.

Throughout this process of adding color to the model, I have been mindful to use these processes to weather, age and damage the finish and to simulate paint chipping, rust, dirt, oil and so on as well as keeping harmony with the light sources effect. It’s a very complicated finish for me and I tried as best to fit as many kinds of techniques and processes into a small area without overloading the essence of the beauty of the figure itself, the AFS Polar Bear.

Ma.KのエクスポではSie Kommenジオラマも含めて全体の複雑さにこだわったので、今回は一つの模型のみ作り主に塗装を中心として細かい部分の仕上がりに力を入れました。









Originally posted on February 2, 2009 to the Scale120.com blog.